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Grand Duke Henri visits Projects of the Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation

  October 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm by

HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg visited several projects of the Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation on October 14, 2010. The Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation was established in 1982 in order to acquire and manage nature reserves. Over the years the main activity remained preserving and restoring of the natural environment. During the visit of the Grand Duke, it was announced that the symbolic threshold of 1000 hectares of nature reserves … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Hasna opens Conference on Sustainable Management of the Coast

  October 12, 2010 at 4:16 am by

Princess Lalla Hasna, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, presided on Saturday in Tangiers over the opening ceremony of the International Conference on “Sustainable Management of the Coast: Role of Education and Awareness-raising.” In a royal message addressed to participants in this conference and read out by Lalla Hasna, King Mohammed VI paid tribute to Princess Lalla Hasna, who along with her Presidency of … Continue reading

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International Conference on Climate and Deforestation in Norway

  May 27, 2010 at 6:36 am by

The Prince of Wales visited Norway due to his participation in the Conference on Climate and Deforestation that took place in Oslo yesterday. In Olso Prince Charles met Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Heads of States, members of the government, ministers and experts from different countries attended the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference 2010 to discuss efforts for the preservation of the world’s rain forests. Crown … Continue reading

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Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in Morocco

  April 24, 2010 at 11:27 am by

Earth Day, one of the trendiest international events, takes place in the Moroccan capital of Rabat from April 17 to 24. Hosting the 40th anniversary celebrations of Earth Day has been deemed a pride and joy among Moroccans especially because Rabat will be a premier African and Arab city and one of six world cities to lead celebrations for Earth Day celebrations.The other cities are: New York,Washington,Shanghai,Rome and Mumbai. On … Continue reading

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Lalla Hasna met Hillary Clinton in Washington

  March 17, 2010 at 9:55 pm by

Princess Lalla Hasna was received on Tuesday in Washington by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The pair discussed mainly the celebration next month in Morocco of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The Princess is in Washington on the occasion of the announcement of the celebration by the Kingdom of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the launch of the National Charter for the Environment and Sustainable Development … Continue reading

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Dutch Prime Minister Receives ‘Planet First!’ from Prince Carlos

  February 3, 2010 at 11:17 am by

On Monday Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende received the statement of principles of ‘Planet First!’, from the Nationale Postcodeloterij (National Postal Code Lottery) and the Institute for Sustainable Innovation & Development (ISID). The chairman of the ISID is Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, son of the duke of Parma and princess Irene of The Netherlands. The prince was accompanied by Boudewijn Poelmann, chairman of the Nationale Postcodelotterij. The report is a … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Jean Receives Award

  January 27, 2010 at 10:54 am by

On Monday, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg received the award ‘Help for Nature 2009’. The award was handed over to him in the Museum of Natural History in Luxembourg City. The grand duke received the awards for his all the years that the grand duke was involved in the preservation of nature. On the official website of the Grand Ducal family it is said that the former monarch is a … Continue reading

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2009 Prince Claus Prize

  December 17, 2009 at 9:31 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family yesterday attended the 2009 Prince Claus Prize awards ceremony. Attended by HM Queen Beatrix and TRH the Prince of Orange, Princess Máxima, Prince Constantijn (who presented the award as honorary chairman of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development), Princess Laurentien, Prince Friso (also honorary chairman) and Princess Mabel; this year’s award went to Colombian architect Simón Vélez, who has been investigating how bamboo can … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Hasna attends the ‘2009 Clean Beaches’ Trophy Awards Ceremony

  November 11, 2009 at 2:06 am by

Princess Lalla Hasna, sister of King Mohammed VI and Chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, presided on Sunday over the ‘2009 Clean Beaches’ Trophy Awards Ceremony. During this ceremony,which marks the 10th anniversary of “Clean Beaches” programme, Princess Lalla Hasnaa read a message addressed by HM King Mohammed VI, in which the Sovereign praised the work carried out by the Foundation. On the same … Continue reading

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Hamzah honors Al Shajarah Foundation

  October 31, 2009 at 6:17 am by

HRH Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, the honorary chairman of the Al Shajarah Foundation, honored last Monday at King Hussein Club in Amman supporters of this Foundation. Mr. Fuad Srouji, the Foundation’s director, Khalid Irani, the Minister of Environment, and HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, the founder of the Royal Botanic Garden, were also present at the lunch. The Shajarah Foundation was created in June 2006 under the patronage of … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Meets Michael Gorbatsjov At the ‘Club of Rome’

