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Welcome to our Ecoblog! Here is the place where we exchange ideas or spotlight green events that have come to our attention. Your comments or articles are welcome!
When : Mai 19th, from 8:30 p.m.
Where : La Biscuiterie de Médina, Dakar Senegal
What : ARTEA (Dance) Company invites you to a Dance Event against plastic bags
5 million new plastic bags each day
Life span of a plastic bag = 400 years (8 generations)
STOP IT NOW !
Tell us about your local event to stop pollution to be featured on our Ecoblog.
Only 45 days to go when world leaders and governments, private sector and NGO representatives will come together in Brazil at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development. The Participants will discuss and (hopefully) agree on a concept for a sustainable development of our planet.
What’s sustainable development? Here is the UN formula: “Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
The word “needs” of present and future generations seems to be the determining factor. Imagine, we produce less plastics, we cut no more trees as we plant, we consume local products and reduce the CO2 emission due to transport of goods, we focus more on useful and long term products than on bling-bling once, … we can do so much to change our needs and thus also change needs of future generations for a sustainable way of living.
For global concept on sustainable development to succeed, it will need to be put in practice by all of us.
In the days to go to Rio+20 Conference, we would like to know your individual “formula” for a sustainable development, i.e. all the small efforts everyone can do to preserve our natural resources for future generations.
The 3 best ideas will be featured on our Ecoblog.
Dear friends of Ecofund, check out the AgirEcologie website: there you will find examples of small and simple daily green gestures to protect our environment (what and how to recycle your garbage, how to save water and energy at home, how to consume in a sustainable and responsible way, etc).
The website is not about changing your entire lifestyle but about small efforts which become your new good green habits. Let’s act and protect our environment !
When: May 12th - 13th 2012
Where: Global - Senegal
What: World Migratory Bird Day is a global awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. People around the world take action and organise public events such as bird festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions.
World Migratory Birds Day will be celebrated in Dakar over the weekend of 12-13 May. Even in a vibrant capital city, there is much to observe and discover about bird migration. In the spring of 2011 it was noticed for the first time that roseate terns (pictured) passed through the city's Baie de N'Gor in internationally important numbers. Come and learn more about how your observations could contribute in elucidating migration, and so better protect the migrating birds.
When: Thursday, May 10th at 5:30 p.m.
Where: France, Paris, UNESCO, 125 avenue de Suffren
What: Mariana Ramos, ambassador of the Cape Verde’s music and our ambassador of ecoprojects in Cape Verde is giving a concert in tribute to the famous Césaria Evora.
Mariana will seize the opportunity and advocates for the support of our Cape Verde Champions, José and Tommy, and their efforts to protect the beautiful natural heritage of the Cape Verde archipelago.
Come and help protecting marine birds and turtles while enjoying the unique voice and the “suave” music of Marianna!
When: from May 5th to May 19th 2012
Where: Forests in Laos
Whant: Ecofund is proud to announce that one of our green advisors, Julien Cordier, will take part in the prestigious expedition Raft of the Summits to Laos to draw up an inventory of birds in various forest environments: riparian forest, lowland forest, forest hill, and forests up the Karst mountains!
During his mission, both on the ground and on the roof of the forest, not only will he observe, photograph and listen to birds but he will also measure and weight them in order to classify and list them as thoroughly as possible. Follow his mission on our Ecoblog!
Augustin, our Champion from Casamance, has successfully mobilized the youth of his home region to engage for the protection of their beautiful but endangered nature: in the coming weeks they will collect waste, in particular the everywhere to find plastic waste, and also undertake small reforestation campaigns in the villages, on the littoral and in the forest. Augustin leads social change in his locality in order to preserve our planet. Watch the video interview with Augustin (in French) to learn more about his green Casamance event “Ecole Nature”.