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Aéroport Cotonou 
Discussion with all the association members on the topic on climate change and its consequences on Africa's development

For more information, please contact:
Ylliass Destin LAWANI
GLOBE ALUMNI Benin
081 BP 7073 Tri Postal Aéroport Cotonou
Benin
Tel: +00 229 9707 4321
E-mail: asegbenin@yahoo.fr

BOTSWANA

Gaborone
In recognition of the very valuable role the UN plays in contributing to sustainable environmental development, The Grand Palm Resort would like to offer all UN employees discounted rates at Walmont Hotel and Metcourt Inn on Friday 5 June 2009 to celebrate World Environment Day. Walmont Hotel - 50 % Discount off Full Tariff on accommodation only Metcourt Inn - 20 % Discount off Full Tariff on accommodation only.   On Friday 5 June 2009 our Resort will join forces with the rest of the world to celebrate World Environment Day by cleaning up the stream behind our Convention Centre.

For more information, please contact:
Antoinette Starke
Peermont Global Botswana - The Grand Palm Hotel & Casino Resort
Private Bag BR 105 Gaborone
Botswana
Tel: +267 363 777
Fax: +267 391 2989
E-mail: astarke@grandpalm.bw
Website: www.peermont.com

CAMEROON

Douala
The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Douala Ideal will commemorate this particular day by sensitizing local populations and promoting simple actions for the preservation of our environment. Outreach will include communications with the local media, raising awareness among target populations (through leaflets, T-shirts and caps), the production of a free newspaper dedicated to this day, and a debate during which government members and professional actors in the field of environment will participate.

For more information, please contact:
Daniel Bayoi
JCI Douala Ideal
P. O. Box 8775 Douala
Cameroon

Douala
On Saturday, June 6th, we would like to have a short town meeting with students from the three schools in our neighborhood and local children who reside in Bonan'thepe to discuss why we should not litter/pollute & identify ways to prevent littering/pollution. We have discussed the following possibilities: - corporate sponsorship of additional trashcans for the neighborhood (Hysacam will donate some) and banners to announce the event - A student /teacher committee to meet with the directors of the other schools and compose letters of sponsorship -creating anti-littering/pollution posters -community walk and clean-up. The Community Urban de Douala (CUD) will organize television coverage of the event.

For more information, please contact:
Alison Bryan- Ekoko
American School of Douala
B.P 1909 Ave des Palmiers
Douala
Cameroon
Tel: +237 3342 1437
Fax: +237 3342 8393
Website:http://www.asddouala.com

Kumba
We are a civil society organization registered under the Cameroon law of association, No.90/053of 19th September 1990. Our mission is to train and educate communities on the danger of climate change and the future effect on the environment.  Rudefo advices communities on the degradation of their forest and the mal-agricultural practice, bush firing and the on check k methods of timber exploitation. We encourage people to plant tree and we lobby for trees from foreign organisation free trees that are distributed to farmers for planting. We hold training workshop with common initiative groups, environmental clubs, schools, councils and local communities on how to plant trees and the importance to health and the economy. Our envisage project on tree planting in Kupe mwanenguba is to restore and regenerate the mwanenguba forest.  We are appealing for collaboration from organization that share the same ambition in fighting climate change to assist us in fostering this goals put forward by Rudefo.
           
For more information, please contact:
Kwene Sone Henry
Rural Development Foundation (RUDEFO)
Newlayout fiango kumba,SouthWest Region kumba
Cameroon
Tel: +23733114941/74596419
E-mail: rudefo_cso@yahoo.com

Kumba
To celebrate World Environment Day, Africa Youth for Peace and Development,  will plant trees and educate the population on the advantages of tree planting and the dangers of climate change. Some nature clubs will be formed to help protect the environment.
 
For more information, please contact:
Epie Promise Ngolepie
Africa Youth for Peace and Development
P.O. Box 103 Kumba
Cameroon
Tel: +7445 4811

Limbe
The Cameroon Association of Media Professionals (CAMP) - as part of its activities with the UN Millennium Campaign - shall be organizing a sensitization campaign to celebrate World Environment Day using all the media venues in Cameroon. The campaign shall be linked with this year’s theme and related issues. The main speaker will trace the link between environmental degradation and poverty. They will also carry out in-school campaigns among primary school children to ensure a generation of poverty free and environmentally aware young Cameroonians.  This year, our activities are limited to the South West Region of Cameroon.

For more information, please contact:
Tarhyang Tabe
Cameroon Association of Media Professionals
P.O. Box 170 Limbe
Cameroon
Tel: +237 7717 0762

Limbe
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Association of Youths for a Sustainable Environment and Development-ASYOUSED will organize activities running from 1-5 June 2009. They intend to visit 10 youth and women's groups, share an educational talk on this year's WED theme, and give tips on how to contribute in the fight against climate change. On 5 June they will also organize an hour-long radio programme on a local station to discuss the theme.

For more information, please contact:
Asah Azefor
Association of Youths for a Sustainable Environment and Development - ASYOUSED
P. O. Box 257 Limbe, SWR
Limbe
Cameroon
Tel: +237 7633 3117
Fax: +237 3333 3091

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Bangui
GAPAFOR will organize a round table on the radio with all actors.

For more information, please contact:
Rodonne Siribi Clotaire
GAPAFOR
Coordination Nationale BP 2413 Bangui RCA Bangui
Central African Republic
Tel: 00 236 7504 3854
Fax: 00 236 213561

EGYPT

Alexandria
The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce is planning an environmental week in Alexandria in celebration of World Environment Day. Under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Ahmed Nazif, the Prime Minister of Egypt, the event will be held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and will include a symposium on "Selected Environmental Issues in the Mediterranean Region" covering:

  • Climate change
  • Natural resources
  • Environmental pollution
  • Maritime Transport and Marine Environment
  • Environment measures and regional trade
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Policies
  • Towards a common environmental strategy in the Mediterranean region

It will bring together, Ministers of Environmental Affairs from several Mediterranean countries, Heads of Chambers of Commerce, CEOs of large Egyptian and foreign corporations, entrepreneurs, and academicians from several countries of the world. Some of the expected guest speakers at the symposium include: Dr. Mostafa Tolba, Director ICED, Dr. John Lewis, Professor of environmental biology-University of London, Professor Hussein Abaza, Head of economics and industry unit-UNEP, Francesco Saverio Civil, MED Pol Coordinator-UNEP amongst many others.

For more information, please contact:
Mohamed Nawarh
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
26, Dr. Morison, Roshdy Alexandria
Egypt
Tel: +2 03 546 48 92
Fax: +2 03 546 48 25
Website: http://www.cmrforum.net

Cairo
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2009, the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs in collaboration with ministries, governorates, NGOs, and civil society institutions held the following activities:

  • Organizing an Environmental Forum on Climate Change (including sessions about Climate Change effects on different sectors: energy, agriculture, water resources, coastal zones, biodiversity, desertification, and success stories);
  • Honoring the Pioneers of Environmental Action;
  • Organizing a major environmental competition to raise awareness;
  • Distributing 600,000 trees on the governorates for cultivation;
  • Opening the natural protectorates for visitors "free of charge" to gain knowledge about our natural wealth;
  • Issuing posters, videos, publications and a memorial postage stamp;
  • Issuing the Ministry Annual Report for 2008;
  • Organizing campaigns to combat vehicle exhausts, noise, and industrial emissions.

For more information, please contact:
Eng. Moheeb Abdel Sattar Ebrahim
Egyptian Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs, MSEA
30 Misr Helwan El-Zyrae Road, Maadi Cairo
Egypt
Tel: 202 25256479
Fax: 202 25256478
E-mail: moheebsattar@eeaa.gov.eg
Website: www.eeaa.gov.eg

Cairo
In line with solving the growing e-waste problem in Egypt, a project was launched last April to collect and safely dispose of used dry cell batteries in the City of Alexandria, Egypt. The project was under the supervision of Alexandria Governorate's environment office and its board of education. The project aimed to encourage school children through education and incentives to safely dispose of their used batteries. All collected batteries were placed in Alexandria's hazardous waste dump, built according to EU standards and the first of its kind in the country. Mobinil's role was to provide logistic and financial support to the project, which was completed on 5 June, to celebrate World Environment Day.

For more information, please contact:
Sherif Issa
Mobinil
2005 C Cornish El Nile Cairo
Egypt
Tel: +20123203470
Fax: +20123203442
E-mail: environment@mobinil.com
Website:         www.mobinil.com

Cairo
COSPE Egypt Ngo, in the framework of the "Northern Cairo Project" in partnership with the Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE) and Ama Arab Environment Company (AAEC) will promote the initiative "Take the METRO and join the World Environmental Day 2009" together with the Egyptian Company for Metro E.C.M.

All the citizens taking the trains on the next 5 June at Masarra and Kubri El-Qobba stations in Northern Cairo area will get a small gadget reporting information about the World Environmental Day and other relevant environmental issues. The well known incentive promoted every year by the Company with the support of the Egyptian Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs for reducing the ticket price and use environmental friendly transportation means, meets this year the community development initiative of an international cooperation project located in Northern Cairo, co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Italian Cooperation.

For more information, please contact:
Anne-Marie Iskander
COSPE Egypt
2, Taha Hussein St., Zamalek Cairo
Egypt
Tel: 27371234
Fax: 27371234
Website: www.cospe-egypt.org

Cairo
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Independent Organization will be making a short film movie about climate change called Trees Are Us.

For more information, please contact:
Haitham Adbin
Independent
122 Galaa Street Ramsis Cairo
Cairo
Egypt
Tel: +01 1070 0121
Fax: +02 2578 7347

ETHIOPIA
             
To celebrate World Environment Day, the International Rescue Committee, will conduct activities that will take place from 5 to 12 June consecutively. The programme will include a women run-male run football competition, volleyball competition drama and music, opening speech by the camp Coordinator and UNHCR representatives.

For more information, please contact:
Mulugeta Admasu
International Rescue Comittee
May Ayni refugee camp Shire
Ethiopia
Tel: +09 13 45 68 94

Addis Ababa
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Addis Ababa University will hold discussion on the current environmental problems in the African continent.

For more information, please contact:
Eyale Bayable Tegegne
Addis Ababa University
Science Faculty Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
Tel: +251911075340
E-mail: eyaleb@yahoo.com

GHANA

Accra
To celebrate World Environment Day, Charelle Harkins is building awareness of climate change and environmental protection with employees and stakeholders through participatory activities including: community cleanup exercise, tree planting, health and ecosystem walk and involvement in environmental workplace inspections.

For more information, please contact:       
Charelle Harkins
PMB Airport Post Office
Accra Ghana New Abriem and Surrounding Communities
Ghana
E-mail: CHarkins@gmail.com

KENYA

Eldoret
The SESA (Scholars for Environmental and Social Awareness) is planning to involve university students (scholars), to bring about Environmental awareness by cleaning up Kapsabet, a town near the Eldoret University.

For more information, please contact:
Herman Njoroge
SESA (Scholars for Environmental and Social Awareness)
P.O. Box 2500-00100
Eldoret
Kenya
Tel: +254 721 733 354

Kakamega
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Chavakali High School will be organizing an ambitious project, including: tree-planting; raising of tree nurseries; local cultural activities promoting respect and conservation of the environment; school dramas and traditional dances with environmental themes; and exhibitions and symposia on environmental management.

For more information, please contact:
Lipeya Mulamula
Chavakali High School
P. O. Box 184-50100
Kakamega
Kenya
Tel: +254 0710 830406

Kisumu
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Clean up Kisumu Group will organize an activity in Manyatta slum within Kisumu Municipality in Kisumu City. The activity will entail tree planting, clean up exercise and awareness rising. The group is partnering with National Environment Management Authority, Kisumu East District and Municipal Council of Kisumu. Other stakeholders targeted will be groups and community members based within the area targeted for the exercise. An agreement with the District Environment Officer to conduct the event on 3 June 2009 as a build up to mark the World Environment Day. The since the DO intends to attend the provincial focus which will take place on 5th June in Homabay town, Southern Nyanza.

For more information, please contact:
James Oduor
Clean up Kisumu Group
P. O. Box 2348 Kisumu
Kenya
Tel: +254 57 2023310

Kisumu
To commemorate World Environment Day 2009, the Rural Villages Development Center will give demonstrations on how to drill wells to combat dry seasons due to climate change in Kenya.

For more information, please contact:
Simon Mbugua
Rural Villages Development Center
P.O. Box 704 Nyamira
Kisumu
Kenya
Tel: +254 0723 919668

Kitale
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Moi University will be tree planting and conduct a green walk round Kitale.

For more information, please contact:
Joseph Chemase
Moi University
3378 Kitale
Kenya
Tel: +254715261205

Lamu
Lamu island sea front clean up, involving government representatives, the police force, community, students, and schools will also have a mangrove planting competition, zero waste cup for football.

For more information, please contact:
Abdallah Sheelali
National Funds for the Disabled of Kenya
P.O. Box 18-80500
Lamu
Kenya
Tel: +254 0728 879003


Makueni
To celebrate World Environment Day 2009, the Rural Villages Development Center will give presentations on climate in the Makueni Province on why it is so dry in the Eastern Province.

For more information, please contact:
Felix Mutua
Rural Villages Development Center
P.O. Box 11 Makueni
Kenya
Tel: +254 0710340496

Mombasa
Every 5 June, Baobab Trust organizes an activity to celebrate World Environment Day. The Trust therefore, planned a tree planting session. The seedlings were planted in the hinterland of Mombasa, where the Mitedi Women's Self Help Group and children from Marimani Primary School and staff from the Trust participated in the event. With a message for WED 2009, 'Plant Trees for a Healthy Human Society', the enthusiastic and excited group planted 450 indigenous seedlings immediately after a heavy downpour. The event was closed with poems and songs by the school children, after having a successful and enjoyable tree planting morning.

For more information, please contact:
Sonal Singh
Baobab Trust
P. O. Box 10587 Mombasa
Kenya
Tel: +254 721 357 876
E-mail: sonal.singh@thebaobabtrust.com
Website: www.thebaobabtrust.com

Mombasa
The world class and famous Haller Park will be open to the public tomorrow the 6 June 2009 to celebrate the World Environment Day (WED). There will be tree planting at the site and members of the public will be issued with seedlings to plant on their farms/homes.  Different people will give speeches to the public on ways of combating climate change. Here at Bamburi we are proud to be the leading cement producer who makes the environment greener and more beautiful than before. Come and witness at Haller Park, a paradise on earth from a quarry!

For more information please contact:        
Peninnah Kisilu
Bamburi Cement Ltd
P.O. Box 90202-80100 Mombasa
Kenya
Tel: +0722 816254
E-mail: pkisilu@yahoo.com

Mombasa
To commemorate World Environment Day, Kenya Community Support Centre (KECOSCE) is organizing a public forum in Kwale district to discuss the impact of climate change to the livelihood of poor farmers in the coast of Kenya. Together with youth in Mombasa, Kilindini, Kwale and Msambweni district, we shall plant 500 trees in the Kaya Kinondo forest to mark this important day and contribute to safe our forests.

For more information, please contact:
Phyllis Muema
Kenya Community Support Centre
P. O. Box 42944-80100 Mombasa
Kenya
Tel: + 0725-407277
Website: www.kecosce.org

Mombasa
To celebrate World Environmental Day, the Africa Research Center for Development HHC will be presenting why there is no rain on some areas of the coast.

For more information, please contact:
Selina Mwangangi
Africa Research Center for Development HHC
P. O. Box 456 Tana River
Mombasa
Kenya
Tel: +254 0720905770

Nakuru         
The Hyrax Hill Museum in collaboration with the Shah Lalji Nangpar Academy, Municipal Council of Nakuru, Lions Club of Nakuru, Lions Nursery School and United Millers Ltd. will conduct tree planting activities at the Museum grounds. Students will mark this important day by not only planting trees but participating in cleaning the environment within and around the Museum. It’s also a day of fun; students and parents will play various interesting games at Museum compound while our Museum staff will tell stories and organize a Museum tour for the participants. A green walk along our nature trails will also be conducted by our experienced guides. Speeches and presentation in-line with this year's WED theme will be conducted and all participants are expect to play one role or another in ensuring that the message of protecting our environment trickles down to Society.

For more information, please contact:       
Richard Yego
Hyrax Hill Museum
P. O. Box 9535 Nakuru
Kenya
Tel: +254722243060
E-mail: ryego@museums.or.ke
Website: www.museums.or.ke

Narok
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Green Warriors Movement will be  having an environmental education talk/discussion forum with the community members and planting of trees. The discussion will be geared to enhance ownership of the conservation work and rationally empower the community members especially the youth who carry the lifeline of the community. Tree planting is meant to be a tool of leading by serving through showing the way. In environmental conservation, community participation is the most preferred instrument and we should unite and work as a team. In addition to this; we should proactively involve the school kids to make them good conservation ambassadors from an early age.

For more information, please contact:
Cyrus Gachanja
Green Warriors Movement
33, Narok
Kenya
Tel: +0721-955202
E-mail: egreenwarrior@yahoo.co.uk

Nairobi           
17 June 2009 Kenya Mx marks World Environment day In a bid to protect the natural environment from destruction or pollution, Kenya motocross riders joined masses across the globe in observing the auspicious World Environment Day (WED). The Day fell on June 5 but motocross riders dedicated the Fourth Round of the Kenya National Motocross Championship series to the noble tree-planting exercise at Jamhuri Park Racetrack on Sunday, June 7, 2009. To sustain the slogan "Ride Green, over 30riders (as seen in the picture) engaged in the rare activity to conserve the environment with a pep talk sensitizing them on the importance of the plan.”Each rider was given an opportunity to plant and own trees; and nourish them for the rest of the year," Maina Muturi, the Kenya Motor Sports Federation (KMSF) Chairman said. Muturi, who is also the Vice Chairman of Africa Motorcycle Union (AMU)-in charge of environment- said riders will plant 1000 trees by the end of the year 2009. The "Ride Green" campaign is working out well in Kenya. The momentum already provides riders to lead the way to a healthy environment. The Ride Green initiative is perfect for riders because it combines their passion for riding while exercising their duty to be environmentally perfect.
           
