“There is no doubt in my mind that now is the most critical time for us to step forward and clean up our planet. And I’m excited to invite you to join me now in a new project, one in which scientists have made an interesting discovery. You see, it turns out that waste from the sea can be used to cleanup waste on the land.”
Lead cleanup of the South Prescott residential neighborhood in West Oakland, California gets underway.Read more
Community do-it-yourself programs: lead remediation, tree planting, beach cleanup, urban cleanup, and more.Read more
An education program developed by Jean-Michel Cousteau, Dr. Richard Murphy, and the Ocean Futures Society.Read more
The Greeks considered the olive tree as the most valued gift to humankind, a symbol of peace, sustenance and life.
In honor of the homecoming of the Olympic Games to Greece for the XXVIII Olympiad, the Athens Environmental Foundation created the “Global Olive Wreath” project. This project was a massive international effort to plant a Global Olive Wreath on earth as a living legacy of peaceful dedication to the Ancient Greek Olympic ideals as well as the modern Olympic ideal of environmental responsibility.
On April 29, 2004 sixth grade International Bacculaureate students participated in the AEF program. Students signed an oath that will be kept with the plaque so that others may know who participated in the worldwide event.
On Friday 21st May Kardinia International College in Geelong, Australia conducted two simultaneous tree planting ceremonies...one for our upper primary children and one for the lower. This image shows Australian kids with the Olympic flag and a planted olive tree at the Kardinia International College in Geelong, Australia.
Olympians plant an olive tree at Edwards Stadium at the University of California to become part of the Global Olive Wreath.
AEF Board Member Michael Voudouris presents Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sport Director Mansour Fatfat with the Spirit of Athena Award, a certificate of merit for participation in AEF's Global Olive Wreath.
AEF Directors plant a tree at Beijing's Olympic Park together with Greek Consul Konstantina Coliou and members of the Beijing Science and Technology Sustainable Development Center. Beijing pledged 2,000,000 trees to AEF's Global Olive Wreath.
Tree planting at the International School of Kenya in Nairobi.
Venezuelan school children at their Global Olive Wreath celebration.
In Veria, Greece, the town mayor and school children plant a tree at the city square. Behind them is the statue of Dimitrios Vikelas, first President of the International Olympic Committee.