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Cooperation instead of confrontation.

 

Green Cross Switzerland facilitates overcoming consequential damages caused by industrial and military disasters and the clean-up of contaminated sites from the period of the Cold War. Central issues are the improvement of the living quality of people affected by chemical, radioactive and other types of contamination, as well as the promotion of a sustainable development in the spirit of cooperation instead of confrontation. This includes the involvement of all stakeholder groups affected by a problem.

The world’s ten most polluted places of 2013

The world’s ten most polluted places of 2013 have pollution problems to which people are openly exposed. Places with pollutants affecting people through direct inhalation, food intake or skin contact were prioritized. These pollutants include lead, cadmium, chrome, oil, pesticides, phenols, mercury, sarin, radionuclides and VOC, which affect 200 million people worldwide.

The Family Club in Chemerisi provides help

Kirill Davidowski from Chemerisi, Belarus, is 7 years old and never gives up: he fights his heart problems with sports and optimism. The village of Chemerisi is only 32 km from Chernobyl, far enough to allow people to live here according to the zoning regulations, but not nearly far enough to be safe from the devastating consequences of the radiation caused by the nuclear disaster. With your help, the Green Cross Family Club provides medical care and vital nutritional information to the highly contaminated village.

EU Youth in Action Programme

Forty-nine young adults from seven countries are involved in the musical programme“2050: The Future We Want” on the occasion of the 20-year Green Cross International anniversary. In the framework of the EU Youth in Action programme, these will be participating in workshops in Vallorbe from 19 August until 5 September 2013. Core objective of the EU Youth in Action exchange programme is to promote the active engagement of young people in society in support of sustainable development and a healthy environment. Through informal learning the topics of environmental disasters, contamination and health will be dealt with through role acting and song in these workshops.

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