For more information, please contact:
KMSL KMSF
Kenya Motor Sports Foundation
66122 code 00800 Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: +254-020-4453330
Fax: +254-020-4453331
E-mail:  info@motorsportkenya.com
Website: www.motorsportkenya.com

Nairobi         
The Rand Institute for Policy and Education is an independent public policy research centre which promotes the view that innovation, culture and ecology are an integral part of environment sustainability as well as being crucial to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Rand Institute carries out its activities through advocacy, training, policy formulation, legal advisory and information dissemination. To mark the World Environment Day 2009, the following events have been organized:

  • Publication of a special edition of the 'Rand for Development' newsletter focusing on the theme of climate change and the forthcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on the 7th December - 18th December 2009;
  • Brief interview to the media on Green Technologies and the role of technology transfer, creating incentives to promote access to affordable sound technologies to business enterprises and innovative technologies;
  • Written Memorandum to the Standing Committee on Investment in Energy Sector appointed by the Hon. Minister for Energy to advise him on investment opportunities in the Energy Sector;
  • Formally sign the 'Seal the Deal' petition which aims for an agreement in Copenhagen to succeed the Kyoto Protocol that provides for commitments until 2012;
  • Online debate on tackling climate change and a participatory approach by all the stakeholders.

For more information, please contact:
Wilson Rading
The Rand Institute for Policy and Education
P. O. Box 389, 00200, CSQ Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: +254 020 216 6903, +0721 528272, +0733 528272
Fax: +254 020 224 9363
E-mail: wilsonrading@yahoo.com
Website: www.randinstitute.webs.com

Nairobi

Ol Kalou — All is set for the Lake Olbolosat Road race, with more than 1,000 runners set to battle it out in the morning cold along Nyahururu’s Nairobi Highway on World Environment Day 5th June, 2009.
At stake will be Kenya's titles in the men and women's races of the 10 KM Road race. The event is the host of this year’s World Environment Day in Central Province and is expected to be graced by the PC Justa Rugut and renowned Olympic and London marathon World record Samuel Wanjiru.                 .
The event has received numerous support from Suera Flowers who are the official sponsors of the environmental race, others are Athletics Kenya, NEMA & Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
According to the event organizers George Muchina the Communications Director of Green Media Limited says the event is expected to attract a number of top athletes and is so far the only race of its kind in the continent. The event will bring together communities to plant trees and run at the same time.
“Lake Olbolosat is on its deathbed as aresult of logging and deforestation coupled with receding water levels our aim will be to showcase that we can indeed do something about climate change through sports. We came up with the event to highlight the urgency to safeguard our water masses and consequences of climate change.
The event is being organized by Suera Flowers in support of the climate change awareness campaign of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The objective is to plant 50,000 trees in a single sport event, create fun and enjoyment for ALL through tree planting and create public awareness about climate change to individual entries and corporate team entries.
Invited current and former Kenyan national team and olympic athletes will sign up during the event as climate crusaders to speak against Climate change.
Proceeds will go to water projects to help communities in the Lake Olbolosat and Nyandarua region, and especially areas which have suffered as a result of the recent unrest in Kenya.
GA_googleFillSlot( "AllAfrica_Story_InsetB" ); Peter Mathu, Athletics Kenya Nyandarua Branch official who is chairing the organizing committee says the Lake Olbolosat race is expected to gain prominence because it is a tough race with top class athletes expected to run at high attitude.
The Lake Olbolosat is set to become the signature annual sports event that will bring together runners and climate change enthusiasts from all over the country as well as foreign participants to Ol Kalou a beautiful part of the countryside of Kenya and home of the greatest distance runners in the world.
The theme chosen by the UN Environment Program (UNEP), which coordinates the day on 5 June on behalf of the UN system and the peoples of the world, will be 'Your Planet Needs You-Unite to Combat Climate Change'.
It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new agreement at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests.
Event Organizers & Official media sponsors

For more information, please contact:
Green Media Limited
P.O. Box 2100-00100
Consolidated Bank House
Nairobi, Kenya
Office Tel: 020 2226935, 0202226946
Mobile: 254 721331007, 254 752331007
Email: info@greenmedialimited.com

Nairobi
Nairobi Members of Clean Up Young Youth Club (Eco Club Action) from Eastleigh High School in Nairobi, Kenya in cooperation with Global Peace Festival Kenya are making consistent efforts to remove trash from a 300 meter length of the Nairobi River. This cleanup campaign has attracted dozens of agencies, hundreds of volunteers and various government offices to pool efforts to restore this landmark feature that cut across Kenya's capital city.

For more information, please contact:
Linus Wafula
Eco Club Action
P.O. Box 42520-00100
Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: +254 711 431 066

Nairobi
During this year's World Environmental Day, the Kenya eco-preneurs will take the lead in sensitization and information sharing on the importance of reducing the CO2 emissions to 350 ppm. This will be carried out in primary schools around Nairobi where we will share the information with school children to prepare them for future environmental consciousness and savvy. In Kenya, environmental education at primary levels is still low and this will be an opportunity for the kids to play a role in combating climate change. All the activities will start on 1 May 2009 so as to climax on 5 June 2009. We invite all to join us and make this day a success for our planet.

For more information, please contact:
Nangulu Evans
The Kenya Eco-Preneurs
P.O. Box 1053-00100
Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: +254 270 530 687
Fax: +254 20 239 5724
Website: www.tnrf.org/node/8315

LIBYA

Tripoli
As part of their World Environment Day 2009 celebrations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Libya, the Environment General Authority, Tripoli Development Authority and the Scouts movement, organized a large public awareness raising event in Tripoli’s famous Green Square, entitled “Make Green Square Greener.”
Hundreds of Scouts gathered in Green Square for the event, some travelling as far as 180km to take part. They participated in a series of quizzes and competitions, with World Environment Day t-shirts and plants offered as prizes. Meanwhile, passers-by were handed out leaflets outlining World Environment Day and explaining ten simple steps for reducing individual carbon emissions.
The event took its inspiration from the global theme for this year’s World Environment Day, “Your Planet Needs You, UNite to Combat Climate Change”, which called upon governments and their citizens to unify in their efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
A special emphasis was placed on individual responsibility for climate change. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon highlighted in his speech to mark the occasion that “although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose we can make a tremendous difference.”
In addition to this, attention was focused on the upcoming Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, scheduled to take place in December 2009. The international conference is intended to expand upon climate change commitments made at the Kyoto Protocol, and will bring together thousands of individuals from governments, observer organizations and the international media.
Mr. Brian Gleeson, UNDP Resident Representative, delivered a speech which not only called upon government commitment at Copenhagen, but also urged individual’s to respond to the pressing issue of global climate change. He emphasized that international agreements are powerless if realities do not change on the ground.
A key concern in Libya is the need to offer individuals more opportunities to chose a lower carbon lifestyle, Mr. Gleeson was adamant that “UNDP is keen to take a lead in spreading environmental awareness, but it is not enough to urge people to recycle when there are not facilities for recycling. It is not enough to urge extol the virtues of public transport, when vast areas of the city has no access to it. We cannot encourage people to walk when there are no safe pedestrian crossings and well-paved footpaths.”
For the Scouts gathered at Green Square, their government and other states’ responses to climate change will have a decisive impact upon their futures and that of their children. Africa stands to be worst affected by climate change, with an estimated 75 to 250 million individuals likely to be affected by severe water shortages by 2020 if significant action is not taken. UNDP Libya hopes that their active involvement in climate change issues will be matched in the international arena and has pledged to continue campaigning for greater attention to the Copenhagen Agreement.

MAURITIUS 

This is a group of benevolent helping children age between 9 to 16, having difficulties in school. To celebrate, World Environment Day, the Accompagnement Scolaire St Matthieu organization will have the children prepare a written project and will give a small presentation inviting their parents, then after an exposition will follow.

For more information, please contact:         
Raymond Michael
Accompagnement Scolaire St Matthieu
M19 La Tour Koenig Pointe Aux Sables
Mauritius
Tel: +23 0727 6049

Port-Louis   
To celebrate the World Environment Day on 5 June 2009, Caudan Security Services Limited (CSSL) is organizing an endemic tree planting ceremony on the site of its new head office at St. Pierre in Moka. The plants have been selected on the recommendations of the National Conservation Parks Service. This first event will be followed by a project to embellish the road leading to the industrial zone of St. Pierre, with the help of Mon Desert Alma Sugar Estates (MDA) and local authorities like the Moka Flacq District Council (MFDC). This road, used every day by hundreds of factory workers, is already being leveled and tarred by MDA and the MFDC; CSSL will now proceed with the planting of ornamental flowers and bushes along both sides.

For more information please contact:        
Appanah Yerriah
Caudan Security Services Ltd
Marina Quay, Le Caudan Waterfront Port-Louis
Mauritius
Tel: +2302109060
Fax: +2302108852
E-mail: active@intnet.mu
Website: www.caudan.com

Pionte aux Piments
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Aquarium 2000 Ltd will reduce entry price for locals and tourist. Children MRs. 50 Adults MRs. 100  on the 6 & 7 June 2009.     

For more information, please contact:       
Jean-Paul Bouquet
Aquarium 2000 Ltd
Coastal Road
Mauritius
Tel: 261 4561
Fax: 261 5080
E-mail: jeanpaulbouquet@mauritiusaquarium.com
Website: www.mauritiusaquarium.com

NAMIBIA

Walvis Bay  
In celebration of World Environment Day, the EYE - Erongo Young Environmentalists will have an official tree planting ceremony as well as an environ competition where different groups of students will design environmental games, write songs, poems and create objects with recycling material.

For more information, please contact:       
Jonathan Wilsnach
Organization: EYE - Erongo Young Environmentalists
P. O. Box 8315 Walvis Bay
Namibia
Tel: +26464202503
Fax: +26464205688
E-mail: jonathan.wilsnach@milset.org
Website: www.deduinehigh.netau.net

NIGERIA

Abuja
To celebrate World Environment Day, the national event in Abuja will feature a Ministerial Press Briefing on Tuesday 2 June; Main event at the International Conference Centre on 5 June will feature speeches, symposium, cultural display, school quiz programme, tree planting at the Peace Garden at the International Conference Centre Abuja, climate walk by 120 Nigerian NGOs, video clip presentation and lots more. Similarly, there will be several activities marking the event in all the 36 States of the Federation.

For more information, please contact:
Philip Bankole
Federal Ministry of Environment
Mabushi Abuja
Nigeria
Tel: +234-8037260542
E-mail: joodey@gmail.com, virtuesi@yahoo.com, kalgosani@yahoo.com
          philip_olab@yahoo.com

Abuja
To celebrate World Environment Day, an advocacy programme titled, "The Built Environment," will be aired on Adaba 88.9 FM Radio on Thursday 4 June, 2009 between 1030hr and 1100 hr GMT. The live radio presentation will be on climate change, the broader consequences of environmental change and what society can do in response.

For more information, please contact:
Lawrence Adelowo
Nigerian Institute of Architects
2, Kukawa Close, Area 11 Garki Abuja
Tel: +234 803 720 8235
Website: www.niarchitects.org

Kano
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Society for Water and Public Health Protection will hold a round table meeting with people from the Academia, NGOs students to create awareness about the Day and climate change as well as to take action in Unity to save the planet.
 
For more information, please contact:
Musa Abdullahi
Society for Water and Public Health Protection
No. 14 Surveyors Streen Sharada NNDC Kano Kano
Nigeria
Tel: +2348054724860
E-mail: sufigeog@yahoo.com

Lagos State
For the 2009 World Environment Day (WED) event, the FABE intends to do a road show for awareness creation of climate change, planting of trees to support the green Lagos initiative, at the ministry of environment secretariat, lectures for enlightenment, and concert where all celebrities, eminent personalities, youths, stakeholders will unite to combat climate change, using creativity as a tool this will be a one day event.

For more information, please contact:
Temitope Aderibigbe
F.A.B.E
13,bodunrin caulcrick,street,ogba-ikeja lagos state
Nigeria
Tel: +234 08 7694 9597
Website: www.fabenvironment.org

Port Harcourt
On the Friday 5 June 2009, the Port Harcourt Link Club commemorated the 2009 World Environment Day under the auspices of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in style. Over 200 people signed in as volunteers to support the day's theme "Your Planet Needs You - UNite to Combat Climate Change", by collecting signatures and pledges aimed at corroborating with government towards increasing the energy efficiency thereby reducing CO2 emissions in Rivers State of Nigeria.

For more information, please contact:
Ogundu Rowland
The Port Harcourt Link Club
Plot 15b, 3rd Ave, FHE Rumueme
Port Harcourt
Nigeria
Tel: +2348033197240
E-mail: rowlandogundu@yahoo.com

Ogun State
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Bells University of Technology will compose academic poems illustrating the conservation of the environment.

For more information, please contact:       
Joshua Babayemi
Bells University of Technology
Idiroko Road, Ota Ota, Ogun State
Nigeria
Tel: +080 6070 9930
E-mail: babayemola@yahoo.co.uk

Ondo

  1. Rendition of Environmental song on WED Day collaboration with the Ministry of Environment
  2. Organization of workshops/seminars during the week
  3. Rallies
  4. Publication in The Souls...save our land seas and skies (Our Environment Journal)

For more information, please contact:
Davies Ajana
Ceewed
6, Igbeti Str (behind Liberty Hospital)
Oluuwatuyi Akure, Ondo State Nigeria
Tel: +234 8055109551

Owerri
Afro Green Zone International is a green economy initiative promoting organization. The company is organizing a Electronic Recycle Crazy Show to create deeper awareness on the newly launched electronic hardware recycling campaign in Owerri. It is the first of its kind in West Africa Sub-region. activities of the day will comprises of roads shows and symposium on the need to proper recycling of obsolete electronic components which has been a big environmental problem in Nigeria. It is a follow-up of our recent seminar on the Theme: Green Environmental Initiative as a measure for sustainable economic development in Nigeria at Imo State University Auditorium Owerri on 12 May 2007.

For more information, please contact:
Edward Leweanya
Afro Green Zone International
No 31 Chukwuleta Avenue, Area 'L' Zone 4
World Bank Housing Estate Owerri
Nigeria
Tel:      +2347039370492
Website: www.afrogreenzone.org

Port Harcourt
On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Port Harcourt Link Club and its members volunteered to support the day and its theme "Your Planet Needs You - UNite to Combat Climate Change", by collecting one million signatures and pledges from individuals in the city of Port Harcourt that are willing to make small changes with big differences:

  • To pressure our Government to increasing the energy efficiency thereby reducing CO2 emissions of our State;
  • To practice the effective and efficient use of water flask as our source of daily consumed water.

Venues: Collage of Arts and Science Port Harcourt and Immanuel Anglican Church Hall G.R.A (by Abacha Road), the presentations will last for one hour with exhibition/ films until 15:00 at both locations.

For information please contact:      
Rowland Ogundu
The Port Harcourt Link Club
Plot 15b, Opposite Close C
3rd Avenue, FHE. Rumueme Port Harcourt
Nigeria
Tel: +2348033197240
E-mail: rowlandogundu@yahoo.com

Sokoto         
The National Youth Service Corps- Environmental Conservation Club is made up of graduates undergoing a compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps in Sokoto State, Nigeria. To celebrate World Environment Day, the Club is going to spend most of the week doing sensitization lectures (on WED 2009 theme) to primary and high school children. On 5 June, there will be a street rally with playcards to increase environmental awareness amongst residents of Sokoto state. Finally, there will be a general clean-up of most of the town's surroundings by members of the Club.

For more information, please contact:
Ogechi Ajoku
National Youth Service Corps- Environmental Conservation Club
Ministry of Environment, Gingiya Seceterat Sokoto
Sokoto State
Nigeria
Tel: +08034832336

RWANDA

Kigali
For WED 2009, Children's Voice has done a sensitization program for tree-planting in Rwanda. The children have so far planted 70,000 trees in the Eastern province in schools and their communities.

For more information, please contact:
Emertha Uwanyirigira
Children's Voice
Kimironko Kigali
Kigali
Rwanda
Tel: +250 0788 40 69 31

SOMALI

Garowe
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Tree for Peace and Social Development organization will have the following activities, Tree planting, awareness on conservation of funa and flora, posters on burning charcoal increases erosion, messages through radio and TV on protecting your surrounding to be clean and protecting from dry and liquid wastes, slogans, marching the streets wearing t-shirts to mark the WED 2009, ceremony to commemorate the importance of the WED, etc.

For more information, please contact:
Mohamed Ismail Mohamed
Tree for Peace and Social Development
Puntland State of Somalia Garowe
Somali
Tel: +00 2520 9072 5137
E-mail: treeforpeace@gmail.com

Mogadishu
International environmental day commemoration ceremony which will be held in Mogadishu this year. The ceremony will be for youth groups and will invite 20 or 40 persons mostly youth and children both boys and girls .  The following activities will take place:

  • Presentation of Environmental protection and care;
  • Starting new project 1000 three to support world one million trees;
  • Presetting painting of arts and slogans;
  • Presenting drama about the environmental pollution and protection;
  • Providing one tree for each participant; and
  • planning to raise environmental awareness and advocacy.

For more information, please contact:
Abdullahi Hassan
IEDP
Sahafi Tow Rd Mogadishu
Somali
Tel: +2525 990885
Website: www.iedsom/org

SIERRA LEONE

Freetown
Members of Action Group for Education (AGE) in Sierra Leone has line up activities to commemorate World Environmental Day (June 5), namely:

  • Tree Planting around the hill side and sea part of Freetown namely Hill Station, Spur look, Willberforce High,  Matter Regent, Gluster,lester Pick,sucess, Amoltine Laka and kingdom respectively;
  • cleaning the environment which will be done entirely in Freetown with the cooperation of members of Action Group for Education(AGE) and we hope to extend to the provinces should funds be available for us to take up that venture.

