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City Rating Challenge has started!

posted May 21, 2018, 8:25 PM by Mika Vanhanen




The Global City Rating Challenge 
Rate your environment and win a Nokia 7 Plus smartphone! 

What do you see and hear around you, how’s the air? What’s your favourite place in the city? Are there places that need to be taken better care of?  

Open your senses and explore your city in a new way: by rating the environment. You can give points any place you want, any time, and you are doing good for the planet. You can even win a Nokia 7 Plus smartphone.

Envirate and ENO announce that the City Rating Challenge is on – so act now! 

The global City Rating Challenge is a competition for everyone who cares about our planet and wants to increase environmental awareness. Our aim is global data collection on quality of the local environment from people’s own perceptions. By rating you will create dots that will start to draw a worldwide map of the state of our planet. 

We will reward the 5 people who rate the most in their cities during 22 May - 15 June 2018 with the latest Nokia 7 Plus smartphones. 

Instructions for the competition: 

Go to m.envirate.net with your mobile and start rating!
The idea is to rate your environment with the Envirate app on a scale from 0 (very bad) to 5 (excellent) on three main senses – Look, Hear, Breathe. 
Rate wherever you go and rate as much as you can between 22 May - 15 June, 2018
The five top raters will be awarded with the newest Nokia 7 Plus mobile phones
We’ll announce the leaderboard along the way on the Envirate and ENO Facebook pages so please follow them! 

NB! Please note that in this competition the quality of the ratings are the main priority. Therefore, we will carefully monitor the data quality, disqualifying all dubious users.

ENO and Envirate started co-operation today

posted May 20, 2018, 11:45 PM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated May 20, 2018, 11:46 PM ]


Ljubljana 21 May 2018
Environment Online and Envirate start co-operation to increase 
environmental awareness, plant trees and rate cities around the world

To boost environmental awareness and action, Envirate started a partnership with Environment Online (ENO). Envirate was introduced to ENO first time last year when Envirate launched its award-winning mobile application at the international ENO’s Act Now conference on June 15th, 2017 in Joensuu.

The global ENO network has planted over 20 million trees and has established a network of over 10 000 schools in 150 countries. ENO network has excellent know-how and experience in tree planting activities. “We, in both Envirate and in ENO, believe that tree-planting is one fundamental key to a better planet,” says Pekka Harju-Autti, the founder and CEO of Envirate. He assures: “It is envisaged that ENO network has a key role in planning large tree planting projects. To make our mutual vision happen for the more sustainable planet, we shall deepen our organizational relationship in the near future”.

Envirate allows anybody with a mobile phone give ratings on the environment around them wherever in the world. ”Envirate is a perfect tool for us and our global network. We will start to use Envirate in our ENO activities, and we will challenge our Green Cities around the world to join this huge environmental movement and rate our network’s cities”, acknowledges Mika Vanhanen, the founder of ENO.

To kick off the new co-operation, Envirate and ENO will publish their mutual competition for their extended networks tomorrow. Global “City Challenge” competition starts at 9 am on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2018. The competition will encourage people to rate their environment according to their three main senses: look, hear, breathe. Follow the Envirate and ENOFacebook pages to get further information about the competition, so you can be among the firsts to get the instructions on how to win the newest Nokia 7 Plus mobile phones while doing good for the planet Earth.

About ENO:

Environment Online – ENO is a global network of schools and communities for sustainable development. Since its launch in 2000, over 10 000 schools in 157 countries have joined ENO and done concrete deeds for the environment like planted trees. Two annual tree planting days in ENO take place on UN Days: for biodiversity 22nd of May and for peace 21st of September. In Rio+20 Sustainable Development Summit, 2012, ENO made a strong commitment to planting 100 million trees by 2017. This voluntary network also covers ENO Green Cities, currently 54 cities or municipalities in 23 countries.

Contact:
Mika Vanhanen, Founder
Email: mika.vanhanen@enoprogramme.org
http://treeday.enoprogramme.org

About Envirate:

Envirate is an award-winning mobile application for assessing the state of the environment wherever you go. The application enables people to evaluate their surrounding environment in the same way as, for example, hotels are evaluated by customers. Envirate is already operational in every country worldwide.

