Overview

Side events in Brussels

Outside exhibition

IBGEBIM

On May 24th a tent on the Berlaymont esplanade will hold stands from UMICORE (http://www.umicore.com/en/) , IBGE ((http://www.ibgebim.be/index.htm) and Worms ASBL (http://www.wormsasbl.org/)

Come and see the Plastic Bag Monster on the esplanade of the Berlaymont:

http://www.artnak.net/lovka-na-lovce/plastic-bag-monster/

Tom and Lila exhibition (Charlemagne, 1st floor)

Tom  and Lilla

Over the past ten years the Environment Directorate General of the European Commission has published ten storybooks for children aged 5 to 8 years.  The books feature a boy, Tom, and Lila a fox who is his friend. Together they go on several adventures which help Tom discover how to respect and protect the environment. Topics so far covered include water, waste, nature, climate change, pollution, mobility and resources efficiency.

Abandoned exhibition  (Charlemagne, 2nd  floor)

‘Abandoned?’ is a journey through abandoned places to create a documentary film about the need to re-use such places, a series of photographic exhibitions exploring the hidden beauty and stories of the abandoned and a number of workshops and debates that encourage discussion on the subject of ‘Abandoned?’  

'Abandoned?' explores the concept that nothing or anywhere is ever totally abandoned, just waiting for nature or someone to find it and give it a new life. It looks at the innovative ways humans have, and can re-use their environment and how these paths differ across the European continent. Is anything or anywhere ever really truly abandoned? 

The 'Abandoned?' documentary film initially explores the historic and aesthetic values of abandoned spaces in Europe. It then questions the continent’s over urbanisation and highlights the need for us to make use of and invest in our abandoned structures rather than building more and more new ones. It goes on to show how such places have been conserved, modified, occupied, recycled or sometimes forgotten along with the environmental and socio-cultural repercussions. 

Abandoned places hold many stories as well as great hidden beauty within their often decaying and ruined exteriors. It is hoped that the 'Abandoned?' exhibitions will encourage people to revisit their own local, forgotten and abandoned places and reflect on the steps that can be taken to ensure these places and their memories survive for future generations.  

‘Abandoned?’ is a project by Julia Clay and Geppe Monrós in collaboration with Association Abandoned? where Geppe directs the documentary film, Julia the exhibitions and Assoc. Abandoned? organises the debates and workshops. 

Please visit www.wasabandoned.com for more information.

 


Photo exhibition: "Measure for measure, daily food - daily garbage"

22 May to 27 May

Esplanade of the Berlaymont building

Rosanna Maiolino's photos make us realise that a slight change in our own eating habits can help us to substantially reduce the production of waste and also to improve the quality of our diet.

www.rosannamaiolino.com


Hamburg European Capital of Culture "European Capitals Around the Baltic Sea"

23-27th May: 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm Seminar, 6.00 pm Reception

Venue: Hanse-Office, Avenue Palmerston 20, 1000 Brussels

Seminar with Panel Discussion

HamburgWhich role do culture, people engaged in cultural sectors and cultural products play in the promotion and implementation of a sustainable development? How does the connection and interaction between culture and sustainable development and ecology find its way into the concepts of the European Green Capital and the European Capitals of Culture?

  • Welcome address by JüriRatas, Member of Estonian Parliament and former Mayor of Tallinn
  • Keynote speech by representative of the Commission (DG Environment or DG Culture,tbc)
  • 3 project presentations from Turku, Tallinn and Hamburg focusing on the crossover between culture and sustainable development
  • Moderated panel discussion with political and cultural representatives from Hamburg, Turku and Tallinn

Planned Speakers and Panelists (tbc)

Turku: Dr Cay Sevón, Chief Executive of the Turku 2011 Foundation
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Hamburg: Klaus de Buhr, Project Director Hamburg Green Capital 2011
Dieter Meine, General Manager AltonaleStreet Festival (tbc)
Tallinn:    JüriRatas, Member of Estonian Parliament and former Mayor of Tallinn
Moderated by Krista Taipale, Head of TURKU-Southwest Finland European Office, and Dr Lars Friedrichsen, Deputy Director Hanse-Office

Followed by Reception with Cultural Programme(Artists from Turku)


EREC 2011 – Europe’s Renewable Energy Policy Conference

Brussels, 24 May 2011

The 4th Biannual Edition is a unique platform for the European renewable energy industry and favours interactions with the European Parliament as well the new European Commission and will provide a reality check on the 2010 White Paper Targets for Renewable Energy Sources, debate the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive and outline Europe’s energy pathways to 2050.

