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  • Climate Change – risks and opportunities

    Authors: Shauro T., Senova O.
    The press conference "Climate Change - new risks and potential possibilities" was held in St. Petersburg INTERFAX agency on the April 7th. The experts presented their comments to the 2nd part of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report was submitted in Yokohama, 31st of March 2014. The world's leading climate scientists said to the governments that our society is not prepared for life in the face of rising risks related to the climate change. Now is a time for urgent actions.

  • School ecosupporters: green wave in Saint-Petersburg

    School ecosupporters who completed international project «Step to Ecosupport» training, organized by «Friends of the Baltic» NGO, presented on 18 March in St. Petersburg the first implementation results of environmental decisions in schools. Experience exchange seminar held within Academy of postgraduate pedagogical education conference «Environmental education for the Gulf of Finland Year»

  • At the XV International Forum "Baltic Sea Days" Friends of the Baltic NGO have presented educational Program of the Gulf of Finland Year 2014, and Coalition Clean Baltic proposals on reducing nutrient load to the water bodies

    Author: Senova olga
    St. Petersburg Vodokanal and Friends of the Baltic NGO in cooperation with SYKE Environmental Institute of Helsinki have organized the Round table “Environmental education to the Gulf of Finland Year” within the Baltic Sea Day Forum. In the focus of the roundtable were methods of education addressed to solve urgent problems of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland.

  • Public prize "Trust" and the symbol of Coalition Clean Baltic given to journalist Vladimir Gryaznevich

    In the beginning of 2014 correspondent of radio «Echo of Moscow» in St Petersburg and editor of Information Agency RBC Vladimir Gryaznevich received the public prize "Trust", and the symbol of Coalition Clean Baltic for fair and honest publications on vexed problems related to nature conservation.

  • The Gulf of Finland Year: kick-off


    21 of January the trilateral Finland-Russia-Estonian Forum in Helsinki has ceremonially opened the Gulf of Finland Year 2014. This year actions should promote common solu-tions of Finland, Russia and Estonia improving environmental state of the Gulf and the Baltic Sea. The important part of the GOF Year program is set of educational activities. Friends of the Baltic in cooperation with NGOs and educational institutions of three coun-tries organize preparing the Youth Declaration to the Gulf of Finland Year

  • The Results of the Environment Protection Year in Saint-Petersburg - things are going, problems remain

    Press conference “The Results of the Environment Protection Year of Saint-Petersburg Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety and plans on 2014” was held on January, 16. One of the main problems was the absence of sewage cleaning of 40% industrial enterprise and illegal dumps of waste products. People are worried about stopping separate waste collection in the city and absence of public awareness outreach for reducing the income of phosphates to the sewage.

  • Man on the Coast. How to combine people needs and the coastal nature conservation?

    International seminar "Man on the Coast" in the end of October in St. Petersburg was organized by "Friends of the Baltic" NGO with the support of Nordic Council of Ministers, and in cooperation with Ecologo-Biological center "Krestovskiy Island". The main theme of the seminar was experience exchange in nature education and sustainable solutions to preserve the unique coastal ecosystems - in the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries and Northwest Russia.

  • Training For School Ecosupporters: Steps For Greener Schools

    On October 24-25 St. Petersburg hosted the first training seminar for teachers «Ecosupporters in educational institutions» in the framework of Russian-Finnish project «Step to Ecosupport» within the ENPI South-East Finland- Russia Program. The training gathered about 50 participants - future ecosupporters, who will inform students and staff, support the practical implementation of the «green» solutions in all areas of school life.

  • Educational City Tour For Green Solutions In St.Petersburg

    In the middle of October in the center of St. Petersburg residents had an opportunity to make journey to the unique ecological route, where they were acquainted with energy efficient solutions for apartments, houses and offices, with examples of green solutions for urban courtyards, ways of saving resources and reducing waste, with the rules of selection goods and services, for not to hurt yourself and nature.

