Please find below details of an award for young people (10-16 years old) involved in environmental projects. Please forward this to anyone who may be interested. If you do respond to this, please keep us informed.
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From: Gen Europe
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 12:51:10 +0200
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Fwd: UNEP/Volvo Award for Young People
please have a look at this option and let me know if I shall react or who needs to be informed about this .
From: "Wayne at WTA Education Services Ltd"
Subject: UNEP/Volvo Award for Young People
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 14:00:33 +0100
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
We have been given your email as a network that is involved in environmental education and youth work. We understand that you have projects that are eligible for the United Nations Environment Programme and Volvo Adventure -an award to reward young peoples efforts to improve their environment. If this is the case could you possibly alert your network to the Award? We have already had finalists form village communities form as far a field as Guatemala and Tanzania who have been actively involved in environmental improvements and hope to have more finalists from rural communities this year. Details are given below. Thanking you in advance
on behalf of
Volvo Event Management
Dept 1630, ARHK1
SE-405 08 G?teborg
Volvo Adventure - an international award to reward young environmentalists
We are writing to ask if you could tell your network that the deadline for the Volvo Adventure Award is closing fast. The Volvo Adventure is an exciting opportunity, for existing and new environmental action projects.
The Volvo Adventure, arranged in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), offers to reward young people who run their own environmental projects. Young people around the world are setting up their own project groups, choosing a subject they can deal with and deciding how they should approach it. It could involve improving the situation for animals, improving water quality or using energy resources more wisely.
The adventure can begin!
For these young people it could be an adventure that offers a chance to make new friends all over the world, attract international attention and ultimately win a spectacular prize, such as the opportunity to present their project at an international conference in Sweden, and the chance of a financial reward that could make it possible to run, improve or enhance their project.
Who can enter?
Anyone working on a practical environmental project aged between 10 and 16 years of age can enter for the award. They need to be working in groups of two to five people and actively involved in devising and managing the project. They can win an all expenses paid trip to Sweden to present their project to an international jury and present their agenda for action to UNEP.
Why not enter your own project? The aim is that you should be able to run it as a school or community project and present your ideas on the Internet.
Start on the website
What do you need to do to get started? Go to the Volvo Adventure website - www.volvoadventure.org . There you will find everything you need to register your project. You will then receive a start-up package with instructions on how to proceed.
We look forward to seeing your network's projects!
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От: Ina Meyer-Stoll
Тема: Gaia Pilot project not accepted by the EC Полное
Last week I got the answer of the European Commission that they did not
select the Gaia Pilot proposal, which was prepared by Max Jensen, Andrea
Zettel and some other friends of the ecovillage movement. It was a very
brief letter with no detailed explanation why it was not accepted. All
involved partners have been informed immediately, this information is
specially for all of you who have been to the General Assembly this year and
heard of the project. I want to give thanks to all involved partners who put
in their energy, enthusiasm, time, idealism, hope, ... I think we all
learned a lot, also from all the difficulties which came up during the
The good news is that Andrea and others prepared the Travelling School of
Life in between (the concept was sent to the EV-forum in early October). It
is now your turn to contact Andrea to help to activate the TSoL. Andrea will
present the concept of TSoL at the next conference at Zegg in early November
(about education for youth and children) hopefully.
Concerning the discussion about the use of the term "Gaia University" I
don't have a new input now but I want to thank Andrea and all involved
designers for not using this name in the new concept. I assume that Hildur's
concept of Gaia University will become more clear next year, as soon as the
curriculum, which a group of Ecovillage designers is compiling right now is
finished. I will keep you informed about this development.
Enjoy the wonderful autumn time, best wishes,
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Hello to all,
I have been invited to be one of the keynote speakers at the Sustainable Cities Conference to be held in Hong Kong from Nov 3-4. It is expected to attract 1000 attendees including over 100 mayors of small and middle sized cities.
My talk will be on the relevance of Ecovillages to Sustainable City design.
I will also be traveling to Hanzhou, Shanghai and Beijing speaking with Government ministers They are especially interested in any standards related to Ecovillages and Sustainable Cities which have been developed.
This is a wonderful opportunity to open doors in China and spread our message.
I am compiling a list of standards or self evaluation instruments that might be of interest to them including the GEN CSA, Leeds Building Standards, Chapter 7 (15 Criteria for Rural Sustainability), Building Research Establishment standards, Find your Feet, Ecological Footprinting.
I would much appreciate input from anyone who is aware of other "standards" that might be relevant.
I know that some of you have attended Sustainable Cities conferences lately and would appreciate any feedback you might share that could be of use.
I am preparing a 15 min PPT for my talk. Any inspiration is most welcome.
blessings and love to all, liora
Gaia University www.gaiauniversity.org
Тема: Fwd: Bremen Peace Award 2005 - Call for Proposals Полное
>From: "The Threshold Foundation"
>Reply-To: "The Threshold Foundation"
>Subject: Bremen Peace Award 2005 - Call for Proposals
>X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
>Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 07:37:20 +0200
>Bremen Peace Award 2005
>In autumn 2005 the Threshold Foundation in Bremen will place for the
>2nd time the
>Crossing Boundaries / Breaking Vicious Circles * Bremen Peace Award
>2005 of the Threshold
>Foundation for exemplary commitments for justice, peace and
>integrity of creation.
>Again persons, initiatives or projects will be honored for a special
>in one or several of the following areas: Reconciliation, human
>racism, social justice, integrity of the creation, cross-cultural or
>communication. Award winners will be selected in the three categories below.
>Beside the money award of 5000 Euro each for one of the proposed
>the Threshold plans again a publication of a limited number of
>projects taken from the overall amount of nominations in an English
>and German brochure
>to draw the attention of a worldwide audience towards such peace work.
>The Award has been assigned in 2003 for the 1st time. The Award
>Winners in 2003 have
>been Weronika Sakowska (Refugee help in Ruanda), "Parents Circle"
>work in the Near East) and Hans Count of Sponeck (Resistance against
>the Iraq war).
>The Award Winners and 26 other proposals have been documented in a
>The awards ceremony will be in presence of the award winners
>November 2005 in Bremen.
>Invitation for proposals in category A: Award for the Unknown Peace Worker
>This category targets at little known, small initiatives/projects,
>but also at committed
>single persons working in the fields above with special emphasis for
>initiatives at the grassroots level of peace work.
>Invitation for proposals in Category B: Award for Exemplary Initiatives
>In this category we seek for initiatives or organizations with
>for the aims of the Threshold Peace Award described above.
>Invitations for Proposals in Category C: Award for public
>contributions for justice,
>peace and integrity of creation
>In this category an award will be given to persons in the public,
>who have shown sustainable
>and courageous commitment for peace and justice, like journalists or
>also politicians or artists.
>In category A persons and organizations can nominate themselves, in
>categories B and
>C self-proposals are not possible.
>All proposals must contain the following information:
>- Name, email-address and web-site of the proposed