Latest news:

  • Launch of IEA book - “Harnessing Variable Renewables” on renewables

  • EREC2011’s Walking Dinner under the Solar Impulse Wings at Brussels Airport Hangar *

    *(Joint event organised by EREC, EUFORES & Solar Impulse)


Panel Preview:

  • Péter Olajos
    Deputy State Secretary for Climate Change and Green Development, Hungary
  • Philip Lowe
    Director-General for Energy, European Commission
  • Richard H. Jones
    Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Günter Liebel
    Director General, Head of Department General Environmental Policy,
    Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of Austria
  • Hubert Lemmens
    Chairperson Research and Development Committee, ENTSO-E
  • Maja Wessels
    Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, First Solar

View full programme here

More global Conference Information

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More information: http://erec.org/erec2011


Biogas and the potential for Local and Regional integrated approaches to sustainable energy efficiency

Tuesday, 24 may 2011 (9:30 am – 12:30 am)

Venue: City of Gothenburg EU Office Rue du Luxemburg 3, 5th floor B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

Gothenburg

Topics covered are related to sustainable community development and sustainable energy implementation and policies through integrated regional and local approaches to biogas.


Green Commerce, le Séminaire Européen de diffusion du Projet Life+ Green Commerce

25 May 09:00 – 14:00

Venue: ACR+ offices c/o Brussels-Europe Liaison Office, avenue d’Auderghem, 63

Green commercePresentation of the first outcomes of the Green Commerce project, a European project co-funded by the Life+ programme of the European Commission, which aims at greening the activities of the small shops in Europe.

The newly-created Green Commerce self-assessment tool and the technical requirements for the Green Commerce European label will be officially presented for the first time, together with the pilot experiences in the participating cities (San Sebastian and Torrevieja).

Note: Registration Required*

www.acrplus.org/seminar_green_commerce


Film "Il Suolo Minacciato" (Land Under Threat), directed by Nicola Dall'Olio

25 May - 13:15 - 14:15

Venue: DURI Room

Synopsis

Some of the most fertile agricultural land in Europe can be found in the Po Valley, Italy. Since the early nineteen nineties however, thousands of hectares of this land have been sealed and consumed by unregulated urban sprawl. In the Province of Parma alone - the Italian ‘Food Valley’- famous for producing food products such as P.D.O. Parma ham and Parmesan cheese, urban sprawl advances at a rate of more than one hectare per day.

Il suolo minacciato” (Land under threat) uses this paradoxical and exemplary case to highlight what is happening to the landscape and agricultural soil throughout the Po Valley. Local farmers and experts in sustainable land development and agriculture are interviewed as the documentary looks at the causes and local / global impacts of soil consumption. It then suggests possible ways of preserving this limited and non-renewable natural resource, upon which we human beings depend for our livelihood.

The experts interviewed include Carlo Petrini, founder of the international NGO “Slow Food”, Wolfgang Sachs, researcher on globalisation issues at the Wuppertal Institut (Germany), Edoardo Salzano, a leading Italian urbanist, Luca Mercalli, climatologist and President of the Italian Meteorological Society, Paolo Pileri, researcher at the Polytechnic University of Milan and Scientific Director of the National Observatory on Land Consumption.

Biography and Filmography of the Film Director

OllioNicola Dall’Olio, 42, is a Geologist. He recently got a PhD in Ecology studying the environmental costs of urban sprawl and soil consumption. He works for the Agricultural Department of Parma Province. Il suolo minacciato is his début as a Film Director. The Film was awarded at the XIIIth Edition of Cineambiente Festival (Torino, VI-2010) and won the Viaemiliadocfest, the first Italian film festival on-line (Reggio Emilia XI-2010)


Conference "LIFE for our Environment - Success Stories and Future Challenges"

25 May 14.00-20.00 - 26 May 09.30 -18.00

Life of ou environmentEuropean Parliament, Altiero Spinelli Building A3E-2

Note: Registration required http://lifeenv.prpco.eu/


Best LIFE Nature Project 2010 Awards

25 May 14.30-16.30

LIFEPresentation by Angelo Salsi, Head of Unit DG ENV E3 LIFE Nature.