For more information, please contact:
Dominic Sheku Turay
Action Group for Education (AGE)
5C Saunders Drive, Brookfield Freetown
Sierra Leone
Tel: +232-88-836-951

Freetown
Members of Action Group for Education (AGE) in Sierra Leone are planning to celebrate World Environment Day  by undertaking various activities.  Planting of trees in the hill side and some critical area in Freetown like Kingdom Seaside, Hill Station, Wilberforce, Spure Rood etc and members also want to embark on environmental cleaning in all part of Freetown. 

For more information, please contact:
Dominic Sheku Turay
Action Group for Education (AGE)
5C Saunders Drive,Brookfield Freetown
Sierra Leone
Tel: +232-88-83-69-51

SOUTH AFRICA

Bloemfontein
To celebrate World Environment Day at the University of Free State, the students will take it upon themselves to formulate an environmental society, and to launch it at the world environment week.
             
For more information, please contact:
Falko Buschke
University of the Free State
P. O. Box 339 (IB 67). Bloemfontein, 9300 Bloemfontein
South Africa

Johannesburg

World Environment Day at the Johannesburg Zoo

On Friday 5 June Johannesburg Zoo celebrates World Environment Day in association with Rand Water, Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), Delta Environment Centre, Sci-Bono, Eco-Access and the Miss Earth Organisation. The Johannesburg Zoo is the host and has planned a number of activities aimed at educating and inspiring visitors to preserve the environment and minimise their environmental footprint. Our partners share our vision and will engage learners accordingly. The main purpose of the day is creating awareness about biodiversity and biodiversity issues. The zoo has invited 3000 learners including 4 schools with learners with special educational needs (LESN) to join the celebrations. The Johannesburg Zoo will have seven stalls, viz, Alpha section’s stall will raise awareness and discuss conservation issues facing Frogs and Gorillas through the Johannesburg Zoo’s Amphibian and Gorilla conservation projects, Charlie section’s stall will show-case carnivores using bio facts such as body coverings and skulls where the young visitors can have a hands on experience with meat-eaters, Delta section’s stall will give the visitors a chance to identify animals “poo” by matching dung to a list of animal names, Stores stall will display the different types of animal feed and allow visitors to taste it, horticulture’s stall will show kids how to plant trees. Our partners will also engage the visitors in activities that relates to preservation of the environment. The Miss Earth South Africa finalists will spend time with the young visitors talking about conservation issues and playing games. The celebrations will start from 09h00 and run until 12h30. 

We can all do our part to protect the planet.

Johannesburg Zoo active in UNEP’s plant a tree campaign

The United Nations designated 5 June as World Environment Day to deepen public awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and action. That date recalls the opening day of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm 1972), which led to the establishment of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The world environment day is hosted every year by a different city. This year’s host country is Mexico which reflects the growing role of the Latin American country in the fight against climate change.

The theme of this year’s world environment day is “Your Planet Needs You! Unite to Combat Climate Change” and reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen in about 180 days.

You can also help achieve UNEP’s Billion Tree Campaign target of planting seven billion trees – one for every person on the planet - by the end of this year. Three billon trees have been planted. Five billion are pledged. Further to the biodiversity awareness activities mentioned above, the Johannesburg Zoo actively engages in the plant a tree project and will therefore plant 21 trees specifically on World Environment Day. So far the zoo has planted 24 trees this year.

The Johannesburg Zoo strives to be Gauteng’s environmental and wildlife destination of choice and aims to inspire people to appreciate wildlife by providing an educational and recreational facility for all visitors. We especially place importance on four key pillars: conservation, recreation, education and research. The zoo houses 1868 animals, comprising 365 species in 54 hectares. It places emphasis on ensuring a high standard of animal care and welfare including nutrition, enrichment, husbandry and medical care. Moreover the zoo is involved in many conservation programmes such as The Wattled Crane Recovery Program, Amphibian Conservation Project, and Spectacled Bear, Emperor Tamarin and Red-bellied Lemur international co-operative breeding programmes. 

For more information, please contact:
Letta Madlala
Branding & Communications Manager
Johannesburg
South Africa
Tel: 011 646 2000 ext 225
E-mail: Letta.madlala@jhbzoo.org.za

Johannesburg
Donaldson Filtration Systems (Pty) Ltd, in Johannesburg,  has chosen to support the United Nations Environment Programme's Billion Tree Campaign. In support of combating climate change, we will plant a tree at our premises in Longmeadow to celebrate World Environment Day.
           
For more information please contact:
Taryn Ternent
Donaldson Filtration Systems (Pty) Ltd
4 Lake Road, Modderfontein Johannesburg
South Africa
Tel: +27119976000
E-mail: taryn.ternent@donaldson.com
Website: www.donaldson.co.za

New Germany
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Sustainability United will be conducting the following activities: Environment and climate change readings and talk at Primary Schools' Drama Festival in Durban; tree planting, and beach clean-up. See UNEP Junior Board Member Fransesco Govender's poem, All Can Make a Change.

For more information, please contact:
Francesco Govender
Sustainability United
P. O. Box 332 New Germany
South Africa
Tel: +27312627637
Fax: +27 086 698 5953

Swaziland
There will be a special College assembly, which will include dramatic presentations by junior classes, songs and the screening of the video "HOME" a film by Yann Arthus Bertrand, showing landscapes captured from above. The film calling for a new awareness, invites the viewer to stop for a moment in order to look at our planet and realize how we treat her treasures and her beauty. There will be an address by the Environment Task Force and Green Revolutionarie,' groups of senior students committed to recycling and to reducing our carbon footprint, sharing of specific examples by senior Environmental Systems students on practical changes they make in their daily living, and the environmental savings that had been achieved through these changes. There will also be a tree planting exercise on the college campus.

For more information, please contact:
Polycarp Wekesa
Waterford-KaMhlaba
United World College of Southern Africa
P.O. Box 52 Mbabane
Swaziland, South Africa
Tel: +268 422 0866
Fax: +268 422 0088

TANZANIA

Tabora Town
    

In Tanzania, the World Environment Day was marked nationally in Tabora town where the guest of honour was Hon Dr. Ally Mohamed Shein, the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania. Tabora town is the nearest city to the Mbola Millennium Villages site.
At the event, the Mbola Millennium Villages project had the opportunity to highlight local environmental efforts. MEMBO (Maendeleo Endelevu Mbola or literally Mbola Sustainable Development) group participated in the Uyui pavilion to demonstrate what they are doing to conserve the environment through tree planting and conservation as well as processing local forest fruits into edible products like juices, jams, wines, pickles, etc. Processing local fruits allows the community to be aware of the many valuable trees available in their areas, covered by Miombo woodlands, and thereby helps to teach the Mbola community to avoid the wild fires and unsustainable trees cutting that is normally done when opening more agricultural land or providing fuelwood for curing tobacco, timber production, and charcoal making.
The Project also had an opportunity to display various solar charged lanterns and modern cook stoves which are in the process of being introduced and tested in Mbola. The efficiency of the modern cook stoves reduces air pollution and cuts consumption of charcoal.
Sandy Eapen, a New York-based Millennium Villages Project staff member who is in Tabora for three months on special assignment on solar lanterns, also attended the event. She said, "It was very exciting to experience World Environment Day here. I was really impressed with both the diversity of environmental issues promoted by various community organizations and the enthusiasm from people of all ages in learning about conserving the environment, in areas of energy, agriculture, water, and more. For example, many people were interested in knowing how to purchase the solar lanterns and cook stoves that MVP was introducing into the villages after hearing about their benefits. Having the presence of the Vice President of Tanzania, who took the time to visit all the booths, also helped signify to the community the importance of the day."

For more information, please contact:
Joelle Bassoul Mojon
Communications Specialist, Millennium Villages Project
Earth Institute at Columbia University
MDG Centre, East & Southern Africa
United Nations Avenue - Gigiri
PO Box 30677-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-20 7224416
E-mail:  J.Bassoul@CGIAR.ORG
Website: www.millenniumvillages.org

UGANDA

Bushenyi
Keirere Green Africa Movement will present environmental idol awards to outstanding people in the region who exemplify practices in conserving the environment. They will be evaluated in the Plant a Tree Project for schools and communities. These awards will be the first ever to be based on issues that determine man's survival on the planet earth. The school tree days will determine which student groups excel in circulating information on tree-planting and issues pertaining to climate change. There will also be a speech competition themed, "If I was a President.” The winning speeches will be read on WED.

For more information, please contact:
Kweyunga Emmanuel Mike
Keirere Green Africa Movement
P. O. Box 186
Bushenyi
Uganda
Tel: + 256 7 8224 2656
Website: : www.gamovement.com

Hazariabagh
NTPC Limited will organize an environment stall with models and display charts for environment protection.

For more information, please contact:
Amudala Prathap
NTPC Limited
PBCMP, Hazariabagh
Uganda
Tel: +9194 3114 2888
Fax: +065 4627 0754
Website: www.amudalaprathap.webs.com

Jinja
Scouts in Jinja District of Uganda have planted a number of trees around the town of Jinja and along the banks of River Nile to protect its banks from the effects of erosion. This World Environment Day 5 June 2009.  The scouts are going to plant some more 100 trees around the town and tend to those they have already planted.

For more information, please contact:
Derek Sejjuko
Uganda Scout Association
P. O. Box 958 Jinja Buwenda
Uganda
Tel:      +256 712 929233
E-mail: info@scouts.or.ug
Website: www.scouts.or.ug

Kampala      
To celebrate World Environment Day, Elly Mwesiaga will have an environmental educator lecture and started a club that aims at educating the masses about environmental education awareness.

For more information, please contact:       
Elly Mwesiga
Ntungamo High school Environment Club
3/5 Bombo Road Kampala
Uganda
Tel: +256782018807
E-mail: elly_kbtours@yahoo.com

Kampala
Commonwealth Association Uganda will be supporting a primary school debate with the theme, "The Environment: Our Future." The event will be held on 5 June 2009. The aim of the school debate is to reach out to the young people to share information about the environment

For more information, please contact:
Kiapi K. Frederick
Commonwealth Association- Uganda (CPAUG)
P. O. Box 10358
Kampala
Uganda
Tel: +256 414 577017
Website: www.cpaug.org

Kampala
In collaboration with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), EnvironConserve AFRICA, the premier enviroment magazine in East Africa, is preparing to publish a special supplement on WED 2009, to highlight some of the causes of climate change and global warming, its consequences and challeges the intiativies being undertaken to combact climate change by different stakeholders both in the public, private and the civil society sectors. In addition, the supplement will also serve to educate the population about problems associated with climate change and global warming. The magazine will be distributed along with the Uganda Environmental Year Planner 2009 (A1 poster) edition free of charge to the public. The planner to take responsiblity in caring for environment.

For more information, please contact:
Robert Oduori
EnviroConserve AFRICA
P.O. BOX 8585
Kampala
Uganda
Tel: +256 752 651186
Fax: + 256 414 268738
Website: www.enviroconserve.org

ZIMBABWE

Bindura
To celebrate World Environment Day, Bindura Boost/Sife will have a football match in the town of Bindura and will join various stakeholders including business community school students and colleges offering pamphlets with information regarding the global climate change, how to work together to combat the effects. Later during the evening there  will be cocktails at the campus. Guests from ministries of environment higher education, the United Nations and other interested stakeholders will also attend. Pledges will be made towards starting projects that deal with environment protection.

ASIA and the PACIFIC

AFGHANISTAN

Isa Town
Workshops for sustainable developing, increasing Youth awareness toward environment.

For more information, please contact:
Eslam El-Ghonaimy
University of Bahrain
P.O. Box 83203
Isa Town
Afghanistan
Tel: +93 336 719 066

AUSTRALIA

Greening Australia is hosting a World Environment Day luncheon event and site visit on 5 June in Western Australia to celebrate and acknowledge the impact of the Greening Australia River Recovery Programme in the Peel Region WA. We have invited our partners Peel Harvey Catchment Council, Harvey River Restoration Taskforce and University of Western Australia to present their natural resource management techniques. With 22 000km of Australian rivers in urgent need of repair, Greening Australia's goal is to restore over 10,000 km of degraded rivers through its River Recovery programme over the next 20 years. Almost all of the River Recovery projects Greening works in the Peel is undertaken in partnership with other groups or agencies. These partnerships are integral to the success of Greening Australia's projects as each group provides either financial, technical and resource support to each project. This event will acknowledge the contribution that the partnership is making to the to the landscape management of the Peel Harvey Highlight partnership vision for the future and importance to region and inform key stakeholders of our environmental value add to the region in which we operate.

For more information, please contact:
Donna Bush
Greening Australia
6B Thesiger Court Deakin ACT
Australia
Tel: 61 02 62021627
E-mail: dbush@greeningaustralia.org.au

Adelaide
Flinders University, Adelaide the School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management with the Department of Screen and Media at Flinders University will be launching a micro movie competition on the theme of the 2009 World Environment Day to celebrate the day. Combat Climate Change in 90 Seconds micro movie competition will be open to entrants from primary/secondary schools and tertiary education institutions in South Australia and Northern Territory. Winning entries will be feature on YouTube and the Flinders Virtual Open Day website after 16 August 2009.
           
For more information, please contact:
David Bass
GPO Box 2100 Adelaide 5051
Australia
Tel:  +61-8-82012326
Fax:  +61-8-82013521
E-mail: wed0001@flinders.edu.au
Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/

Adelaide
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Whitefriars Catholic School will have a Dress-up day in green and one hour earth hour in the morning. The school will also encourage healthy lunch boxes and walking to school. The children will put more effort into recycling and composting on the day. There will be a clean up as well.

For more information, please contact:
Franca Notarangelo
Whitefriars Catholic School
45 Beaufort Street Woodville Park Adelaide
Australia

Apollo Bay
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Southern Otway Landcare Network will have local students from the Apollo Bay P-12 school: hand pulling Sea Spurge, this is a toxic, invasive weed on the coasts.

For more information, please contact:
Luke Hynes
Southern Otway Landcare Network
69 - 71 Nelson Street Apollo Bay, 3233
Australia
Tel: 61 0352376904
Website: www.soln.org

Castlemaine
The Mount Alexander Shire will celebrate WED with a public event in the Market Building, Castlemaine CBD. The event will showcase the current activities in the Mount Alexander Shire: the organizations working to provide solutions, the local businesses with innovative products, the individuals implementing ideas in their homes & backyards, and the story-telling of household experiences and learnings. We will have free practical workshops, speakers and family craft activities. The event will most importantly provide pathways for the community to further engage with local GHG reduction activities. We will also be launching the Castlemaine 500 Report: the performance story to engaging your community in an energy reduction behaviour change program.

For morei nformation, please contact:
Janet Phillips
Castlemaine 500
P.O. Box 215
Castlemaine
Australia
Tel: +61 03 5472 5388/ Mobile: +04 0005 0399
Website: www.cvga.org.au

Caulfield Junction
FREE Web-based Treasure Hunt for kids World Environment Week. Find the clues, play games, answer quiz questions and win prizes! Play the Australian Conservation Foundation's Underwater Camera Quest and discover ocean species native to Australia!

For more information, please contact:
Leigh Hofman
P. O. Box 2411 Caulfield Junction
Australia
E-mail: lhofman@HabitatHeroes.com
Website: www.HabitatHeroes.com

Darwin
To celebrate World Environment Day, on Saturday 6 June, the Darwin University Environment Collective will conduct the following activities at the East Point Reserve:

  • A Morning of mangroving - join the Conservation Volunteers 8-12.
  • An afternoon of relaxing - come along and soak up the atmosphere 12-sunset.
  • On World Environment Day the Larrakia will welcome to the Country & Official Opening, information stalls, guest speakers, live music, food & drinks.

For more information, please contact:
Kylie Toon
Darwin University Environment Collective
Darwin University Darwin
Australia

Gold Coast
Global Video Web Conferencing FREE For UN WED Registered Organizations or Group/s. We invite you and your environment / community / small business group to once again enjoy our free video conferencing services in order to organize your activity. In addition, educating businesses and the community at large on how online video web conference technologies can eliminate the need for unnecessary travel altogether. By employing video web conferencing and even changing our working culture whereby more employees become teleworkers from home can make a big difference too. Engaging these technologies on a wider scale in the larger cities would see less peak hour traffic congestion volumes, create more productive time for employees with the added benefit of less energy consumed and less Co2 emissions being added to the atmosphere. Video web conferencing can be conducted with individuals in your nearest neighborhood or indeed in multiple countries around the world simultaneously. All you need is an internet connection and a headset to participate with an optional webcam. To have your video web conference room activated, contact us via our contact page on our website AFTER you have registered your activity with UN WED. Please provide your name and country and after we verify your activity is registered, we will deliver your conference room details via email. Together we can plan a better future for our planet.

For more information, please contact:
Anthony Hosking
Pc Video Conference
Suite 222 / 80 The Pines Centre Gold Coast
Australia
Tel:       +61 7 56 304 079

Website: www.pcvideoconference.com

Hobart
Climate Change and Sustainable Solutions Activity Day Hydro Tasmania's Hands on Energy Discovery Centre is a great place for adults and children to come and discover more about climate change and sustainable solutions. Hands On is a tactile and stimulating environment which engages visitors in  interactive displays provide a hands-on approach to learning about energy efficiency, renewable energy, behavioral change and sustainable transport. The Hands On team are skilled communicators who are passionate about these global issues but most importantly present the information in a positive and fun way. Hydro Tasmania is celebrating World Environment Day on 5 June with the Hands On Centre hosting a Climate Change and Sustainable Solutions Activity Day. The wider community is invited to come and join in the celebrations with a variety of activities that include; cloud seeding demonstrations, meet a scientist, get your hands dirty with FIMBY (Food In My Back Yard), and information sessions on solar hot water, solar photo voltaic and home sustainability assessments carried out by Sustainable Living Tasmania.  This activity day is supported by the State Government through the Tasmanian Climate Change Office.

