Cranes flying between Extremadura and Southern Sweden

 

Sunset at HornborgasjönCranes that breed in southern Sweden overwinter usually in Extremadura, in southwestern Spain. The cranes fly every year from Spain to Sweden in March. After a cold autumn night, maybe in the beginning of October, the cranes leave Hornborgasjön. Breakup is magnificent. Groups of birds takes height and head south, to a pleasant winter in Spain.
Hornborgasjön is one of the 51 wetlands in Sweden we have particular responsibility under the Wetlands Convention. The lake is just over 10 kilometers long and two to three kilometers wide. The area is about 35 square kilometers. Maximum water depth is 1.5 meters (at mean water level). Water level can, in extreme cases, vary by almost two meters during the year. The lake harbors some 50 breeding wetland dependent species. A total of 290 species have been seen in the area.

First project meeting in Mérida 2th-6th October 2016

mosaik1. Priority working lines
Lines in the application form:
1.Enhancing digital integration in learning, teaching, training and youth work at various levels. DIGITAL MATERIALS
2.Promoting empowerment, participation and the active citizenship of young people. INSTITUTIONS
3.Specific lines: Improving environmental awareness

Project brief
Three main targets: knowing, loving and changing the environment
Our three stages: First: Working about main problems and institutional actions. 2016-2017. Second: Analysing the context of the students : scholar, family and urban context. First and second term of 2017-2018 .
Third: Making proposals for environmental improvement. Third term of 2017-2018

Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

2015 marked the target date for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the start of the post-2015 development and climate processes, which ultimately aim to eradicate poverty, improve people’s lives, and rapidly transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy, are mutually reinforcing: when acted on together, they can provide prosperity and security for present and future generations.

Sustainable development, which balances current needs with the needs of future generations, is at the core of the UN’s development agenda.

The UN has shifted to the idea of sustainable development in part because of climate change.  According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if climate change is left unchecked, it will increase the likelihood of severe, irreversible changes to our ecosystems. Sustainable development, because it is less harmful to our ecosystems, can help in the fight against climate change.  Sustainable development will also help the development needs of the poor and most vulnerable, who have contributed the least to the climate change problem.miljogruppenUN

Greetings from Vipan in Lund, Sweden

Vipan is the newest local secondary school in Lund.

 

At Vipan we are aware that the future starts to take shape during the high school years. Supporting our pupils’ learning efforts in every possible way is one of our higher priorities.

It is said that the environment effects people. Our school is located in a park landscape with beautiful lawns surrounded by tall trees. Here you can find light, clean air and plenty of space. It is a place where our students experience freedom with accountability. It is an environment that facilitates concentration and peace and quiet, key elements for successful studies.

Our symbol, the lapwing, is a bird that flies willingly through the Scanian landscape to explore its territory. Its sharp whistling is heard often and clearly all over Scania. It flies over its territory but also far away from it because it is a migratory bird.

Greetings from Merida, Spain

We are a high school from Mérida, a small city in the  SouthWest of Spain. Our region is called Extremadura and is a beatiful area plenty of Mediterranean trees and animals. We have not a lot of industry and our main sources are the agriculture and the tourism . Mérida is the capital so the Extremadura´s government is here. We are a small school but we are exciting because of  this project.

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Greetings from Bulgaria

p8060263Hello to all the participants -teachers and students!
I hope that each of us will have great fun during the project work and we will make many new friends!I believe that after the end of the project we will be more responsible towards the environment and will take care about our own small and big steps in the direction to make our Planet better place! Have a nice time and do not be afraid to dream and dare …
Goritsa / Bulgaria/

Get your city registered in European Mobility Week

img_1575  This year EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK will be held under the banner of ‘Smart and sustainable mobility – an investment for Europe’, referring to the close ties between transport and economics. The benefits of smarter mobility apply across the board – from the public to the private sector, from society at large to the individual. In 2016, EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is encouraging local politicians and the public to look at smart and sustainable mobility as an investment for Europe.
http://www.mobilityweek.eu/

My students Dorotina and Nhung has been around and checked how it looks in our city, Lund, Sweden, where the people have taken over the streets from all the parked cars.

 

”Mapping the conditions for environmental improvement measures in a European context”

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This website is dedicated to the project ”Mapping the conditions for environmental improvement measures in a European context” an Erasmus + project in which five schools in five different countries collaborates. Luis Ignacio Mur from IES ”Saenz de Buruaga,” Merida, Spain, is the coordinator of the project. Participating schools are: Osnovno Uchilishte ”Svety Svety Cyril in Metodii” (Blagoevgrad), Bulgaria, Gimnazjum nr 9 im. Wojciecha Korfantego w Zabrzu, Zabrze, Poland, Istituto di Istruzione Superiore ”G. A. Pischedda” Bosa, Italy, and Gymnasieskolan Vipan, Lund, Sweden