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[4 Feb 2021 | Comments: 0 | 198]

In August 2020, NGO Green Wave launched a series of monthly environmental quizzes on Facebook with support of International Renaissance Foundation. Quiz winners get prizes.

Throughout 3 weeks, Green Wave is posting environmental events of the month (link to previous publications: December, November, August).

A quiz is based on these posts (link to the previous quizzes: November, October, September); also, the book to be given to the quiz winner is announced.

Answers are collected throughout a week. Winners are announced on the organisation’s Facebook page (link to announcements: November, October, September). Following the selection of the winner we contact them and send them the book prize.

We would love …

[4 Feb 2021 | Comments: 0 | 98]

Following the successful series of out-of-school classes delivered by Farmak JSC jointly with Green Wave, an online learning platform Eco School was launched in 2019  https://ecoschool.com.ua/

The aim of the project is to unite and develop the environmental activists who belong to the city’s youth community, raise environmental awareness of young people, and promote the resource and energy saving culture.

In 2019 to 2020, more than 1,000 students from various cities, towns and villages all over Ukraine benefited from the online learning platform.

Eco School’s final stage is a content of project applications among schools, where winners get funding from Farmak JSC. The studies are aimed to implement …

[4 Feb 2021 | Comments: 0 | 176]

In the light of the current challenges presented by the pandemic and the significant economic losses sustained by the Ukrainian business community, the Green Office concept – environmentally conscious corporate culture and resource-effective office management (even when some of the staff members are working remotely) – can become an important tool to support organisations and a solution for the city’s ecosystem. The Green Office practices implemented by the Kyiv business community are described in the 2009 study  UN Global Compact ; however, no progress review has been conducted on systematic basis since then.

In October 2020, we decided to update the study and its findings will …

[3 Feb 2021 | Comments: 0 | 240]

In spring 2020, Green Wave prepared a study paper: Environmental education for sustainable development on climate change in pre-school, secondary, out-of-school and higher education in Ukraine. Analysis of the current state of environmental and climate education delivered in formal secondary schools of Ukraine provided very pessimistic findings.

Our next step was to actively look for efficient ways to address the issue. We have jointly made a conclusion that solving an issue requires a consistent approach, and started creating such programs from scratch.

Our plans were supported by a grant from International Renaissance Foundation, and the first program was produced in autumn. It is intended …

[23 Dec 2019 | Comments: 0 | 132]

This year NGO UEC “Green Wave” at the first time has participated as an official observer at the 25th Conference of Parties (COP25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Madrid, Spain.

How COP25 participants perceive climate change education for sustainable development? What kind of educational tools and methods are actually used by universities and relevant institutions presented at COP?

Oleksandra Khalaim, head of NGO, tried to raise these and other related questions on site.

Quite a lot of insights were related to climate change university education in USA. It is remarkable, how many US universities and related organizations participated in COP25, bringing big …

[24 Jul 2019 | Comments: 0 | 319]

As professional environmental educators with more than 5 years of training experience, we know it for a fact that emotional affinity toward nature is crucial for shaping environmental awareness. Feeling the natural environment and understanding the value of resources at a young age is essential in the era of the global ecological crisis.

Those of our team members who have kids face the traditional challenge – huge spendings of material resources and efforts to buy toys, to find out “how to spend quality time with a kid”, “top 10 games for kids”, “fun outdoor games for kids”, “things to do at home on a rainy day” …

[13 May 2019 | Comments: 0 | 491]

What is Ecoschool?

In 2018 and 2019, Farmak PJSC and Green Wave jointly launched a series of extracurricular lessons to raise environmental awareness of school students in Kyiv (10 schools in Podilskiy District) and Shostka (10 city schools). The global aim is to replicate the project all over Ukraine. With this purpose, in autumn 2019 we are launching remote learning platform for eco-studies.

The goal of the project is to bring the city’s youth community together and make it an environmental asset, promote environmentally friendly lifestyle among young people, and improve the culture of resource and energy saving.

The training programme consists of 4 sections broken down by topics …

[7 Oct 2018 | Comments: 0 | 169]

In this article we would like to tell about an eco-initiative, which was launched by 61-year-old American comedian Devid Sedaris in Sweden. Once, in the morning he decided to take a bag for garbage with him for a walk, thus starting a world trend. First publications about this unusual activity appeared in Instagram back in Oktober 2016. The term “plogging” itself has roots from Swedish “plokka upp” – picking up and from English jogging accordingly. It has widespread not only in neighboring Germany and Denmark, but was also noticed even in distant countries of Latin America and South Asia.

So what does the idea imply? While …

[3 Apr 2017 | Comments: 0 | 859]
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Since October 2016 Ecoclub “Green Wave” has arranged some events on the organizational development with the support of National Ecological Centre of Ukraine and Climate Forum East project, as a member of Ukrainian Climate Group. Four volunteers of Ecoclub have participated in the five-day internship in four leading ecological non-governmental organizations from different regions of Ukraine. In November, Anastasia Laznya visited humanitarian and philosophical CSO Ahalar, where she took part in a multi-platform festival «АHALAR-fest: the power of community experience».

Kateryna Korotka went to energy efficient CSO «Ecoclub», Rivne, where she presented our research in green zones and talked about similar problems in the planning of …

[10 Jan 2017 | Comments: 0 | 975]
Nature interpretation development in Ukraine – report

Concept, ideas and methods of nature interpretation were broadly disseminated in protected areas of Ukraine due to the joint activities of Ecoclub, US Forest Service and WWF. We brought together a team of like-minded enthusiasts and created a cohort of advanced interpretive guides.

In tandem with these activities, we offer to create 12 Regional Centers on Nature Interpretation (RCNI) in Kyiv, Lviv, Kherson Region, Dnepropetrovsk Region, Zaporizhzhya Region, Kharkiv Region, Poltava Region, Sumy Region, Zakarpattya Region, Ivano-Frankivsk Region and Volyn Region. The main criteria for the RCNI designation were the presence of natural heritage and certified interpretive guides.

The implementation of nature interpretation in Ukraine became possible …