ACT NOW!
Every Drop Matters – Every Act Counts

International conference on education for sustainable development
27 – 31 May  2013, Joensuu, Finland

Act Now! is a biennial conference for schools, children, youth and stakeholders, organised by ENO Programme Association. In 2011 the focus was on forests, in conjunction with the celebration of the international year of forests. About 4000 students and teachers from 60 countries took part.

Act Now 2013 will focus on water, to celebrate the international year of water cooperation. The conference will take place 27 – 31 May in the city of Joensuu, Finland. Joensuu is located next to the Russian border and about 400 km North-East from Helsinki,see here.The main event 30-31 May will take place in Joensuun Laulurinne. It is a pretty, park-like area designed specially for large events and surrounded by lake Pyhäselkä.

In the main event, participants and partners arrange hands-on workshops according water and forests. Workshops are various-sided and including games, drama, music etc. Other highlights will be a big mural painting, ENO Action Plan For Water with Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksova who will also be presenter in the main event. The event will culminate to a massive choir concert where over 10 000 children will sing together for environment and forthcoming summer in Finland. For the main event we expect 15 000 visitors.

Forests and tree planting will also be visible in the conference. In the Rio+20 Summit, ENO’s commitment of planting 100 million trees by 2017 was highlighted in the overall summary of commitments, out of 700 pledges. In addition to nature activities, a strategy symposium for 100 Million Trees campaign and water seminar will be organized, in co-operation with ENO Academic Supervisory Board. Representatives of ENO Green Cities Network will be invited.

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