Contact: Pekka Harju-Autti, Founder & CEO
Email: pekka@envirate.net
www.envirate.net

ENO Art Bee Contest 2018 : Photos of winners

posted May 20, 2018, 8:46 AM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated May 20, 2018, 10:15 AM ]

Category 4-5 years old



1. Rustavi N8 kindergarten, Georgia


2. Kindergarten Eko Bajka, Montenegro


3. Slonim kindergarten, Belarus


4. JPU "Zagorka Ivanovic, Montenegro


4. Vrtec Circkovce, Slovenia


5. JPU ”Dragan Kovačević", Montenegro 


Category 6- 10 years old 

1. OŠ Polhov Gradec, Slovenia

2. OŠ Davorina Jenka, Slovenia 


3. OŠ Dragotina Ketteja Novo Mesto, Slovenia 

4. OŠ Frana Erjavca Nova Gorica, Slovenia
5. OŠ Olge Meglič, Slovenia 


Category: 11 -15 years old


1. OŠ Turnišče, Slovenia 
2. JU OŠ "Bukovica, Montenegro

3. Vladislav SL. Ribnikar, Montenegro


4. Elementary School "Fra Grga Martić", Bosnia Herzegovina

5. OŠ Cirkovce, Slovenia


Category 16 - 18 years old


1. Šiauliai "Saulėtekis" Gymnasium, Lithuania 


2. SMA Darul Islam Gresik, Indonesia


3.Šiauliai "Saulėtekis" Gymnasium, Lithuania


4. Secondary art school " Petar Lubarda", Montenegro

5. JU Umjtnička škola za ,uziku i balet "Vasa Pavić", Montenegro

ENO Art Bee Contest 2018 and results

posted May 18, 2018, 12:20 AM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated May 18, 2018, 12:25 AM ]


ENO ART BEE CONTEST 2018

237 bees from 35 countries reached in time to be evaluated. The jury consisted of four members : Mika Vanhanen, Almina Durakovic, Masa Kozjek and Malci Boznar. In the criteria, focus was laid on the use of recycled material and imagination, instead of cute cartoon-like bees. Judges did not know name of authors or countries as each bee was only marked with code number. So this made the evaluation as objective as possible.

There were great work so the decisions were difficult. But the winners was found easily. Thank you for all the participants! These bees will be shown here in Slovenia in the end of summer.

RESULTS

CATEGORY A : 4-5 years old

1. Rustavi N8 kindergarten, Georgia
2. Kindergarten Eko Bajka, Montenegro
3. Slonim kindergarten, Belarus
4. JPU "Zagorka Ivanovic, Montenegro and Vrtec Cirkovce, Slovenia
5. JPU ”Dragan Kovačević", Montenegro 

- Slovenian winner: OŠ Cirkovce

CATEGORY B:  6- 10 years old 

1. OŠ Polhov Gradec, Slovenia
2. OŠ Davorina Jenka, Slovenia 
3. OŠ Dragotina Ketteja Novo Mesto, Slovenia 
4. OŠ Frana Erjavca Nova Gorica, Slovenia
5. OŠ Olge Meglič, Slovenia 

- Slovenian winner: OŠ Polhov Gradec

CATEGORY C: 11 -15 years old

1. OŠ Turnišče, Slovenia 
2. JU OŠ "Bukovica, Montenegro
3. Vladislav SL. Ribnikar, Montenegro
4. Elementary School "Fra Grga Martić", Bosnia Herzegovina
5. OŠ Cirkovce, Slovenia

- Slovenian winner:  OŠ Turnišče

CATEGORY D: 16 - 18 years old

1. Šiauliai "Saulėtekis" Gymnasium, Lithuania 
2. SMA Darul Islam Gresik, Indonesia
3. Šiauliai "Saulėtekis" Gymnasium, Lithuania
4. Secondary art school " Petar Lubarda", Montenegro
5. JU Umjtnička škola za ,uziku i balet "Vasa Pavić", Montenegro

- Slovenian winner: OŠ Milke Šobar Nataše

Supporters of ENO Art Bee Contest in Slovenia

posted May 14, 2018, 5:46 AM by Mika Vanhanen

We are happy to announce our sponsors for ENO Art Bee Contest!

We have two Slovenian sponsors. Thank you so much!

