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Ecological Club
“Green Wave”
REPORT FOR 2013 – 2014
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Our mission:
Environmental protection and restoration, public
education to raise environmental awareness, and
contributi...
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Introduction
We are developing.
For Green Wave, these two years have been the time
for becoming professional. The organi...
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  1. 1. 1 Ecological Club “Green Wave” REPORT FOR 2013 – 2014
  2. 2. 2 Our mission: Environmental protection and restoration, public education to raise environmental awareness, and contributing to scientific research Table of Contents Introduction......................................................................................................................3 About us ...........................................................................................................................4 Green Wave’s largest projects............................................................................................................ 5 Membership and cooperation with national and international networks.......................................... 6 Areas of work....................................................................................................................7 Biodiversity ........................................................................................................................................ 7 BUILDING CAPACITY FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN UKRAINE: NETWORKING AND EDUCATIONAL WORK...................................................................................................................... 7 SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCE “WONDERFUL WORLD” .................................................................. 8 BIODIVERSE UKRAINE AT THE 1ST SQUARE OF THE NAUKMA .......................................................... 8 Climate............................................................................................................................................... 9 Scientific practical workshop “Teaching Climate Change at Schools” ............................................... 9 Ukrainian translation of publication by N. Dudley et al. ................................................................... 9 Environmental education ................................................................................................................. 10 WASTE PAPER COLLECTION CAMPAIGN “WE HAVE A HOPE” FOR PUPILS’ NEEDS .......................... 10 WASTE SORTING AT THE NAUKMA................................................................................................ 10 SEPARATED COLLECTION OF BATTERIES AND LAMPS AT THE NAUKMA ......................................... 11 INITIATIVE “LET’S MAKE UKRAINE CLEAN!” IN 2013 AND 2014 ...................................................... 11 ANTARCTIC PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION........................................................................................ 11 Traditional annual events................................................................................................................. 12 Meetings and events........................................................................................................................ 12 Financial statement for 2013-2014.................................................................................... 13 Our team ........................................................................................................................ 16
  3. 3. 3 Introduction We are developing. For Green Wave, these two years have been the time for becoming professional. The organisation was developing towards raising public awareness regarding nature protection and biodiversity. Key milestones for this period: - We have implemented a large European project for preparation of educational materials on biodiversity - We have developed close cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund and signed a cooperation agreement at the end of 2014 - Ongoing work with students: involving volunteers, training interns, and providing assistance for student initiatives. This is an integral part of our cooperation with the NaUKMA. It was due to efforts of activists among student that the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy started centralised waste collection and sorting in its premises in 2013, which has made it one of pioneer Ukrainian universities having such system in place. This would not be possible without, primarily, a small yet dedicated expert team; and, secondly, without inspired and responsible student activists of the organisation. Results of awareness-raising and educational measures are not immediately visible, yet in a long-term perspective they create a background for important practical steps. I am confident that we will start changing the environment for the better step by step. We develop by conserving nature! Natalya Gozak Chairman, Civil Organisation “Ukrainian Ecological Club Green Wave”
  4. 4. 4 About us Ukrainian Ecological Club Green Wave is a civil society environmental organisation bringing together students and graduates of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA), whose work is aimed to promote environmental protection through awareness-raising and practical measures. The organisation was established in January 2006 as an initiative of students and graduates of the Department of Environment of the NaUKMA, and was registered as a civil society organisation in 2008. Since then, EcoClub has been cooperating with students to give them the necessary skills for future employment in the area of environmental protection, and also has been undertaking awareness-raising and educational measures addressing biodiversity conservation and climate change. Our address: room 307, building 3, 2 Skovorody Street (NaUKMA), Kyiv The club meets every Thursday at 18:00. ecoclubua.com 067 698 7651