Charlemagne Building, Salon Rouge.


Resource respect – a Scottish seminar on resource efficiency

25 May 2011 – 15:00-20:00

Venue: Scotland House, Rond-Point Schuman 6

Scottish seminarScotland has the pleasure of inviting you to a policy seminar during Green Week about the notion of ‘resource respect’, which is guiding our efforts towards increased efficiency, addressing material resources as well as land use and biodiversity. We would be delighted to welcome you to Scotland House to discuss and share our ideas with you.

Register for the seminar at http://resourcerespect.eventbrite.com


Best LIFE Environment Project 2010 Awards

25 May 17.45 -18.45

LIFEPresentation by Hervé Martin, Head of Unit DG ENV E4 LIFE Environment

European Parliament, Spinelli Building A3E.2

For more info see  http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/news/events/lifeconf_env/index.html ( NB registration now closed)


The Lightbulb conspiracy (Pyramids of waste)

25 May 2010 – 18.30-20.30

With an introduction by Cosima Dannoritzer, Director of the film, followed by a cocktail 

The Lightbulb conspiracy (Pyramids of waste)A documentary about how our economic system which is based on consumerism and planned obsolescence is using up all the resources of our planet.

Synopsis:

Once upon a time..... products were made to last. Then, in the 1920s, a group of businessmen were struck by an insight: 'A product that refuses to wear out is a tragedy of business' (1928). Thus Planned  Obsolescence was born, and shortly after, the first worldwide cartel was set up to reduce the life span of the incandescent light bulb, a symbol for innovation and bright new ideas, and the first official victim of Planned Obsolescence.

During the 1950s, with the birth of the consumer society, the concept took on a whole new meaning, as explained by flamboyant designer Brooks Stevens: 'Planned Obsolescence, the desire to own something a little newer, a little better, a little sooner than is necessary...'. The growth society flourished, everybody had everything, the waste was piling up (preferably outside Europe in illegal dumps in the Third World) - until consumers started rebelling...

Can the modern growth society survive without Planned Obsolescence?What happened to the new ladder-proof nylon stockings in the 1940s? How does product 'death-dating' work? How did two artists from New York manage to extend the life span of millions of iPods?

The result of three years of painstaking research, 'The Light Bulb Conspiracy' travels to the US, Germany, France, Spain and Ghana, and uses rare archive material and hitherto unseen internal company documents to separate fact from urban legend. It also presents a number of hands-on ideas from thinkers, philosophers and businessmen who are working on saving the modern economy and the planet.


Visit to Solar Impulse, the Zero Fuel Airplane" organised by Solar Impulse

25 May - 19:30 – 21:30

Venue: Zaventem airport

Solar Impulse

Project founders Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg present the first aircraft powered only by solar energy and speak about the challenges they faced in developing the project. Last year Solar Impulse made a record-breaking flight of more than 26 hours without fuel, showcasing the potential of new technologies for renewable energy and energy savings. A bus will transport participants to and from Zaventem airport.

www.solarimpulse.com


European Parliament Ceramics Forum

26 May: 13:00 – 15:00 (lunch offered at 12:30)

Venue: European parliament Room A3G3. Brussels.

Ceramics forumThe European Parliament Ceramics Forum, chaired in rotation by MEP Malcolm Harbour and MEP Michael Cashman, provides a unique platform to debate the ceramic solutions to resource efficiency.

The ceramic sector covers a wide range of sub-sectors ranging from the more traditional (bricks, tableware, sanitary ware, wall, floor and roof tiles) to the more high-tech (abrasives, refractory and technical ceramics). Resource efficiency plays a key role in each of these sectors during all stages of the life-cycle and ceramic products provide the solutions needed to achieve a resource efficient society.

