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Children saved the olive tree in Ciudad Real, Spain

posted Jan 15, 2017, 10:34 PM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated Jan 15, 2017, 10:35 PM ]

16 JAN 2016

Save the Olive tree!

Students from Alarcos School in Valverde (Ciudad Real) have taken part in the tasks related to the transplanting of two trees from the playground to the leisure area next to the sport facilities of the district.

Some years ago, these students planted an Olive tree and a Pomegranate tree in the playground. They have been taking care of them all this time and they have seen them growing. Soon, the construction of a new lecture room building will be started. Hence, the trees had to be moved as they were placed in the area where the new facilities will be built.

Therefore, since the students were informed about the new construction, they asked for the effort to save the trees. They made themselves available to collaborate.

Today, their request has come true and the Olive tree and the Pomegranate are in a safe place near the sport facilities, where the students will continue taking care of them as well as the Valverde's inhabitants.



Ciudad Real helped schools to plant trees in Spain

posted Apr 8, 2016, 1:25 AM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 1:27 AM ]

SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM CIUDAD REAL CELEBRATED THE TREE’S AND WATER’S DAY 21-22 March 2016

Over seventy children accompanied by their teachers arranged to meet  on 18th of March in Parque del Pilar in Ciudad Real in an instructive session  on  the occasion of the celebration of the Tree’s and Water’s Day.

The pupils coming from the schools of Valverde and Las Casas travelled  to Ciudad Real since the beginning of the school day to take part in the different  activities scheduled by the Scope of Environment of the Ciudad Real Local  Government. The activity was set out with the main goal of making students  aware of the importance of green areas and water in the quality of citizens’ life.

A brief explanation started up the activity and the children were put into  groups to carry out several educational tasks. All the groups took a walk around the park paying attention to the  gardeners’ explanations about the different species of trees and their  characteristics as well as their beneficial action to the town. Afterwards, the pupils were involved in planting new trees to help in the  diversity of this important part of our town.

Nohemí Gómez - Pimpollo Morales
Concejala de Educación y Deportes de Ciudad Real (ESPAÑA)






























ENO Green Cities now also in Croatia, Spain and Peru

posted Mar 17, 2016, 10:36 PM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated Mar 17, 2016, 11:01 PM ]



PRESS RELEASE
18 MARCH 2016

 

ENO Green Cities Network spread to Croatia, Spain and Peru

ENO Green Cities Network is  a supporting network for the ENO Programme. It differs from other green city networks as it's  based on educational co-operation between schools and  cities and sharing concrete practises for the environment between member cities.


As tree planting is the most  popular activity in the ENO Programme, the approach in ENO Green Cities is simple and easy to adapt.  In minimum, accepted cities have to offer areas, seedlings and assistance for tree planting activities of schools every year, at least once in a year. Cities take care that these areas will be safe and remain unconstructed. Cities will  get a membership in the ENO Green City Network and become official cities for ENO 100 Million Trees 2017 Campaign.  This campaign was highlighted in the overall summary of Rio+20 Summit commitments, out of over 700 pledges.

Three new cities joined  ENO Green Cities today. They come from Croatia (Krk), Spain (Ciudad Real)  and Peru (Lima- Ate). CONGRATULATIONS! Network covers now 55 cities or regencies in 22 countries.

Environment Online - ENO is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development. It has been running since 2000 and covers almost 10 000 schools in 157 countries. Tree planting has been the most popular activity in the ENO Programme. Schools aim to plant 100 million trees by 2017. ENO Headquarters lies in the city of Joensuu, Finland.  


More information:

ENO Programme Association
Kauppakatu 25C, 3rd floor
80100 Joensuu, Finland
email: info@enoprogramme.org
www.enoprogramme.org

 

ENO Green Cities Network:

http://greencities.enoprogramme.org 

ENO Green City in Rwanda planted 3 500 trees for peace

posted Nov 4, 2015, 8:20 AM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 8:25 AM ]

Nyanza is a cultural hub - formerly referred to as Nyabisindu, a colonial name. It is Rwanda’s heart and center of cultural enlightenment, served as resident and royal capital for several kings of Rwanda e.g  King Musinga Yuhi V, Kigeli and Mutara III Rudahigwa (1932-59). It was perceived as an influential centre in politics, culture, economics and tourism. And today still holds the country’s cultural heritage tourism envisaged through the two museums — King’s palace at Rukali and the national Art gallery at Rwesero. The court became the home of the artistic and intellectual activities and was also a place of economic exchange. Today, a replica of the traditional Royal palace sits at Nyanza - Rukari. The impressive, enormous structure is made entirely with traditional materials, has been painstakingly restored to its 19th century state and now maintained as a museum. This palace offers a glimpse into Rwandan life as it was in the precolonial days, where we have an exhibition related to monarchical history and administration from the 15th to the 20th century in Rwanda. From December 1st 2014 ENO-Rwanda has lend a hand to enrich the city as one of the green cities in world.

