By distributing green woolen bracelets to decisionmakers we try to spread our message: “Do not lose your green thread ever“. Our goal is to catch the attention of everyone and to give bracelets as a symbols of YOUTHinkgreen movement. This action is also an opportunity for the students to talk to politicians and distribute our catalogue of claims.
At the same time, this action is carried out in all partner countries of YouThinkGreen with national media coverage. The students of each country organize their own “green thread“ actions trying to catch the attention of local politicians. This local action starts on the 4th of June, the International Day of Sustainability.
Mrs. Christiana Figueres, the new patron of YouThinkGreen, UNFCCC Secretary, received a green bracelet during an official act at the Rio+20 summit from our partner ambassdors of the YouThinkGreen group in Brasil.
On Tuesday and Wednesday (June 26 and 27) the YouThinkGreen climate ambassadors of Namibia took to the streets of Windhoek. Tuesday, three o’clock at Wernhill Park and Wednesday, half past two at Maerua Mall, to inform the citizens of Windhoek about the YouThinkGreen movement and to promote green awareness.
The Namibian Ambassadors encouraged the public to live a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle. The green thread is a motivational symbol to show interest and support not only the YouThinkGreen movement, but also a better and greener Namibia.
The green bracelets were accepted by 1071 people. So the action was a huge success.
If you would like to see more pictures of the ‘Green Thread’ action at Wernhil and Maerua Mall please click here.
On the evening of June 26 at “Park Talk”, a monthly event organised by the Ministry of Environment in Windhoek, we handed over another green bracelet and a catalogue of claims to Johnson Ndokosho, the technical expert of the Namibian African Adaptation Project (NAM-AAP).
On July 12 the YouThinkGreen group was granted a meeting with the Major of Windhoek, Mrs. Elaine Trepper.
On the occasion of the first Namibia Climate Change Kowledge Fair on August 9 students from YOUTHinkGreen Namibia gave a green thread as well as the Namibian catalogue of claims to the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Hon. Nandi-Ndaitwah.
On the evening of 13 February 2013 the Namibia Environmental Investment Fund celebrated its one year anniversary at the Windhoek Country Club. YouThinkGreen Namibia was invited to give a presentation at this auspicious event.