  5. 5. 5 Green Wave’s largest projects 2012-2014 - Building capacity for biodiversity conservation in Ukraine: networking and educational work (bio.ukma.edu.ua) Supported by: - MAVA FONDATION POUR LA NATURE (Switzerland) - MATRA Programme of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, New York Total budget: €100,000 2012 - Awareness-raising tour “Water of Life” Supported by: - World Wildlife Fund (WWF) - Creative Union “Environmental Initiatives” Total budget: € 60,000 2010-2011 – Zhuravlyna EcoTrail Supported by: - MATRA Programme of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - Mizhrichinskiy Regional Landscape Park Total budget: € 12,000 2010 та 2011 – Earth Day Supported by: - US Embassy in Ukraine Total budget: $40,000 ($20,000 in 2010 and in 2011)
  6. 6. 6 Membership and cooperation with national and international networks  EcoClub signed a cooperation agreement with the WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme (November 2014). Under this cooperation agreement, EcoClub may represent WWF’s interests in Ukraine and is the Kyiv office of this international organisation.  EcoClub became a member of the National Network of Civil Organisations on Climate Change – “Working Group of Environmental NGOS on Climate Change” (2014). Within the framework of this cooperation, it takes part in annual meetings, voting and work related to climate change education and adaptation.  EcoClub gained the status of NGO – National Supporter of Golden Standard in Ukraine (2013). EcoClub is currently the only civil organisation in Ukraine that has such status and may attend public hearings and officially submit its comments regarding projects that address greenhouse gas reduction and promote sustainable development, and that are proposed for the Golden Standard certification.  EcoClub signed a cooperation agreement with the NaUKMA Scientific Research Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (April 2013). As part of this cooperation, it held a workshop on MAVA for teachers on June 15, 2013.  EcoClub and the NaUKMA Club of Graduates of Department of Economy implemented joint project “Summer Internship 2013”.
  7. 7. 7 Areas of work Biodiversity BUILDING CAPACITY FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN UKRAINE: NETWORKING AND EDUCATIONAL WORK (bio.ukma.edu.ua): 1. Round table for university lecturers The round table was held on June 15, 2013 and was attended by over 40 lecturers from the majority of Ukrainian regions, who discussed the importance of the “Biodiversity Conservation” course. 90% of lecturers agreed that this course is compulsory. 2. Round table for educators working in nature reserve facilities On April 24, 2013 round table “Building capacity for conservation of biodiversity in Ukraine: making a network of biodiversity conservation practitioners to raise environmental awareness in nature reserve facilities brought together more than 80 attendees from all over Ukraine. This was made possible due to cooperation of the National Team of the International Network of Lecturers and Practisers for Biodiversity Conservation established by Green Wave, and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine. Staff employed in nature reserve facilities of Ukraine gained new experience of educational and teaching work during the round table held at the International Environmental Forum “Environment for Ukraine”. 3. Round table for business Round table was held on April 6, 2016 jointly with the UN Global Compact for 12 business representatives. The round table provided a platform for discussion of relevance and interaction between business and natural ecosystems, impact of business on biodiversity, and social and corporate responsibility of business. Representatives of Kyivstar and KPMG shared their experience. The round table resulted into preparation of a Roadmap for business aimed to implement
  8. 8. 8 successful projects on biodiversity conservation. 4. Set of educational materials 12 modules (482 pages overall) on biodiversity conservation were translated and adapted under the project “Building Capacity for Biodiversity Conservation in Ukraine: Networking and Awareness-Raising”. The materials are available at: bio.ukma.edu.ua 5. International congress “Building Capacity for Biodiversity Conservation” Green Wave took part in international conference taking place on February 12-13, 2013 in Villa de Leyva (Colombia) and aimed at international exchange of opportunities and best practices on biodiversity conservation. The congress was attended by approximately 180 delegates, mostly from Latin America. EcoClub was actively involved in the conference and presented interim results of the projects “Building Capacity for Biodiversity Conservation in Ukraine: Networking and Awareness-Raising” at the stand session. Green Wave also had a meeting with its partners from the American Museum of Natural History (New York) and international network NCEP (Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners) from Peru. SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCE “WONDERFUL WORLD” School of Natural Science “Wonderful World” continued its active work in 2013, and organised 3 lessons: spring primroses (April 21), birds (June 15), and mushrooms (November 8). BIODIVERSE UKRAINE AT THE 1ST SQUARE OF THE NAUKMA On December 14, 2013 the project won the UAH 3,300 grant of the NaUKMA Students Board. Works were initially scheduled for spring 2014, but due to repair operations part of the 1st square of the NaUKMA was dug up and damaged. The measures were re-scheduled for spring and autumn of 2015.