This year , 3rd of October 2015, Environment Online planted 3 500 trees in partnership with Nyanza district. The event involved 8 schools (E.S. st Espirit, GS Mater day, College Maranata, E.S de Nyanza G.S Nyanza B, ESPANYA, and IPRC Kavumu) with more than 750 students, district officials, military and police officers. The activity took place in different parts of the city with main theme; Sustain peace for sustainable Development. The action was focused to maintain Nyanza as a green city without forgetting the role of children as advocators for present and future clean environment and peaceful nation for sustainable development.  The activity was launched at around 9:00 am ending 12:30 pm by the Nyanza sector executive officer on behalf of a Mayor and ENO Rwanda country representative, there after all students, ENO Rwanda team and district officials gathered at stadium for short speeches to address the students the importance of planting trees. District official, head of schools and military officials present emphasized on tree planting as an action of environmental protection for the healthy life and assured their partnership with ENO in greening the entire district. The schools presented invited ENO-Rwanda to open ENO clubs at their schools.  

In his speech, ENO-Rwanda coordinator emphasized on two main things: how to resolve conflicts, small or big ones, how to build peace and tolerance by educating children as an essential agents for achieving sustainable development in schools and in the communities as well as on the national level. It is essential to take responsibility and work together to avoid quarrels and to find a solution which are suitable for all. We need to work for peace in our daily lives. He added that young people still have fresh mind and more energetic thus it’s vital to train them to protect environment and grow with the mindset, by doing that we will insure present and future sustainability. He insisted that, ENO Programme focuses on Social, Economic and Environment Sustainability through teaching children the ideology.   

Finally, ENO-Rwanda would like to extend the sincere thank you to ENO- International, Government of Rwanda, Nyanza District, Military and police Nyanza District and all the schools participated during the ENO TREE PLANTING DAY FOR PEACE NYANZA Green City.


Ishimwe Prince, 13 years old


I plant trees because I know they are source of good air, rain and provide shade during sun shining. Without trees we cannot have healthy life. We also learn about peace which is important for development. I will be coming back to visit my tree which will be reminding me to live peacefully with others. I also love my time here because I have made new friends from other school. I thank ENO staff because they are good; they love.

 





A Rwandan Army and police officer planting trees with student on the event Sustain peace for sustainable Development.











ENO –Rwanda Coordinator launching the tree planting to make Nyanza a green city:  Sustain peace for sustainable Development.






 














 Rwanda Defense Force officer Nyanza Sector Chief Executive officer and two other students in tree. 

 





ENO Volunteers with group of students at Nyanza Genocide memorial site after planting tree and visited last year planted  trees. 





ENO-Rwanda Coordinator explaining to different groups students about ENO programme.  









Students gathered at the stadium during different speeches from the officials. 



 For these girls planting trees provide healthy and beautiful places for children to play learn and improve pride of their city.























One of the Croton Megalopolis trees that were planted on ENO TREE DAY FOR PEACE NYANZA TOWN





















One of the trees that were planted last year in Nyanza town, Was an exciting moment for everybody to see how healthy these trees are. 

ENO Green City plants 153 000 trees in Indonesia

posted Feb 17, 2015, 8:43 PM by Mika Vanhanen

The Tree Planting season in Sekayu has been done. It was held in Sidorejo village, Keluang Sub-District on 2014.

On that day, it was honored by the presence of The Regent of Musi Banyuasin Mr. Pahri Azhari, The Head of Womens Liberation of Musi Banyuasin Mrs. Lucianty Pahri, The Head of Forestry Department of Musi Banyuasin Mr. Bustanul Arifin and other authorities.

The Regent of Musi Banyuasin, Mr. Pahri Azhari, in his speech asked all the citizen to protect trees and plant more. He was emphasized the importance, the restoration of ecosystems and climate change resilience for the future.

The Regent also thanks for the activities as a good step of the sustainable development in environment conservation, because planting tree was not only for the wealth but also for the children and the future.

