November 9-10 young activists of Children of the Baltic together with
Finnish youngsters worked at the Youth environmental Parliament - 2002 in
Espo, organized by Nature and Miljo (Finland).
Russian participants were members of Children of the Baltic NGO, youth
environmental club "Domovjenok" and youth movement "EcoShield". They brought
to Espo YEP-2002 their results of River Watch investigations on the South
shore of the Gulf of Finland; impressions of summer Russian-Finnish youth
camp, organized by Children of the Baltic, Natur and Miljo and
Luonto-Liitto; their vision of environmental values on the Gulf of Finland
Finnish participants were Swedish-speaking youngsters 16-18 years old from
the whole Finland.
Participants of YEP-2002 discussed six main themes:
- Ecological Food
- Adventure in Nature
- Animals' Rights
- Fashion and Environment
- Environmental Art
Conclusions of workshops were focused mostly on the youth sustainable
initiatives on the local level, personal choice of youngsters how to
organize their own life friendly to nature.
Children of the Baltic Youth Environmental Press-Center prepared the
video-report on activities of Russian and Finnish youngsters on the both
shores of the Gulf and at the YEP-2002. This video-material will be
distributed in the Gulf of Finland region by the partner's NGOs.