• Friends of the Baltic at the eco game festival

    On December 15 Friends of the Baltic were invited to take part in an event dedicated to celebrating the results of the year-long competition of school environmental projects which was held by Sennoy Okrug municipality. We took part in organizing an educational eco game where we modelled an oil spill with the kids. Everyone understood the need to diminish our reliance on fossil fuels and to save precious energy.

  • Environmental Information Marathon in Peterhof

    November, 18-20 a lection course and interactive classes for pupils were organized by Friends of the Baltic at Peterhof. The topic was "How can we help the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland".

  • NGO Involvement in National Climate and Energy Policy International Conference

    October 27-28: Friends of the Baltic and the Climate Secretariat of the Russian Socio-Ecological Union organized and held the 4th All-Russian Conference on NGO Involvement in National Climate and Energy Policy. Environmental activists from all the regions of Russia, from the Far East to Murmansk, gathered in Strelna, near St.Petersburg, to discuss public expectations and measures that are necessary to implement energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions in Russia.

  • New meeting of Baltic Sea Ambassadors

    On October, 8 Friends of the Baltic held a new meeting/training for volunteers as part of the Baltic Sea Ambassadors project. Already experienced volunteers met those who just want to try volunteering and going to schools in order to teach a Baltic Sea class, talk about the Baltic Sea environment and inspire everyone to contribute with their even small actions to the well-being of the Baltic environment. New volunteers and schools are always welcome to join the project!

  • The outcomes of the international Baltic Sea Ambassadors summer camp

    The Baltic Sea Ambassadors, Friends of the Baltic volunteers, gathered to talk about the results of the international summer camp that took place in Estonia. The ideas and materials developped at the camp will help the Ambassadors to give better Baltic Sea lessons at schools and are already changing the participants' environmental habits. In our short-range plans is a new training for future Ambassadors.

  • Lomonosov town - a pearl at the sea coast or a port/industrial zone?

    Coastal residents who care about the town and the Gulf of Finland became guests of Friends of the Baltic information action within the Oranienbaum Marine Festival, dedicated to the 300-th anniversary of Lomonosov.

  • Friends of the Baltic open educational programs for 2011-2012 school year

    At the Round table on the 6th of September Friends of the Baltic announced the calendar of educational events for the coming school year on climate, energy and environment, Baltic Sea and rivers and Ecocentrum educational programs to teachers.

  • SPARE presentation to St. Petersburg schoolchildren

    On the 3rd of September in the famous Tavricheskij garden of St.Petersburg Friends of the Baltic NGO announced SPARE actions for the new school year to schoolchildren, coming to St.Petersburg Day of Environmental Knowledge. Pupils got to know about competition ”Energy and Environment”, Energy Saving Day, excursions and lessons on climate and energy, provided by Friends of the Baltic.

  • Environmental bicycle campaign along the Baltic Sea coast in Germany and Poland – Days 5-6-7

    Last day - Medzyzdroje coast.JPGThis day was dedicated to a natural pearl and conservation achievements at the Green Belt: Peenemünde Hook on the western end of the island of Usedom. But before getting there, we needed to train our patience, because the morning was very much dominated by persistent rain. So we decided to get to Peenemündeby ferry. A sea eagle followed us with his deep clear view while we were approaching the town. Despite of the continuous rain, some tourists awaited the ferry’s arrival next to us.
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  • Environmental bicycle campaign on the Baltic Sea shore of Germany and Poland. Day four

    Fifteen geese, a gas pipeline and a nuclear power station on the same coast On the 10th of August we reached Lubmin and saw the place where the Nord-Stream gas pipeline comes ashore onto the German territory, and then we also participated in the action against the prolongation of nuclear waste storage.
    More about our bike tour at the Baltic Green Belt tour

  • Day 2: Environmental bike campaign at the Baltic coast of Germany and Poland

     затопленной дороге.JPGOn August 7 the Baltic Green Belt bike campaign was launched, the starting point being the old Warnemunde lighthouse not far from the coastal city of Rostock, Germany. Many roads in coastal area are flooded, which may be partly caused with climate change. In Stralsund BUND organized a Green Belt information action where Friends of the Baltic presented our new booklet entitled Together we act to save the Baltic Sea.
    More about our bike tour at the Baltic Green Belt tour

  • Environmental bicycle campaign 2011 along the Baltic Sea shore in Eastern Germany-Western Poland

    On 7th of August Russian NGOS Friends of the Baltic and St.Petersburg Association of environmental journalists join the environmental bicycle campaign within the Baltic Green Belt project.
    More about our bike tour at the Baltic Green Belt tour

  • International environmental camp of the Baltic Sea Ambassadors

    Baltic Sea Ambassadors from Estonia, Finland, and Russia started the international youth camp at the Orava Talu camping near the Sillamae town on the Gulf of Finland shore. Organizers are Finnish Nature League (Luonto-Liitto), Center for Applied Ecology and Friends of the Baltic.

  • River Festival 2011 at the Karasta river

    The VII traditional inter-regional action “River Festival” took place in Lomonosov town at the Karasta river 14 of May. It was organized within River Watch program of Friends of the Baltic/Coalition Clean Baltic, and public movement “River Network of North-West Russia”.

  • 25 years of Chernobyl disaster – the reason to speak on the alternatives to nuclear energy


    April 16 at day 25 anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster the Friends of the Baltic NGO (Russian SPARE coordinator) held open Memorial Day of Chernobyl and Day of Alternative Energy at the St. Petersburg Ecocentrum.

  • More Baltic Sea Ambassadors in St.Petersburg.

    On April 21 FoB held another training for future Baltic Sea Ambassadors. The volunteers will then go to local schools and give so-called Baltic Sea lessons where they talk about the Baltic Sea environment and what everybody can do to help protect the Baltic Sea.

  • Green Energy in Murmansk Region Against Climate Change: advances and issues

    April 6 to 8, 2011: A media tour was held in Murmansk region in order to introduce journalists and NGO activists to local examples of low-carbon solutions, among them: the energy efficient block in the town of Apatity, a wind power turbine in Murmansk and the use of geothermal heat pumps for buildings. The tour concluded with a press conference in the press center of Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper where the tour’s organizers – Olga Senova of RSEU Climate Secretariat and Friends of the Baltic NGO, Elena Kruglikova of Kola Environmental Center and Vitaly Servetnik of Nature and Youth held their speeches.

  • Local Schools to Receive New Baltic Sea Embassadors

    On November the 20th new students from St.Petersburg and Leningrad region were trained by Friends of the Baltic as Baltic Sea Embassadors. Those embassadors who are already experienced and expert teachers shared their experience in conducting Baltic Sea lessons. The training allows the students to give Baltic Sea lessons at schools.

  • Anniversary Youth Conference "Environmental monitoring of small rivers and the coast of the Gulf of Finland” took place on October 16 in Lomonosov

    About 70 activists from different school environmental clubs and study groups assembled in Lomonosov to share results of their observations and environmental actions in the framework of the international program “Coalition Clean Baltic "River Watch". The conference was held by “Friends of the Baltic” and the Center for Children's technical creativity in Petrodvorets district with the support of Lomonosov municipal district.

  • 'Youth is to be the leading force in combatting climate change' meant experts and NGO representatives at Russian-American seminar

    Sepember 24: Green Energy Against Climate Change youth seminar was held in St.Petersburg by Friends of the Baltic as part of the Youth as the Driving Force in Promotion of Climate Change Solutions and was supported by the US Consulate General. Presented was the experience of American and Russian businesses and NGOs dealing with climate and energy related sustainable solutions. The role of youth in promotion of green energy alternatives was discussed.

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