For more information, please contact:
Merren Wilkinson
Hydro Tasmania's Hands on Energy Discovery Centre
1st Floor, 4 Elizabeth St Hobart
Australia
Tel: +03 6230 5326
Fax: +03 6230 5380

Website: www.hydro.com.au/handson

Kwinana
Community volunteers will be planting coastal species at Kwinana Beach to strengthen the dunes against potential sea level rise related to climate change.
 
For more information, please contact:
Craig Wilson
Town of Kwinana
P. O.  Box 21 Kwinana
Australia
Tel:  0411 078 260

Katherine
Junior Rangers (aged 9 and up) from the Parks and Wildlife Service Northern Territory will be getting together with other Rangers to play environmentally-themed games, watch Thin Green Line and show pictures of our favorite environments around the campfire.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Cunningham
Parks and Wildlife Service Northern Territory
P.O. Box 344
Katherine
Australia
Tel: +08 8973 8865

Toowoomba West
Householders' Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE) Inc and Toowoomba World Environment Day Committee (TWEDC) are partnership to stage this year's event at Lake Annand Park, Toowoomba, on Sunday 31 May, between 10am and 4pm. There will be a variety of community information displays; speakers programme; musical entertainment, activities for children; and plenty of food and drink. FREE admission.

For more information, please contact:
Frank Ondrus
Householders' Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE) Inc.
P.O Box 6118 Toowoomba West
Australia
Tel: 61 07 46392135
Website: www.hopeaustralia.org.au

Melbourne
GENI Foundation presents A World Environment Day Celebration, "The History of the Future," a Documentary Film by Michael Kessler. Explore the reality of the 21st Century; Experience the ideas of Albert Einstein and Buckminster Fuller; Learn about Fuller's Global Grid Initiative to have Food for All, Global Wealth, A Clean Environment and World Peace. We are all World Citizens and We Have the Power! A Panel discussion with: Charles Kovess, Australasia's Passion Provocateur & Author of Passionate People Produce & Passionate Performance. Malcolm Green, Electrical Engineer, Pioneer of Grid-connected solar energy in Australia & Author of Cosmic Accounting. Peter Ellyard, B.Sc. Agr & MS.Ph.D, Author of Ideas for the New Millenium and Designing 2050. Also viewing of the 7 minute DVD on the GENI Initiative & GENI Products for sale. Friday 5 June 2009. 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Moonee Valley Bowling Club, Burke & Wills Function Room, Queens Park, Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds, Parking is available along Mt Alexander Rd. $5 donation per person. Refreshments available. For Bookings call GENI Office on 613 9370 1415 and Mobile 0418 388 712. Bring your friends and family members and celebrate World Environment Day with us!

For morei nformation, please contact:
Ruanna Segal
Global Energy Network Institute Foundation, GENI Foundation
165 Pascoe Vale Rd Moone Ponds
Melbourne
Australia
Tel: +613 9370 1415
Website: www.geni.org

Perth
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Casa Mia Montessori Community School Inc. will be providing ECO activities and information about the day for children at the local shopping center. Reusable ECO bags will be for sale.

For more information, please contact:
Shane Mazandarani
Casa Mia Montessori Community School Inc.
17 Hamiliton Street, Bassendean Perth
Australia
Tel: +0061 8 6278 1707
Website: www.casamiamontessori.wa.edu.au

Pilbara
To celebrate World Environment Day the Packsaddle Village/Area C Mining Camp will be holding an environmentally-themed film night at the camp. They will set up a big screen outdoors under the stars and show a climate-change documentary. They will also raise money to donate to the Stop the Toad organization (to prevent the spread of Cane Toads into Western Australia). The event will be attended by about 60 residents of the mining camp and will be hosted by the Area C Social Club.

For more information, please contact:
Marli Doig
Packsaddle Village / Area C Mining Camp
Great Northern Highway the Pilbara
Australia
Tel: +0891268926
Website: www.hwe.com.au

Queensland
Gold Coast Airport in Queensland (Australia) is celebrating WED by hosting a series of displays and running a competition and raffles to raise funds for assisting wildlife conservation organizations which are non profit. We have received numerous prizes from participating donors who have kindly donated for this worthwhile cause. We will have wildlife exhibits on the day as well as a display board with environmentally related information including World Environment Day posters. This display will be seen by thousands of passenger’s transiting through the airport on the day, and increase environmental awareness.

For more information, please contact:
Patrick Deprez
Gold Coast Airport P/L
P. O. Box 112 Coolangatta 4225
Bilinga Queensland
Australia
Tel: +61755891217
Fax: +61755362838
E-mail: pdeprez@gcal.com.au
Website: http://www.goldcoastairport.com.au/

Queensland
To celebrate World Environment Day, the La Boite Theater Company staff, production creative and crew will participate in a workshop hosted by Lisa Erhart from Dynamic Eco Solutions. This workshop will enhance participant's knowledge of eco-efficiency and how it impacts their work and personal lives. It will allow us to identify the areas in which we can improve our eco-sustainable practices and how to create new methods of operation that will further reduce our impact upon the environment.

For more information, please contact:
Shari Irwin
La Boite Theatre Company
6 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove Brisbane, Queensland
Australia
Tel: 61 7 3007 8600
Fax: 61 7 3007 8699
Website: www.laboite.com.au

Rockhampton
The Capricorn Conservation Council is holding a community day out in Haigh Park on Saturday 6 June celebrate World Environment Day. Joining millions across the globe who are taking the 2009 World Environment Day theme, UNite to combat climate change, into their own hands, everybody is encouraged to come along and enjoy the event which will include guest speakers talking on a variety of environmental topics, the sweet tones of Biorhythms to entertain, tree give-aways, and your chance to win a carbon friendly prize in the raffle. All this in a tranquil, shady setting with the opportunity to become a member of CCC and get involved with local conservation issues.

For more information, please contact:
Janet Barrett
Capricorn Conservation Council
The Hut, 1 Livermore Street
Rockhampton
Australia
Tel: +07 4927 8644
Fax: +07 4927 8644
Website: www.cccqld.org.au

Sorell
To celebrate World Environment Day, the South East First National Real Estate will organize a coloring competition in 2 primary local schools with a Get Moving Theme. The competition will be prized.   First prize will be a bicycle, with runner up prizes of battery free torches and wind up radios etc. All in keeping with clean energy theme.

For more information, please contact:
Sandra Bamford
South East First National Real Estate
26 Cole Street Sorell
Australia
Tel: +61 03 6265 3334
Fax: +61 3 62653955
Website: www.southeastre.com.au

St Leonards
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Ogilvy Earth organization will promote WED and tips to our 800+ employees at Ogilvy House throughout the day through various communication channels - face to face, poster campaign, live tree in reception and email; culminating in a WED Fiesta in the evening with a presentations to grow awareness and engage our employees in environmentally responsible behaviors.
 
For more information, please contact:
Robbie Brown
OgilvyEarth
Ogilvy House 72 Christie St Leonards
Australia
Website: www.ogilvyearth.com.au

Sunshine
We are holding a lunchtime talk on "Shopping with a Conscience" on Wednesday, another talk on Thursday on the topic of "Combating Climate Change", and on World Environment Day on Friday we are hosting morning tea with opening address by a member of Conservation and Environment, a presentation by a primary school on their climate change initiatives, followed by morning tea. There will be 5 sustainability stalls on energy, water conservation, sustainable transport, waste management, and gardening for drought - including a light bulb exchange!

For more information, please contact:
Susan Lengyel
City West Water Ltd.
247-251 St Albans Road Sunshine
Australia
Tel: +61393138523
Fax: +61393131013
E-mail:  slengyel@citywestwater.com.au
Website: www.citywestwater.com.au

Swanbourne
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Scotch College will be conducting a range of activities and stalls will be held to showcase the students' concerns and interest with the environment.

For more information, please contact:
Chris Menage
Scotch College
76 Shenton Rd Swanbourne
Australia
Website: www.scotch.wa.edu.au

Sydney         
To celebrate World Environment Day, the LGSA is running a competition to recognize the work its staff are doing to help the planet and help the LGSA improve its environmental and economic "bottom line". It's a classic case of "Think Global, Act Local"! The categories are:

  1. How I/we already help the planet at work
  2. How I already help the planet outside of work
  3. New low or no cost ways the LGSA could reduce its expenditure and help the planet.

Winners will be randomly drawn on 26 June at 10:30 am. This ceremony will be part of a morning tea and an update from the environment team on their recent work. Avid cooks are being asked to bring along something home grown or home made to the morning tea.

For more information, please contact:       
Niki Carey
Local Government and Shires Associations
L9, 28 Margaret Street Sydney
Australia
E-mail: niki.carey@lgsa.org.au

Sydney
To celebrate World Environment Day, the United Sikhs will conduct the following activities:

  • Change incandescent light globes in Gurudwara's to energy efficient CFL's
  • Plant two/three fruit trees at each Gurudwara and ensure they're planted in energy efficient locations
  • Pick up rubbish in/around Gurudwara's
  • Prepare Report/Proposal for rain water tank and solar panels installation at Gurudwara's Note: Gurudwara is a Sikh Temple

For more information, please contact:
Ravinder Singh
United Sikhs
P. O.  Box 875, Cherrybrook
NSW 2126 Sydney
Australia
Tel: 61 0414786884
E-mail: ravinder.singh@unitedsikhs.org
Website: http://unitedsikhs.org/

Sydney
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Willoughby City Council will be cooking to Combat Climate Change. The Council invites people to join the celebration with sustainable cooking demonstrations by celebrity chef Manu Feildel of Ready Steady Cook and local chef Meg Evans. Learn about sustainable cooking practices that one can use at home including composting, community gardens, reducing energy use and sustainable purchasing. Hosted by Lish Fejer from ABC TV's Carbon Cops
on Thursday 4 June. Times: 12pm (local chef) and 5pm (celebrity chef). Venue- Flag Court, Melody Market, Chatswood Mall, Victoria Avenue, Chatswood.

For more information, please contact:
Eugenia O'Brien
Willoughby City Council
31 Victor St Chatswood Sydney
Australia
Tel: 61+02 9777 7737
Website: www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au

Sydney
To celebrate World Environment Day, Newtown Public School will have a dress-up day in earth colors and a one hour earth hour at lunch. The school will also encourage walking to school. The children will put more effort into recycling and composting on the day.

For more information, please contact:
Sonia Wain
Newtown Public School
Norfolk Street Sydney
Australia
Tel: +61 02 9557 4862
E-mail: newtown-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Sydney
To celebrate World Environment Day the students from Darcy Road Public School  (Kindergarten to 6 Years) will be participating in a rubbish free lunch day. Students will be encouraged to bring a lunch that is packed in reusable containers e.g. square lunch boxes for sandwiches and drink bottles for water.

For more information, please contact:
Maria Fardoulis
Darcy Road Public School
98A Darcy Road Wentworthville Sydney
Australia
Tel: +61 2 96313067

Sydney
Sydney Olympic Park Authority strives to encourage Australian students, community members and businesses to focus on their local environment and develop lifelong sustainable practices. We are celebrating World Environment Day at the Park by showcasing sustainable living, hosting environmental events and delivering programs for learners of all ages. We are organizing sustainable hands-on business workshops, related art exhibits and a range of physical activities. We believe sustainability is not only about the health of the environment but also about a healthy body and mind, aspects that are incorporated in our Personal Development, Health and Physical Education programs.

For morei nformation, please contact:
Mike Barlett
Sydney Olympic Park Authority
7 Figtree Drive Sydney Olympic
Sydney
Australia
Tel: +61 2 9714 7334
Fax: +61 2 9714 7135
Website: www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/education

Torquay
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2009, the Fraser Coast Regional Council will:

  • create a large-scale image of The Dugong on  6 June at the Dayman Park Urangan Free Family Fun Day 10 am - 3 pm
  • Hands-on participation to create large-scale Dugong artwork.
  • Conservation group stalls & crafts. 2 - 4 pm
  • Live music, dance, and street theatre. 3.30 pm
  • Indigenous performers & Environment guest speakers. 4.40 pm
  • Public invited to light the 4000 candle Dugong artwork at sunset.
  • Children must be supervised by a Responsible Adult.
  • Your Planet Needs You! Help protect our Dugongs, Seagrass, River Estuaries and Marine Ecosystems.

For more information, please contact:
Chris McCarthy
Fraser Coast Regional Council
77 Tavistock st, Torquay
Australia
Tel: + 61 07-41974405
Fax: +61 07-4197 4303

Townsville
To celebrate World Environment Day, the EIANZ organization will have Climate Change Boot Camp- an event which will involve keynote speakers, case studies, surveys and calls to action.

For more information, please contact:
Adam Smith
EIANZ
14 Cleveland Tce Townsville
Australia
Tel: +0418726584
Website: www.eianz.org

Vincentia
Jervis Bay World Environ Fest 2009-The Kiss will unite the celebrations of World Environment Day and World Ocean Day focusing on the inter-relationship between our fossil fuel consumption and industrial processes and Co2 emissions and global warming and the impact it is having on our marine environment. Ocean Acidification (occurring when CO2 in the atmosphere reacts with water to create carbonic acid) has already increased ocean acidity by 30 percent. The impact of this for our marine and human ecosystems is only beginning to be uncovered. The Kiss -Jervis Bay will raise awareness of the steps our coastal community can take to reduce Co2 emissions through a display, demonstrations and a showcase of eco-friendly products. The Marine Mammal Research team will involve the community in the Sea of Whale Tails art installation to raise awareness of whale conservation. We will also be celebrating the first birthday of Muriyira, the Shoalhaven's adopted whale under IFAW's Humpback Whale Migration Icon Project. Jervis Bay World Enviro Fest will be held on Saturday 6 June 2009 at the Lady Denman Heritage Complex Huskisson from 9-am until 2pm.

For more information, please contact:
Cheryl-Leigh Cross
The Kiss
P. O. Box 294 Vincentia
Australia
Tel: 61 02 44418305
Fax: 61 02 44435571
E-mail: info@thekiss.com.au
Website: www.thekiss.com.au

Victoria
On this day, all staff are instructed to arrive at work via public transport, not drive their vehicles. The cost of public transport for each person will be matched by our business and will be donated to support an Australian cause for saving our rainforest. You can view this at Rainforest Rescue. We expect approx 45 staff to be involved in this initiative.

For more information, please contact:
Vince Coffano
Choice Hotels Australasia
Level 2, 150 Jolimont Road Victoria
Australia
Tel: +61 3 9243 2461
Fax: +61 3 9243 2415
Website:www.choicehotels.com.au

BAHRAIN

Seef
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Universe Environment Bahrain will have drawing competition in all schools of Bahrain, recycling event, World Environment luncheon for companies and corporate, World Environment dinner party.

For more information, please contact:
Boris Uhlig
Universe environment Bahrain
Road 2830, Building 2317, Block 428 Seef
Bahrain
Tel: +97317562600
Fax: +97317562626
E-mail: b.uhlig@universe-projects.com
Website: www.recycling-for-charity.com

BANGKOK

Thailand
I have founded and developed a project to promote the conservation and resurrection of endangered seed trees and to develop the area known as the "Best Urban Oasis of Asia" (according to Time Magazine) called Bangkrajao, of Bangkok.  Bangkok is a conglomeration of approximately 11 million people, modern office buildings and large industries - Bangkrajao, the last large plot of a clean an d green environment left, is considered to be the city's "lungs". "The Giving Greens"project focuses on establishing a permanent plot for expanding the vital seed trees in the area so that a variety of seeds and saplings can be collected. Everything that is planted in this plot aims not only to be enduring, but also to be useful to the locals. I have been raising funds from various private and public sectors, and will be planting an initial phase of 2,000 trees in the Bangkrajao area.

For more information, please contact:
Daraga Tanchookiat
The Giving Greens
Bangkrajao Bangkok
Thailand
Tel: 6681-948-7722
Fax: 662-924-6906
E-mail: thegivinggreens@me.com

BANGLADESH

Buriganga

    

World Environment Day was celebrated in Bangladesh on 5th June, 2009 by Design Bangladesh. In the shore of the Buriganga River, the main program was held with awareness of the traditional song at 9 am. Only for saving the river, various pledges were taken with presenting the song with the local people. On that seminar, a speech was given on behalf of the boatman namely Md. Idris Miah and behalf of local community Hajji Mohammad Ashraf Uddi. Speech was given by the Director of Design Bangladesh Md. Mahamudul Karim Rubel. Coordinators Md. Mehedy Hassan, Abdullah Ibnul Tashin, Nur Islam. The speakers said, “To view the Bangladesh as an ever green so should protect the river from the disaster. There is nothing to be gain on doing the meeting, seminars in the 5star restaurant. All of us have to come in the shore of the river for understanding the boatmen, fishermen everybody related to the river. If the river is safe then the environment will safe, Bangladesh will safe and of course the world will be safe. It had been announced on the function that for getting awareness to the people with the help of all ministry and corporate branch will explore the river awareness program by boat. On this event there will attend many international organizations, national celevrity, reporters, organizers, and youth’s organization.
In the natural park Ramna’s Ashtachal point, the program was finished through the traditional song at 3 pm.

For more information, please contact:
Mahmudul Karim Rubel
CEO
Design Bangladesh
E-mil: dbemailbox@yahoo.com
Website: www.DesignBangladesh.com, www.RiverIsLife.com

Bandarban Lama
To celebrate World Environment Day, the ARONNO organization will conduct the following activities:

  • Sasrai-Movement Rally
  • Plantation
  • Human chain
  • Open Discussion on doings to the Climate Change. Promotion of Tulsi Herbal Tea aimed at health, environment and poverty alleviation.