Musi Banyuasin Regency through The Forestry Department has budgeted over 80 000 euros for the supplying of 153 000  trees, consists of 6.000 Durian Trees, 6.000 Mango Trees, 5.000 Sukun Trees, 5.000  Rambutan Trees, 25.000  Gaharu Trees, 51.500  Mahony Trees and 1.500 Tanjung Trees. And 20 000 euros  for the supplying of 17.500  Kinds of Trees and 17.500 Jelutung trees. It was taken from the budget detail of The Forestry Department Of Musi Banyuasin Regency.

This amount of budget was spent for seedling and planting the area and spread to all the area of Musi Banyuasin Regency.

Hopely, the activities was a good opportunity to raise awarness on the importance of the increasing of the trees

Thus, ENO Musi Banyuasin Annual Report 2014, Thank you for the attention.

ENO Coordinator - Musi Banyuasin Regency 

H. Achmad Rizwan, STTP., MM.



11 new cities accepted to ENO Green Cities Network

posted Sep 28, 2014, 11:17 PM by Mika Vanhanen

PRESS RELEASE
29 SEPTEMBER 2014

Growing in Mexico - Fiji, Ghana, Kosovo and Rwanda as new countries
- 11 new cities announced for ENO Green Cities Network

ENO Green Cities Network is  a supporting network for the ENO Programme. It differs from other green city networks as it's  based on educational co-operation between schools and  cities and sharing concrete practises for the environment between member cities.

As tree planting is the most  popular activity in the ENO Programme, the approach in ENO Green Cities is simple and easy to adapt.  In minimum, accepted cities have to offer areas, seedlings and assistance for tree planting activities of schools every year, at least once in a year. Cities take care that these areas will be safe and remain unconstructed. Cities will  get a membership in the ENO Green City Network and become official cities for ENO 100 Million Trees 2017 Campaign.  This campaign was highlighted in the overall summary of Rio+20 Summit commitments, out of over 700 pledges.

Eleven new cities joined  ENO Green Cities today. They come from Fiji, Ghana, Kosovo, Mexico and Rwanda. CONGRATULATIONS! Network covers now 53 cities or regencies in 19 countries.

Environment Online - ENO is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development. It has been running since 2000 and covers almost 10 000 schools in 157 countries. Tree planting has been the most popular activity in the ENO Programme. Schools aim to plant 100 million trees by 2017. ENO Headquarters lies in the city of Joensuu, Finland.  

More information:

ENO Programme Association
Siltakatu 12 B 14
80100 Joensuu, Finland

ENO Green Cities Network:

ENO GREEN CITIES 2014

Argentina, Colonia Dora
Argentina, Godoy Cruz
Argentina, Lobos
Argentina, Maipú
Argentina, Rojas
Argentina, Puerto San Julián
Argentina, San Cayetano
Argentina, San Martin de los Andes
Brasil, Ribeirão das Neves
Brasil: São José dos Campos
Brasil, Sao Paulo
Brasil, Seropédica – RJ
Fiji, Nausori Town
Finland, Espoo
Finland: Joensuu
Finland, Kuopio
Finland, Lahti
Finland, Oulu
Ghana, Kenyasi, Brong Ahafo
India,  Delhi
Indonesia, Bantaeng
Indonesia, Lombok Timur
Indonesia, Medan
Indonesia, OKI Regency
Indonesia, Sekayu
Indonesia: East Southeast Nusa
Indonesia: Bandung
Indonesia: Mbay - NTT
Indonesia: Poso
Indonesia: Kendal
Indonesia: Langkat
Indonesia: Lubuk Pakam
Israel, Beer Sheva
Kosovo, Gjakove
Lithuania: Kaunas
Mexico: Huichapan, Hidalgo
Mexico, San Pedro, Nuevo León
Mexico, Santa Catarina, Nuevo León
Mexico, General Mariano Escobedo,Nuevo León
Mexico, García, Nuevo León
Mexico, Torreon Coahuila, Nuevo León
Mexico, Bahia Kino, Hermosillo, Sonora
Romania, Jimbolia
Romania, Timisoara
Rwanda, Nyanza
Slovenia, Ljubljana
South Africa, Cape Town
Sudan, Khartoum
Taiwan R.O.C, Taichung
Tanzania, Iringa
The Philippines, Iligan City
The Philippines: Indang


The first financial commitment of ENO Green Cities

posted Sep 23, 2013, 3:48 AM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated Sep 23, 2013, 3:54 AM ]

The ENO Programme has spread to schools in 157 countries. In Rio+20 Summit ENO made a commitment of planting 100 million trees by 2017, a pledge that was highlighted in the overall summary of all the commitments for Rio. ENO Green Cities network was launched simultaneously, to support schools in their environmental activities and ENO tree planting campaigns. ENO Green Cities cover today 43 cities or regencies around the world.