  9. 9. 9 Climate In 2014 EcoClub became a member of the Working Group on Climate Change (climategroup.org.ua). Work in this area produced the following outcomes: Scientific practical workshop “Teaching Climate Change at Schools” The workshop took place on July 3-5 in Kosiv, Ivano-Frankivsk Region. It was organised by Green Wave jointly with the NECU and Working Group on Climate Change as part of the Climate Forum East, and was supported by the European Union, Austrian Red Cross, Austrian Development Agency, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). During the workshop teachers with significant experience in environmental education and representatives of civil organisations shared their experience of teaching about climate change at schools. The workshop had an objective to help the enthusiastic teachers in their work with pupils, and, specifically, help them understand what and how to teach. Ukrainian translation of publication by N. Dudley et al. Dudley, N., Natural Solutions: Protected areas helping people cope with climate change The publication covers various aspects of climate change impact on protected areas and opportunities provided by these areas to mitigate climate change.
  10. 10. 10 Environmental education WASTE PAPER COLLECTION CAMPAIGN “WE HAVE A HOPE” FOR PUPILS’ NEEDS The campaign “We Have a Hope!” was a part of Civil Initiative “Second Life: A Double Good Deed” conducted jointly with Ukraine-wide civil organisation “Let’s Make Ukraine Clean”. This campaign also involved charity collection of recyclable materials (waste paper and plastic bottles). The proceeds obtained were used to buy office equipment, deliver aid to schools in Eastern Ukraine, and to help children from the ATO area. The campaign “We Have a Hope” lasted from September 22 to October 3, and resulted into 14 tons of collected recyclable materials and UAH 20,132 of proceeds. On October 17 books and guidelines on the Ukrainian language and Maths, construction materials, cups and plates were delivered to schools of Dobropillya, Konstantynovka and Druzhkovka. EcoClub Coordinator: Yulia Ivanchykova WASTE SORTING AT THE NAUKMA Upon initiative of students’ environmental organisation EcoClub GreenWave and in partnership with State Enterprise Ukrekoresursy, the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” initiated waste sorting at its premises in 2014. EcoClub’s initiative regarding waste sorting was launched back in 2006, however its full-scale implementation only came in 2013 when special containers for dry waste were set up at the Academy. In April 2014 Ukrekoresursy provided the University with special containers (made in Italy) for segregated waste in order to establish recyclable waste collection points at the University’s premises. The containers are black with blue lids and are made of recycled plastic. The lids contain description of the type of waste the container is intended for. This waste then gets to the sorting line, where it is finally segregated and sent for recycling. Containers for dry waste are already installed in corridors and toilets inside all buildings of the Academy. The staff are instructed to put this type of waste into specially designated mesh containers. Coordinator of waste sorting project at the NaUKMA: Tetyana Konchenko.
  11. 11. 11 SEPARATED COLLECTION OF BATTERIES AND LAMPS AT THE NAUKMA Jointly with Civil Organisation “Ukrainian Ecological League”, a point of collection of household batteries and energy-saving lamps (with further disposal) was organised at the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” as part of the project “Disposal for Batteries!”. There are two permanent points of collection: building No.3 (room 3-307) and second square (near building No.2). In 2014, over 9,000 batteries were collected for further disposal. Also, we collected 45 energy-saving luminescent lamps, part of which were sent for disposal to factory in Gorlivka (before the beginning of military conflict in Eastern Ukraine), and the remaining part is awaiting disposal in EcoClub’s office. Project coordinator at the NaUKMA: Tetyana Konchenko INITIATIVE “LET’S MAKE UKRAINE CLEAN!” IN 2013 AND 2014 On April 20, 2013 EcoClub “Green Wave” joined the initiative “Let’s Make Ukraine Clean!” (part of the global movement “Let’s Do It World!”). Like in 2012, area of EcoClub’s responsibility was Trukhaniv Island. The event gathered approximately 85 participants, who over 3 hours collected more than 150 bags of sorted waste, which was then transported to production facilities of Ukrekoresursy for waste segregation. Overall, 114,805 volunteers from 308 cities took part in the campaign on that day across Ukraine, and collected 1,678.33 cubic meters of plastic bottles, 750.388 cubic meters of glass, and 7,847.71 cubic meters of other waste. In 2014, EcoClub coordinated 3 locations: Hydropark, Askold’s Grave and Trukhaniv Island; these locations were cleaned by, correspondingly, 30, 35 and 200 people. EcoClub was also coordinating actions at the Kyiv city level (approximately 4,500 participants). ANTARCTIC PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Green Wave and White Space organised an exhibition of Antarctic photography brought to Ukraine by Atlantic Ocean Alliance and WWF (November 2014 – January 2015). This collection of professional photographs by J. Weller demonstrated the beauty of this southernmost area and aimed to raise public awareness regarding to need to conserve the ocean.
