We're very happy to introduce you to the new Steering Group of Young Friends of the Earth Europe, elected at this years Network Gathering in Croatia on 15th April.
By distributing recipes in front of Vienna’s major supermarkets, the Global 2000 youth group alerts customers to the fact that cooking with seasonal and regional organic products is easier than most people believe.
Written by Timothy Bidwell, Global 2000 Jugend
As you know, Young Friends of the Earth Europe has been following the negotiations of the new Common Agriculture Policy as part of our reCAP campaign. Friends of the Earth Europe has just issued a press release following the vote of our Members of European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Friends of the Earth Europe
Strasbourg/Brussels, March 13, 2013 – Members of the European Parliament today voted to continue the process of 'greening' European agriculture.
This summer we'll be heading north to the arctic circle for our annual summer camp! Doesn't sound so summery we know, but we can assure you that we have some very strong reasons for making such an extreme trip for this years summer camp.
Next week, on 12th and 13th March the latest draft of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be debated and voted on by our Members of Parliament (MEP's) in Strasbourg, France.
In 2013, Ellard, Job and Guus will be touring Europe and filming activists from the Young Friends of the Earth Europe network. To keep up to date with all their news and for special sneaky peak views of what they're producing, be sure visit regularly their new website Portraying Young Friends of the Earth.
For more about the documentary and why they're making it, watch this short video.
Written by Jolanta Uktveryte, Žvejonė/Young Friends of the Earth Lithuania
The shale gas explosion seen across Europe and the US is blasting in Lithuania too, a country which is desperate for its own energy independency. Recently, local communities from south western Lithuania approached the green movement after a scandal when agricultural land was acquired for shale gas exploration without informing the owners of what activity is going to take place in their living environment.
Written by Alejandro Gil, Young Friends of the Earth Europe Food & Agriculture working group member
Every year the Young Friends of the Earth Europe network elects a new Steering Group whose role it is to work as a team and ensure the development and direction of YFoEE over the course of the coming year. The election of our new Steering Group will be taking place on Sunday 14th April at our annual Network Gathering, taking place this year in Jagnjedovec, Croatia.
It's a challenging but highly rated voluntary position, and we're looking for some new enthusiastic volunteers to take up the role for 2013- 14!
Written by Matthew Keyes, YFoEE Food & Agriculture working group member
During the ReCAP Berlin meeting, we had the opportunity to learn on the field how the people in Berlin are ReCAP-turing the food and the land (and also democracy) with a very successful initiative in the core of the city.