IDEA volunteers planted more than 10 000 trees in Ganja, European Youth Capital – 2016
More than 10 000 trees were planted in Ganja, Azerbaijan by IDEA volunteers and citizens who joined the event on December 1, 2013. The tree planting action was supported by Ganja City Executive Power, by initiative of IDEA Public Union
IDEA campaign participates in the “CTE 2013″
IDEA campaign is taking part in the “CTE 2013″, The 4th International Environmental Exhibition, which is going to take place between the 20th and 22nd November at the Baku Expo Centre. This year, IDEA provided support to the exhibition alongside with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Last day of the Eco Picture Diary selections
Last day of the Eco Picture Diary selections has been held. 20 finalists have been selected among 3032 eco diary submitters by the Jury of the contest.
Eco Picture Diary 2013 selection process is carrying on
Selection process of eco diaries continues by a pre-determined panel of judges by the representatives of IDEA campaign, Heydar Aliyev Center, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan, UNESCO, PMCIS, experts in the field of environment who will select one national winner out of 20 finalists. The winner will be announced on 1st of December, 2013.
Tree planting action
On November 17, 2013 IDEA campaign held a tree planting action in Zigh settlement in Baku suburb. The campaign brought together over 150 volunteers. More than 2,500 coniferous trees were planted in shape of IDEA letters.
Visit to the Balakhani Waste to Energy Plant
On November 15, 2013 IDEA campaign organized a visit to Balakhani Waste to Energy Plant. More than 20 young people participated in the excursion. They were given detailed information about the working system of the Plant and guided by an expert during introduction of the waste to energy process.
Selection procedure of the Eco Picture Diary submissions has taken a start
First stage of the selections of the winner eco picture diaries has started on November 13, 2013. The selections will continue for more than a week. The Deadline for the submission of the eco diaries is November 15, 2013. The winner diary will be announced on December 1, 2013.
International Conference on “Global View on Environmental Issues in Oil Industry”
International Conference on “Global View on Environmental Issues in Oil Industry” organized by IDEA campaign with the main support of SOCAR and BP
The Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva’s participation at the Baku Humanitarian Forum
The Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder of IDEA campaign, Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva made a speech at the Baku humanitarian Forum
Presentation of “Eco Picture Diary 2013″ project
The first-ever international Eco Picture Diary contest among Azerbaijani schoolchildren has been presented at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku on November 1. The national stage of the contest, which will be held in the capital Baku and Ganja, Azerbaijan’s second largest city, on November 1-15, is organized by IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action), under the auspices of UNESCO and with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Center and Panasonic Marketing CIS (PMCIS).
Kids of school #189 visited Azerbaijan Animal Rescue Center
Kids of school #189 visited Azerbaijan Animal Rescue Center. During their visit to the Center the kids were introduced to the working system of the AARC, the homeless animals placed in the Center, and treatment methods of them
10 gazelles reintroduced from Azerbaijan to Georgia
Reintroduction of the gazelles from Azerbaijan to Georgia as part of the project of IDEA campaign and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources “Reintroduction of gazelles on their historical habitat in the Caucasus” , initiated by the Vice -President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva was held on 21 October, 2013.
IDEA started cooperation with AFFA
IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) which has created local and international network for environmental protection, has launched cooperation with the Azerbaijan Football Federations Association. Within the cooperation, during Azerbaijan-Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan-Russia football matches that took place as part of World Cup-2014 qualifier, IDEA installed ‘green’ banners in the stadium and called on fans, who watched the match both live and away from the stadium, to take care of environment.
IDEA held a seminar workshop ‘Food Safety in the changing World’
IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) campaign has held a seminar workshop ‘Food Safety in the changing World’ to study ways to tackle the food security problem, which is one of the major global problems that has engulfed some parts of the world, and deliver the importance of rational usage of natural resources to young people.
IDEA draws schoolchildren’s attention to the environmental protection
In connection with the World Animal Day which is celebrated on October 4 every year, IDEA campaign has organized a visit of schoolchildren to the Azerbaijan Animal Rescue Centre.
IDEA held a seminar workshop on “Reduction of the world pure water resources in the context of pollution of the world water basins”
Every year September 25 is celebrated as “World Marine Day”. In connection with this, IDEA campaign held an interactive seminar on “Reduction of the world pure water resources in the context of pollution of the world water basins”.
Green Conversation Club continues successfully
IDEA is successfully running Green Conversation Club project which unites a wide audience in one place. The club is held every week and involves more than 20 participants. Last conversation club was held on September 20, 2013 at the IDEA Resource Center. The discussion topic of the club was “Sustainable development and food security”.
IDEA campaign held a seminar on “Atmosphere pollution challenges”
On September 16, 2013 IDEA campaign held a seminar on “Atmosphere pollution challenges” on the occasion of “The International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer” that is celebrated on September 16 every year. The seminar was held in the IDEA Resource Center which is situated at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
IDEA campaign held a coastal cleanup action
On September 7, 2013 IDEA campaign held a coastal cleanup action in Nardaran beach on the occasion of “The International Coastal Cleanup Week” that is celebrated in the first week of September every year. The action was held under the slogan “All together for nature in the cleanup week”.
IDEA members visited Azerbaijan Animal Rescue Center
IDEA members visited Azerbaijan Animal Rescue Center (AARC) in August 23, 2013. The main intention of the visit was to draw attention of young people towards homeless animals, call youth to treat perceptibly to them, make an effort on gaining ill animals back to the natural life.
A Seminar workshop has been organized on the occasion of World Homeless Animals Day
IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) campaign has organized a seminar workshop on “Protection of Urban Biocenosis”, aimed at calling on people to protect homeless animals. The event was held on the occasion of the International Homeless Animals Day, marked on 16 August every year.
Green Economy Youth Camp was held
On 2-3 August, the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, IDEA campaign and Icheri Sheher State Historical-Architectural Museum organized Green Economy Camp at Gala State Historical Ethnography Reserve.
“Recycling for environment” Youth Summer Camp came to the end
‘Recycling for environment’ Youth Summer Camp held in Ismayilli has come to the end.
The camp supported by IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) campaign involved 30 youth.
“Children’s Eyes on Earth” International Youth Photogprahy Festival
Following the success of the inaugural Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest last summer, the first International Youth Photography Festival & Exhibition, took place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 12th – 14th May 2013.
Green Cabs by IDEA Campaign
IDEA Campaign initiated the green cab project for drawing people’s attention to the importance of environmental issues.
First ever Green Week organized in Baku
IDEA Campaign and UNEP organized the first ever Green Week project in Baku. During the whole week different international events took place in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Cooperation agreement with WWF was signed in Moscow
IDEA Campaign and World Wild Fund (WWF) of Russia signed a cooperation agreement in Moscow on October 12, 2012. The agreement aims at restoration of the populations of leopards and bisons in the Caucasus and protection of the nature of the region. The cooperation agreement was signed by Mr. Igor Chestin, the director of WWF Russia and Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva, initiator of the IDEA Campaign.
IDEA campaign joins International Ecological Forum in Lithuania
Azerbaijan for the first time will be represented in the above forum with the support of IDEA and the Azerbaijani Embassy in Lithuania.
The First ever “Green Buses” to bring Green Thinking to Azerbaijan
Official opening ceremony of the “IDEA for Green Azerbaijan” project was held in front of the Maiden Tower (Baku) on September 24, 2012.
Trainings at IDEA Resource Center
Special trainings have been started at the Resource Centre of IDEA Campaign to increase the knowledge of volunteers to participate in project “IDEA For the Sake of Green Azerbaijan” on environmental issues.
Green Corps Summer School
Summer School organized in cooperation with “Debate in Civil Society” , OSCE office in Baku, IDEA – International Dialogue for Environmental Action Campaign, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and Tamiz Shahar JSC.
Inspired by the success of previous exhibitions, IDEA Campaign teamed up with its national partners including Baku Museum of Modern Arts, the “Qiz Qalasi” Art Gallery, Baku Magazine, and Ichari Shahar State Historical and Architectural Reserve and organized exhibition of Gazelles under open air.
The 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was commemorated
IDEA Campaign as the next phase of the project “IDEA Lectures» held a lecture on August 6, 2012 – World Day of Actions for Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The event was held at the IDEA Resource Centre, located at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. This event was attended by 20 students from different universities of Baku. During the lecture the students were given information about nuclear weapons, the dangers and possible consequences of its use.