  12. 12. 12 Traditional annual events  Meeting of graduates of Department of Ecology at the NaUKMA, 2013 and 2014  Celebration of the New Year 2014 and 2015  Presentation of Green Wave to first-year students of the NaUKMA  Re-Art: Workshops on felting and valentine-making  Desperados: Hiking in the Crimean mountains, 2013  Green cinema Meetings and events  Participation in parade “World without Fur”, November 29, 2014  Why is Ukraine blocking conservation of Antarctic seas? (Meeting with international experts), September 17, 2014  Participation in 2014 Camp of Animal Rights Defenders, August 28, 2014  Let’s Talk EU! Meeting (in English) with Natalya Gozak and presentation of the EU operational principles following her study visit to the EU Headquarters in Brussels, May 27, 2014  Meeting with graduate of the NaUKMA Department of Ecology, Dzvenyslava Kachur regarding South Africa’s policy on renewable energy, December 5, 2013  Discussion meeting with Jan Haverkamp, nuclear energy and energy policy expert, Greenpeace International, April 25, 2013  “Rescued Tree Day” campaign, March 11-13, 2013  Earth Hour, March 2013
  13. 13. 13 Financial statement for 2013-2014 289 431 619 343 242254 453 235 435 515 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total revenues, UAH thousand Total expenses, UAH thousand
  14. 14. 14 Account balance as of 01.01.2013 398,785.78 Revenues in 2013 МАVA Fondation Pour La Nature 307,330.85 Mriya Agro Holding 2,000.00 Ayoron Centre for Resources and Methodology 2,537.00 Financial proceeds from cash deposits 6,403.43 MATPA Foundation 23,563.01 Endowment interest 1,000.00 Total revenues in 2013 342,834.29 Expenses in 2013 Accounting 25,000.00 Design and support of website bio.ukma.edu.ua 40,600.00 Stationery and consumables 11,951.09 Accommodation and meals for project participants 70,270.00 Services of project coordinators and consultants 169,318.19 Translators 34,942.26 Rental of premises 28,800.00 Transport 44,534.84 Editors 2,500.00 Equipment maintenance 2,383.00 Sightseeing tours 150.00 Bank fees 3,673.69 Various expenses financed from endowment proceeds (posters, decoupage materials) 909.00 Total expenses in 2013 435,032.07 Account balance as of 01.01.2014 306,588.00 Revenues in 2014 Sun Inbev Ukraine 8,000.00 NECU 52,750.00 YouGift 640.00 Financial proceeds from cash deposits 1,855.43 Charity contributions 101,250.00 Translation difference 76,275.47 Endowment interest 1,000.00 Total revenues in 2014 241,770.90 Expenses in 2014 Accounting 26,000.00 Support of website bio.ukma.edu.ua 14,400.00 Stationery and consumables 4,340.00
  15. 15. 15 Accommodation and meals for project participants 115,800.00 Services of project coordinators and consultants 146,556.83 Translators 13,190.35 Lease of premises 35,200.00 Transport 8,560.02 Printing 139,000.00 Sightseeing tours 100.00 Bank fees 4,274.56 Taxes and salaries 7,854.13 Total expenses in 2014 515,275.89 Account balance as of 01.01.2015 33,083.01 Total revenues in 2013-2014 584,605.19
  16. 16. 16 Our team Baskov Les Gordiyenko Olena Gorpenyuk Max Gozak Natalya Ivanchykova Yulia Konchenko Tetyana Kovbasko Oleksandra Kovtun Kateryna Krasiyev Oleksandr Krus Antonina Makarchuk Sergiy Potyomkina Kseniya Starenka Anastasiya Tarasova Olena Trofimova Marta Shapovalenko Anna Shlapak Mykola Vilde Anna Zhovtenko Anna
  17. 17. 17 Kyiv, 2015

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