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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.

Mika Vanhanen,
Sep 24, 2013, 1:17 AM
Mika Vanhanen,
Sep 24, 2013, 1:18 AM