from the Project:
Launch of Publication "Organising Climate-Friendly
Events" - Guidelines -
111 pages (A5),
is available in English, Latvian, and Russian.
pdf files in English:
Readable format 2 pages on 1 page landscape 29.5 MB.
higher resolution format 44.7 MB
Vegi "Waste Master" Cooking Contest, Denmark
Place: Skipper Clement School, Aalborg, Denmark
The 3-person cooking teams made food from given ingredients
in a "Mistery-Box" provided by the Nordjysk Food Surplus
this way, the participants got inspiration how to do better
and more creative
use of leftovers at home in the fridge. The blogger and vegan-cookbook
author, Johanne Mosgaard, identified the best dish. Johanne
also handed out good
Consuming less meat and fewer milk products would reduce
Read more in the Project's publication mentioned
above on pages 60-63.
The event is organised
by UngEnergi (YouthEnergy), the youth section of the Danish organisation
(SustainableEnergy) in cooperation with INFORSE-Europe in the
framework of the Project.
Read more, pictures and a film on the Facebook
Page of the UngEnergi.
Low Carbon Youth Training "Decarbonize Our Future" - Latvia
participants from Denmark, Belarus, and Latvia represented
INFORSE member organisations like the youth department of the
Danish NGO SustainableEnergy (VE), the Latvian Green Movement
(LGM), and the Center for Environmental Solutions (CES) in
The activities included:
Explaining key climate change aspects, GHG emissions and carbon footprint, role of consumption patterns, key stakeholders in the process and main challenges, myths about climate change mitigation;
- Practical examples: case studies were discussed on mitigating
climate change, role of stakeholders and environmental and youth
NGOs in particular;
- Tasks for participants: trainers gave specific tasks
to groups of participants to work on different issues, such as
developing a specific proposal for carbon footprint reduction
in catering or transportation to events;
- Organising local public action: raising
awareness on climate, and solutions like renewables
and energy efficiency in the town (e.g. presenting materials
in public place, interviewing people in streets).
- Commenting the Green Event Guideline, which is under
preparation by the Project Partners.
from the participants:
- "It was a very enriching experience to meet people from completely different countries than DK, that shared similar passion for the climate and environment.
- The level of guidance/"teaching" was very high and our trainers
sustained a very academic and informative, and yet creative and
- It has been a very meaningful experience, to know that we have actually had a real opportunity to contribute to the creation of the " Guidelines" with our own personal inputs and ideas."
The overall objective of the project is to reduce CO2 emissions
of organized youth events in Latvia, Belarus and Denmark by increasing
on global climate change impact. The project partners will seek public
acceptance for necessary measures in the field of energy efficiency and
increase of renewable energy use, by developing guidelines on organizing
low carbon events and applying these guidelines in practice. In addition
promotion of the Nordic-Baltic-Belarus cooperation by transferring Nordic
experiences to Belarus and the Baltic countries in the fields of Low Carbon
concept and approach, CO2 emission reduction and
climate change reduction.
Duration: 2015 - April 2016
Homo Ecos: Latvia (www.homoecos.lv)
Latvian Green Movement, Latvia (www.zalie.lv)
INFORSE-Europe, Denmark (www.inforse.org/europe/)
Center for Environmental Solutions, Belarus (www.ecoidea.by)
Main activities include:
- Research of successful experiences in organizing such events in Latvia, Denmark
and Belarus and the main aspects that should be taken into account by organizers
in order to reduce the carbon footprint of their youth events;
- Creation of guidelines on organizing low carbon youth events, that will support
the organisers in seeing the projects through in a way that reduces CO2 emissions
and, while planning and implementing the events, taking into account the significant
aspects like selection of location, mode of transport, catering, materials used,
resources, activities etc.
- International youth training on how to improve the eco-friendliness of events.
The youth training brings together young people from Latvia, Denmark and Belarus
to experiment on different topics included in the guidelines of the project;
- Spreading the results of the project and informing a wider part of society.
Planned direct results:
- Developing and Publish a Guidelines that can assist
an event organiser making the event environmentally
friendly. The target groups are mainly NGOs, but it is can also give
inspiration to local governments or business. It is a practical guide
for events with 50-100 participants.
- Project Meeting in Minsk, Belarus.
- Youth Seminar in Latvia giving education and inspiration for the international
participants to change
their decisions and habits towards a more
environmentally friendly way, thus they would organize more eco-friendly
events in the future and inspirit others to change too.
Read more: Homo
Ecos website "Decarbonize our Future".
activities are supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.