The partners of the Green Network work in various fields, but all together we are inseparable because we share a common vision for the future of Belarus. This report tells about what we do together to achieve collective strategic goals.
The Green Network is open to suggestions and cooperation. We are ready to support new ideas and projects and are always happy to meet new partners.
The Green Network is a community of environmental organizations, activists, initiatives, and experts who united into a network in 2007 to address environmental issues that can be tackled only in a joint effort.
The partnership comprises 19 environmental public associations and 41 individual participants from Minsk, Grodno, Gomel, Baranovichi, Brest, and other Belarusian cities and towns.
1. Protection of Nature and Promotion of Its Regeneration
2. Promotion of Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making
3. Development of a Social Green Movement in Belarus
We are guided by the Earth Charter, principles of sustainable development, fairness, transparency, democratic participation, respect for human rights, and gender equality. We cooperate with government agencies, an academic community, civil society, and businesses.
Urban Forester is a campaign of the Green Network environmental partnership aimed at preserving green spaces in towns through efforts of citizens.
The campaign is conducted in Minsk and Brest.
In 2018, the campaign presented the Brest Hiking Marathon.
The Portal was created by the Green Network as a platform to tell about partners' activities, promote green ideals, make an ecological lifestyle popular among different audiences in Belarus, and cover the events related to the protection of people's right to favourable environment.
The Green Watch is an environmental initiative created to solve particular environmental issues. Monitors control the enforcement of environmental laws.
Any person can join the initiative. At present more than 300 patrols work in Belarus.
Monitors operate in 23 regions of Belarus. The main participants of the Green Watch are the people who are eager to take action.
It is a community of concerned people united by their desire to be ecofriendly and help the environment with their big and small deeds. The volunteer network assists partner organizations in looking for the people who would help them with projects.
Volunteers of the Green Network work in various fields, from planting trees and spreading information to the development of new environmental projects in cooperation with experts.
● More than 2000 hours worked
● More than 578 volunteers all across Belarus
Anyone can join the volunteer network and become an environmentalist.
Through our campaigns we talk about complex ecological topics in simple terms and engage people in the green agenda, inspiring them to ecofriendly lifestyle.
We held a few large national campaigns – Earth Hour, Forest Week, and Zrobim!
ECOCUP ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
The ECOCUP International Cinema Forum took place in Belarus at the end of October.
During five days movies about ecology and the environment were shown in five cities and towns – Minsk, Baranovichi, Bobruisk, Brest, and Vitebsk.
The Festival came to us from Russia, where it has been held for nine years already.
Zrobim! is a part of the global movement Let's Do It! that unites 158 countries and 17 million volunteers.
The organizing committee in Belarus is represented by the members of the Green Network, Minsk Cycling Community NGO, and The Center for Environmental Solutions Institution. The events of Zrobim! are supported by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Housing and Communal Services.
Green City for Everyone
Green City for Everyone Initiative is a joint project of the Green Network partnership and the Peipsi Estonian public ecological organization, supported by Estonian MFA. The initiative is devoted to the adaptation of green spaces of Minsk to visually challenged people.