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Ecologist Youth of Angola (J.E.A.)

Juventude Ecologista de Angola

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[JEA flag] image by Jorge Candeias, 23 Dec 2001

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Juventude Ecologista de Angola flag

I found the site of the Juventude Ecologista de Angola (Ecologist Youth of Angola - JEA). The site includes, among other things, a drawing of the flag of what seems to be more a Luanda based club than a nation-wide movement.

The flag is a logo on a bed-sheet (LOB) design - white with a specifically designed symbol in the centre. It is to be noted that this symbol is *not* the group's logo, but the site gives no explanation for this. Indeed, the site is very short on explanations about the flag: all it says is that the flag was designed by Hugo Fernandes.
The symbolism is pretty obvious and also quite obvious: the African hand holds a leaf, also protected by a rainbow. The idea that is expressed is one of balance between man and nature.
The site <> (link is dead, Ed.) includes, following the link "símbolos", more information about the other symbols of the movement, in Portuguese.
Jorge Candeias, 23 Dec 2001

The Ecologist Youth of Angola now has a new website with a link "A Bandeira" which leads to a page about the flag.

The relative sizes of the flag are hard to determine, as the flag is represented by a charge on the white background of the page; no indication is given about the limits of the field.

However, the following description is given:
"A nossa bandeira é composta por:
O Arco-íris e as suas cores, que simbolizam a enorme diversidade de componentes do ambiente e as suas diversas vertentes;

A Folha, que simboliza o ambiente no seu todo;
A Mão, que representa a JEA e a sua missão de proteger e preservar o ambiente em toda a sua amplitude;

O fundo Branco, que simboliza que a natureza também precisa de paz."

Which translates as:
"Our flag is composed of:
The rainbow in all its colours symbolising the huge diversity of components of the environment in all its aspects;
A leaf symbolising the environment as a whole;
A hand representing JEA and its mission to protect and preserve the environment in its entirety;

The white field that symbolises that nature too requires peace."
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 26 Feb 2011

JEA logo


[JEA logo] sent by Jorge Candeias, 23 Dec 2001 (from (dead link, Ed).

Each leaf has its own significance:
Red: earth
Blue: water
Green: vegetation
Jorge Candeias, 23 Dec 2001