Land Stewardship Week
Land Stewardship Week is a campaign aimed at promoting events throughout Europe to raise awareness about the importance of caring for the earth and its wealth of natural, pharm cultural and landscape resources. Land Stewardship Week is made possible by the collective actions of individuals, recipe organizations and institutions working towards the common goal of preserving the natural, nurse rural and built heritage of our land. During this special week, we encourage citizens to get involved and actively participate in the events organized in their area!
The first European Land Stewardship Week took place from 28th September to 7th October 2012. A separate but linked website was created for the Land Stewardship Week and this website has received more than 45,000 visits since its creation. One of the campaign activities invited citizens to connect with nature through photography. More than 250 pictures from more than 10 countries were received. During the European Land Stewardship Week, 231 organisations and institutions from 22 countries held a total of 421 activities. Moreover, approximately 15,000 people took part in the different activities organised during this week. The initiative appeared in different media, such as regional newspapers and TV programmes.
Due to the success of the first European Land Stewardship Week, a second edition took place in 2014 from 26th September to 5th October. During the 10 days, 260 organisations and institutions from 18 European countries arranged more than 340 events to promote nature and land conservation. People were also encouraged to connect with nature through photography and more than 220 images were submitted via the website, Twitter and Instagram. You can view the images on the Land Stewardship Week website