Influence - Environment

Baltic Green Day

Over 40 participants gathered in Växjö, Sweden on February 8th to discuss environmental issues and how young people can influence.

The Mayor of Växjö, Mr. Bo Frank welcomed the participants and spoke about Växjö being the greenest city in Europe. Jan Sjökvist, project manager of Young Energy People held an informative lecture on how our environment is changing all around the globe. A workshop regarding the environment led to interesting discussions and sharing of experiences on how to make a positive impact on the environment.

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The topic for the second part of the day was influence. Rebecka Jakobsson, youth ombudsman at Umeå municipality spoke about different ways for young people to influence and Elin Gräns from the Växjö Student Union spoke about how students can influence their situation. A workshop on the topic was held and a summary of the results will be sent to the European Commissioner responsible for Youth affairs.

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Last modified February/15/2010

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