  October 29, 2009 at 7:28 am by

On Monday, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands attended a meeting of the ‘club of Rome’ in Amsterdam. Former president of the USSR, Michael Gorbatsjov, also attended the meeting, as he is a honorary member of the club. The club of Rome is an association that was founded in the late 60-ties by European scientists who were worried about the state of the world. During the Global Assembly, a two day … Continue reading

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Princess Marie at UNESCO Conference

  October 29, 2009 at 6:17 am by

Princess Marie yesterday opened a UNESCO environmental conference for school leaders from both Asia and Europe in Soenderborg. The 100 educationalists will be working together on joint projects over the internet to help better the environment, which is, as Princess Marie said, very relevant with the climate summit being held in Copenhagen next month. For more information, please see this thread.

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Prince Charles, The First Carbon Neutral Monarch?

  July 27, 2009 at 12:16 am by

In a recent article in ‘Autopia’, Tony Borroin posited the extreme notion that Prince Charles would become the first carbon neutral Monarch. It, and related eco matters have been exercising the “Grrrrrrrr…the Royal Family are absolutely the bigest eco-wasters of all time, Piety Brigade.” Each and every appearance by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall is scrupulously turned inside out, upside down and thoroughly shaken to ensure … Continue reading

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Will Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako Go to Copenhagen?

  June 22, 2009 at 11:12 am by

In its presentation on Wednesday, Tokyo’s 2016 Olympic bid committee has promised to “leave the Olympic Movement with an incredible legacy to inspire future cities.” For that purpose, Tokyo is reportedly planning the most comprehensive youth program outreach ever: a national educational program has been created, in order to promote the values of the Olympic movement for schools, a measure which no candidate city has ever taken before. But this … Continue reading

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The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay: One Day, Two Very Different Ways

  June 10, 2009 at 7:15 pm by

Earlier this month on a on a visit to Scotland the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay conducted two very different engagements in one day with projects dear to their hearts. At the launch of an eco friendly education centre Charles took the opportunity to share the difficulties of being an unwitting trailblazing eco warrior. Long before most of us (Boomers) had given a passing thought to the ramifications of oodles … Continue reading

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Ingrid and Mum at work

  June 5, 2009 at 11:37 am by

Today Norway’s little Princess Ingrid Alexandra and her mother Crown Princess Mette-Marit received the “Miljoagentparaden”, an environmental friendly manifestation, at the Royal Court in Oslo. The “Eco agents” is a childrens environment organisation. Little Princess Ingrid had collected old mobile phones, adapters and other old electric articles from the staff of the palace to recycle them. Several ministers, who also attended this event, did the same. Photos and more information … Continue reading

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Sir David Attenborough, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences

  June 5, 2009 at 3:30 am by

The British scientist Sir David Attenborough was honoured yesterday in Oviedo with the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Jury has decided to bestow on him the prize as his work is considered one of the great contributions to the defence of life and the conservation of our planet. The Jury also considered that “his interest in the problems of our times, his permanent pursuit of excellence … Continue reading

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Charles: Tree-hugging and those pesky Grey Squirrels

  June 4, 2009 at 7:21 am by

It is a little difficult for many to reconcile the picture of Prince Charles the “Conservationist” with Prince Charles the “Dalek” . . . . . . Exterminate . . . . . . exterminate, well you get the picture.  Yet we live in a world where the delicate balance of our eco-systems are at war with man, and man’s strokes of sheer genius in pursuit of greater excellence often … Continue reading

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Father-Daughter Date for Sweden’s Bernadottes

  May 22, 2009 at 4:41 am by

It was a father-daughter double on Wednesday May 20th in Sweden, when King Carl XVI Gustaf and his eldest daughter Crown Princess Victoria attended an event together at the Tyresta National Park and Nature Reserve. The event was the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)’s annual meeting, so the location was completely fitting of the occasion. As the President of the Trustees for the WWF, the King led the meeting; before a … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Trio to Head to Greenland Later this Month

  May 11, 2009 at 8:05 am by

The three heirs to the Scandinavian thrones of Denmark, Norway and Sweden will embark on a six-day trip to Greenland later this month, to gain insight into how climate change is affecting the nation and its people. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will travel aboard the HDMS Ejnar Mikkelsen ship from Kangerlussuaq, in south-western Greenland, through Disko Bay where … Continue reading

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