• Ecosystem approach in integrated river basin management was discussed during the Baltic Sea Day in St.Petersburg

    XIX International Ecological Forum Baltic Sea Day was held in St. Petersburg on March 22-23rd. Results of HELCOM Ministerial meeting, which was held in Brussels on 6 March 2018, was one of the main topic of discussion. Forum was organized by HELCOM, Ministry of natural resources, Government of St.Petersburg and other organizations. This year forum was organized in parallel on two areas – St.Petersburg and Kaliningrad.

  • Eco-advisers promote environmental solutions in Luga River basin

    Eco-advisers network has developed in Luga river basin. Eco-advisers - consultants, promoting solutions for nature conservation, rational use of energy and resources, adaptation to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in schools, education centers, in villages, towns and districts.

  • Luga river and the South Shore of the Gulf of Finland water basin - Nature and People Program in the Year of Ecology

  • Eco-friendly children competition "I came up with Eco!"

    December 7 eco-friendly children competition "I came up with Eco!" was held in Environmental and Biological department of Youth Creativity Center " Voznesenskiy bridge". The game was organized by Sennoy Okrug Municipality with the participation of the NGO "Friends of the Baltic", which traditionally holds an educational station within the framework of this annual game.

  • From river watch to river manage: Friends of the Baltic NGO and Ecocentrum took part in the international camp "Baltics Starts Here!" in Belarus

    Experts from Friends of the Baltic NGO and Ecocentrum took part in the international camp "Baltics Starts Here!" and a field training on water monitoring in Baranovichi and Ivantsevichi districts of the Republic of Belarus.

  • Ecocentrum projects and programs for 2017-2018 school year

    On September 19th a round table was held with the participation of experts of Friends of the Baltic in the Ecocentrum exhibition center. It was dedicated to educational projects, programs and activities in the 2017-2018 school year. The meeting was attended by teachers from St. Petersburg and Leningrad region who are interested in environmental education, energy conservation, implementing green solutions for the conservation of nature, climate and the Baltic sea. Among them there were not only experienced educators and our regular partners, but also those who want to know more about environmental issues.

  • Reporters saw good examples in the Luga district: clean farms mean clean rivers.

    In the frame of the Year of Ecology in the Russian Federation, the media tour for journalists is held on 30th June in Luga district of the Leningrad Region. the aim of event was learning the best practices that help preserve the good water quality of Luga River basin and the Baltic.

  • Dialogue on common actions for saving of Luga River

    The round table "The Luga River - common value and common responsibility" is held on June 20th, 2017 in Luga town. Authorities, scientists, farmers, gardeners, NGOs, teachers, as well as active citizen participated in the meeting held in Luga Social and Business Center. They are united by their interest in preserving the clear waters and living nature of Luga River and its shores.

  • Peterhof Lukomorye: climate, rivers, the Baltic sea

    On the 16th of June people who want to relax on the beautiful shores of the clean rivers, to breathe clean air, enjoy the wildlife gathered together in Peterhof centralized library. The seminar "My favorite Lukomorye" was held to discuss the natural values of the region, climatic challenges and the participation of citizens in the development of the city.

  • "My Favorite Lukomorye" in Petergof: people, rivers, Baltic

    Centralized library of Peterhof gathered residents who want to relax on the beautiful shores of clean rivers and gulf, breathe clean air, enjoy wildlife on 16th June 2017. The seminar "My Favorite Lukomorye" is held here, and participants talked about the natural values of the region.

  • The Luga River Festival

    The Luga River Festival gathered together more than 120 people. It was held on May 21 in the town of Kingisepp. Students and teachers, environmentalists, scientists in different disciplines, organizations, authorities, media and NGOs were the guests of the Luga River Festival, which was dedicated to the Year of Ecology in Russia.

  • Training for public monitoring activists for rivers and shores research

    On May 23rd training on river and shore research methods was organized in St. Petersburg by Ecocentrum and Friends of the Baltic. School environmental group leaders and volunteers were participants of the meeting.

  • Ecosystem Management with Public Participation for Conservation of Rivers of the Baltic Sea Catchment Area

    On March22, 2017, St. Petersburg was hosting participants of the XVIII International Environmental Forum “Baltic Sea Day.” Within the Forum, which had turned into an important event in the life of St. Petersburg and the entire Baltic Sea area, the Clean Baltic Coalition and environmental public organization “Friends of the Baltic” had organized a Round Table on the “Ecosystem Approach in the Complex River Basin Management: Public’s Role and Engagement.”

  • Youth conference "Climate, Energy and Environment"

    Youth conference on climate and energy was organized by Friends of the Baltic, St.Petersburg, Center of Energy Efficiency and Youth Center "PETERHOF" with the assistance of St.Petersburg Committee for Nature Use subsidiary “Mineral”.

  • Luga river basin ecomonitoring groups joined the River Watch network

    Inter-regional training-seminar "Public monitoring of water bodies in Leningrad Region: cooperation of educational institutions, authorities and NGOs” was organized by Ecocentrum LLC together with experts from Friends of the Baltic NGO. The meeting was held on February 2, 2017, in Luga, Leningrad region.

    Leaders of youth public ecomonitoring groups from Luga, Kingisepp and Lomonosov districts of Leningrad Region and St. Petersburg, as well as representatives of public organizations, participated in the meeting. Committee of State Environmental Supervision of Leningrad region and Luga District Education Committee representatives were special guests of the training.

  • Round Table in the Leningrad oblast government – open dialogue of authorities and civil society on the regional environmental situation

    23d of December 2016 in the Leningrad oblast government building the Round table «Nature and People – Open Dialogue on the Year of Ecology 2017 Actions for the Improving the Regional Environment” took place. Round table was organized by Commission on the Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and Environment of the Public Chamber of the Leningrad Region in conjunction with the Committee on Ecology and Nature Use of Leningrad region Legislative Assembly, the Public Environmental Council under the Governor of Leningrad region, North-West center to support environmental education and Friends of the Baltic NGO.

  • Interregional training-seminar for school Ecoadvisers on energy efficiency

    On December 14, Friends of the Baltic NGO, SPARE experts and Ecocentrum Ltd with the support of Profine-RUS (JSC) and school № 579 organized and conducted a training-seminar for Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region school Ecoadvisers.

  • Cities for life: fostering public participation in urban development with consideration for climate change

    December 21: a training on public participation in urban development with consideration for climate change took place in St.Petersburg. We all wish to live in green and comfortable cities, breathe a clean air and drink clean water. Climate change may also change a lot about our cities’ infrastructure. How to adapt the city environment to these new conditions and reduce the city’s and its citizen’s climate impact? The answers to this are sought by experts as well as NGO activists and lay citizens.

  • Ecoadvisers and partners conducted a school energy audit

    On November 28, Friends of the Baltic experts, Profine RUS (JSC) and a school ecoadviser conducted a thermal imaging observation at a public school. In 2010-2012, an energy audit was performed (or should have been performed) in all Russian schools by service companies, but often the results were not explained to the school administration, neither were they delivered to the technical staff and the overall school community, and thus failed to create the basis for the improvement of energy efficiency of the school building.

  • Energy Saving Day for future builders

    On November 24, Friends of the Baltic organized and conducted an open Energy Saving Day for students of building and construction related courses of the College of Tourism and Hotel service. Future builders and buildings managers at tourist destinations took part in two sections: Climate and Energy, and Energy Efficiency.

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