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[4 Feb 2021 | Comments: 0 | 240]

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 | 112]

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 …

[3 Feb 2021 | Comments: 0 | 248]

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 …

[5 Aug 2019 | Comments: 0 | 241]

An urban greening of courtyards in high-rise residential districts is crucial in forming a comfortable living environment for citizens. In this research made in Kyiv (July, August 2018), we estimated an adapting potential of urban green areas towards heat waves that much intensified recently in Ukraine due to climate change.

Under a pre-study, we analyzed visual and thermal satellite images of Kyiv to assess distribution of building density, greening density and surface temperature over residential districts. In hot days of 07/24 – 08/04 we explored thermal characteristics of four selected courtyards of a high-rise building residential zone in Kyiv, which had low building density and different …

[24 Jul 2019 | Comments: 0 | 320]

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 | 492]

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 | 176]

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 …

[18 Aug 2016 | Comments: 0 | 1,143]
Urban Green Areas as Cooling Safeguards

In March-August 2016 NGO “Green Wave” implemented the project “Management of urban green areas as an element of adaptation to climate change in cities.” The project analyzed the legal framework of creating and managing urban green zones, as well as estimated how to maintain green zones in a sustainable manner to ensure comfortable living of citizens under “heat waves” which nowadays occur in every big Ukrainian city due to climate change.

How to estimate the effectiveness of green zones in a city to face climate change? The project team used a method of thermal surface mapping of green

zones with drone and thermal camera in the hot …

[25 Apr 2016 | Comments: 0 | 920]
Urban green areas as an element of adaptation to climate change

Since March 2016 Ecoclub has realized the project “Urban green areas as an element of adaptation to climate change”.

The project team includes experts of State Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth Institute of Geological Science of NAS of Ukraine, experts of M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of NAS of Ukraine, Ecology students from KMA, and Drone.ua.