Celebrate the Green Wave!

Created in 2011, the Green Wave is a multi-year campaign to raise awareness about biodiversity that contributes to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) programme of work on Communication, Education and Public Awareness.

 

The key messages of the campaign are threefold:

  1. Children and youth around the world want a healthy, biodiverse future.
  2. Children and youth around the world will unite and take action for biodiversity.
  3. Children and youth are working towards the 2020 Aichi biodiversity target of reducing biodiversity loss.

How to do the Green Wave

The Green Wave is a global biodiversity campaign to educate children and youth about biodiversity. Each year, The Green Wave will contribute to worldwide celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on 22 May. It also supports other national, international and global tree planting initiatives such as the UNEP-led Billion Tree Campaign.

 

In participating schools, students plant a locally important tree species in or near their schoolyard. Ideally, the tree species would also be locally indigenous. 

 

On 22 May, students around the world will count down to 10:00 local time, when they will water their tree in their respective schoolyards, thereby creating a figurative “green wave” starting in the far east and traveling west around the world.

 

Throughout the day, students can upload photos and text summaries on the Green Wave website to share their tree-planting story with other children and youth from around the world. The interactive map will be launched at 20:20 local time, thereby creating a second “green wave.”

 

CFP Green Wave Activities

CFP Green Wave Blog Reports

History

The Green Wave builds on the 20+10 Schools & Trees for Biodiversity project initiated and carried out in 2007 in schools in ten countries around the world as a contribution to the UNEP Plant for the Planet Billion Tree Campaign and celebration of IDB 2007. 

 

For more information about the Green Wave, please visit the official website.

OISCA Green Wave Report

Tue

08

Jan

2019

Save our Biodiversity -- Green Wave 2018 Report

OISCA members, CFP school's students and many friends participated actively in the Green Wave 2018!

The Green Wave is a global biodiversity campaign to educate children and youth about biodiversity. Towards 2020, last year of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020), the United Nations has been appealing more vigorously for its promotion worldwide. 

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Tue

22

Aug

2017

2017 August CFP Malaysia

Report on the Current CFP Activities in Sabah, Eastern Malaysia

 

Recently, OISCA Sabah in Eastern Malaysia organized a series of tree planting events. The first one was held on the afternoon of April 25 at Kungkular School and was joined by about 40 people including school teachers, parents and OISCA trainees. The participants planted herbs and flowers. Since the land area of the school was of red soil, they had to apply some compost before planting.

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Thu

10

Aug

2017

Green Wave 2017

Various aged children participating in Green Wave(Mongolia)
Various aged children participating in Green Wave(Mongolia)

Various Countries including

Japan Participated in the Green Wave 2017

 

The Green Wave is a global biodiversitycampaign which the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)of the United Nations has advocated and is calling for participation in greening by young people. It is celebrated globally before and after May 22 –the International Day for Biological Diversity. OISCA concluded in 2016 a basic agreement with SCBD for promoting conservation of biological diversity and PR activities, and has been carrying out tree planting activities mainly through schools participating in the Children’s Forest Program (CFP). This year, it actively conducted the Green Wave campaign in Japan and overseas.

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Tue

02

Aug

2016

Green Wave2016

Planting trees on "Satoyama" means rual natural area
Planting trees on "Satoyama" means rual natural area

The Green Wave, OISCA has joined since 2008, it is promoted by The Secertariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) .
The new CFP logo which cerebrating 25th anniversary of CFP were shown in Indonesia CFP schools and flying that flag. That logo has wishes for  "water, green and protect the future". Along that meant, children were tought "planting trees make conserving water cleanly and protect livings its lives and make the happiness future". After this education, children seems start to have more passionate attitude to participate CFP project.OISCA also took lots of actions involving CFP schools mainly with many participants in Japan and other countires.A lot of activities concerning greens were taken actions all over the world around on May, 22th, the international biological diversity day.

 

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Fri

22

Apr

2016

Green Earth Festival 2016

students planted trees with people from other countries
students planted trees with people from other countries

About 500 people participated in “Green Earth Festival 2016 in Tokyo co-organized by OISCA

On March 26, OISCA co-organized in Tokyo the “Green Earth Festival 2016” in cooperation with the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization, the Forest Culture Association, NPO Forests and Environment Network Association, and the Forestry Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

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Fri

22

Jan

2016

2015 Green Wave Report

Tree planting in Thailand
Tree planting in Thailand

This year also, we connected “green waves” in various places !

