Tag / SDG: RGE

June 6, 2017  |  

America Still Cares and the YMCA can help

The Thursday June 1st decision by President Donald Trump to pull America out of the Paris Climate Agreement was a big shock – and not a big shock. Trump’s election mantra was ‘America First’ – and in the speech he made to accompany his Paris announcement, the message seemed clear that America was going to […] Read more…

March 27, 2017  |  

Cass – New Communications Officer for RGE!

Kia Ora, My name is Cassandra Troman, (you can call me Cass) I am writing this blog to introduce myself as the new Communications Officer for the RGE. I have never been particularly good at talking about myself so I will keep this blog relatively brief. I am originally from a small town at the […] Read more…

November 29, 2016  |  

Energy Initiative Templates – Apply for funding

An article written by YMCA volunteer Silke Bölts The Camp Climate-Program is filled every year with a lot of different activities and workshops. For 2016, one workshop of note was about “Energy Initiative Templates”. The World YMCA’s Resource Group on the Environment (RGE) has up to now had two working groups (WG). One is the WG […] Read more…

October 5, 2016  |  

Three different perspectives on climate change

We are here at the Innovation Camp in Switzerland and the experience has inspired us to spread awareness about climate change. This camp is very international with 66 people from 23 different countries and we all face different challenges. Every country experiences climate change and contributes to climate change in a very different way, but we all want to do something about it. One thing we can do is to share experiences from diverse regions of our planet in the hope that these perspectives will generate ideas to do things differently.

September 21, 2016  |  

World YMCA Programme Innovation Camp

70 young leaders from around the world spent five days together in Switzerland to learn and share their YMCA experiences. Four different innovations had been chosen for this year’s camp. Ten Sing, Youth Parliament, Saving and Investment Clubs and RGE. The young leaders were divided into different groups based on what their YMCA’s wanted to implement in […] Read more…

July 20, 2016  |  

The WGCOP Call

The YMCA-RGE Working group on Conference of the Parties (WGCOP) have been participating and represented World YMCA on different climate summits organized by the United Nations and other international institutions such as the World Bank and IMF. Our work as the largest organization that works for youth empowerment is to ensure the inclusion of youth […] Read more…

June 7, 2016  |  

New times for the RGE!

An introduction by the new RGE Coordinators   We are Kjersti Jåvold Landmark and Alvin Kan, the new coordinators of the YMCA-RGE. We are very excited to take on this role from April 2016 and to lead the RGE into a greener future. To make sure this happens, the World YMCA and the RGE has […] Read more…