- Posted at 12:04 am on May 24, 2010 by Conservation Education Staff
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What is The Green Wave? It's a celebration of the International Day of Biodiversity (IDB). And because this year is the Year of Biodiversity, it makes The Green Wave even more special. The Green Wave was celebrated by the Zoo's teen volunteers, Zoo Crew, on May 22 and 23 with a tree planting and then a sharing of tree plantings around the world. This is great stuff - read more in this blog by Miranda Beran.On May 22, 2010, The Green Wave was celebrated at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The Zoo Crew teen-volunteers (with help from our Horticulture staff) along with other schools and youth organizations worldwide planted trees native to their area. At Cleveland Metroparks Zoo we planted two trees at the entrance to the Northern Trek exhibit. The Green Wave celebrates the International Day of Biodiversity (IDB) to raise awareness on biodiversity. This year is the Year of biodiversity (decided by the U.N.) which makes this celebration of The Green Wave even more special. The "second green wave" took place at 20:10 (8:10 p.m.) on May 23 when each participant uploaded a picture of the tree they planted and an interactive map now shows where all the trees were planted all over the world. For more information on The Green Wave, go to: http://greenwave.cbd.int/en/home.
Also as part of The International Year of Biodiversity, Zoo Crew hopes to send two teen volunteers to Nagoya Japan to present the International Youth Accord on biodiversity at the Convention on Biodiversity in October 2010. The Youth Accord will be at The Green Wave Event for guests of all ages to sign. For more information or to sign the Accord online visit www.biodiversitymatters.org.
Here are some photos from The Green Wave tree planting: