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Countdown to “Save Our Seas”

The main activity of the “Save Our Seas” project, of which Biodiversa is one of the partner organisations, will take place on Murter Island, Croatia, from 1st till 9th of September 2017. It will bring together 30 youth trainers coming from 7 different countries – Spain, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Latvia, Italy and Croatia.

Participants will be youth trainers with a passion for the environment, aiming to build their competencies in marine environmental education and the use of non-formal learning methods.

Project topics:

The protection of the marine environment is an interesting and important topic to European youth and partner organizations involved in the project. We will connect the knowledge that we got through formal education (real facts, scientific methods, research) and target it through non-formal learning activities, which aim at enhancing the soft skills and competencies of our participants in order for them to act as youth trainers.

The main topics included in this project: unsustainable fishing, pollution, climate change, ocean acidification… are closely related to the aim of the EU’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive adopted by all Member States.

Project objectives:

The main objective of the project is to build capacity of partner organisations for working with youth on marine environmental topics, which we plan to achieve through 3 phases: preparation (introduction to mentorship inside participant organisations), training course (connecting marine topics with non-formal methods and developing new workshops) and follow-up (participants will act as trainers in their communities).

Specific objectives of the project (derived from the needs of the partner organisations):

*30 youth trainers will better understand the relationships between pressures from human activities and climate influences and their effects on marine ecosystems worldwide;

*to encourage 30 youth trainers and 9 participant organisations to use the latest scientific facts in developing new non-formal environmental education methods and tools;

*to foster usage of non-formal learning methods in youth work by developing 8 new educational workshops which will later be disseminated worldwide in an e-booklet;

*to connect 9 partner organisations working with youth and environmental issues so they can exchange their know-how and create new quality international partnerships inside Erasmus+;

*to develop training skills of 30 youth trainers to act, after the project, as trainers for Erasmus+ projects and in their own communities;

*to ensure development of mentorship in 9 partner organisations between experienced trainers and junior trainers;

*to strengthen youth impact in climate change global issues having 30 youth trainers act as multipliers.

Expected results:

Some results of the project will be an e-book containing 8 new workshops developed by participants during the training course, a promotional video and a Facebook page that will be tools for future cooperation between participants. We will create a pool of environmental trainers and a net of partner organisations that will establish strong connections in the civil sector, linking marine environment issues with youth work.

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Call for participants: training course “Uniting Youth for Eco-tourism”

Biodiversa, in partnership with Youth and Environment Europe (YEE), is happy to invite all interested young people to apply for our new training course “Uniting Youth for Eco-tourism”.

The training course will take place on 6-13 November 2017 in Kapraluv Mlyn, Ochoz u Brna, Czech Republic. With this training course we would like to explore how young people can exercise active citizenship while developing eco-tourism projects in their local communities. Please follow this link to read more about the project.

Apply for this project if you want to:

  • Widen your knowledge about the importance of youth participation;
  • Gain new knowledge on the development of ecotourism for local communities;
  • Gain knowledge on how to encourage young people to be active and promote active citizenship through eco-tourism;
  • Get ideas on how to increase an interest in eco-tourism among local community;
  • Share experience and best practices in creating eco-tourism related projects.

Profile of the participants:

  • For participants who are residents of following countries: Armenia, Kosovo, Albania, Georgia, Russia, Serbia, Hungary, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Spain, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan.
  • 18-30 years old (with few participants who can be over 30).
  • Good knowledge of English.
  • Actively involved in environmental youth organisations (as employees or volunteers), the preference will be given to representatives of YEE Member organisations and partners of the project.
  • Concerned about biodiversity, environmentalism and interested in a responsible way of travelling and sustainable development of local environment.
  • Actively involved in local and regional community.
  • You do not necessarily have experience in ecotourism, but should be experienced in working with youth and able to contribute as agents, by sharing knowledge gained during the training course with other young people.
  • The participants will arrange local actions as part of the follow-up of the training course, and therefore you should have experience in organising local activities and be strongly connected to your sending organisations.

Practical information:

Travel and visa costs will be reimbursed according to the travel band allocated per country. Free accommodation and vegetarian food will be provided to all participants for whole duration of the training course.

How to apply:

Fill in the online application form until 27 August 23:59 CET. Before applying, please read the call for participants carefully.

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Global food system and local sustainable solutions

Our partners from SolAfrika have finalised the “manual to explore global food system and to act for local sustainable solutions”, resulting from the training course “What’s in your plate?”, which took place in Bédeille, France, from 25th August to 1st September last year (2015), in partnership with Biodiversa.

The booklet was written by the participants of the training course and edited by Solafrika, and it’s available here (click on the image below) in pdf format free of charge. Enjoy!

Manual WIP

 

 

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¡Feliz Navidad! / Happy Christmas!

Postal de Navidad de Biodiversa 2015

Top 10 tips for a more sustainable Christmas.

Biodiversa Xmas card 2015

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PARK(ING) DAY – 18 de septiembre de 2015

Cada año, el tercer viernes de Septiembre se celebra este día, el Park(ing) Day que no consiste en otra cosa que convertir una plaza de aparcamiento en un espacio público de solaz. Una forma de liberar temporalmente parte del asfalto de nuestras ciudades y convertirlo en un pequeño parque.

 Primer spot, Park(ing) day 2005 en San Francisco - California

Primer spot, Park(ing) day 2005 en San Francisco – California

¿Y cómo surgió esta iniciativa? Fue en 2005 cuando un estudio de arte y diseño de San Francisco, Rebar, decidió llevar a cabo esta acción en una zona de la ciudad donde la falta de espacios comunes contribuía a la deshumanización. Este primer gesto tan solo duró 2 horas (lo que duró el parquímetro) y consistió en la colocación de un trozo de césped con un banco y un árbol.

parking day 2014

Mapa de las ciudades que participaron en 2014

Este simple gesto sería el inicio de un movimiento global, donde actualmente participan cientos de ciudades de todos los continentes; desde Melbourne y Seúl, hasta Honolulu y Berlín. En España ciudades como Murcia, Barcelona, Santiago o Madrid, ya se sumaron en convocatorias anteriores.
La Comunidad Verde”, organización sin ánimo de lucro, celebrará un año más este día instalando alrededor de 40 jardines efímeros, 20 de ellos en Madrid.

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Park(ing)Day en Madrid 2014 promovido por rojomenta

No se trata de replicar el primer modelo de Rebar, sino de adaptarlo a las necesidades de cada ciudad, empleando esos espacios para informar y concienciar sobre problemas tanto sociales como ambientales. Es por ello que desde entonces se han creado talleres gratuitos de yoga, de reparación de bicicletas, huertos urbanos temporales, torneos de ajedrez o exposiciones de arte. Siempre respetando la máxima de ocupar una plaza de aparcamiento.

Lo más importante ¿Cómo puedes participar tú?

Lo principal es consultar con tu ayuntamiento, porque ante todo hay que respetar la normativa urbana. Tras esto empieza a desarrollar tu idea. Puedes descargarte de manera gratuita un manual con toda la información necesaria y algunos consejos de la web que promueve estas acciones. Pero no es la única forma de colaborar pues también puedes apoyar las iniciativas donando materiales o simplemente visitando los distintos “parques” que se instalen en tu ciudad.

Dar visibilidad a un problema como el de la falta de espacios públicos en zonas urbanas no podría ser más sencillo y creativo.

Para más información consulta: 

Park(ing)Day

Rebar

Parking day banner

Redacción: María Perona, científica ambiental colaboradora de Biodiversa

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Biodiversa in San Francisco bay

Our friends and supporters Teresa Oliveros and Johan Kielbaey, who went on a 160km expedition across the Alaskan tundra to help dogs in need earlier this year, thought of us whilst in their travels and kindly sent us this picture taken in San Francisco’s bay:

Biodiversa in San Francisco bay, by Teresa Oliveros

If you want to read about Teresa and Johan’s adventures, you can do so in their blog, full of exciting stories and stunning pictures:

https://acrossthealaskantundra.wordpress.com/

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de | 18 de agosto de 2015 · 17:05

Connecting with Nature: testimonies

1c2n Sigue leyendo

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Christmas greetings / Felicitación navideña

Biodiversa Xmas card 2014-2015

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de | 22 de diciembre de 2014 · 17:33

What makes old trees so special?

“They’re living archaeology, providing evidence of historic land use such as wood pasture or royal hunting forest, and are amazingly rich in wildlife, especially fungi, invertebrates and lichen. One ancient oak has more biodiversity than a thousand 100-year-old oaks!
BBC Wildlife magazine, October 2014.

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de | 5 de noviembre de 2014 · 11:03

21 de Septiembre: Marcha Global Ciudadana contra el Cambio Climático

21s imagenEl 21 de septiembre de 2014 Biodiversa se suma a la Marcha Ciudadana contra el Cambio Climático que promete ser la mayor movilización mundial jamás vista en torno a éste problema global que nos afecta a todos y también a las futuras generaciones.

La acción ha sido convocada por la organización 350.org y está siendo apoyada por delegaciones locales de Greenpeace y de partidos ecologistas como EQUO

Activistas y personas concienciadas en todo el planeta marcharán este fin de semana (20-21 de Septiembre de 2014) para asegurar que la ONU atienda las exigencias de emprender acciones urgentes para proteger nuestro planeta y nuestro futuro.

Se han confirmado 1.500 eventos en 138 países y tú puedes participar de diferentes maneras:

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