 

In 2015, the pupils and students of the schools participating in OISCA’s Children’s Forest Program (CFP) joined the Green Wave campaign. At 10:00 o’clock on the morning of May 22, they took part in tree planting in the various parts of the world to create “green waves” on the planet. At Banchoktai School in Thailand, 4 organizations including the school gathered and a total of over 50 children carried out tree planting and learnt about the global environment, living creatures and the importance of protecting Nature with their own force.

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Mon

15

Jun

2015

2015.6 Camnbodia-1

learning environment and practicing


About 750 students of Deum Kokoh Primary School, Damril Primary School and Damril Secondary School joined the environmental workshop and the planting trees. They learned how to separate garbage or pant the trees in the workshop. After that, they planted about 550 trees.

 

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Fri

12

Jun

2015

2015.5 Green Wave in Hong Kong

Worldwide Celebration of the Green Wave 2015

OISCA holds photo exhibition in Hong Kong

 

OISCA International and OISCA Hong Kong in cooperation with the Yuen Long Town Hall, Hong Kong organized on May 29, 2015 “Green Wave 2015 & Partnership Ceremony”. The event held at the Yuen Long Town Hall was attended by about 200 people including children from the 9 local schools participating in the Green Wave campaign and also officials from the Development Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) and representatives from educational organizations. The participants made presentations on their activities and exchanged views on future programs.

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Mon

09

Feb

2015

Green wave 2014

Green wave 2014 in Indonesia
Green wave 2014 in Indonesia

OISCA Green Wave 2014 report

 

The Green Wave is a global campaign the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) has been calling for to educate children and youth about biodiversity.  On the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22), children and youth plant trees at 10:00 local time in their respective schools and communities, thereby spreading green waves worldwide.

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Wed

16

Jul

2014

2014.7 Indonesia

Many students actively participating in tree planting at Jepara Junior High School even on holiday
Many students actively participating in tree planting at Jepara Junior High School even on holiday

60 Schools and Organizations in Indonesia participated in the Green Wave


   The Green Wave is a global campaign the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) has been calling for to educate children and youth about biodiversity.  On the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22), children and youth plant trees at 10:00 local time in their respective schools and communities, thereby spreading green waves worldwide.


   OISCA’s Children’s Forest Program (CFP) has been also taking part in the campaign since 2009, and the number of participating schools and countries is steadily increasing. Indonesia, which has participated for the fourth time, is particularly active, and about 2,000 school children and young people from 60 CFP schools and organizations such as youth groups and orphanages took part. In the activities, former OISCA trainees in cooperation with CFP coordinators, worked hard for spreading information by utilizing social networking service such as Facebook.


   In the tree planting conducted in Indonesia, seedlings of local species and rare species were planted to protect biological diversity and to prevent the extinction of species. At the No. 1 Parungkuda Hich School, which has been promoting CFP activities through an eco club on a regular basis and has a keen interest in global warming and environmental issues, the Green Wave has become an annual event. After a simple ceremony, the students and teachers planted seedlings of fruit trees called Tangkalak, rare species of the Sukabumi area. Planting the local species is a good opportunity for the children to get familiar with the natural environment of their community and taking care of the planted seedlings is leading to foster awareness for protecting Nature. Besides, there are an increasing number of schools and organizations which are carrying out, not only tree planting but also a variety of programs such as nature games, echo seminars and trash collection, and there are growing expectations of the future development.


   The details of the OISCA Green Waves conducted in the various countries are published on the CFP Facebook. Please do have a look at the site.

 

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Fri

14

Jun

2013

【Canada】Canadian Maples and Hickory, Eh?

Planting Hickory in Mount Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Planting Hickory in Mount Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Fri

24

Aug

2012

Children from 5 Asia-Pacific countries invited on the occasion of the CFP 20th Anniversary, also joined the Green Wave

OISCA invited in May 2012 children’s representatives, 2 each from Fiji, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand as well as coordinators and school teachers in Children’s Forest Program (CFP) that marked the 20th anniversary last year, and conducted 10-day program which included joint conferences, visiting supporters and exchange activities in Japan.

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Wed

18

Jul

2012

OISCA GREEN WAVE 2012

Green Wave in Indonesia
Green Wave in Indonesia

The below Green Wave actions have been registered to the Green Wave Web site and become a part of the 2012 wave!

 

Argentina (1)

Canbodia (1)

China (1)

Fiji (1)

India (1)

Indonesia (1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23)

Japan (1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24)

Mongolia ( 1 / 2 / 3)

Papua New Guinea (1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8)

Philippines (1/ 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32 / 33 / 34 / 35 / 36 / 37)

Sri Lanka ( 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5)

Thailand ( 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5)

UAE (1)

USA (1)

  (As of 21st of August, 2012)

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Tue

03

Jul

2012

Green Wave 2012 report from Cambodia

Tropearng Reusey Primary School in Cambodia joined the Green Wave this year. Before the Green Wave day, the environmental workshop was held and children studied about many environmental issues such as importance of recycling, global warming, and technique of tree planting.