Find out more and join the debate with members from the European Parliament and Commission, industry representatives, trade unions, government officials, NGO’s, academia and other stakeholders.

At the premises of the European Parliament.

Registrations open early May: www.epceramicsforum.eu


European Tree of the Year 2011

25 May 2011 at 19.00

Venue: IUCN Office, Boulevard Louis Schmidt 64, 1040 Brussels

While the goal of the contest is to find “the most beloved tree” in Europe, the real purpose is to draw the attention of and connect the general public to their local natural heritage and natural history. During the ceremony the first holder of the European Tree of the Year title will be awarded the overall first prize. Come on Wednesday the 25th May at 7 PM to the IUCN building and learn about an innovative way how to get the public interested in biodiversity protection. You can meet the nominators of the finalists, NGO representatives as well as representatives of the European institutions, Permanent Representations and regions. You will also have a unique opportunity to see an exhibition of photographs of the finalists in the contest.

European tree of the year

More information and registration at treeoftheyear.org or hana.rambouskova@nap.cz.


The Story of Stuff

26 May 2010 – 13:30 - 14:30

By Annie Leonard

A short documentary about the lifecycle of material goods.


Amazon Alive

26 May 2010 – 18.30-20.30

With an introduction by Christian Baumeister, Director of the film, followed by a cocktail

The Amazon Alive Project, an initiative of the German-Brazilian film company Light and Shadow and German Broadcaster NDR Naturfilm, aims to harness wonder, respect and hope, to protect the Amazonian rainforest.  All rainforests are special, but the Amazon contains an unrivalled level of bio-diversity; despite and because of its very fragile state and limited resource availability. It’s quite simply the greatest, most iconic rainforest on earth. 


European Eco-innovation Action Plan – Towards National Roundtables?

27 May 2011, 09:30 to 15:00

Venue:

International Press Centre (IPC, Room ‘Passage’)
Residence Palace, 155 rue de la Loi
1040 Brussels (Belgium)

Programme details, see www.presscenter.org and www.health.belgium.be or www.epe.be

In support to the Resource-efficient Europe flagship and the EU Environmental Technologies Action Plan, the workshop will address how Member States identify eco-innovators and build an enabling environment to support their actions. Can National Roundtables promote eco-innovators and build eco-innovation attitudes to make a step change in using less and living better?

Website:

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Contact:

Mr. Jean-Roger DREZE
jean-roger.dreze@health.fgov.be
+ 32-2-524 96 37

Mr. Raymond VAN ERMEN
raymond.vanermen@epe.be
+32 (2) 771 15 34

Useful information:

Other satellite events

Bikeday

14 May 2011, 10:00-15:00

Venue: Stortorget, Gävle

Gävle kommun

On May 14 2011, we'll meet in the town square for a day with the bike in focus.

You will get the chance to try to ride on an electric bicycle and an electric bike that is adapted for the disabled. You can also test your cycling skills in a technical course. If you really want to challenge yourself, you can test bike jumping - otherwise, let the pros show you how to do when “Shake it” show their skills at 12:00 and 14:00.

There will also be a quiz and a bike orienteering. The municipality of Gävle is at the square to explain why it is important that more people choose to travel climate smart. Bicycle dealers showcase the latest bikes and police check that your bike is safe.

The bike day will have a sneak start already in 12 May 07.30 when 600 breakfast bags for cyclists will be handed out in three places near the center of the town.

Website: www.gavle.se/cykel

Contact:

Helena Werre, helena.werre@gavle.se , +4626178256

Useful information:

The event is open for all, come as you are when you like.


Passions @ Qurious

16 May 2011, 19.00-21.30

Venue:

Desso at Qurious Insperience Center
Van Voordenpark 1A
5301 KP Zaltbommel, Netherlands

  • Presentation C2C by EPEA
  • Best practise C2C case by Desso
  • Interactive sustainable awareness quiz

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Website: http://www.desso.com/Desso/home/EN

Contact:

Mrs Daphne Rolf
drolf@desso.com

Mr Rob Kragt
rkragt@desso.com

Useful information:

Everyone with an interest in sustainability, cradle to cradle and corporate social responsibility is invited with a maximum of 100 persons. For registration, please check: http://www.qurius.nl/nl-NL/inspirience-center/inspirience-agenda.aspx



"Your Sustainable Rakvere"

16-20 May 2011, highlighting event on 19 May 2011

Venue: Rakvere, Estonia

Awareness-raising campaign on
recycling, reuse, conservation of nature, green energy, biking, etc.