For more information, please contact:
Md. Ahkamul Hoque Chy Shougat
ARONNO
Line Zhiri, LAMA, Bandarban LAMA
Bangladesh
Tel: +88 01713 124 572

Dhaka           
To celebrate World Environment Day, the GRAM have arranged a rally of 400+ people on 5 June at Dhaka University. Right now we are working with Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

For more information, please contact:
Md.Hasibul Hassan Habib
GRAM
86/1,kolabagan,Boshiruddin Road Dhaka
Bangladesh
Tel:  +8801914136443
E-mail: gram_bangladesh@yahoo.com

Dhaka
We can build green world; Slogan of Rural Services Foundation (RSF) quiz competition. (RSF) is working for sustainable development in rural areas since its inception 2006. With a view to creating awareness among the students about low carbon emission and other environmental hazards, RSF organized a quiz competition on climate change, renewable energy technology and 3R issues (reduce, recycle and reuse) for SSC candidate of 2009 and its equivalent exam in 30 upazilas of 14 Districts as a part of "RSF Paribesh Utsab Award 2009". 450 winners of the competition were formally awarded on 5 June 2009 on World Environment Day at Mirpur Indoor Stadium, Dhaka. 1,500 participants including minister, academicians, environmentalists, journalists, NGO representatives, representative of donor organizations and parents of winner were available at the ceremony. An amount of Tk. 7,000/-, a crest and a certificate were conferred to 14 winners from each upazila and 1 winner obtaining highest mark of the upazila got additional 10,000/-. GTZ also provided both financial and technical support in organizing the event. It took 5 months to organize the whole programme. RSF also organized the quiz competition last year for the candidates of SSC 2008 in ten upazilas of 3 districts. 200 winners of the competition were awarded on the day of WED on 5 June, 2008 at Zia Hall Auditorium, Khulna. An amount of taka 5,000/-, a crest, a certificate an ICS (on courtesy of GTZ) were provided to each winner.

For more information, please contact:
SM Shafiqur Rahman
Rural Services Foundation (RSF)
74/D, Arjot Para, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1215
Bangladesh
Tel: +8802-8143685, +8802-9114091
Fax: +8802-8143615
E-mail: shafiqur.rahman@rsf-bd.org
Website: www.rsf-bd.org

Dhaka
To celebrate world environment day, the Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO, will conduct the following activities:

  • Rally about 5 thousand students, farmer and man and women will take part in a small village at Hatindha of Natore,  the villagers will plant 30,000 thousand sapling on 5 June;
  • ESDO and its Green Club members will start signature campaign on "Stop Global Worming: Shaping Our Planet", it has planned to collect one million (10,000,00) signature and involve the youth in every corner of the country by end of this year;
  • ESDO will introduce environmental friendly bio-degradable shopping bags for mass use on the Environment Day Fair, on 5 June at Dhaka, organize by Ministry of Environment and Forest-MOEF.

For more information, please contact:
Siddika Sultana
Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO
House # 8/1, Block-C, Lalmatia Dhaka
Bangladesh
Tel: +880-2-912-2729
Fax: +880-2-913-0017
E-mail: esdobd90@gmail.com,info@esdobd.net
Website: www.esdobd.net

Dhaka
HSBC Bangladesh will conduct an environmental awareness seminar given by a recent recipient of an environmental award. In addition, the organization will be planting about 600 herbal, fruit and medicinal trees with staff in the local community and from our head office.       

For more information, please contact:
Mohammed Hafiz
HSBC Bangladesh
Anchor Tower, 1/1-B Sonargaon Rd Dhaka
Bangladesh
Tel: +880 2966 0536
Fax: +880 2862 6560
Website: www.hsbc.com.bd

BHUTAN

Trongsa
To commemorate World Environment Day 2009, Trongsa Dzongkhag in the Trongsa district will carry out a mass cleaning campaign, tree-planting and environmental education programme in various schools.

For more information, please contact:
Mitesh Bhatt
India and Humanrights
K-8, Shreennandnagar-4, Vejalpur, Ahmedabad
Trongsa
Bhutan

Thimpu
To commemorate World Environment Day 2009, Trongsa Dzongkhag in the Trongsa district will carry out a mass cleaning campaign, plantation of trees and environmental education in various schools.

For more information, please contact:
Sangay Khandu
Trongsa Dzongkhag
Environment Office, Trongsa
Thimpu
Bhutan
Tel: +975 3521217
Fax: +975 3521231

CHINA

Beijing

      

In support of the 2009 WED, Beijing Volunteer Federation and the UN-China cooperation project "Strengthening Volunteerism for Development through the 2008 Beijing Olympics" (a partnership between the Beijing Youth League, Beijing Volunteer Federation, China International Centre for Economic and Technical Ex change, UNDP and UNV) will organize environmental awareness activities in universities and middle schools in Beijing as well as in an Olympic city booth just out the National Aquatics Center, the Water Cube.

Under the WED slogan adapted as "Your planet needs you - volunteers unite to combat climate change", university students from 4 universities in Beijing have been trained by environmental training facilitators from the Jane Goodall Institute in China - Roots&Shoots Programme on how to develop their own special lessons on climate change related knowledge for an audience of middle school students. On 3-4 June they will have the chance to put their skills to the test by involving younger students into climate change themed games and interactive sessions in two migrant children schools and a high school of the capital. On 5 June, the volunteers will hold advocacy activities in their university campuses and at the Water Cube city booth to raise environmental awareness among their schoolmates and the general public, with an exhibition of pictures and other material from the lessons in middle schools, informative material distribution and other creative ideas.
             
Fiammetta Mancini
Beijing Volunteer Federation
Haidian, Zhongguancun Dajie 28-1
Haidian Wenhua Yishu Dasha, A, 1501 Beijing
People's Republic of China
Tel: +0086-1051601071-602
E-mail: fiammetta.mancini@public.un.org.cn

Guangzhou

To celebrate World Environment Day, Nick Inc will participate in an environmentally Friendly Vendor's Fair to raise the level of awareness to all staffs on the climate change issues, they  will invite only vendors who have green products that their company can use for the footwear production. At the same time, they will invite some chemical vendors to conduct seminar on Climate Change, green products and other related topics. This will be a one day affair.

For more information, please contact:
Juliet Bautista
Nike Inc
Rm301 3/F Metro Paradise 358-378
Teinhe Bei lu, Guangzhou
People's Republic of China
Tel: +0086-20-38115188 ext 676130
Fax: +0086-20-38819703

Kachin State

  • Children painting competition;
  • Cleaning village market with all the villagers;
  • Environment song competition for youths and WED speech

For more information, please contact:
Mary Tawm
Kachin Independence Women Association-East Division
Kachin-China Boarder Kachin State
Myanmar
E-mail: marytawm@yahoo.com

Zhou
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Nike GZ NLO will host an Environmentally Friendly Vendors Fair.

For more information, please contact:
Lesley Huang
Nike GZ NLO
Room 301, 3/F, Metro Paradise Building
358-378, TianHe Bei Lu Guang Zhou
People's Republic of China
Tel:      +86 20 3811 5131

CAMBODIA

Siem Reap  
The Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) is a nature conservation and endangered wildlife rescue and breeding centre located in the Phnom Kulen National Park in north-western Cambodia. For the first time, the ACCB's environmental education team will celebrate the World Environment Day with local pupils and teachers who are active in our eco-clubs. The half a day event will start with two speeches about the importance of the environment by the ACCB project manager and local school teachers. Subsequently, we will show an environmental movie followed by an endangered species identification game. After the mid-morning break the kids will play a game to learn more about habitat loss and its impact on ecosystems. As final activity we will have a drawing competition with environmental themes. The winners will receive small prizes and to conclude the celebration we will have a joint lunch.

For more information, please contact:
Isadora Angarita
Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity
Kbal Spean, Khun Ream Village
Khun Ream Commune Siem Reap
Cambodia
Tel: +855 099 60 40 17
E-mail: Isadora.Angarita@accb-cambodia.org
Website: www.accb-cambodia.org

HONG KONG

Tsim Sha Tsui
The Luxe Manor is hosting a 'Make a Wish, Save the World' Green Viral Campaign. People around the world are invited to visit the website at www.theluxemanor.com and play an on-line game to win free accommodation daily from WED 2009, 5 June to 31 July. Every entrant has to submit a wish about how he or she wants to save the world from carbon pollution and global warming. The wish will be posted for voting and the one with the highest vote will win a grand prize to Hong Kong, including air tickets, hotel accommodation and dining. The game goes along with a Green Package for a fixed price and it includes a Green Pass ticket to either ride on a cable car as part of a nature tour, or enter the Hong Kong Ocean Park to enjoy watching the nature and marine animals. The Green Pass also includes a one-day MTR tourist ticket and more information on green destinations in Hong Kong. Some percentage of the Green Package revenue will be donated to Greenpeace to support their initiative to protect the globe

For more information, please contact:
Kevin Ng
The Luxe Manor
39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2526 4333
Fax: +852 2526 4833
Website: www.theluxemanor.com

INDIA

'Your Planet Needs You! Unite To Combat Climate Change.' (United Nations World Environment Day 2009 focal theme) Joint Council of Asian Marine Conservation Association (AMCA), Institute of Medical Microbiology and Autoimmune Diseases and Yachting Association of Vizag, Visakhapatnam, A.P. request the pleasure of your company to participate in the Seminar, on the occasion of World Environment Day 2009 to be held at VJF Press Club, Dabagardens, Vizag, on Friday 5 June, at 1730 hrs, Sri Sabbam Hari (Honourable Member of Parliament, Anakapalle Constituency) has consented to be the Chief Guest Prof. D Satyanarayana (Director, Coastal Research Institute, Andhra University) has consented to be the Presiding Officer. Dr. Anupam Ghosh (Chief Scientist, Secretary General, AMCA) will speak on ' Impact of Climate Change in Vizag'. Dr. P Appa Rao, MD (Associate Professor, Andhra Medical College) will speak on 'Health of Coastal People in Climate Change Scenario'.

For more information, please contact:
Anupam Ghosh
Asian Marine Conservation Association
42/1, Feeder Road, Belgharia
Kolkata 700056, West Bengal
(Calcutta) and Visakhapatnam
India
Tel: +9198 3695 8256
E-mail: anupamghoshworldwide@yahoo.com
Website: www.marinecon.org

Ahmedabad
To celebrate World Environment Day, the IOCL, WRPL will have a drawing competition for kids to inculcate environment concern. "OWN A TREE "planting event by kids in which they had given ownership of same; pledge by employee; slogan and essay competition and a talk related to environment concern by environment experts for employee and family members.

For more information, please contact:
Sumit Alok
IOCL, WRPL, Viramgam,Gujarat
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
Pipeline Division: Salaya Mathura Pipeline
Post Box No: 04, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Viramgam
India
Tel: +912715295624
Fax: +912715233412
E-mail: salok@iocl.co.in
Website: www.iocl.com

Ahmedabad
To celebrate World Environment Day, Paryavaranmitra invite children to express their creativity and strengthen their concern about environmental issues. They will be a drawing and elocution competition for children in three age group. Subjects for the competition are as follows:

  • Clean environment for better future;
  • Climate change: effects and solutions;;
  • Environmental problems the competition starts at 9 am.

For more information, please contact:
Falguni Joshi
Paryavaranmitra
502 raj Avenue Ahmedabad
India
Tel: +91-79-26851801
Fax: +91-73-26851321
E-mail: paryavaranmitra@yahoo.com
Website: www.paryavaranmitra.org.in

Ahmedabad
To celebrate World Environment Day, the ONGC organization will be conducting the following activities Tree Planting, Lecturing on Quality of Life, Awareness on Environment Protection, Disposal of Hazardous Materials, Lecture by Key Executives, Drawing Competition, Quiz competition, Clean Up etc.

For more information, please contact:
Jagneswar Dev Nath
ONGC
Chandkheda Ahmedabad
India

Ahmedabad
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Agility Logistics Pvt. Ltd will be conducting a tree plantation in the area of warehouse by the territory Manager and the whole team to preserve the effect on environment as well as training for Management and labor regarding general practice and minor points where we can save the natural resources.

For more information, please contact:
Malhar Bhatt
Agility Logistics Pvt. Ltd.
Aslali Ahmedabad
India
Website www.agilitylogistics.com

Ahmedabad
On the occasion of World Environment Day India and Humanrights organization will publish the first and only Gujarati "India and Humanrights"  -  a 40-page monthly magazine with special issue on the environment, providing a fresh perspective and new ways of looking at environmental issues. The magazine targets the future inheritors of this earth and tomorrow's planners and administrators. It tries to familiarize them with the link between the degrading environment and poverty.

For more information, please contact:
Mitesh Bhatt
India and Humanrights
K-8, Shreennandnagar-4, Vejalpur, Ahmedabad
India
Cell: +91 9824515995
Tel/ Fax: +91-79 26822222
Website: http://www.indiaandhumanrights.com

Agartala
We are organizing an event on 5th June which follows program of tree plantation by the officials of the state and some cultural activities promoted by the school students.

For more information, please contact:
Biswajit Debbarma
Krishna Nagar Ecology Club
Pragati Road, Agartala
Tripura West Agartala
India

Agra  
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Central Pollution Control Board had events like distribution of pamphlets, stickers, painting competitions, group-discussions, instruments demonstration, and lectures to the teacher's training institute in Agra.

For more information please contact:
Scientist-C Incharge
Central Pollution Control Board
4-Dholpur House,M.G.Road Agra
India
Tel: +91 0562 2421548
Fax: +91 0562 2421568
E-mail: cpcbagra@rediffmail.com

Arunachal Pradesh

    
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Deomali Forest Division will have an awareness drive with distribution of over 10,000 free seedlings to the public, Army, Rama Krishna Mission, other government departments and various educational institutions of Deomali in their respective campuses. A "Clean Deomali" campaign was also to clean up the town area with active participation from all quarters. The public were briefed about the dangers of using plastics by departmental staff/volunteers. Dustbins fashioned out of recycled paint drums and jute and recycled paper shopping bags were also distributed to the shopkeepers and public for spreading the eco-friendly message "recyle and reuse". Shopkeepers pledged to keep the area surrounding their shops clean and plastic free and encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags. An interschool painting and essay competition and environmental film festival was also held and eco-activity kits distributed to school children.

For more information, please contact:
Surabhi Rai
Deomali Forest Division
Deomali, Arunachal Pradesh
India
E-mail: forest deomali@gmail.com

Assam
World Environment Day 2009 with the theme “Your planet needs you-unite to combat climate change” has been observed by students, teachers and people, in and around Kalaigaon on 5 June with various programmes.

  • ASTEC (Assam Science Technology and Environment Council, Guwahati) has sponsored two programmes in Udalguri district, one at Kalaigaon and the other at Balipara village;
  • Lokapriya Bordoloi Public School, Kalaigaon implemented the first programme at the

school campus at Kalaigaon with the plantation of various local medicinal plants by students and teachers. The students and teachers also vowed to take good care of the plants;

  • Essay and painting competitions were also arranged on the occasion. A workshop on global warming was also arranged at the school, where speakers highlighted the significances of planting more and more trees. The meeting was presided over by B.R.Dey, headmaster of the school;
  • The other ASTEC sponsored programme was implemented at Balipara village (10 km from Kalaigaon ) by students and teachers of Balipara Krishak Mukti High School with large participation of the village people. A unique tree plantation competition marked the beginning of the three days programme on 3 June where 400 students from 14 schools covering 10 villages participated to plant more than 200 tree plants under the guidance of noted environmentalist Shahiruddin Ahmed,headmaster of Balipara Krishak Mukti HS and science teacher Salehuddin Ahmed of Balipara;
  • Quiz, painting and essay completions were also arranged on 4 June . Another session “exchange views” marked the beginning of the conclusive day on 5 June  followed by the open session at 4 pm. D.N.Hazarika,Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle (Tangla) formally inaugurated the session. The open session which was presided over by social worker Mina Ram Baro was also addressed by environmentalist Jayanta Kumar Das and journalist Rabindra Rabha. All the speakers thanked students and teachers for all the good works done to combat climate change (global warming);
  • WED was also observed at Sanjouran High School, where students vowed to plant at least 5 trees at their respective houses in next 5 days, thereby planting at least 1500 trees. A meeting which was presided over by Dhatu Ram Baro, Asstt .headmaster,Sanjouran HS was addressed by Kamala Baro, Dhireswar Baro Narzi and Naren Baro.
  • On the other hand Keshab Deka, MCLA (BTAD) distributed 700 tree plants among teachers and students at Bholabari High School on the occasion of World Environment Day .MCLA Deka appealed all to plant trees in the villages to save this Earth. Keshab Saharia and Sarat Deka also spoke a few words in the meeting presided over by Padma Bhatta,headmaster of Bholabari High School.

For more information, please contact:
Jayanta Kumar Das (environmentalist)
Kalaigaon Sevashram
P. O. Kalaigaon-784525
District:Udalguri.Assam India
Mobile:919435087129
E-mail: zoy29@yahoo.co.in

Assam
To celebrate World Environment Day the Biodiversity Conservation Society, will be conducting the following activities:

  • Environment Awareness Campaign for conservation of the rich biodiversity of the area among the villagers of the Forest Villages Ultapani & Labanyapur. The programme will be organized by the local community organization, Biodiversity Conservation Society,Ultapani jointly with the Forest Department;
  • Build a check dam in the stream Ultapani for catering the water need of the villages and the wild animals of the area.

For more information, please contact:
Nirmal Dey
Biodiversity Conservation Society, Ultapani
Village: Ultapani Dt. Kokrajhar, Assam Ultapani
India
Tel: +91 9425021109

Assam
To celebrate World Environment Day the Nowgong Girls' College has popularized  initiatives on focal theme of the world through poster competition, speech competition for the students, popular talk and brainstorming on ecological foot print.

