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Forest93 x UNICEF take climate action by sharing awareness on Suriname’s plastic footprint

The cooperation between Forest93 and UNICEF started in 2022, a year after UNICEF initiated the Plastic Footprint Suriname project. The project is aimed at establishing mechanisms to support (young) people to take climate action by reducing their various types of footprints effecting climate change, especially their plastic footprint. The activities under coordination of Forest93 Ambassador Christio Wijnhard aim to stimulate climate friendly behaviors through active engagement sessions in schools and community platforms. The Plastic Footprint Change Agents (all between 18-25 years old) developed their own awareness materials, which they use in their workshops for schools. Distribution of posters to schools throughout the country and the…

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Fresh vegetables from the Tiny Food Gardens at children’s homes

In February 2023, we were suprised with a donation of SRD 318,430.00 by the Fernandes Bottling Company. They had decided to donate the proceeds of the 2022 Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan fundraising to Green Growth Suriname, the mother organisation of Forest93. Forest93 Ambassador, Christio Wijnhard, was overjoyed to accept the cheque. He used the budget to continue the ambassador's own social project: Tiny Food Gardens for children's homes. Training and placing of the Tiny Food Gardens at the children's homes Selected children's homes in various districts received tiny food gardens to grow vegetables and spices for their kitchens. The food gardens were produced by Tiny Gardens…

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Dringende oproep om Suriname groen te houden

Keep Suriname Green is de dringende oproep van groene organisaties in Suriname om Suriname samen groen te houden. De zorg voor de natuur is immers een taak van ons allemaal.  Ondanks dat Suriname nog steeds het meest beboste land ter wereld is qua bosbedekking per persoon heeft Suriname belangrijke zaken nog niet in orde om ook het meest beboste land te blijven. Dat baart zorgen voor de toekomst. Hoewel de Republiek Suriname herhaaldelijk op internationale fora heeft uitgesproken de ambitie te hebben om 93% bosbedekking te behouden, lijkt dit in de praktijk moeilijker waar te maken. Zo is natuurbeschermingswetgeving reeds 70 jaar oud, is er…

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Forest93 receives donation from Fernandes Bottling Company NV

In February 2023, we were suprised with a donation of SRD 318,430.00 by the Fernandes Bottling Company. They had decided to donate the proceeds of the Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan fundraising to Green Growth Suriname, the mother organisation of Forest93. Forest93 Ambassador, Christio Wijnhard, accepted the cheque and will continue to coordinate the mini-food garden project for children's homes. With the donation five children's home will receive mini-food gardens to grow vegetables and spices for their kitchens. Moreover, via a train-the-trainer program, a selection of young people from the children's homes will be trained in woodwork and planting to make these food gardens themselves, and assist…

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