Given the implications of Coronavirus outbreak for all countries including restrictions on travel and safety of all participants as our primary concern, the CCB Board decided to postpone the CCB 30th Anniversary Annual in 2021. More detailed practical information will be provided in due time.
Welcome to CCB´s 30th Anniversary page
Side Events organized by CCB´s Member Organizations linked to the Anniversary
POLAND – Side events organized by CCB MO West Pomeranian Nature Society
(Photo credit: Joanna Stańczak)
- 10th Congress of Pomeranian Ornithologist (January 2020), Łukęcin, Kamień Pomorski
More than 80 participants attended the event, which included slide shows from tours, multimedia presentations, trip to the sea and bird watching, plus ornithological handicraft stands, photo exhibition, CCB stand (gadgets, lefleats, information) and presentation about CCB (in Polish) made by Jakub Skorupski and Joanna Stańczak.
- Photo Exhibition on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of West Pomeranian Nature Society (March 2020)
More than 5o participants attended the event, which included ceremonial opening of the photo exhibition, CCB stand ( gadgets, lefleats, information) and presentation about CCB (in Polish) made by Jakub Skorupski and Joanna Stańczak.
LATVIA – Side event organized by CCB MO Latvian Green Movement
(Photo credit: LaGM)
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, LaGM decided to arrange the side event for the CCB 30th Anniversary in two parts: one joint work to put up and renovate info signs on the illegal paths and roads in dunes and one meeting seminar to discuss future projects within CCB.
- 1. Signs’ setting up and closing illegal dune roads (30 June) at Valgalciems – Upesgriva:
More than 20 LaGM members actively worked to close the illegal dune roads by renovating the old signs and setting up 24 new ones, with information about the dune’s protection.
Article about the event (in Latvian) from LaGM website.
- 2. Informative seminar (10-11 July 2020) at Uguni lake:
21 participant were actively involved in planning and brain-storming on the Baltic Sea protection topics. New project ideas within CCB were discussed, such as coastal protection, permaculture and alternative-organic farming. Moreover, to inform about the political updates and the Ministry’s initiatives on the Baltic Sea policies, Ms Alda Ozola, the Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development was invited at the seminar.
Article about the event (in Latvian) from LaGM website
LATVIA – Side event organized by CCB MO Environmental Protection Club of Latvia – VAK
(Photo credit: VAK)
Thanks to the support of the CCB, a Baltic Sea room was established by Environmental Protection Club of Latvia at the Green Awakening Museum Pils Street 1 in Jurmala.
In the Baltic sea room the Baltic Sea wall was created, a stand “people guard the sea” was created, as well as information sheets on the history of the Baltic Sea and with information on the main environmental problems and possible solutions. The exhibition in an interactive way show the beauty, the historical significance of the Baltic Sea and the dangers due to human activity. The exhibition include information on 30 years of CCB activity materials (documents, photos, items). One of the main exhibits of the exhibition is a row of people (made of cardboard + photo) made from a historical photograph of the VAK in 1989 from the prayer at the sea.
The opening of the Baltic Sea Room due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic took place in several stages:
- September 2020, opening event during the Prayer by the Sea (50 participants)
- series of meetings with local politicians and decision-makers
- small hiking group during the winter
GERMANY – Side event organized by CCB MO BUND – Friends of the Earth Germany
The Ocean Summit is a four-day event all about the protection of the seas, which was supposed to take place in Kiel for the first time from August 20 to 23, 2020 and thereafter every year. The content ranges from the importance of the ocean for all life on this planet and the global ocean crisis to our responsibility in Schleswig-Holstein for the North and Baltic Seas as the “land between the seas”. In order to emphasize this local responsibility, the topic of the first summit was “Acting for the North and Baltic Seas”. The aim of the event is to raise awareness, impart knowledge as well as becoming active and showing options for action in the field of marine protection and marine research.
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, BUND changed the format: more events (digital, live and hybrid) were organized from the beginning of June to give the opportunity to pursue the interest in marine protection to as many people as possible.
- Ocean Summit: 27 events from June till December 2020 with more than 1100 participants.
UKRAINE – Side event organized by CCB MO The Western Center of the Ukrainian Branch of the World Laboratory (WCUBWL)
(Photo credit: WorldLab)
- Dissemination of information materials created and implemented by WorldLab with the support of CCB on water saving and eco-sanitation practices at the environmental forum “Waste Management in Ukraine: Legislation, Economy, Technology” October 8-10, 2020 (https://www.ecoleague.net/pres);
- Installation of an exhibition in the premises of the Basin Department of Water Resources of the Western Bug, with presentation of printed WorldLab materials to the Western Bug Basin Council;
- printed a presswall that reflects the main stages, the most important events and successes, including work on eco-sanitation, microplastics and disposable plastics during the 15 years of Worldlab’s cooperation with CCB.