YEN Zambia

Youth Environment Network - Zambia

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

World Environment Day 2010 Report

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year throughout the world on 5th June in order to give a human face to environmental issues and empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development and amongst others.

For WED 2010, Youth Environment Network (YEN) - Zambia organized an environmental fun fair with its affiliate School Namununga. Namununga School is one of the first schools in Zambia which has decided to go green and it has started on a bang with its powerful truism "Go Green Namununga" reigning in both pupils and teachers' minds.

About a thousand people in attendance and you can read the full report by downloading our World Environment Day 2010 Report here.

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4Rs Environmental Sessions in Mongu

Yen-Zambia partnered with CeLIM, an Italian NGO based in Mongu of Western Province to facilitate environmental education in 4 selected schools of Mongu in 2010.

These series of sessions were the first of their kind in schools of Mongu. You can read the full report by downloading the Mongu Report here.

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We can all do our part to protect the planet by using less and acting more. Going Green is not as difficult as you might think. In our guide we walk you through some easy ways to go green in your daily routine.

Download our Green Tips here.

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Green Blaze Campaign

The Green Blaze Campaign is a joint partnership programme between YEN Zambia and 3.7 Blaze TV2's Musical show which is hosted and produced by renowned Zambian female artist Kachanana Simate.

The Green Blaze Campaign on Climate change will be an annual program involving Zambian Artists and community members that raises awareness on critical climate change issues.

2010's campaign was dedicated to tree planting activities. On 11th November 2010 YEN Zambia, Music Artists, TV2 Producers, and pupils from Namununga and Holy Family Community School planted 135 trees at Holy Family Community School.

You can read more about the campaign by downloading the full campaign report here.

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Earth Day Report 2010

The American Embassy in partnership with the Environmental Council of Zambia, Lusaka City Council and the Scouts Association of Zambia organized a week of Environmental activities to commemorate Earth Day for 2010.

Activities included a Day of Volunteering, the Earth Day Film Festival, and the Green Technology Conference and Exhibition.

Youth Environment Network (YEN) Zambia and the Youth United Nations Association (YUNA) partnered in participating in this year's Earth Day Event.

You can read more about Earth Day 2010 and YEN Zambia's participation in by downloading the report here.

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British Council Media Presentation Report

The British Council Zambia organized a media day programme on 14th April 2010 in order to launch a climate change website and media booklet on reporting climate change in Zambia.

You can read about the media day and YEN Zambia's involvement by downloading the report here.

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Environmental Calendar 2010 - 2015

We now have the environmental calendar through 2015! Note that other environmental days have not been listed, but we can always update you whenever you want to find out more. You can email us at yenzambia - at - yahoo - dot - com.

2nd February - World Wetlands Day
21st March - World Forestry Day
22nd March - World Water Day
22nd April - Earth Day
5th June - World Environment
16th September - World Ozone Day
27th September - World Tourism Day
1st October - World Habitat Day
1st December - World AIDS Day
15th December - National Tree Planting Month