Written by Go Green

kidsGo Green has the pleasure of announcing the start of the Go Green Clubs (GGCs) in Macedonia’s schools. The goal of the GGCs is to create young agents of positive change that have the following characteristics: integrity, team work, courage, innovation and social responsibility. The GGC is part of the non-formal education and being a member is on voluntary basis.

The GGC structure is designed in such a way that it will encourage active team work and with responsible leadership position. Each GGC is divided into three sections with an appointed team leader, as well as a responsible professor, usually a teacher of Biology, Chemistry or Geography. The three areas that the members can join are: “action”, “communication” and “training & education”. Members interested in direct action for nature protection are encouraged to join the “action” section. This section is realized in cooperation with the Scouts of Macedonia and includes outdoor activities, clean up actions, nature preservation etc. Members interested in promotion, media and public relations will be encouraged to join the “communication” section. Members interested in public speaking, teaching etc. are encouraged to join the “training & education” section. Additionally there is “art” area where pupils interested in video, photography, music, acting etc. can join and develop their artistic skills. During the year there will be seminars, contests and trainings where the most ambitious members will have the opportunity to participate and to connect with the other pupils and members of GGCs. The overall idea is to create a national (regional) youth environmental network and create synergetic results by working together.

Very important tool for information sharing and education is the magazine “Ecology and Sustainable Development” which is approved by the Ministry of Education as an additional literature for the primary schools.

If you are interested in learning more about the Magazine and the Go Green Clubs, contact Frane Jovanovski at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 


This project is supported by the Norwegian Embassy in Macedonia.

Go Green has the pleasure to announce the commencement of the Go Green Clubs (GGCs) in the high schools in Macedonia. The goal of the GGCs is to create young agents of positive change that have the following characteristics: personal and global awareness, integrity, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial spirit and social responsibility. The GGCs are being opened as a new section or as part of an existing eco-section in the school.

The GGC structure is designed in a way to encourage active team work and taking a responsible leadership position. Each GGC is divided in three areas and appointed a team leader, as well as, a responsible professor who is usually teaching biology, chemistry or geography. The three areas that the members can join are: action, writing and research and art. Members interested in direct action for nature protection, join the action section. This section is in cooperation with the Scouts of Macedonia and includes concrete activities for nature preservation etc. Members interested in writing and research, join the writing and research section. Members interested in photography, video, drawing, acting, design, join the art section. During the year there will be seminars, contests and trainings where the most ambitious members will have the opportunity to participate and to connect with the other pupils, members of GGCs. The overall idea is to create a national (regional) youth environmental network and create synergetic results by working together.
The main tool for creating and supporting the functioning of the GGCs is the magazine Ecology and Sustainable development, i.e. based on the percentage of subscribers from each school; a certain percentage is refunded to the school in order to support the activities of the GGC. The magazine with its 122 editions and 15 years existence represents an essential tool for increasing awareness and education in the field of ecology and sustainable development, and now additionally with the GGC program, for activating youth leadership as well.

If you are interested in knowing more information about the Magazine, you can contact Iva Jovanovikj at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you are interested in knowing more information about the Go Green Clubs, you can contact Frane Jovanovski at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sincerely,
The Go Green team

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Thursday, December 09 2010