Rakvere

Website:  www.rakvere.ee

 


EcoHouse Expo More with less: more comfort with less input of energy, water and materials

17-20 May and 24-27 May 2011

Venue: EcoHouse Antwerp, Turnhoutse baan 139, Antwerpen - Borgerhout, Belgium

Renovation of three homes runs like a thread through a new basic exhibition "Doing more with less". It explains how energy, water and materials can be consumed in a sustainable manner, and how much money is saved by three families.

Ecohuis

Stad Antwerpen

Website: http://ecohuis.antwerpen.be


After-Work Debate
Resource Efficiency: A Key Challenge for a Sustainable and Competitive Economy

19 May 2011, 18:00 – 20:00

Venue:

BIO Intelligence Service Headquarters
20-22 villa  Deshayes
75014 Paris – FRANCE

"A diverse panel with representatives from the European Commission, the French Ministry of Ecology, Volkswagen and ArcelorMittal will debate the meaning of resource efficiency and how it can be achieved."

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Website: http://greenweek-paris.biois.com/

Useful information:

Free event open to all.

Registration required at http://greenweek-paris.biois.com/registration/


Efficient use of energy - the biggest European Union energy resource

20 May, 10:00-12:00

Venue:

3rd palace of Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Gedimino avenue 53, Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuania Ateik

Debate on the European sustainable energy policy and strategy, on energy efficiency in buildings' sector, on
resource efficiency in transport, and on efficient use of energy at home

Website:

http://www.lrs.lt/ and
http://www.ateik.info/


International Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Heritage Preservation

24-25 May 2011

Venue: Swedish National Heritage Board, Visby/Gotland, Sweden

In the workshop, the issues of technical problems and their solutions to increase the energy efficiency of
monuments, how the craftsmen, architects and construction engineers can be trained to use these techniques, and how thelaws and rules for financial and/or fiscal support for energy efficiency improvement of heritage buildings should be altered.

Cool Bricks

Contact: <mailto:jan.prahm@bkm.hamburg.de> jan.prahm@bkm.hamburg.de, tel.: +49 40 42863 4269


Discussion Panels: Is « Green » becoming the driver to resource efficiency? Is plastic responding to the sustainability agenda?

26 May 2011, 10.00-16.00

Venue:

Châteauform’ Château de Rochefort (Rochefort-en-Yvelines), France

A 3 day industry summit including Discussion Panels on “resource efficiency”, trainings, workshops and seminars

Plastisc Europe

Website:

www.plasticseurope.org/event/polytalk11.aspx?page=EVENTS

Contact:

Hanane Taidi
hanane.taidi@plasticseurope.org
+32 2 676 17 40

Live stream:

http://www.mevia.fr/polytalk.html


"More comfort with less water: the practical use of rainwater"

26 May 2011, 19:30-21.30

Venue: EcoHouse Antwerp, Turnhoutse baan 139, Antwerpen - Borgerhout, Belgium

  • What is the legislation on water
    management in new and existing houses?
  • What are the benefits when you reuse
    rainwater?
  • What are the advantages of a green roof? Can you combine green
    roofs with rainwater supply for toilets and washing machine?
  • When is it interesting to invest in a rainwater supply in your house?

Ecohuis

Stad Antwerpen

Website: http://ecohuis.antwerpen.be


Environmental seminar and competition for school children

27 May 2011, 9:00-16:00

Venue:

Kysucky Lieskovec 743
SK-023 34 Kysucky Lieskovec
Slovakia

Creative environmental lectures, presentation of biomass resource efficiency using the presentation vehicle of BIOMASA, and environmental competition for children.

