The Green Steps multimedia kit has been developed to provide Belarusian civil society organisations, citizens, families and educators with original, accessible and attractive materials on sustainable development and environmental protection issues. This awareness-raising tool comprises an interactive DVD, downloadable pdf files, videos and a game, which provide users with background information and practical advice on changing their lifestyles and behaviour.

The development of Green Steps was made possible through the cooperation and goodwill of the many individuals and organisations that contributed to its content.

Original concept: Kliment Mindjov, with support from Sylvia Magyar, Ferenc Navratil, Abe Han and Laszlo Falvay.


  • Topics, Locations: Nastassia Bekish, Darya Chumakova, Marina Dubina, Kliment Mindjov, Andrei Pakhomenka, Alena Pakhomenko, Svetlana Semenas, Irina Sukhy, Alexandre Vintchevski, Sviatlana Vishneuskaya, Uladzimir Zuyeu
  • Professions: Brendan Duprey, Nathan Johnson, Kliment Mindjov
  • Dilemmas: Robert Atkinson, Marina Dubina, Kliment Mindjov, Sviatlana Vishneuskaya
  • Factsheets: Kliment Mindjov, with support from Marina Dubina, Jacek Schindler, Peter Szuppinger and Honorata Waszkiewicz
  • Tests: Kliment Mindjov
  • Encyclopedia: Steve Graning, Rachel Hideg, Stoyan Nikolov

Art and design

  • Factsheets design: Sylvia Magyar
  • Illustrations: Laszlo Falvay
  • Encyclopedia illustrations: Ferenc Navratil, Stoyan Nikolov
  • Videos: Ivan Kozhuharov, Sergei Mahov
  • DVD design: Ferenc Navratil
  • DVD programming: Abe Han
  • English voiceover: Rachel Hideg
  • Belarusian voiceover: Uladzimir Zuyeu
  • Russian voiceover: Raisa Gerasina
  • Art direction: Sylvia Magyar


  • Russian and Belarusian: Alexander Piskounov, Dzmitry Vincheuski, Uladzimir Zuyeu
  • English: Alexander Piskounov, Dzmitry Vincheuski

Editing and proofreading

  • Russian and Belarusian: Alena Pakhomenko, Alexandre Vintchevski, Uladzimir Zuyeu
  • English: Rachel Hideg

Project management: Kliment Mindjov

The photographs of plant, bird and animal species have been used with the kind permission of: Ivo Antusek; the Bakony Natural Sciences Museum of the Hungarian Natural Sciences Museum, Zirc (Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum Bakonyi Természettudományi Múzeuma), courtesy of various colleagues; BirdLife Hungary (Magyar Madártaniés Természetvédelmi Egyesület), courtesy of Zoltán Orbán; Budakeszi Vadaspark, courtesy of János Mezei; Budapest Zoo, courtesy of Gábor Simonyi; Jason Hollinger and Gerhard Koller, courtesy of; Assen Ignatov and scientists from the Bulgarian National Museum of Natural History; Faculty of Natural Sciences, Montenegro, courtesy of Drago Maric, Dragana Milosevic and Danijela Stesevic; NHK CosmoMedia Europe, courtesy of Montenegrin biologists Mijat Bozovic, Marina Djurovic, Bogic Gligorovic, Vuk Ikovic, Branko Karapandza, Branka Knezevic, Darko Saveljic and Ondrej Vizi; Wikimedia Commons, photographs released into the public domain.

Most of the video clips of animals and plants were downloaded from YouTube.

The animal sound recordings are included with the generous permission of the Animal Sound Archive of the Museum fur Naturkunde, Berlin. They are protected by copyright and are not for commercial use.

We are very grateful to the Belarusian CSOs BirdLife Belarus (APB), Center for Environmental Solutions, Eco Home, ENDO, Green Network and Nerush, which contributed to the development of Green Steps.

We extend our sincere thanks to our donor and supporter, the Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA). Their understanding and trust encouraged us throughout the months of hard work on Green Steps.