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The Association for Social-Ecological Change (VSOW e.V.) invited a total of 30 young people from Germany and Turkey to the joint project “Youth for Forests”. The aims of the activities were not only direct environmental and forest protection, but also intercultural exchange. The activities in Brandenburg and Mugla served as a method to inspire young adults for nature conservation and to bring them together. Especially the two particularly affected regions in Brandenburg and Mugla make it clear that we are facing the same challenges in Europe and that we can only solve these problems together. Since CO2 was also emitted…

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title E Debate

25 young adults around the world debate climate change. Together with our partner YPIDA from Turkey, VSOW hosted the digital event series “The Intercultural E-Debate”. For one week, young adults from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas discussed moving issues of our time, such as climate change and its impact on our environment, the corona pandemic and freedom of expression. In this way, the participants could get to know different perceptions and debate possible solutions with people from other contexts. The exchange also aimed at strengthening the soft skills of young people. In the workshops, participants were able to practice…

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Previous Next In March 2018 we organized a one-week environmental education activity with a biology class of the Andreas-Gymnasium in Berlin. On the agenda: the ecological context of natural regeneration as a principle of forest development and appropriate measures to support it. Students learned the theory and worked hands-on. Thus, a series of boxes for jays and perches for birds of prey have been created for the forest area in Bugk that we manage. Now, the offspring of young oak trees on the former monoculture of pines can grow up protected against predators, such as deer and mice.

Each of the three project locations is located on the former Inca Foothills and adjoins national park areas: the Munay Suyu Costa on the Pacific coast, near Canoa, the Munay Suyu Andes, in the Andes near the city of Cuenca, and the Munay Suyu Amazonia, in the tropical Rain forest near the village Tena. We have been working on the vision of the Munay Suyu since the spring of 2018. There is much to do in the “School for ancient wisdom”. Since the project sites have not been maintained for many years, many invasive plant species have spread that are…

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