The Green Heart youth project
We, future ecologists, realizing that our fragile and beautiful world needs
protection decided to launch our own project entitled The Green Heart.
Students volunteers from Kazakh National State University and other
educational institutions of Central Asia have been working on the project
since 2001 under the auspices of Ecological News Agency Greenwomen with the
assistance of Humanistic Institute HIVOS, which specializes in providing aid
to developing countries.
To promote youth participation in resolving ecological problems by raising
awareness and developing ecological mentality.
How do we plan to achieve our goals?
We started to publish our youth bulletin The Green Heart, informing,
explaining and attracting attention to urgent issues. We hope to use our
bulletin as a vehicle generating discussions on issues of concern to young
We would like to develop ecological mentality among young people. Those
who in the near future will work in government agencies and private
enterprises, participate in activities of non-governmental and political
organizations, make key decisions (including ecology related), should
realize that “Don’t harm!” principle is the cornerstone of attitude toward
environment. Environment should be treated with full responsibility and
In the framework of this Project we also plan to carry out other
activities. We look forward to cooperating with students and teachers,
youth media and NGOs, business people and all concerned members of the
community – all those who care about the world of tomorrow.