Camp: 7-11 August, 2011
The “Sustainable Energy – Green
Youth Camp” was for young
activists (18-30 years of age) working on or interested in sustainable energy
and environmental issues. Participants
of Summer Camp were young people from Belarus and from Baltic and Nordic
The program included:
- Discussions and seminars with experts in the field of ecology and sustainable
energy from Belarus, Baltic and Nordic countries as well as from other European
- Presentations and discussion on sustainable energy issues and 100% renewable
energy scenarios by 2030 /2040 /2050.
- Experiences with practical use of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions
including exhibition materials.
- Popular Environmental Films (Climate film: "Age of Stupid", "4th
- Energy Autonomy", and others)
- Environmental games: role-playing, system-thinking game about management of
natural resources "Fish Bank" developed by Dennis Meadows, the author
of “Limits to Growth” and Climate Negotiation Game.
- Practical Demonstration and use of renewable and energy efficiency, to showcase
sustainable energy and to reduce CO2 emissions
Languages: English and Belarus/Russian.
of participants: 30 people (Participants were from Belarus, Latvia,
Estonia, Moldova and Denmark)
Weekend 12-14 August, 2011
The "1st International - Sustainable
Energy – Green
Youth Festival" combined green and sustainable
energy ideas with many
expressions of arts
The main goal was to show how we can have fun and take care of the environment
at the same time. Climate change, unsustainable resource consumption, and
environmental pollution are actual problems that are also reflected by arts.
The participants were able not only to try for themselves different kinds
including music, but also to see the environmental side of it.
The Festival’s program:
(contact improvisation, fire show, bicycle competitions, theatre
music workshops, live
two concerts of Belarus rock and pop band.
displayed sustainable energy solutions and other environmental solutions.
The Festival promoted reduction of carbon footprint - CO2 emissions
- and the use of only sources
of renewable energy. There
were wide use of renewable energy using e.g.
solar collectors and cooking with wood.
- experts in the field of ecology and green energy, - experts
in the field of climate change
- music bands, theater groups, dancers, fire – show,
- designers, artists, photographers
It was the first International Youth Festival in Belarus, which
combined the ideas of modern art and the environmental movement.
Modern art reflects
what is going on around us, and means that such problems as climate change,
resource consumption and environmental pollution are reflected in art.
Participants learned different kinds of art, and also could see the
environmental sides. Principles of separate
waste collection, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable consumption
and other environmental solutions.
Number of participants: 100 – 150
Local organisers: Centre
for Environmental Solutions (CES), Ecodome and MD-IAE, Belarus.
The Summer Youth Camp is organised in cooperation with International Network
for Sustainable Energy - Europe (INFORSE-Europe) and other partners, with support
from Nordic Council of Ministers, AirClim Secretariat in Sweden, and Norwegian
Association for Nature Protection.
Review Articles in Russian:
CES web site Blogs: http://ecoidea.by/archives/458 and
(Download them as pdf file: Blog
Blog 2, pdf
Russian social page: http://vk.com/cesgroup#/energolager2011
more on the NGO
Baltic Cooperation Project 2010-11