For more information, please contact:
Jayanta Kumar Sarma
Nowgong Girls' College
Nagaon Nagaon,Assam
India
Tel: +91-3672-220667
Fax: +91-3672-220667
Website: www.ngcassam.org

Badi Sadak Jalna
On the occasion of World Environment Day Deepak Modi and some young people from Jalna have formed a group under the banner "Planet Go Green". This group have decided to plant 1000 trees in 35 districts of Maharashta State from June 2009 and we believe we will achieve our target of planting 35,000 trees by 2011.

For more information, please contact:
Deepak Modi
Planet Go Green
1-09-123, Dr.Rajendra Prasad Street
Badi Sadak Jalna
India
Tel: +91 9890373344
E-mail: deepak.modi1984@gmail.com

Bangalore
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Go Green Go Cycling will have a Go Green Campaign Ride, where we all cyclist get together and cycle to a pre-defined location with our Go Green T-shirts to show people we care about the environment and at the same time appeal to join our cycling community.

For more information, please contact:
Prabhakar Rao C.M
GoGreenGoCycling
#441,Pranal Enclave,23rd Main,
Ayodhya Nagar, JP Nagar 5th Phase Bangalore
India
Tel: 919845065950
E-mail: Rao@GoGreenGoCycling.org
Website: www.GoGreenGoCycling.org

Bangalore
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Koramangala organization have created a website that offers online carpooling system. People can post their details, join someone or offer carpool. It helps fighting global warming by reducing pollution, saving fuel, reducing traffic congestion etc.

For more information, please contact:
Kislay Komal
Koramangala, Bangalore
India
E-mail: contact@kislaykomal.com
Website: http://www.carpoolglobal.com

Bangalore
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Indian Institute of Planning and Management, will be showing the screening of the film 'The 11th Hour' and a commentary and panel discussion by IIPM's faculty on Business's role in the green crusade. IIPM students were encouraged to take up courses and keep the environment in mind while making business decisions.

For more information, please contact:       
Tareque Laskar
Indian Institute of Planning and Management
IIPM Tower, 419, 4th Block
Kormangala, 100 Feet Road Bangalore
India
Tel: +918041102427
E-mail: tareque.laskar@gmail.com
Website: www.iipm.edu

Bangalore
To celebrate World Environment Day, Ravi Kumar will hold a Power to Change theme- This is an initiative to save the power and reduce carbon footprints by making sure that the computers, lights and laptops are switched off when not in use.

For more information, please contact:
Ravi Kumar
c/o Hp Invent, Bagmanne Tech Park
Cv Raman Nagar Bangalore
India
Tel: +919740815297
E-mail: ravi.kumar17@hp.com

Bangalore
Environmental awareness programme in company reaching out to approximately 10,000 employees and society engaging few millions. The theme being "Be the change - for a cleaner tomorrow". Urging all citizens to be the catalyst for change for the future generation.

For more information please contact:        
Sanjay Chakravarty
Bosch Limited
P. O. Box No 3000,
Adugodi, Hosur Road, Bangalore
India
Tel: +91 80 22996168
Fax: +91 80 22996189
E-mail: sanjay.chakravarty@in.bosch.com
Website: www.boschindia.com

Bangalore
To celebrate World Environment Day, the IDEB Projects P Ltd will conduct an awareness programme for staff and workers, Screening of "The Inconvenient Truth", distribution of tips card about hygiene and sanitation, Tree plantation for casting yard area.

For more information, please contact:
Mayank Kumar
IDEB Projects P Ltd.,
R-3, BMRCL Project, Near jalasaudha,
Jalahalli Bangalore
India
Tel: 91 09663302490
E-mail: mayankkumar@idebinc.com
Website: www.idebinc.com

Bangalore

    

  1. As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility, we have taken a decision to plant 1500 saplings in and around our organization in the year 2009.
  2. Online Environment Quiz will be conducted to create awareness among the employees.
  3. Starting from 3 to 5 June, everyday WED poster will be uploaded on intranet with tips for Environment Conservation.

For more information, please contact:
Lokesh Mahadevaiah
Biocon Limited
20th KM Hosur Road
Electronic City Bangalore
India
Tel: +080 2808 2662
Fax: +080 2852 3423
Email: lokesh.mahadevaiah@biocon.com
Website: www.biocon.com

Bangalore
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. will be  planting trees in the township;  on the spot painting competition for children on the theme and screening of the film 'An Inconvenient Truth'.

For more information, please contact:
Purushotham CN
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.,
Electroporcelains Division IISc Post
Bangalore
India
Tel: +919740016633
Fax: +091+080+23344231
E-mail: cnp@bhelepd.com
Website: www.bhelceramics.com

Bangalore
To celebrate World Environment Day, the ETA Constructions (I) Ltd will conduct a "Plantation programme" on site, and give presentation on the eve of WED, which it will be on awareness programme and awareness programme to the labours in the labor colony.
             
For more information, please contact:
Azeeza lateef
ETA Constructions (I) Ltd
# 9, KP Agrahara
Magadi Main Road, Bangalore-23
India
Tel: 91 98863 41892
Fax: 91 23303513

Basti
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Global Science Academy will have a seminar on sustainable development, increasing awareness amongst masses toward environment.  

For more information, please contact:       
Dr. Anil Pratap Singh
Global Science Academy
Basti
India
Tel: +91 5542 247186
Fax: +91 5542 247186
E-mail: globalaps@rediffmail.com
Website: www.gsa.org.in

Bhilwara      
On 5 June – World Environment Day, a seminar with the theme "Climate change and its effect on environment and role of Society” will be organized. 1000 Sankalp Patra to be filled with the commitment from audience with distribution of 1000 plants to all audience and a poster on global warming competition to schools.

For more information, please contact:
Surendra Jain
Giants Group of Bhilwara
2-B-12 NHB ShastriNagar Bhilwara
India
Tel: 01482 241112
Fax: 01482 267944
E-mail: surendrajain@sangamgroup.com
Website: www.giantsinternational.org

Bhilai
Celebration of WED-2009 shall be done through arranging various activities like slogan competition, drawing competition, quiz competetion,essay competition and tree plantation.

For more information, please contact:
Sunil Kar
NSPCL
Bhilai, India Bhilai
India
Tel: +94 2529 4256

Bhopal
Plantation of tree saplings:  Due to shortage of space and Water this year in our residential campus in and all around the city , plantation was the big problem , somewhere we got space but water was scarce and somewhere water was available but no security  for grow, hence and owing to this we were unable to plants in our pre decided place therefore a safe and favorable places was required for plantation and  so after discussion and brainstorming Swarna Jayanti Park came to our mind and we took decision that our desired activity can take place in the park.  We visited the place and talked to deputy forest ranger in charge of the park and took his consent for the said event  and  dug out and prepared land  for plantation.
In the evening our members came, the youngest one name Aditiya (4 years old) planted first plant namely Tacoma,  the others members planted their saplings which were earlier distributed.   12 saplings were planted namely Peepal, Kaner, Askoke, Saptaparni, Neem, Gudhal, Gulmohar etc. (local name) in the park by the members by their own hands to see as tree in future.
Than on this year WED theme i.e. on Climate change, a very interesting awareness material was distributed to all members. This kit was sponsored by Center of Environment Education (CEE, Ahmedabad ) local office. I am really thankful to CEE’s Mr. Joseph and Mr. Deelip for their noteworthy cooperation.

For more information, please contact:
Manoj K. Jain (Advisor)
MIG B10, bima kunj Parisar, Kolar Road, Bhopal
MP 462042 India

Chandigarh
Departments of Environment and Forests, Chandigarh Administration celebrated World Environment Day at Kansal Forest which is situated in Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, the reserved forest area. On the day a book on 'Greening Chandigarh Action Plan 2009' was released by the Administrator U.T. Chandigarh and prizes to various winners in the competitions related to environment were distributed. The major outcome of the function is motivation to establish 115 eco-clubs working in various schools of the Area. ENVIS Centre, Department of Environment covered the celebration and put the outcome in the soft form on URL: www.chandigarhenvis.gov.in.

For more information please contact:
Arun Bansal
ENVIS Centre
Department of Environment
2nd Floor, Additional Town Hall Building
Sector 17 C, Chandigarh
India
Tel: 911723295436
Fax: 0172-2700149
E-mail: ch@envis.nic.in
Website: www.chandigarhenvis.gov.in

Chandigarh
Surya Group of Industries joins UNEP in its campaign to plant trees, and on World Environment Day, Surya Group shall be distributing plants in Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Patiala, and Ambala, and would also put up graffiti boards to encourage people to write 'Green Ideas'. Surya Group intends to publish a booklet based on the environment protection ideas contributed by the people.

For more information, please contact:
V. K. Singh
Surya Foundation
SCO 25, Sector 7C Chandigarh
India
Tel: 91-172-6619900
E-mail: info@suryafoundation.edu.in
Website: www.suryafoundation.edu.in

Chennai

    

As a socially responsible corporate we had organised series of events in Chennai and across our sites to sensitize the local community on environmental care and protection, aligned with our global theme of the year “Your planet needs you”.
 
1. We had organised environmental theme based graffiti painting event on the compound walls in 5 schools; 3 in Chennai and 2 in schools near our wind farm sites. The graffiti painting was taken-up jointly involving the school children, local community and our Vestas employees. More than 200 children along with our Vestas employees joined hands to sketch environmental theme based graffiti paintings.
 
   a. St. Francis Xavier School, Alwarpet, Chennai
   b. Government Corporation School, Thousand Lights, Chennai
   c. Sholinganlur Government High School, Chennai
   d. Government High School, Kongal Nagar, Pollachi, Chennai
   e. Panchayat School, R Navaneethakrignapuram, Surandai, Thenkasi.
 
2. More than 200 saplings were planted involving the school children, local community and our Vestas employees near our wind farm sites in Theni site of Tamil Nadu and Ramakalmedu Site of Kerala.
 
3. Carry your own cloth bag campaign was organised in our Chennai office and as a symbol of gesture we had distributed cloth bags to our employees.
 
4. IEC materials (Posters and Pamphlets) environmental care and protection was distributed to local communities near wind farms and in Chennai involving our Vestas employees and local volunteers.
 
5. Pollution check was carried out for our vehicles in site office in Karad, Sangli District, Maharashtra.

For more information, please contact:
Madhu Kumar B;
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications,
Vestas Wind Technology India Pvt., Ltd.,
Chennai – 600119

Chennai
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Tamil Nadu State Office of the Centre for Environment Education (CEE-TN) will be hosting a six-day long workshop on Climate Change between the 31 May to 5 June for 100 students. The participants group includes students of Velammal International School, and the students of Anglo Chinese School, Singapore. The students between the ages of 16 to 18  are citizens of China, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India. The programme is aimed to sensitize the youth to climate change issues and empower them to act as proactive change agents for sustainable development and a safe future.

For more information, please contact:
Ramjee Nagarajan
Centre for Environment Education
No 5 KK Flats; Kalaivanar Street
Ramnagar North Extension; Madipakkam Chennai
India
Tel: +91 9443194272
Fax: +91 22583005
Website: www.ceeindia.org

Chennai
On the occasion of World Environment Day, The Asian Paints Limited will carry out the following activities:

  • a tree planting event;
  • a poster competition (environment related) by the employees;
  • an essay competition on environment;
  • a talk by the District Environmental Engineer, and prize distribution.

For more information, please contact:
Amit Meshram
Asian Paints Limited
Plot No E6-F13, SIPCOT Industrial Park
Sriperumbudur, Dist. Kanchipuram Chennai
India
Tel: +914447108414
Fax: +914447108600
Website: http://www.asianpaints.com

Chennai
The Velammal International School, in Chennai and 50 students of Anglo Chinese School, Singapore will jointly organize an environment camp exchange programme at Chennai from 30 May to 6 June 2009 to celebrate World Environment Day. The environment education centre will be coordinating the events at predominant places in Chennai, including a rally, demo, pupettery, skit and mime show.

For more information, please contact:
Kothanda Raman
TVIS
Panchetti Chennai
India
Tel: +00191 99401 27835
Website: www.tvis.in

Coimbatore
The Forest College and Research Institute is planning to organize one rally to celebrate World Environmental Day, under the theme of "your planet needs You" unite to combat climate change.
 
For more information, please contact:       
Kalimuthu Saravanan
Forest College and Research Institute
Mettupalayam, Coimbatore
India
Tel: +91 097 8745 4854
E-mail: ksaravanan86@gmail.com

Cochin
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Junior Chamber International India will organize the following activities: painting competition for school students (a joint effort with WWF India is being planned); distribution of pamphlets to nearly 25 schools covering about 5000 students in Cochin, India; a WED pledge in all these schools; public awareness programme (talk, seminar, video shows) for general public in Cochin.Let us pray that at least 10% of the people who are involved in the WED 09 programme will implement what is good for nature.

For more information, please contact:
Harinsth Viswanathan
Junior Chamber International India- COCHIN
Viswam, Pulickal Lane Cochin
Cochin
India
Tel: 919 2 2729 5364

Delhi
To celebrate World Environment Day (WED), the IEEE Delhi Section will be inviting all members to participate in the World Environment Day event. There are app. 2300 members. This activity is being done through HTC (Humanitarian Technology Challenge) Standing Committee of the Section. We will run various events in various areas of the city through RWAs (Residents Welfare Associations).
           
For more information, please contact:
Daman Sood
IEEE Delhi Section
J&K - 133 C Dilshad Garden Delhi
India
Tel: +919958091880
E-mail: damandev.sood@steria.co.in
Website: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r10/delhi/

Delhi
To celebrate World Environment Day, the AID India NCR chapter will organize various activities like quiz and movie screening on topics like domestic and industrial pollution and energy conservation, presentation on global warming and carbon footprint calculation at Royal Bank of Scotland, Gurgaon

For more information, please contact:
Anirban Mudi
AID India NCR chapter
IIT Delhi
India
E-mail: aid.delhi@gmail.com
Website: http://delhi.aidindia.org

Delhi
The World Environment Day is commemorated every year on 5 June in order to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental protection. The theme for the World Environment Day 2009 is 'Your Planet Needs You - UNite to combat climate change'. This year's theme tells us that we all must do our part to protect the planet by 'using less' and 'acting more'. At the international level, it reflects the urgency for all nations to agree on a new deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held on 7-18 December 2009 in Copenhagen.

Observing World Environment Day (WED) 2009 with schools TERI has a tradition of celebrating the WED each year. This year, TERI, in association with Hewlett Packard plans to commemorate the day by organizing an 'Environment Fair' (sutrupurasuzhal vizha) in Chennai and Bangalore. This will include an 'On the spot painting competition' and 'Quiz' for the students. Several leading agencies will participate in the fair and educate the students on issues related to e-waste management, rain water harvesting systems, renewable energy devices, biodegradable wastes, recycle and reuse processes, and so on. Schools will also be provided space to display eco-friendly articles made by students.

For more information, please contact:
Livleen Kahlon
TERI
Ihc, Lodhi Road Delhi
India
Tel: +91 24682100
Fax: +91 24682144
E-mail: kahlonl@teri.res.in
Website: www.teriin.org

Dindigul
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Heritage India Foundation will be performing a multimedia presentation.

For more information, please contact:
Biju Thomas
Heritage India Foundation
C-50, MVM Nagar Dindigul
India
Tel: +91-9944194037
Fax: +451-2430107
Website: www.heritageindiafoundation.org

Gurgaon      
The Ansal Institute of Technology is organizing a lecture to celebrate World Environment Day, on the topic Climate Change and Mitigation Strategies, which will open to all the faculty and students of the organization. The speaker of the day is Dr. Era Upadhyay in Environment Science and faculty at the Ansal Institute of Technology.

For information please contact:
Dr Arvind Jain
Ansal Institute of Technology
Sec-55 Gurgaon Gurgaon
India
Tel: 91 0124-4750441
E-mail: jain1dcy@rediffmail.com
Website: www.aitgurgaon.com

Guwahati
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Handique Girls' College Science Society is planning to hold a painting and an essay competition on environment protection. The topic for essay is "How You Can Protect Your Environment" and the topic for painting competition is "Man and Environment".  About 100 students participated in the competition. A talk by Prof. B.  Deka is planned on 5 June 2009 on Global Warming. The prizes for the competition will be distributed during the meeting.

For more information, please contact:       
Dr. Manashi Kalita
Handique Girls' College Science Society
Panbazar Guwahati
India
E-mail: ukhazarika@hotmail.com

Gandhinagar
We have planned a drawing competition for children of company employees on the subject of environment in two different age groups i.e. 05 to 10 year & 11 to 15 years for the first time in our company. We have also planned for plantation. We have also planned to upload desktop pictures which are showing message regarding the preservation of environment on our main server so as it may pop up on every day.

For more information, please contact:
Brijesh Chauhan Chauhan
Torrent Pharmacueticals Limited
(Research & Development Centre)
Ahmedabad Airport Gandhinagar Highway
Near Indira Bridge, Village: Bhat, Gandhinagar
India
Tel: +91-079-23969100
Fax:  +91-079-23969135
E-mail: brijeshchauhan@torrentpharma.com

Goa

World Environment Day, commemorated every year on 5 June, is an important day through which the United Nations promotes worldwide awareness of the environment related problems.  Green Triangle Society, an NGO dedicated towards promotion of Occupational Safety, Health and Environment celebrates World Environment Day each year in a befitting manner. 
 
Green Triangle Society in association with   Inspectorate of Factories & Boilers, Govt. of Goa and the Rotary Club of Panaji have come together and celebrated   Environment Day on 5th June 2009 on the  theme  'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change' in Goa by organizing a Seminar
The theme reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests. 
Two eminent speakers in the field of Environment were the faculty for the program. First Presentation was presented on Alternative Source of Energy – to combat Climate Change by Dr. N.P.S.Varde followed by a Presentation on Carbon Footprint by Shri A.A. D’Souza, faculty member from Inspectorate of Factories & Boilers.   
Shri Diwan Chand Secretary (Labour) Govt. of Goa was the Chief Guest and delivered Key Note Address.  Earlier Manguirish N P Raikar welcomed the Guest, Rtn Gaurish M Dhond highlighted the importance of World Environment Day and Shri S M Paranjape proposed vote of thank.  Dr. Manish.

For more information, please contact:
Kishor N S Dhume
Director Administration
GREEN TRIANGLE SOCIETY
C/o Institute of Safety, Occupational Health and Environment
Altinho, Panaji Goa 403001
Tel: +91832232446
Fax: +918322232446
Email isohegoa@nic..in

Guwahati
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Center for rural development will carry out the following programmes:

  • Programme -1. Taking out a human driven tricycle Rickshaw Rally at Guwahati Street. Around 150 such rickshaws are expected to join the Rally.
  • Programme - 2: Old clothes are collected through the students of a School based at Guwahati and will convert it to a carry bag. On the WED the same bag will be return to the students. A campaign will be launched to use these recycleable bags at the day -to-day life.

For more information, please contact:
Dr Pradip Kumar Sarmah
Centre for Rural Development
Dewan House, Zoo Narengi Road Guwahati
India
Tel: +91 9818863727
Fax: +91 120 4320703
E-mail: crd4ev@yahoo.com
Website: www.crdev.org

Gujarat
Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) will celebrate World Environment Day at the CGPL project site with tree planting and a special function.

For more information, please contact:
Vishal Shan
Coastal Gujarat Power Limited
Ultra Mega Power Project
Tunda Vandh Road
Tunda Village, Mundra, Kutch
Tel: 919 2 2729 5364
Website: www.tatapowr.com

Himachal Pradesh
To Celebrate World Environment Day , the VRIKSH organization intents to get the people of Mumbai city together out of their offices, homes, localities to come and Dig a pit, plant a tree, and water it.

For more information, please contact:
Bhakti Nefertiti
VRIKSH
Tehsil Baijnath, District Kangra
Himachal Pradesh
India
Tel: 91 09833281913

Hinganghat
To celebrate World Environment Day the organization will be working to keep the waters of the rivers, springs, ponds dam and tanks clean and pure. In addition, planting a tree on each and every occasion and to inspire the citizens of India to collect seeds of fruits.

For more information, please contact:
Sagar Hemke
Nisarga - Wedh Mitra Mandal, Hinganghat
Shiwaji Ward, Hinganghat, District. Wardha. Hinganghat 442 301.
India
Tel: P.P. 07153 - 244193 Cellur Phone - 09850394561

Hyderabad
CoMET is a fun-club at Cognizant Technology Solutions, Hyderabad. This year, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, CoMET conducted the following programs to spread the awareness on environmental protection.

  • Green awareness: An awareness campaign was conducted at the office location by displaying placards and charts carrying environment related messages, at the workstations. These included messages on conservation of water & electricity, car pooling, avoiding polythene etc.
  • Go green pledge: A list of simple environment-friendly activities was prepared and displayed across facilities of Cognizant at Hyderabad. Employees were requested to sign up voluntarily for the pledge. More than three hundred associates have signed up!!
  • Go Green Dressing: To spread the awareness on environmental conservation, the entire CoMET team followed a uniform dressing pattern and put on the Go Green badges on June 5th.

In addition to the above activities conducted on World Environment Day, the CoMET team also takes up the below activities on a regular basis:

  • Segregating re-usable scribbling-pads from the trash at office and distributing them among associates for re-use.
  • Encouraging the use of ceramic mugs instead of paper cups during breaks.
  • Pasting stickers on desktop monitors to remind the associates to switch-off their monitors when not in use.
  • Encouraging associates to use public transport and resort to vehicle-pooling.

Hyderabad
To celebrate World Environment Day, the RMSI Pvt.Ltd, is planning to arrange for quiz competition and also competition to create something out of waste material.

For more information, please contact:       
Meena Badnapuram
RMSI pvt.Ltd
Hyderabad Banjara Hills
India
Tel: 91 09885350735
E-mail: meena.b@rmsi.com
Website: www.rmsi.com

Hyderabad
To celebrate World Environment Day, the ABN AMRO BANK (RBS), will turn off systems, lights, Ac's, encourage individuals to take the stairs for first, second and third floors to reduce the consumption of electricity and energy.

For more information, please contact:                   
Mithun Kumar Mahendra
Abn Amro Bank (RBS)
Banjara Hills Hyderabad
India
Tel: 91 9885571118
Fax: 91 04066858709
E-mail: mithun.maendra@gmail.com

Hyderabad
As I am dealings HSE related department in BHEL Oganization, I would like to enrich my knowledge in the field of Health, Safety and Environment globally.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Gogu Venkateswarlu
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
Ramachandrapuram,Medak Dist. Hyderabad, Andrapradesh
India
Tel: +91 09963481602
Fax: +91 040 23020228
Website: www.bhel.co.in

Hyderabad
To commemorate World Environment Day 2009, Trongsa Dzongkhag in the Trongsa district will carry out a mass cleaning campaign, plantation of tress and enviromental education in various schools.

For more information, please contact:
Saroja Ranganath
Auroras Degree and PG College
Street Number 12, Chikkadpalli
Hyperbad
India
Tel: +91 094 4126 3542

Hyderabad
Aurora is not just an educational institution it is a commitment - a commitment towards building a new generation of smart and capable individuals - the custodians of the future.Aurora College has introduced various initiatives to develop students to become global citizen with a human touch. One such initiative is interdisciplinary projects at undergraduate level done by students .The students are made to do interdisciplinary projects on various environmental and social issues. The students get internal support from the project facilitators. The college gets external support from various NGOs to bring awareness among students and guide them in field activities.To sensitize students, the global citizens of tomorrow, we celebrate important days in the college. This year one such day is world environment day (5th June). We require your help in the form of posters, e-cards, video films and also suggestions to make it a successful event. Plan of action Activities Lecture by environmentalist Display posters relating to environmental issues Model display -" make the best out of waste" Quiz competition We expect your expert advice and support.

For more information, please contact:
Saroja Ranganath
Auroras Degree and PG college
Street Number 12, Chikkadpalli Hyderabad
India
Tel: +91 094 4126 3542

Imphal
The World Environment Day event will take place in various places in Manipur by mobilizing local youths, associations, and clubs to plant minimum of 20,000 trees. Awareness campaign is planned by way of distributing leaflets, car stickers, distribution of plant nursery and organizing a cycle rally. The company will have designed and bring out the sample of the car sticker which have been attached. The funds have been generated by the NGO and donation from the public. The company strives to organize the programme in a way that the target will be achieved. Various media, electronic and print are invited and carry forward the message to the general masses. VIPs are invited to make the programme a success. Let’s go greener and cleaner.

For more information, please contact:
Somorendro Huidrom
Creations Society for Handicrafts and Goodwill
Chingamakhong,Singjamei Imphal
India
Tel: +913852444097
Fax: +913852446101
Website: www.creations.org

Jabalpur
To celebrate World Environment Day, there will be tree planting on waste lands by tribes and promotion and conservation of local races of paddy in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh state.
 
For more information, please contact:
Brajesh Rai
Paryavaran Sanrakshan Evam Adivasi Vikas Kendra
Centre For Rural Biotechnolgy
Vigyan Ashram,Vill.P.O.Deoripatpara
Via Barella,Niwas Road, Jabalpur
India
Tel: +917612624339
Fax: +917612624339
Email: raicrb@yahoo.co.in
Website: raicrb@yahoo.co.in

Jaipur
To celebrate World Environment Day, plantation was done for more than 500 trees in Makrana City of Rajasthan with the cooperation and school children involvement from last month. It spread the message of environment protection with involvement of public at large

For more information, please contact:
Virat Khicha
Akanksha Sansthan
A-544, Sidharath Nagar, J.L.N.Marg, Jaipur
India
Tel: +91-9828444418
E-mail: viratkhicha@yahoomail.com

Jaipur
Team R.A.K.S.H.A is organizing a week long programme starting 5 June inviting students and citizens to celebrate World Environment Day. The following activities will be taking place in the month of June: 

  • 5 June -  tree planting, Gyan Vihar University;
  • 6 June – awareness raising about global warming, vegetarianism, wildlife conservation in Smriti Kullish Garden;
  • 7 June - nature trail and bird watching in a wild life area;
  • 8 June - plastic bags removal from wild life areas and educating people about the effects of plastic on Mother Nature;
  • 9 June - launch of snake helpline, awareness about snakes in two colonies in Jaipur;
  • 10 and 11 June - road shows and awareness drives about go green revolution and curbing global warming from a common mans perspective. Alone We Cannot Together We Can.....Team R.A.K.S.H.A.

For more information, please contact:
Rohit Gangwal
R.A.K.S.H.A
70, Green Nagar, Durgapura, Tonk Road
Near Dalda Factory Jaipur
India
Tel: 91 0 98281 14341

Kalol
World Environment Day 2009 was celebrated with the planting of 300 plants by all persons working under JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd,Grinding Unit.

For more information, please contact:       
Ramesh Jadav
JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd
Village : Moti Bhoyan,Taluka: Kalol (N.G),Dist
Gandhinagar,Pin.-382721
Gujarat, Kalol
India
Tel: +44 02764-2811939
Fax: +44 02764-281940
E-mail: rameshjadav@lc.jkmail.com

Kalyan
Filtrex Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is celebrating World Environment Day - 2009 along with Water Quality Association (WQA) a non-profit trade organization, Forbes Aquatech and National Referral Centre for Lead Poisoning in India (NRCLPI) with a theme 'UNite to Protect our Environment Health and Wealth'.  The following activities are planned: Awareness programme at school about heavy metal toxicity (lead); donating water filters to schools; planting trees; distributing 'Do's and Don't leaflets on WED 2009 .Banner on World Environment Day .Caps to employees with WED print, and providing dust bins in near by areas to keep environment clean.

For more information, please contact:
Sivaramiah Dhoniah
Filtrex Technologies Private Limited
36/4 Raghavendra Nagar Near Ring Road
4th Cross HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar Bangalore 560043
India
Tel: +91-80 -25442331
Fax: +91-80 -25448514
E-mail: sivaramiah@filtrex.co.in
Website: www.filtrextechnologies.com

Karnataka    
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Sree Gurukul, will be educating the children on the importance of caring the environment.
             
For more information, please contact:
Rashmi Madhu Jain
Sree Gurukul
Siddarameswara Badawane Tumkur, Karnataka
India
Tel: 91 09986041086
Fax: 91 91816-2261097
E-mail: madhujain36@gmail.com
Website: www.sreegurukul.org

Karnal (Haryana)
To celebrate World Environment Day 2009, the National Dairy Research Institute, a premier research and teaching organization, will be carrying out tree-plantings and an environment awareness effort in the community. On June 8, The Chairman Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, Dr Mahee and Director NDRI Dr. A.K.Srivastava, will address the community and other colleagues on the theme "Your planet needs you! UNite to combat climate change."

For more information, please contact:
Ramesh C. Upadhyay
National Dairy Research Institute
NDRI, Karnal-132001, India Karnal (Haryana)
India
Tel: +91 184 2259077
Fax: +91 184 2250042

Kerala           
To celebrate World Environment Day, promoting respect and conservation of the environment, our CMD Sri V.V. Santhosh will be planting one tree on behalf of our company and we will make a pledge to protect our environment.

For more information, please contact:       
Abhilash V G
Extraweave Pvt Ltd
Saktheeswaram Jn
Velorvattom Cherthala
Alappuzha, Kerala
India
Tel:      +91 9447977269
Fax:     +91 4782820376
E-mail: etp@extraweave.com
Website: www.extraweave.com

Kerala
The Leaf Lawyers Environment Awareness Forum will distribute saplings to encourage tree-planting, and organize awareness-raising activities in the High Court of Kerala, India         

For information, please contact:
Sunil Mohammed
Leaf Lawyers Environment Awareness Forum
Kerala High Court Advocates' Association, High Court Of Kerala, Cochin-31, India Cochin
India
Tel: +98 4649 6266
Fax: +048 4239 4435

Kottayam     
To celebrate World Environment Day one of the guests Mr. Patil, planted a coconut tree in our premises .The Organic Garden was initiated by the General Manager Mr. Joseph Garcia and Mr. Baby Kuruvila the Director. All the department staff took part through the leadership of Mr. Thomas Varghese Sr. Maintenance Engineer.

For more information please contact:
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Komarakom North P.O. Kumarakom Kottayam
India
Tel: 91 481 2524900
Fax: 91 481 2524987
E-mail: thomas@thepaul.in
Website: www.thepaul.in

Kolkata
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Foundation (NIU) will be organizing an awareness camp which will be held at Sirsa (Haryana) on National Highway No.10. by putting up an exhibition displaying posters, leaflets, banners and organizing lectures. Tree saplings will be distributed and placing stickers on vehicles with the message of World Environment Day 2009.  The WED  message will be read out by Manpreet Singh Azad (President, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Foundation).

For more information, please contact:
Manjit Dada
Swami Vivekananda Cultual Foundation
18 B, Ram Mohan Dutta Road Kolkata
India
Tel: +91 9254000800
Website: www.svcf.faithweb.com

Kochi
To celebrate World Environment Day, a poster exhibition and other awareness-raising activities will be organized.

For more information, please contact:
Santhosh Thannikat
Thani Illam
Koovappady Kochi
India
Tel: +9148 4264 9679
Website: www.thaniillam.org/thani/index.htm

Kota
The JDB Government Girls College will launch Eco Tourism to students and staff of this postgraduate college.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Laxmikant Dadhich
JDB Government Girls College, Kota
Principal, Government Girls College, Kota
India
Tel: +917442324074
Fax: + 917442324074

Lakshadweep
To celebrate World Environment  Day, the Lakshadweep Marine Research and Conservation Centre will organize the following activities: painting competition, video shows and talks to school students of Kavaratti Island, Lakshadweep.

For more information, please contact:
Jafer Hisham
Lakshadweep Marine Research
and Conservation Centre
Sandy Beach, Pittiyathala Kavaratti Island
U.T of Lakshadweep
India
Tel: + 91 9446318166
E-mail: jaferhisham@gmail.com

Madurai
To celebrate World Environment Day under the banner of Madurai Green the Madurai green NGO will distribute more than 1000 tree saplings free to Madurai city people. The organization has also distributed the pamphlets related to the importance of eco conservation.

For more information, please contact:
Edwin raja Kumar rajakumar,EC Member
Madurai green NGO
Melamadai,Sivagangai Road Madurai
India
Tel: +9360166100
E-mail: edwinindia@yahoo.com

Maharashtra

    

Amanora Park Township celebrates World Environment Day 2009. Last year Amanora Park Township, built probably the first Temple of Environment in the world. It has become the place of worship for the Environmentalists in Pune. This year 5th June 2009 Amanora Park Township will hold a Prayer - cum - Pledge (PCP) by the citizens, employees and stake holders of Amanora. The PCP will be overseen by the Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Sikh priests. The PCP says "We all Amanora citizens, employees and stakeholders solemnly swear in the name of Nature God that we shall always avoid, minimize and control the pollution.   Avoid misuse of natural resources.  Participate in environment management programmes  and also create awareness among the community. Ensure environmental protection of Amanora and the Earth".

For more information, please contact:
Jaymalhar Bhosale
City Corporation Limited
City Chambers, 917/19A, F.C. Road, Pune, Maharashtra
India
Tel: +912025654555
Fax: +912025657555
E-mail: jkb@amanora.com
Website: www.amanora.com

Managalore
Being in the health care industry, we felt it to be our social responsibility to spread awareness about saving the environment. Therefore we have planned to have a competition between the floors of our hospital based on the topic "Healthy and friendly Environment". All participants are free to express their concern on the problems faced in upkeep of Mother Nature and how we can contribute to preserving it.
             
For more information, please contact:
Gautham Kotian
KMC Hospital
Attavar Managalore
India
Fax: +91 0824 2428379
E-mail: sheetal_rasquinha@yahoo.co.in

Mandya
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Academy for Science and Environment in Mandya will be conducting a  jatha (procession) by school students through main roads. There will also be a lecture, Threat To Earth, in PES College of Engineering Placement Auditorium.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. L. Prasanna Kumar Lingaiah
Academy For Science & Environment, Mandya
Government Girls Higher Primary School
Adjacent go Gandhi Bahavan
K.R.Road, Mandya-571401
Karnataka, India Mandya
India
Tel: +9844574374

Meerut
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Hindustan Times (HT) in Meerut has planned an event with the name "LETS GO GREEN", the HT Media Ltd has published a Newspaper Ad in Hindustan, asking readers to visit the office with the cutting of print ad to receive a plant with a pot absolutely free for their home. We have done Free Vehicle Pollution Check-up Camp in Meerut, we checked over 100 vehicles whole day and inform people to go on low emission of CO2. We have done a tree planting campaign in Meerut the programme was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor of Meerut University, Major Doctors, educationalist, NGO's have visited the venue for plantation. We have planned to do tree planting in major colonies and markets for one week.

For more information, please contact:
Mohit Sharma
HT Media Ltd
2nd Floor,SriRam Plaza,Garh Road Meerut
India
E-mail: smohits@gmail.com,mohit.sharma@hindustantimes.com

Meghalaya
To celebrate World Environment Day, People's Learning Center will organize a tree-planting drive along catchment areas; candle light vigil along the bank of a river; a cleaning drive; photo competition and exhibition to create awareness and sensitivity to the issues of global warming.