In the morning of 22nd May, 439 children gathered to participate in the Green Wave action. The total of 400 tree seedlings was planted this time (245 Neang Noun seedlings, 60 Beng seedlings, 2 Kror Nhung seedlings, 50 Kohkos seedlings, 43 Sokrom seedlings). The seedlings planted this time were forestry trees that children rarely see in their community, so OISCA staff explained the name of each tree and the reason to plant them.

Their Green Wave action has been registered to the Green Wave Website. Their action became a part of the “Green Wave”!

 

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Wed

06

Jun

2012

Green Wave 2012 Indonesia

Zalfaa (Left) presenting their Action Plan in Tokyo
Zalfaa (Left) presenting their Action Plan in Tokyo

『Action Plan Kicked Off』

 

Jabal and Zalfaa visited Japan to participate in the CFP Goodwill Ambassadors Program held in Tokyo. In the 10-day program, they created an action plan for their school's CFP activities. In their plan, the very first action was to organize Green wave in their school.

 

Soon after they returned home, they started to organize the Green Wave. On May 22 which was the International Day for Biological Diversity, they planted three different kinds of native trees in their school yard with their friends.They did kick off their action plan they made in Japan.

 

The photos sent by the coodinator to the OISCA Headquater surprised us because expressions of Jabal and Zalfaa as they smiled to the camera with their friends after the Green Wave seemed to exude confidence, which we did not see during their stay for the CFP Goodwill Ambassador program. They were the youngest participants to the program. In the course of the 10-day program with the other elder participants from other countries, Jabal and Zalfaa seemed to absorb a broad-ranging knowledge and gain confindence in proceeding with CPF activities. We hope them to keep working as active CFP leaders of their school.

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Fri

01

Jun

2012

Green Wave 2012 -Flash Report-

CFP Goodwill Ambassadors Program's Participants with Dr. Nakano joining in the Green Wave.
CFP Goodwill Ambassadors Program's Participants with Dr. Nakano joining in the Green Wave.

Children's Forest Program celebrated Green Wave again this year! Many reports have been arriving  from all around the world, such as Indonesia, Mongolia, India, Japan and Philippines. ARIGATO to all for your contributions to the Green Wave Campaign!

 

Detailed reports will be put on our website later date.

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Tue

27

Dec

2011

Mr. Nagaishi, Secretary General of OISCA joined UN Web TV

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Tue

27

Dec

2011

【Green Wave】Certificate of Pariticipation issued

Mr. Djoghlaf Exceutive Secretary CBD and Mr. Nagaishi Secretary Central of OISCA
Mr. Djoghlaf Exceutive Secretary CBD and Mr. Nagaishi Secretary Central of OISCA

This year, 2011, which was designated as the International Year of Forests and in which the UN Decade on Biodiversity started, about 14,000 people participated at 105 places in 13 countries of the world participated “Green Wave” campaign through Children’s Forest Program. OISCA which signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and pledged cooperation for promoting awareness of and carrying out activities of the biodiversity conservation delivered certificates of ”Green Wave" participation to the schools to recognize their keen participations to Children’s Forest Program together with CBD.

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Wed

02

Nov

2011

【Kenya】Green Wave 2011

At 10 p.m. on 23th May, 2011, the students from Githunguri Primary School and Mukuyu Primary School participated in the Green Wave 2011. The total of 166 students, from 5th grade to 8th grade, planted trees this time.

Each student planted 2~3 trees side-by-side so that they can identify their trees planted by themselves. After they planted trees, the students carried water from a pond nearby and watered their trees.

The total of 500 trees was planted by students in Ruiru by this Green Wave and everybody look forward to seeing how they grow.

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Thu

01

Sep

2011

【Cambodia】 Green Wave Tree Planting!

Chumkiri Primary School was established by the community. It is located in an under-developed area with a very limited educational system. The school's environment has very high temperatures and lacks greenery so CFP tree planting activities were well needed.

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Thu

28

Jul

2011

【Mongolia】Greenwave 2011 in Mongolia

Students planting trees
Students planting trees

On May 14, 2011, OISCA Mongolia and Ulan Bator City Youth Bureau jointly carried out this year’s first activity of the Children’s Forest Program at the National Garden located in the south of Ulan Bator. About 30 people comprising junior high school students and high school students aged from 14 to 17 years who belong to the City Youth Bureau, participated in this event. They planted a total of 100 trees: 49 larch trees and 51 white birch trees, respectively.

Wed

22

Jun

2011

【Special Report】Start of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020

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