Biodiversity conservation projects of youth, corporations, and media in the ASEAN region now stand a chance to be recognized through a regional awards program launched by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and the ASEAN Foundation.
Saturday 5 June is World Environment Day (WED). WED is one of the main ways through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment (including on biodiversity and other issues) and encourages political attention and action. The first WED began nearly forty years ago in 1972.
WED gives a human face to environmental issues and helps people realize opportunities for change in support of sustainable and equitable development. It is a day for building partnerships among all species living on this planet and sharing a common future.
You have an extra three weeks to submit your artwork for the Young Hands Together for Diversity International Art Competition. The deadline has been extended to 10 July 2010.
The extension gives you a bit more time to finish and send in your drawings.
This year's Green Wave celebrations focused on the theme of "biodiversity and development." You can continue to show your support for a critical biodiversity and development issue: hunger. Here's how:
If you haven't yet submitted your entry for the Young Hands Together for Diversity International Art Competition, don't delay! The 15 June 2010 deadline is fast approaching.
Here's a reminder of the competition details:
The international art competition is part of a learning and activity programme on biodiversity. The winning entry will be used for the design of a challenge badge – a special badge to be awarded to young people who complete a number of challenges set out in the programme. Other entries will be used for illustrations in a booklet, posters and other information materials.
Yesterday and today, children and youth around the world are planting trees and celebrating biodiversity as part of The 2010 Green Wave. Events are starting on the International Date Line that runs through the Pacific, and moving westwards each hour.
Check out the CBD's newest resource to help you and other children and youth learn about the theme of this year's International Day for Biological Diversity. "Good-bye poverty, hello biodiversity" takes a closer look at biodiversity, development and poverty reduction.
Each chapter explores a different aspect of how biodiversity is linked to human well-being. The chapters cover:
The Canadian biologist, filmmaker and explorer, Mr. Jean Lemire, has been appointed as Honorary Ambassador for The Green Wave.
Actress Daryl Hannah joined adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes at London Zoo on 17 May to announce the results of a survey exploring children’s perceptions of nature. The Airbus Bio-Index surveyed more than 10,000 young people aged 5-18 from ten countries as part of the aircraft manufacturer’s work with the CBD Secretariat.
How are you spreading the news about your school or youth group's Green Wave celebration? Have you contacted any of your local media outlets such as newspapers, radio or television stations? To help share your important biodiversity messages, it's important to get your local media involved.
The Green Wave team wants to help you reach out to media. So we created a sample press release that you can customize with the details of your celebration. (A press release informs reporters about an important news story and gives enough information so that they can write a story.)