Nomad Green: Online Journalism Project in Mongolia

Mongolia is the only country in the world where the original nomadic life still exists.
Mongolia has a big problem with Air pollution and a harsh climate. 8 Months of the year are extremely cold and snowy. Smoke from coal and oven's contribute to most of the air pollution due to the population trying to stay warm.

50% of the population lives in the capital UB. Hence, the country needs a green solution to this problem and addressing Climate Change. Last year the temperature dropped to -58% in some regions, they've lost 6.3 millions animals, a major natural and economic disaster.

A lot of companies from outside Mongolia take Gold and other natural resources, destroying the land permanently as they seek profit.

Nomad Green aims to make the Mongolian Citizen's voice heard and their opinions known to the entire world. Nomad Green teaches Mongolia's citizens to become citizen journalists by holding workshops. so far they've held 15 workshops with approximately 160-180 citizens. They have so far covered a lot of topics including how some of the mining activities of the companies affect pregnant women within Mongolia.

Global Voices has also helped translate most of these articles and blog posts into German and Russian.


  • sukhgerel

    I see here a good beginning that I had hoped will happen soon – a foreign or international NGO “adopting” a local NGO to build capacity and help their voices to join the global voice of worried citizens. Great work!

  • Thom Flint


    Citizen workshops to raise environmental issues are an excellent idea but a couple of points need correction –

    “Mongolia is the only country in the world where the original nomadic life still exists.” – wrong! There are a number of nomadic cultures around the world, including the Tuva people of Siberia, a neighbour of Mongolia!

    Winter-time air pollution is a big problem for UB specifically due to high population density and a lack of infrastructure funding by the mongolian government.

  • Thank you for posted my presentation about Mongolian environment and also sharing ideas.

  • Hi Otgoo,

    No problem, It’s a great Initiative and I wish you all the luck and success with it 🙂


  • dear otgoo

    i think that your speech was amazing and attending this conference is important step for us. letting people about mongolain issue is main contribution u make.
    so good luck to u.

  • nomadgreen

    i think that citizen awareness of protecting wilderness and nature will increase by people becoming journalist. this example is well implemented within mongolia. we hope that people around the world would support this nomadgreen site and hope that people would encourage us.

  • Boum

    Dear Friends,

    our project nomadgreen in Mongolia could the example for our neighbour countries to raise the voice of citizens to exchange mind and information for future understanding each others.
    We are renting now office room in centre of Ulaanbaatar for continuing our workshops for citizens of Mongolia.

    Olzod Boum-Yalagch, Advisor of Nomadgreen
    Main Coordinator of Mongolian Green Coalition

  • nomadgreen

    people’s awareness of propecting nature and wilderness will increase when they become citizen journalist. its example is well implemented in the mongolia. we hope that people around the world would support or encourage nomadgreen website activity.

  • Thank you very much for all who is leave comment on it. Want to be touch all the time about environmental issues .

    All the best wishes to you.

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