  • Start of the allrussian energy efficiency campaign in St. Petersburg

    Authors: O. Senova, D. Mytareva
    On 21th of September the allrussian campaign «Energy efficiency - the largest, cleanest and cheapest source of energy in Russia» was launched in St. Petersburg within frameworks of the days of Europe. Friends of the Baltic - Russian SPARE-coordinator and Climate Secretariat of the Russian Socio-ecological Union presented the exhibition «Simple lessons of energy efficiency» that showed how each of us can save energy, resources, and the family budget.

  • Sea festival 2013 on the shore of the Gulf of Finland

    Author: Nadezhda Bystrova

    On the 24th of August in the town of Lomonosov, «Oranienbaum sea festival and environmental exhibition «Friends of the Baltic» was held the third time. The main objective was positioning Lomonosov (Oranienbaum) as a seaside city, increase awareness on protection of ecosystems of the Gulf of Finland, and encourage the development of yachting.

  • August, 17 the international bike campaign ”RACE FOR THE BALTIC” has finished in Copenhagen.

    The international bike campaign ”RACE FOR THE BALTIC” has finished in Dеnmark this Saturday. Cyclists have ridden more than 3500 km along the Baltic Sea coast in 9 countries. Friends of the Baltic & Green World NGOs has performed Russian part of the campaign along the Gulf of Finland shores June 29 – July 10th.

  • No Access to the Water!

    Author: Junna Maltseva.
    July, 6th Russian “Friends of the Baltic” team of Race for the Baltic moved from St.Petersburg to the West along the Southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. During this day we found out that to find the access to the shoreline can be a challenging quest even if you are living just near the coast.

  • Central Event of the Russian Part of the Campaign: Meeting at St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly and Round Table at Vodokanal.

    Author: Junna Maltseva.
    July 4th participants of the campaign cycled through St. Petersburg and had a meeting with the City Planning Commission deputy Irina Komolova and representatives of the Legislative Assembly Commission on ecology of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region. A round table "Ecological Approaches to the wastewater treatment for small communities and individual houses" was held at Vodokanal of St Petersburg.

  • Northern shore of the Gulf of Finland: eutrophication, local eco-groups and perspectives for protected areas on the coast.

    Author: Junna Maltseva.
    July 3rd Friends of the Baltic team cycled along the Northern coast of the Gulf of Finland in Kurortny district of St.Petersburg. We held an informational campaign and gathered residents’ signatures under the petition for the protection of the Baltic Sea in Zelenogorsk town park and on the beach in Solnechnoe village. A group of students, members of Sestroretsk cycling club “Sportstyle” (high school #324) and their teachers joined us that day.

  • Race for The Baltic campaign materials 2013

    You can download campaign materials from the links below:

  • Race for the Baltic campaign launches

    June, 8th the launch of the Race for the Baltic campaign, initiated by Coalition Clean Baltic, FISH-secretariat and Oceana, will take place in Malmö, Sweden to coincide with World Oceans Day.

  • River festival on Zhdanovka

    May 18, St. Petersburg, on the banks of the river Zhdanovka was held the 9th interregional youth River Festival, which Friends of the Baltic, together with partners, annually hold on various rivers. Students from 20 educational establishments of city and region shared their stories about the rivers they research. On ecologic stations, which were held by NGO’s and teachers, students got acquainted with the methods of analysis of the rivers and ways to improve their condition.

  • International project “Step to Eco Support” has been started in Saint Petersburg, eco advisors will appear in schools

    On 22 of May Kick off seminar was held in Petersburg in frame of russian-finish project called “Step to EcoSupport”. “Friends of the Baltic” organization during this project will create a network of school eco advisors, conduct trainings and counseling, prepare methodical recommendations for eco-friendly solutions in schools: energy and resource efficiency, about ecological priorities when buying equipment and materials for schools, waste management, transport solutions and other examples of “green” choice.

  • Southern coast of the Gulf of Finland: nature versus construction

    May 14th, Friends of the Baltic, together with the Centre of expertise «ECOM» with the support of Municipal Unit of Lomonosov town held a business bus excursion, devoted to the natural values of southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. The focus of the tour - the pieces of the coast, where there are prospects for the conservation of natural areas, but lack of decisions and regimes, which ensure their safety.

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