"Young people are the owners of the planet now," says award-winning environmental journalist Ugochi Anyaka. "So it’s up to every young person to pick up your cameras, your phones, whatever you have and talk about the environment. Let’s protect our planet." More

UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors Gisele Bündchen and Don Cheadle call on all of us to ‘Think Eat Save: Reduce your Foodprint’ to celebrate World Environment Day 2013.

Happy World Oceans Day!

        Happy World Ocean’s Day! Today, people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water which connect us all. Maggy Benson from the Smithsonian Institute said, "The first step to take is to learn about the ocean and to understand it so we can than better protect it." Learn More

                       

        Did you know could sail around the world without ever bumping into the land? Dive in and explore the Amazing Ocean App – http://bitly.com/zK11nT – to discover more interesting facts about the ocean! What does the ocean mean to you? 


Happy World Environment Day!

         

June 5, 2012 is World Environment Day! This is the fortieth anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) event aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round but culminate on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere. That means you!

The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Green Economy: Does it include you?” According to the UNEP website, a Green Economy is “one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.” How does that translate to the individual (the “you” in the theme)? “If the Green Economy is about social equity and inclusiveness then technically it is all about you! The question therefore asks you to find out more about the Green Economy and assess whether, in your country, you are being included in it.”

People around the world will be celebrating World Environment Day. Find out more about these celebrations here!  For more information, posters and other material, click here.

How will you celebrate World Environment Day?

Barbara Ryan of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is one of the Americans highlighted in the U.S. Mission to the United Nations’ new video series — Americans Abroad: Getting Things Done in Geneva.

A photo of a Millennium Development Goals Postcard from our US Mission to the UN in Geneva.

A photo of a Millennium Development Goals Postcard from our US Mission to the UN in Geneva.

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