Biomasa

Website: www.biomasa.sk

Contact:

Mrs. Kristina Wimmerova
technic@biomasa.sk
+421 41 423 15 00



Save energy resources in ”White city”

27 May 2011, 10.00-15.00

Venue: Cesis town , Latvia

Quiz and games in Cesis’ streets to raise awareness on energy efficiency issues, smart heating and ventilation, as well as on insulation. Activity organised in the framework of the festival „White city” devoted for a clean and smart city.

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Website: www.cesis.lv

Contact: Mrs. Inta Ādamsone, inta.adamsone@dome.cesis.lv, +371 641 61 818

Useful information: All interested citizens will have possibility to participate in this activity.

Green Week Satellite Events

"Green Week" – High-school event

9 Mai:

Bucharest Colegiul National Mihai Viteazu Ariel Constantinof 12:00 – 13:00
Constanta Colegiul National Mircea cel BatraOCEANIC CLUB13:00 – 14:00

10 Mai:

Sibiu Colegiul National Octavian Goga WWF 14:00 – 15:00
Tulcea Colegiul Economic Delta Dunarii OCEANIC CLUB 13:00 – 14:00

11 Mai:

Predeal Liceul Tehnic din Codlea WWF 10:30 – 11:30
Brasov Colegiul de Stiinte Grigore Antipa WWF 14:00 – 15:00
Bucuresti Colegiul National Ion Creanga REPER 21 13:00 – 14:00

12 Mai:

Ploiesti Colegiul National Al. I. Cuza Greenitiative 13:00 – 14:00

13 Mai:

Bucuresti C. N. Bilingv George Cosbuc REPER 21 13:30 – 14:20
Bucuresti C.N. Ion Luca Caragiale STOP CO2 14:00 – 15:00

Ten high-schools will get involved in the event, including in their program a “green”school hour, centered on resource efficiency, good practice examples - relevant for our target (14 – 18 yo), and call for action.

Each session is delivered by a special guest from the civil society, in an interesting, interactive manner, aiming to raise awareness on the impact of our choices on the natural resources and to determine a change of attitude.

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Partner organisations:

Watch the video on the GW 2011 event.


Podiumsdiskussion „Nichts geht ohne Wasser – Hamburgs lebenswichtige Ressource / Veranstaltung zur europäischen Green Week 2011 in Hamburg, Umwelthauptstadt Europas 2011

Friday, 13th of May 2011 at 17:00 p.m.

Venue: Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg, Koreastraße 1, 20457 Hamburg

germany

Nach einem Einführungsvortrag von Karl Falkenberg, Generaldirektor für Umwelt bei der EU-Kommission, wird in einer Podiumsdiskussion, moderiert durch Michel Abdollahi, über das Thema „Nichts geht ohne Wasser – Hamburgs lebenswichtige Ressource“ lebhaft gesprochen. Auf dem Podium: Holger Lange, Staatsrat für Umwelt der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg; Dr. Michael Beckereit, Sprecher der Geschäftsführung Hamburg Wasser; Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart, EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH; Alexander Porschke, Vorsitzender des NABU Hamburg und Gabriella Krempels-Muranyine, Leiterin Wasserwirtschaft im Landwirtschaftsministerium Ungarns.

Registration: Hamburg@cc-pr.com


Az erőforrás-hatékonyságtól az erőforrás-használat korlátozásáig – innovatív eszközök egy fenntartható Európáért

10:00-18:00, 17 May, 2011

Venue: Európa Pont, Millenáris Park, Budapest

Hungary

Május 17-én az Európa Pont ad otthont a GreenWeek 2011 eseménysorozat magyarországi szatellit eseményének. Azonos időben Európa számos pontján gyűlnek össze a szakértők és az érdeklődők, hogy megvitassák az erőforrás-hatékonyság témakörébe tartozó teendőket, feladatokat, felelősségeket. A budapesti eseményen neves – a témában járatos – előadók fejtik ki véleményüket a mindannyiunkat érintő, közös ügyről. Hazai és külföldi előadókat lát vendégül az esemény szervező-házigazdája, a CEEweb hazai tagozata.