ENO Green city called Muba visited ENO headquarters in Joensuu, Finland. Because of their commitment, this regency in South Sumatra wanted to make a Memorandum of Understanding with the ENO Programme. This agreement was signed at GreenStar Hotel in Joensuu, 26th of August 2013.  From Muba regency, mayor of Muba, head of representative of Muba and eight departments of Muba regency were present. 

Muba regency will allocate 700 million Rupiah (about 46 000 Euros)  for ENO in their goverment budget every year until 2015 .This money will be used for tree planting, and about 40 000 trees will be annually planted by ENO students in Muba regency.  This special agreement was planned together with Dedy Kurniawan, ENO Green Cities coordinator in Indonesia.

The ENO Director Mika Vanhanen said: ”This agreement is very much appreciated and will boost especially 100 million trees campaign. We are also happy that Indonesia is the most active country in ENO.  This financial commitment  of Muba regency shows  the way to other cities and nations. We all hope they all will follow this great initiative.”

This special moment was also represented by the chairman of The ENO Programme Association, head of education deparment in the city of Joensuu and two local ENO school prinicpals. Muba delegation visited also Nepenmäki School in Joensuu, to see directly the influence of ENO and education for sustainable development at school.




10th ENO Tree Planting Day for Peace, 20 Sep 2013

posted Aug 21, 2013, 7:47 AM by Mika Vanhanen

The first ENO Tree Planting Day was arranged 21 September 2004. It was later same year when Wangari Maathai received her Nobel Prize. Since 2004,  schools and partner organisations have planted trees every year to celebrate the international day for peace.  The next tree planting day will be special as ENO will celebrate its 10th tree planting day for peace.  10 trees planted in a circle represents 10th ENO Tree Planting for peace and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates 2004-2012.

The theme for the Day this year is "Education for Peace". The United Nations will examine the role education can play in fostering global citizenship. It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies. 

ENO Green Cities take part to this event around the world!
Find the official banner below.



9 new members joined ENO Green Cities!

posted May 7, 2013, 8:23 PM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated May 7, 2013, 8:44 PM ]

8 MAY 2013

Growing in Finland - Israel, Portugal and Sudan as new countries

ENO Tree Planting Day will take place today around the world. In addition, 
nine new cities were accepted to ENO Green Cities today. They are Joensuu, Kuopio, Lahti and Oulu  from Finland, Bantaeng and Lombok Timur from Indonesia, Beer Sheva from Israel, Paredes from Portugal and Khartoum from Sudan.

Network covers now
42 cities or regencies in 16 countries. 

·Argentina, Colonia Dora

·Argentina, Godoy Cruz

·Argentina, Lobos

·Argentina, Maipú

·Argentina, Rojas

·Argentina, Puerto San Julián

·Argentina, San Cayetano

·Argentina, San Martin de los Andes

·Brasil, Ribeirão das Neves

·Brasil: São José dos Campos

·Brasil, Sao Paulo

·Brasil, Seropédica – RJ

·Finland, Espoo

·Finland, Joensuu *

·Finland, Kuopio *

·Finland, Lahti *

·Finland, Oulu *

·India, Delhi

·Indonesia, Bantaeng *

·Indonesia, Lombok Timur *

·Indonesia, Medan

·Indonesia, OKI Regency

·Indonesia, Sekayu

·Indonesia: East Southeast Nusa

·Indonesia: Bandung

·Indonesia: Mbay - NTT

·Indonesia: Poso

·Indonesia: Kendal

·Indonesia: Langkat

·Indonesia: Lubuk Pakam

·Israel, Beer Sheva *

·Lithuania: Kaunas

·Mexico: Huichapan, Hidalgo

·Portugal, Paredes *

·Romania, Timisoara

·Slovenia, Ljubljana

·South Africa, Cape Town

·Sudan, Khartoum *

·Taiwan R.O.C, Taichung

·Tanzania, Iringa

·The Philippines, Iligan City

·The Philippines: Indang



Signed agreement with Iringa, Tanzania

posted Apr 26, 2013, 12:16 AM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated Apr 26, 2013, 12:17 AM ]

23 APRIL 2013
IRINGA, TANZANIA

The city of Iringa and ENO Programme Association signed the official agreement for ENO Green Cities Network. Iringa applied the membership a year ago and was accepted. The official signatures were written in the municipality office of city Mayor, together with councelor, municipality manager, forestry officials and ENO Tanzania coordinator Jesca Msambatavangu. After signatures, a tree was planted in the garden of municipality hall. Event was covered also by local TV and media.




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