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    Nordic Conference on Sustainable Development, 31 Jan-2 Feb 2011
    Monday, February 14 2011 @ 02:29 AM PST


    MEdIES meetingsNordic Conference on Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region,
    "Solutions local, together" 31 Jan -2 Feb 2011 Turku Finland.

    More than 550 people from 20 countries participated in the Nordic Conference on Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region, entitled "Solutions local, together". The Conference - introduced sustainable practical solutions and inspired participants to use local solutions together with other stakeholders.

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    Follow up seminar on ESD and Human Rights, Iraclion, Greece
    Wednesday, February 09 2011 @ 01:04 AM PST


    MEdIES meetingsOn October 2010, the Greek Pedagogical team of MEDIES undertook an ESD seminar according to the DESD thematic year on Human Rights. The seminar targeted the responsibles of Environmental Education, Health Education and Cultural Affairs, of Primary and Secondary level and the personnel of the Centers of Environmental Education (CEE) of Attica region. The aims were to provide valid and reliable information on the human rights approach under the ESD and also to provide an opportunity for discussion and exchange of views. Following this, a series of seminars are to be organized in Greece.

    In this respect the 1st follow up training seminar, was hosted by CEE of Gouves, Iraklion – Crete on 4/02/2011-05/02/2011, coorganised by MIO/MEdIES, the local EE responsibles and CEEs. This training had two parts (oral lectures and workshops): the first part included presentations from organizations with activities in the field of human rights and environment, while the second part, respectively, presented training programs and materials that could be exploited by teachers. Responsible officer for Iraklion seminar was Mr Vassilis Psallidas.

    MIO-MEDIES is in negotiation to organize another some more seminars (Patras, Kavala, Veria, etc).

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    YXC events in Morocco
    Tuesday, February 08 2011 @ 02:45 AM PST


    MEdIES meetings 4-5 February 2011, Rabat, Morocco

    Following a series of launching events already in four countries (Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon) the YOUTH X CHANGE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN initiative was successfully launched this time in Rabat, Morocco during a two day long event jointly organised by the CMED and MIO-ECSDE. The launching combined an academic event on consumption including a press conference (day 1) as well as an experiential train-the-trainer seminar for youth associations and teachers (day 2) both having a great participation and appreciation from the Moroccan community.


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    Climate tax on meat & milk to mitigate climate change
    Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 03:24 AM PST


    Current news & articlesA climate tax corresponding to 80 US Dollars / ton CO2 on meat and milk could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from European agriculture by around 7% per cent. If the land made available is used for bioenergy production, the decrease in emissions can be six times greater.

    This is supported by the researchers Kristina Mohlin, Stefan Wirsenius and Fredrik Hedenus, from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in an article published in the scientific journal Climatic Change.

    Their survey shows that reduced meat, milk and egg consumption has two effects: a direct one entailing significantly lower emissions of methane and nitrous oxide and an indirect one through land being made available for other uses such as bioenergy cultivation.

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    Learning for sustainability from studentsą perspective
    Monday, January 03 2011 @ 12:30 AM PST


    Current news & articlesA report on a 3-yr longitudinal study in 15 schools compiled by WWF-UK

    The report describes the findings of a 3 year longitudinal study that took place from June 2005 to June 2008 in 15 selected primary and secondary schools in the UK, all of which were identified for their expressed commitment to learning for sustainability.

    Key findings of the report indicate that the best results were obtained in schools where:
    - the concept / principle of sustainability was integrated throughout the curriculum
    - all school teachers participated in the project
    - students had an active role and participated in various activities inside and outside school, (research, interviews, discussions and actions for a sustainable school)
    - the participating teachers had themselves received training on Education for Sustainability and had understood the importance of sustainable schools and sustainable lifestyle
    - studentsą families were involved and/or aware of the importance of effort
    - student councils functioned effectively and the studentsą participation in these councils was substantial and meaningful
    - students themselves were involved in the evaluation by assessing their schools progress on sustainability issues.

    Read the full interesting report here. here

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