Registration e-mail: office@welove.hu


"Green Week in Slovenia"

19 May 2011, Trg Edvarda Kardelja, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
25 – 27 May 2011, Breg / Novi trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 June 2011, Trg svobode, Maribor, Slovenia

SLovenia

Information days in Ljubljana, Maribor and Nova Gorica will be de dedicated to promotion of environment protection, especially halting of biodiversity loss and this year's Green Week theme, resource efficiency. Special emphasis will be put on the presentation of current LIFE+ projects in Slovenia to showcase a rich biodiversity of Slovenia to the local audiences. Several organizations will present their work in the fields of environment and biodiversity protection on the "Biodiversity – we are all in this together" information stand. Visitors will also have a chance to take part in several animation activities.

More information available at:

http://ec.europa.eu/slovenija/
http://www.facebook.com/evropska.komisija

 


Uso Eficiente de los Recursos, Gastar menos, vivir mejor

Friday, 20 May 2011; 9:15-15:00

Venue: The Spanish Representation of the European Commission in Madrid Pso. de la Castellana 46

Spain

The event consists of different conferences related to resource efficiency matters, from the point of view of the main players in this area, stakeholders,  administration and NGO's. The program of the day will also include the presentation of Vitoria, as green capital of 2012.

Registration:

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fmi/scic/GWMADRID11/start.php


USO EFFICIENTE DELLE RISORSE
ESPERIENZE A CONFRONTO
Strategie, progetti innovativi e buone pratiche delle amministrazioni locali

19 maggio 2011, ore 09.45 - 18.00

Venue:

Spazio Europa, Rappresentanza in Italia della Commissione europea
via IV Novembre 149, Roma

In occasione della Green Week 2011, il più grande appuntamento annuale sulla politica europea per l'ambiente, la Rappresentanza in Italia della Commissione europea organizza per la prima volta a Roma, una giornata di lavoro sul tema dell'uso efficiente delle risorse. L'uso efficiente delle risorse è infatti la chiave per garantire la crescita e l'occupazione in Europa, promuovere opportunità economiche, migliorare la produttività, ridurre i costi e aumentare la competitività.

Interverranno tra gli altri Pia Bucella, Direttore alla Direzione Generale Ambiente della Commissione europea, Marco Lupo, Direttore alla Direzione generale per la tutela del territorio e delle risorse idriche del Ministero Ambiente, Marco Mattei, Assessore regionale all'ambiente della Regione Lazio, Marco Visconti, Assessore all'ambiente di Roma Capitale, Gianfranco Bologna, Direttore Scientifico WWF Italia, Laura Ciacci, Responsabile Relazioni Istituzionali

Durante l'evento sarà disponibile uno spazio espositivo dove amministratori locali, organizzazioni della società civile e ricercatori presenteranno i loro progetti.

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Registration:

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fmi/scic/GW11ROMA/start.php


Sustainable Lifestyles and Sustainable Entrepreneurship – which policies can make it happen?’

24-25 May 2011

Venue: Cologne

ERC/SCP

The workshop addresses the question of which policies are needed to enable sustainable lifestyles and sustainable entrepreneurship – on European, national and local levels. It looks at which policies are being considered or are already in the pipeline and which framework conditions would support entrepreneurs/intrapreneurs to develop businesses that foster sustainable lifestyles. Furthermore, it addresses the question of what support can business provide to policy-makers to bring innovation policies to life and how sustainable entrepreneurship can support the shift to a green economy.

Registration information:

For more information on the workshop, please contact almut.reichel@eea.europa.eu


Akademia Ekojazdy, ekojazda – ale jazda!

Saturday, June 11, 2011, hours: 10 am – 6 pm

Venue: Park Agrykola in Warsaw

Akademia Ekojazdy, ekojazda – ale jazda!

During the Happening "Ecodriving Town" European Commission Representation in Poland will hold a stand-label “Using less, living better - Green Week 2011.” During the whole of the happening, the organizers anticipate many attractions including: individual preparation of dream toys or jewelry with everyday objects, eg. wires, buttons, straws, etc. Visitors will be able to take part in an interactive game - "the collection of secondary raw materials" and learn the principles of efficient use of resources in an accessible electronic form. A great attraction for children will be an interactive floor with the use of the Green Week 2011 logo elements. All guests will receive ecological gifts.