• SPARE competition in St.Petersburg: school kids propose solutions to save energy and the climate

    The regional stage on the SPARE competition has been concluded in St.Petersburg and Leningrad region. It took place within the SPARE project framework, coordinated by Friends of the Baltic. Among the winners are projects showing simple ways of energy saving in schools and households, that helps decrease greenhouse gases emissions.

  • Meeting in Helsinki as part of North-Western collaboration project

    February 25-27: Friends of the Baltic held a kick-off meeting in Helsinki of the new project called the Baltic-Nordic Network for Capacity Building of North-West Russian NGOs in public education for sustainable solutions. The participants got to know about a number of environmentally friendly solutions being used in Finland, of new methods and forms of public education about such solutions, as well as discussed the further development of the project activities.

  • Festival of Youth's Environmental Projects and Initiatives for Sustainable Development in St.Petersburg

    Around 500 creative projects by young people were presented at the Festival of Youth's Environmental Projects and Initiatives organized by Friends of the Baltic under the auspices of the Comittee for Youth Policy and Interaction with NGOs. The Festival was held on October 29 at "At Voznesensky bridge" Palace for children's creativity.

  • Young Environmentalists Propose Solutions for Protection of Small Rivers and the Gulf of Finland

    October 17: Friends of the Baltic held The 9th Inter-regional Youth Conference “Environmental Monitoring of Small Rivers and the Gulf of Finland Coast” within the Priority Area of Coalition Clean Baltic “River Watch” which took place in the town of Lomonosov. Among the “hottest” problems young activists noted consequences of organic pollution of rivers and the Gulf with non-treated household wastewater from coastal settlements — both in St.Petersburg suburbs and Leningrad oblast. Conference participants approved Conference Decisions on necessary solutions, addressed to regional governments.

  • Russian-Finnish “Baltic Sea Embassadors” Youth Project launched in St.Petersburg

    October, 10th 2009: Friends of the Baltic together with Luonto-Liitto, our Finnish partner NGO, held the first pilot training for volunteers as part of the Baltic Sea Embassadors international project. These volunteers are supposed to give interactive Baltic Sea lessons in schools and centers for additional education.

  • Russian citizens give recommendations to politicians in the run-up to international climate negotiations

    On 26 September, the Climate Secretariat of the Russian Socio-Ecological Union and Friends of the Baltic NGO held the Day of Public Consultations on Climate Change in St.Petersburg, Russia. During the day, a hundred of people of different ages, occupations, social status and education level expressed their opinions on the issues of the climate change, the international climate negotiations, and voiced out their recommendations on these issues to politicians.

  • Round table on energy saving in housing sector

    December,18: Friends of the Baltic organized and held a moving round table discussion and excursions, devoted to positive experiences and possibilities of saving energy in housing sector.

  • Energy saving in housing communities is realistic and profitable

    November 13: Friends of the Baltic presented a set of useful material with advise on how to save energy in housing sector and on public participation in energy resources economizing to heads of housing communities of St.Petersburg.

  • Friends of the Baltic at the INFORSE-Europe seminar on NGO energy policy

    Friends of the Baltic presented SPARE and took part in the discussion on energy education so as NGO vision and involvement to the climate/energy policy October 13-15, 2008, at the INFORSE-Europe seminar in Montreuil, France.

  • Young Gulf of Finland coast’s inhabitants tell about the state of their environment

    October, the 11th: a traditional environmental youth conference was held in Lomonosov, it was organized by Friends of the Baltic NGO and the Center for children’s technical creativity.

  • Environmental Cycle through the Nature Values and "Hot Spots" on the South Shore of the Gulf of Finland and Izora Plateau.

    Youth bike action 2001

    Traditional youth bike action was organized by Children of the Baltic jointly with Green World. Participants - shcoolchildren from 10 years old, teachers and eco-activists from St.Petersburg, Lomonosov and Kipen covered more than 130 km from the Gulf of Finland coast along the Strelka river, through Kipen, Lopuhinka, Gostilitsy, basins of Kovash river and Karasta river, Map of Environmental CycleLomonosow and finished on the Gulf soast at the place before the Menshikovsky palace, where bitumen terminal is planed.

  • International CCB River Watch Camp - 2008

    July 30 - August 5, 2008 International CCB River Watch camp was organized in Belarus at the Vileiskoye lake, belonging to Western Dvina basin, by ARB-BirdLife-Belarus non-governmental environmental organization in cooperation with Friends of the Baltic NGO (Russia).
    This camp became a part of priority activity of international Coalition Clean Baltic, devoted to the promotion of the sustainable river basin management.

  • Presentation of local sustainable energy solutions made by Friends of the Baltic at UNFCCC meeting

    June 11, 2008 in Bonn the small scale sustainable energy solutions developed within SPARE were presented by Olga Senova, Friends of the Baltic at the WECF side event within UNFCCC (SB-28) international meeting .

  • Baltic Sea Campaign 2008 on the Gulf of Finland shore starts from River Festival

    On the 17th of May 2008 the traditional IV River Festival was held by Friends of the Baltic on at the bank of the Kikenka river, belonging to the Gulf of Finland basin! Festival participants were members of Friends of the Baltic/CCB River Watch network


    April 18, 2008 in St.Petersburg Centre for Environmental Safety the Youth Festival was held by Friends of the Baltic NGO, LATEAM group of St.Petersburg State University, Nature School Island and Russian Hydro Meteorology University.

  • Responsibility of business for nature conservation -- costs or benefits?

    Plenary session
    Environmental responsibility and the right environmental policy of business contribute to the favorable environment in St. Petersburg, keeping the population healthy, increase of quality of goods and services, and benefit both companies and citizens. This is the common conclusion that the participants of the conference "Environmental responcibility of business as a basis for favorable environment and investment attraction of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region" came to. The conference was held in St. Petersburg, on September 20 and 21, 2007.

  • River festival 2007 in pavlovsk - youth tells about the local small rivers

    On May, 12 2007 young researchers and river protectors gathered in Pavlovsk at the river Popovka for the River Festival. This annual event is the part of the Friends of the Baltic long-term programme for public watch and protection of the rivers of the Gulf of Finland basin. For the third year the River Festival is held in Spring on various rivers. In 2005 it was held in Strel'na nearby the Strelka river, in 2006 - in Pesochnoye township by the river Chyornaya.

  • "Friends of the Baltic" international youth environmental camp - education for personal actions for sustainable development

    In the middle of July the international youth environmental camp, which worked during more than two weeks in Russia and Estonia, was finished. The camp was held by Friends of the Baltic NGO with the support of Nordic Council of Minister.

  • International youth environmental parliament in St.Petersburg

    "International Baltic Code of environmentally friendly behavior" was adopted by participants of International Youth Environmental Parliament (YEP), which was held on 22 April 2006 in Znamenka on the South coast of Gulf of Finland within Nordplus Neighbors Program of Nordic Council of Ministers. In Parliament took part more than 60 schoolchildren, students, teachers and activists of NGOs from Russia, Finland, Sweden and Estonia.

  • Presentation of the book "Renewable Energy for North-west Russia. Resources and perspectivities"

    This brochure is addressed to representatives of local authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGO), teachers, students, and ordinary citizens, interested in energy issues. It will be useful both for those, who would like to know more about environmentally friendly energy production, and for those, who is looking for practical possibilities and solutions for energy supply in a house, district or town on the basis of renewable energy sources.

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