HIŠA MEDU BOŽNAR


-        donated 1000€ for the ENO Art  Bee Competition

-        The winning school in each age category wins 250€

-        They also host our exhibition


HOFER trgovina d.o.o., Slovenija,




-        donated 400€ for Slovene schools in the ENO Art  Bee Competition

-        The winning Slovene school in each age category wins 100€

-        They donated also 600 packages of seeds of honeybee-friendly plants for the visitors of our exhibition

1,8 million trees planted in ENO Treelympics 2017

posted Mar 26, 2018, 3:05 AM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 3:06 AM ]



1,8 million trees planted in ENO Treelympics 2017

1040 schools from 67 countries registered and planted in total 1,8 million trees in ENO Treelympics 2017.Due to technical problems we did not receive data from all the schools that participated.
Belarus like in 2016 was again the motor and alone there schools planted 1,5 million trees. Most registrations came from Turkey.

Congratulations!

1. Vornyanskaya kindergarten-school, Belarus 194000
2. Yüksel Yesil Primary School TEMA, Turkey 126940
3. Tsunenishskaya kindergarten-school, Belarus 111860
4. Podorosskaya school, Belarus                        105000
5. Oshmyany secondary school 1, Belarus          74150
6. Zhukovschinskaya school, Belarus                   71191
7. Porozovskaya secondary school, Belarus          68515
8. Murovanooshmyanskaya kindergarten-school, Belarus 66270
9. Gneznovskaya kindergarten-school, Belarus 66000
10. Spondovskaya school, Belarus                  54000

ENO visit to Mexico and Caribbean 4-18 Feb

posted Jan 22, 2018, 1:25 AM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated Jan 22, 2018, 1:30 AM ]

ENO Programme will be introduced in Mexico and the Caribbean 4-18 February. 

Founder Mika Vanhanen was invited to lecture at the University of Monterrey (UDEM) about Finnish education and ENO at the University's Sustainable Development Week. The trip continues to Cuba, where 80 schools have been planting ENO trees since 2007 .  In Havanna, Mr Vanhanen will meet ministry people and visit schools. The final destination is the Bahamas, which made a promise to plant 10,000 trees under ENO Tree Planting Campaign.

 In the Caribbean, ENO has been spread to Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Cuba, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad Tobago. ENO trees have been planted in over 150 countries.


St Vincent and Grenadines winner in ENO Treelympics 2015


Plant A Fruit Tree 18 May / To Bee or not to Bee

posted Jan 11, 2018, 12:56 AM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 1:12 AM ]

This year ENO will plant fruit trees on ENO Tree Planting Day. It will take place  Friday 18 May 2018. The day is also to celebrate World Bee Day, a new day approved by the United Nations.  The attention of the global public will be drawn to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators. People will be reminded of the importance of bees for the entire humanity and invited to take concrete action to preserve and protect them. The resolution was co-sponsored by 115 UN Member States, including the USA, Canada, China, the Russian Federation, India, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and all the European Union Member States.  Read more about the World Bee Day here





Trinidad Tobago: 1805 trees planted by kids with support of EMA

posted Jan 5, 2018, 1:47 AM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 1:56 AM ]



Over the past two years, the EMA ( Environmental Management Authority) has participated in the ENO’s global tree planting initiative. We were able to reach out to diverse communities, involving children and youth in tree planting to increase appreciation of the value of trees. We are proud to have been able to plant 1805 trees throughout the two islands of  Trinidad and Tobago. 


In 2016, the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) of Trinidad and Tobago accepter the invitation to participate 100 million trees  by 2017 campaign. Same year , the EM planted 370 trees at schools through its Enviro Club Progrmme, thus empowering children and youth through tree planting. In 2017, the exercise continued with 1435 trees being planted, bringin the EMA's total contribution to 1805.

 

Best regards,

 

Juanita I. Schmidhammer

Associate Professional, Public Education Unit

Corner St. John’s Rd and EMR, St. Augustine



Poland supports 100 Million Trees: 0,45 million trees planted in March-April 2016

posted Apr 15, 2016, 5:59 AM by Mika Vanhanen



Poland proudly supports 100 Million Trees Campaign. The State Forests are implementing the assumptions of the programme by encouraging children and youth to participate in tree planting events with the help of foresters. All regional directorates of The State Forests (17) as well as forest districts (430) are involved in the programme. Until now (i.e. March-April), over 450 thousand trees have been planted as part of field actions. The major tree species are: pine, spruce, oak, beech.

Because the planting season in Poland falls in spring and autumn, we will be able to send you the comprehensive report regarding the proceedings of programme in November.

Agnieszka Kuchta

Sekretariat Centrum Informacyjnego Lasów Państwowych

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