IDEA Campaign and “Tamiz Shahar JSC” jointly organized eco-summer school in Shaki, Azerbaijan
IDEA Campaign and “Tamiz Shahar JSC” jointly organized eco-summer school under the slogan of “For the sake of Clean City”. IDEA Campaign and “Tamiz Shahar JSC” jointly organized eco-summer school under the slogan of “For the sake of Clean City”. Press center of organizational committee reported that more than 1.500 students submitted applications for participation in this summer school.
IDEA Campaign organizes environmental movie screening in the framework of “Eco Cinema” project
IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) Campaign launched in July 2011 by Vice President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva, started a new project named “Eco Cinema”, which is the first and unique in Azerbaijan. Biweekly environmental movie screening and subsequent discussions are supposed to be held in the framework of “Eco Cinema” project.
IDEA founder Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva holds meetings at UNEP and UNICEF
IDEA Campaign Founder Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva on June 11 visited Geneva. During the visit, she held meetings at the Geneva branch of the United Nations, the Geneva office of UNICEF and UNEP regional office for Europe.
“The Future You Want” project on the World Environment Day
IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) Campaign, launched by Leyla Aliyeva on July 12, 2011 in Baku, held the last stage of environmental project competition titled “The Future You Want”, within the framework of the “IDEA Lectures” project.
“Baku Debate Forum” “Green Thinking Cup-2012” project was successfully implemented
“Baku Debate Forum” “Green Thinking Cup-2012” project realized by “Tamiz Shahar” JSC and IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) Campaign was successfully implemented. In the event held on May 21 teams of two universities were awarded with Green Thinking Cup, and certificates were given to all the students that participated in debate forums.
IDEA Resource Center opens
The opening ceremony of the new IDEA Resource Center was held at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan on May 19, 2012. The event brought together IDEA founder Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva, state and government officials, civil society organizations, students and journalists. The center is aimed at hosting short and long term training courses, seminars, roundtables and lectures on environmental topics both for students and specialists in this field.
Winners of “Send your message to Rio+20” Essay Competition have been awarded
The aim of competition is to mobilize Azerbaijani youth to the “Rio+20” UN summit on sustainable development to be held in Rio-de-Janeiro in June of this year and to encourage them to think about the current global environmental problems that our planet is facing as well as about the potential global environmental threats.
Green Energy Camp
The “Green Energy Camp” for young environmentalists was organized on 22-24 March 2012 in the Gobustan Experimental Training and Education Centre by IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action), initiated by Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva, the Azerbaijani Student Youth Organizations’ Union, the State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy Resources and Tamiz Shahar JSC. The project aims to increase the knowledge of young ecologists about alternative energy resources, their mechanisms and working principles.
IDEA at UN Youth Forum
IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action), founded by Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva, has represented Azerbaijan at Youth 21- Building for Change, Global Meeting held by the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya on 15-18 March.The event kicked off with a letter of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed to the forum.
Tree Planting Action
On December 8th IDEA brought together the students and members of youth organizations for tree planting action. The action took place on the field of “Greening Department 2″ located on the 17th km of the highway from Heydar Aliyev Airport towards the city centre.
Gabala Camp of Young Environmentalists
Through November 24-26, 2011 IDEA hosted the International Camp of Young Environmentalists in Gabala – one of the magnificent regions of Azerbaijan. The aim of the camp was to contribute to the growing community of environmentalists in the region and around the world, who were interested in establishing working relations between different environmental groups and movements, through enhancing regional cooperation and network.
Launching of IDEA
International Dialogue for Environmental Action is an international campaign launched by Leyla Aliyeva on July 12, 2011 in Baku. Leyla saw quite clearly, through her youth work, that the environment was a key cause of concern for young people in Azerbaijan as it is in the region and the world. The concern was real, but the path which young people could take to find out more, to network with others, and to mobilise for action was far from clear.
Memorandum has been signed
On 21 October 2011, Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva and Amb. Fikret Akcura signed a Cooperation Agreement between the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the United Nations Development Programon “Mobilizing Azerbaijani Youth for Action for Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development”. Leyla Aliyeva also spoke about the measures taken in the country to protect environment and settle environmental issues.