Posted by: Martin Fox | March 24, 2009

“The Green Wave” global biodiversity project

Cool things keep coming out of the UN’s youth oriented program office. Sign up and get involved in a worthwhile initiative. Peace out – Martin Fox with the Center for Global Leadership.

“The Green Wave” global biodiversity project

Through action-oriented learning, The Green Wave enables children and youth to make a difference for biodiversity.

The project encourages participants to engage in local action, build friendships, work in local and international partnerships and learn about global issues affecting biodiversity.

In participating schools, students learn about biodiversity and plan a special tree-planting celebration for the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on 22 May.

On IDB, students plant a native tree species, and water it at 10:00 local time, thereby creating a “green wave”, starting in the east and travelling west around the planet.

Throughout the day, students upload photos, videos and text summaries to The Green Wave website to share their tree-planting story with others.

An interactive map goes live at 20:10 with all The Green Wave stories. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.greenwave.cbd.int/.

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