For more information, please contact:
Farida Wariji
People's Learning Center
Matti-i-mehi, Mawlai Mawaro Shillong
Meghalaya
India
Website: www.indiawaterportal.org/umiam

Mumbai
On the occasion of World Environment Day, all of us at the Mumbai Plant of Asian Paints Limited will take a pledge to do our part to conserve the environment and save the Planet. We will be celebrating the cause of the environment over the week, with various events such as spot environment quizzes, programmes for information dissemination and plays. We will also conduct a drawing competition for children of our employees. Throughout the week, our Total Water Management centre will be open to the common people and we will spread the message of rainwater harvesting and water conservation. On the concluding day, we will present winners of various quizzes and competitions with prizes and through our Chief Guest (State Pollution Control Board official) invite all our personnel to actively participate in the cause of the environment.

For more information, please contact:
Govindraj Umarji
Asian Paints Limited Mumbai Plant
Mumbai Plant, Bhandup Plant Mumbai
India
Tel: +912239814101
Fax: +912239814114
E-mail: govindraj.umarji@asianpaints.com
Website: http://www.asianpaints.com

Mumbai        
To celebrate world environment day, the Financial Information Network & Operations Ltd (FINO), will organize tree planting on the roadside near the office.

For more information, please:
Samrat Roy
Financial Information Network & Operations Ltd (FINO)
Tarun Bharat Bldg, Plot no. 38 & 39
Sector 30, Navi Mumbai, Sanpada
India
Tel: +09769012067
Website: www.fino.co.in

Mumbai        
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Vitta Sanchay Society will conduct the following activities: Slogan & Poster contest subject "Clean VittaSanchay Green VittaSanchay", Clean Pledge for residents of society, Avail the plan of Plantation drive to begin in Mansoon.
 
For more information, please contact:
Manisha Kode
Vitta Sanchay Society, Chembur Mumbai
India

Mumbai
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Orchid Hotel is planning to distribute 500 potted plants to people in the shopping mall and create awareness about the importance of taking care of our planet.

For more information, please contact:
Abhishek Chowdhury
The Orchid Hotel
70 C, Nehru Road,Ville Parle (East) Mumbai
India
Tel: +912226164040

Mumbai
RCF LTD will conduct a tree-planting programme which will be held along the boundary wall of the factory. An oath for environmental protection and combating climate change shall be delivered to the employees of RCF Ltd. by the Chairman & Managing Director. This shall be followed by a march to celebrate WED 2009. In the evening, there will be a poster competition, followed by a function in which experts in the field of Environment Management and Senior Managers of the company will discuss their views regarding the significance of the day, and the necessity for uniting to protect our earth from climate change.

For more information, please contact:
Narahari Kamat
RCF LTD.
Mahul Road, Chembur Mumbai
India
Tel: +91 22 2552 2201
Fax: +91 22 2552 2235
Website: www.rcfltd.com

Mumbai
On the occasion of World Environment Day, The Humanity Foundation will be arranging a Lecture of Environmental Experts for the General public on the topic "How does a Common man can support to save Environment”.

For more information, please contact:
Sanjay Shinge
Humanity Foundation
14/965,M.H.B.Colony, Abhyuday Nagar
Kalachowki Mumbai
India
Tel: +098 2082 8398
Fax: +91 22 2266 0820
Website: www.humanityindiaworld.org

Mumbai
National Safety Council of India (NSCI) is promoting the celebration of World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June 2009 among NSCI members (more than 7500 members) comprising industrial & business establishments, institutions, trade union organizations, HSE professionals and it's 18 State Chapters & 30 Action Centers located across India. This is the 11th consecutive year since 1999, NSCI is promoting the WED. NSCI is producing the following environmental awareness material related to the UNEP's theme for WED-09:

1) Cloth Banner carrying WED theme "Your Planet Needs You! UNite to Combat Climate Change";

2) Multicolor Poster related to theme;

3) An information package containing significance and objective of WED, various ways of celebrating WED and a list of environmental legislations in India.

4) Pocket guides/booklets containing technical information in easy-to-understand format on -  "Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008" - Summary  "Guidelines for Environmentally Sound Management of E-Waste : 2008" - Summary  "Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)" - Highlights UNEP's "Global Green New Deal - Policy Brief - 2009" - Highlights This awareness material will be made available to our members on their request.

For more information, please contact:
Madan Kulkarni
National Safety Council of India
National Safety Council, Plot No:98-A,
Institutional Area, Sector No:15, C.B.D.
Belapur Navi, Mumbai
India
Tel: +91-22-27579924 (5 lines)
Fax: +91-22-27577351
Website: www.nsc.org.in

Nagpur
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. will be conducting the following activities: Vanmahotsav (Tree Plantation in our campus), Seminar on Environmental Aspects in India, and Quiz Competition

For more information, please contact:
Debjyoti Das
Afcons Infrastructure Ltd
Plot No. A/26/2/1, MIDC Butibori Nagpur
India
Tel: 9+1 9890443740
Website: www.afcons.com

Nagar Puri   
The Prepared organization will be conducting the following activities: Clean-up Chilka Lake (the largest brackish water lake in Asia), awareness-raising activities for school children and villagers, distribution of dustbins to 200 tourist boats, a seminar on Chilka Environmental Protection, and distribution of leaflets and banners on environment protection.

For more information, please contact:
Shachikant Mishra
Prepared
Sarbodaya Nagar Puri
India
Tel: +919437164222

Naupada Thane
The Enviro-Vigil will be organizing an environmental film festival in Mumbai from 5th to 8th June, 2009. 

For more information, please contact:
Sanjay Joshi
Enviro-Vigil
School Of Environment; New English School Premises
Ram Maruti Road, Naupada Thane
India
Website: envirovigil.org

Noida
To celebrate World Environment Day, the CII - UP State Council will be raising awareness amongst the 250 member organizations. Each organization will run its own activities.

For more information, please contact:
Daman Sood
CII - UP State Council
A 2 E, CMA Tower, Sector 24 Noida
India
Tel: +919958091880
E-mail: damandev.sood@steria.co.in

Noida
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Pt. Sohan Lal Parsandi Devi Memorial Trust will host an Environmental Governance Seminar on 5 June under the following themes:

  • Environment-friendly Habits
  • India Vision 2021 & the Environment
  • Urban Development & Environment Problems
  • Panel discussion on UN themes for the past five years
  • Pre & Post Event Awareness Campaign
  • Seminar, Book Launch and Cultural Programme on 5 June
  • Tree Planting from 1 June to 7 June
  • Press Meet on 1 /3 & 5 June

For more information, please contact:
Deepak Gaur
Pt. Sohan Lal Parsandi Devi Memorial Trust
G-42, Sector-3, Noida
India
Tel: +9193 1030 9050
Fax: +9112 0432 5777

Nagar
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Colorz organization is planning a "Go Green" event in the city in which all the schools and colleges in the vicinity will be invited to participate in the cycle awareness campaign. More than 500 participants are expected and the rally will be flagged off by somebody in the administration to keep the interest levels high.

For more information, please contact:
Sunil Sethi
Colorz
141 A/L Model Town Yamuna Nagar.
India
Tel: +92 1595 0060

Nagar Pune
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Redknee Inc will be planning to plant 100 trees in near by area of company and to create awareness in mind of people regarding global warming and way to improve our environment.

For more information, please contact:                                                                   
Dipesh Jindal
Redknee Inc.
1st Floor, B-2, Cerebrum IT Park
Kalyani Nagar Pune
India
Tel: +91 20 66064850
Fax: +91 20 66028261
Email: dipesh.jindal@redknee.com
Website: www.redknee.com

Nagar
To celebrate World Environment Day Student Partnerships Worldwide (SPW) will be engaging students to plant 700 seedlings within the vicinity of the remote rural village Thandyankottai. There will be also numerous games, activities, and talks taking place that will reinforce the three R's of environmental conservation, such as students calculating their individual carbon footprints, students, teachers and members of staff will take a pledge to become 'green' ambassadors, recycled paper making, The Forestry Department and local business' alike will give talks of environmentally friendly practices and offer career advice for those looking for work in a 'green' sector.

For more information, please contact:
Fionn Quinlan
Student Partnerships Worldwide
No. 2, 8th East Main Road
Gandhi Nagar, Vellore - 632 006,
Tamil Nadu Vellore -Thandayan Kottai
India
Tel: +00 9141 6224 3165
E-mail: Director@spwindia.org, manager@spwindia.org
Website: www.spwindia.org

Nagur
Environment Awareness campaign to be organized from 1st June to 7th June,2009. This will be known as Environment Week. The Environment Week will be observed at 10 administrative Areas and in 84 units during the above period. On 5th June 2009 The World Environment Day will be observed. During the 1st to 7 th June, 2009 various environmental awareness activities like drawing competition, essay competition, slogan competetion,rallies,lectures, quiz, debates etc programmes will be organised.In the process of environmental awareness there will be involvement of local peoples also. Woman groups will also participate. Thus, involvement of peoples from all fronts will be involved in this campaign. At Project level employees working in the field will participate in the campaign. Overall this will be the very good campaign by the coal company which contributes to the energy needs of the country by providing required quantity of coal.

For more information, please contact:
Haridas Ghanvat
Western Coalfields Limited
Coal Estate, Civil Line, Nagpur
India

Orissa           
To celebrate World Environment Day, the North Orissa University have planted banyan trees, eucalyptus trees, many medicinal plants .Near the village there was lot of barren lands and have planted banyan, Neem, eucalyptus, mango trees dramatically it is being seen that ecology of that region is being changed towards greenery, their is a large pond in our village we (village club) have planted a lot of trees, which is a good sign towards the progress of our village.

For more information, please contact:
Sakrajit Patasani
North Orissa University
At\po-chhatipur
Dist-Khurda, pin-752060,Orissa
India
Tel: +919438182875
E-mail: sakrajit@gmail.com

Orissa
This year we will disseminate the World Environment Day theme among our member cities and will encourage cities to organize awareness activities at the local level. This is the first time we will not be hosting any state level event. Rather we will organize local level event to ensure the message reaches maximum number of citizens.

For more information, please contact:
Piyush Rout
Executive Director, City Managers Association Orissa
c/o Vice Chairman, Bhubaneswar Development Authority
Sachivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar - 751001, Orissa,
India
Tel: +91 674 2395614
Fax: +91 674 2390633
Website:www.cmao.nic.in

Pasighat      
Final year students of the College of Horticulture and Forestry,CAU, Pasighat, East Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh State celebrating World Environment Day in Berung village and planning for tree planting campaign and environmental awareness programme from 1 -5 June, 2009.

For more information, please contact:
Saravanan Raj
Central Agricultural University
College of Horticulture and Forestry Pasighat
India
Tel: +919436054939
Fax: +913682225066
E-mail: saravanancau@gmail.com
Website: www.cau.org.in

Palakkad
Palakkad: Smart Friends of the Earth in co-ordination with the Ekta Parishad Kerala and the Palakkad District 15 Schools is conducting poster competitions for children-15 year age group from June 2 to 5, to celebrate World Environment Day. They will be evaluated in the Plant a Tree Project for Palakkad Heart of the City. These awards will be the first ever to be based on issues that determine man's survival on the planet earth. The tree days will determine which NGO groups excel in circulating information on tree-planting and issues pertaining to climate change .VIPs are invited to make the programme a success, a seminar on  Greener and cleaner Palakkad,  and distribution of leaflets and banners on environment protection.

For more information, please contact:
Arun Kumar M R
Smart Association (India)
S P Line,Malampuzha Palakkad
India
Tel: +91 09349815620
Fax: +91 04912815620

Pathanamthitta
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Viswadarsanam Center for Humanity and Nature will be organizing a programme on sustainable agriculture and food security.  .

For more information, please contact:
Umesh Babu
Viswadarsanam
Feny Land, Naryiapuram
Pathanamthitta District
India

Pachraha Etawah
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Giants Group of Datawali Diamond will be planning to hang some banners on all the main roads of the city and stick posters on walls as much as possible on 5 June, and planning to plant more or less 50 trees in the city on the same day.

For more information, please contact:
Asif Sultan
Giants Group of Datawali Diamond
25, Pachraha Etawah
India
Tel: +91 9897155786

Rajula           
We have celebrated World Environment Day with tree planting, we also had two lectures from two experts on global warming and the effects of pollution on marine environment. We have planted 600 trees in our site areas.

For more information, please contact:
Nilkanth Rajyaguru
Pipavav Shipyard limited
Port of Pipavav, District Amreli Rajula
India   
Tel: 91 02794661461
E-mail: nilkanth.rajyaguru@pipavavshipyard.com
Website: www.pipavavshipyard.com

Ropar
The IET Bhaddal celebrated the World Environment Day by pledging one thousand trees in the surrounding area. In the school wing, declamation and poster making contests was held. The school children went in the Bhaddal village in the evening and educated villagers about the proper disposal of crop waste.

For more information please contact:
Balwinder Singh
IET Bhaddal
Village Bhaddal, P. O.  Mianpur, Distt Ropar
Punjab Ropar
India
Tel: +911881244748
Fax: +911881244749
E-mail: proietbhaddal@gmail.com
Website: www.ietbhaddal.edu.in

Satara
The rains have not yet arrived in these parts of the country but we expect it in this week.  We have collected a lot of seeds of fruits eaten during the rainy season including mange, jackfruit, jamun, and many more. The members of our organization are going to release a press note today and invite all those interested to throw the seeds over land owned by the government in and arkound satara at distances less than 5, km from the city. The rains on arriving will last for 4 months and many trees which have sprouted will survive.

We also plan to take care of some of them which are strong and healthy by watering them during the winter and summer months. Many people are also willing to adopt one tree which they will grow in their garden or in temples where they visit daily. We are planning to use the plastic bottles to help in survival of the plants. The bottles with their mouth cut and with two or three holes if burried near the base of the plant during winter and summer can be filled with water which will filter slowly and will ensure the survival of the plant.

For more information, please contact:
Vishwas Deshpande
ENCA
1154, Shaniwar Peth Satara
India
Tel:  +91 9422404833
E-mail: encasatara@gmail.com

Sirsa

    

On the occasion of World Environment Day, the following programmes were conducted :-

  1. Exhibition was organized, which received a large number of attendee and were made aware of the consequences of the Environment.
  2. Posters & Banners were placed with the message of WED 2009.
  3. Stickers, pamphlets & leaflets were distributed bearing the message of WED.
  4. Saplings were also distributed which received overwhelming response.

All together this programme was Great Success & is being considered as a big Step in spreading awareness amongst people, The support of the local people can not be ignored, which depicted there concern on the global issues & worked as a booster to us.

For more information, please contact:
Manpreet Singh Azad
Azad Farm
Shamshabad
Sirsa - 125055 (Haryana)
India
Tel: 919896268800
E-mail: azadms@rediffmail.com

Shahdol
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will celebrate World Environment Day at the RIL project site Shahdol (M.P) with tree planting and a special function. Celebration of WED-2009 shall be done through various competitions like slogan, drawing, environment quiz, and essay writing; and tree planting. 

For more information, please contact:
Prabhat Singh
Reliance Industries Limited
Coal Bed Methane Project, Shahdol
India

Tamil Nadu
As a green corporate we have organized series of events across our wind farm sites in India involving the local community, school children and our employees. Please find the list of events planned for our week long celebrations:

  • Environmental theme based graffiti painting event in select school in Chennai, Pollachi, Ramakalmedu and Thenkasi;
  • Distribution on IEC materials on save the environment;
  • Pollution check of our site vehicles in Karad, Maharashtra.

For more information, please contact:
Aswin Kumar David
Vestas Wind Technology India Pvt Ltd
298 Rajiv Gandhi Salai Chennai/Tamil Nadu
India
Tel: +91 44 24505100
Fax: +91 44 24505101
E-mail: askud@vestas.com
Website: www.vestas.com

Tumkur Dt.
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Presidency Public School, will hold an exhibition of environmental friendly products, plant 300 trees, and hold a collage making competition.

For more information, please contact:       
George Mathew
The Presidency Public School
Gurukul, Amarapura Road Sira – 572137
Tumkur Dt.
India
Tel: +9181 3598 4535 6100
E-mail: tpps_sira@yahoo.co.in

Thiruvananthapuram
The school is organizing the following events as part of the WED-'09 celebrations:

  • 5 June - a special assembly highlighting the importance of saving the environment;
  • Painting competitions will be held for classes 1 to 9. 3 classes XI and XII will have a painting/collage making competition;
  • Quiz competition will be held by the class teachers of each class (from class 1 to class 12) during the 4th period. The questions will be proportional to the previous knowledge of the respective class;
  • Tree planting in the school campus;
  • In the afternoon there will be a seminar on 'zero waste management' followed by the inauguration of the science club-2009, and Eco club-2009 by the Principal and Manager of the school;
  • Debate for classes X and XII on the topic 'Climate change revertible/non-revertible' on 6 June 2009;
  • The main attraction however will be the bulletin boards of each section of the school. It will contain articles and other innovative works done by the students especially with waste/recycled materials. Plastics of all kinds are banned. The boards are evaluated continuously for one week and the student group with the most points wins a prize.
  • Observance of 'no plastic week' from June 5 to June 12.

For more information, please contact:
Shantalife malamukal
St. Shantal Senior Secondary School
Malamukal, Kodunganoor-PO
Thiruvananthapuram-695013
India

Varnama Vadodara
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Suzlon Energy Limited, will be conducting the following activities:

  • Tree planting;
  • Role Plays.

For more information, please contact:
Manish Shah
Suzlon Energy Limited
Varnama Vadodara
India
Tel: 912652832326
Fax: 912652832064
Website: www.suzlon.com

Vijayawada
To celebrate World Environment Day, Mahadev Tallam, planted 680 Neem trees and taking care of 500 more Neem trees which were planted 3 years ago.

For more information, please contact:       
Mahadev Tallam
Swadev's Neem Foundation
11-22-28, I floor,R.R.Apparao street Vijayawada
India
Tel: 9392100579
Email: mahadev_sit@yahoo.com

Wakad Pune
Santosh Dengle planted almost 15 Gulmohar tree saplings in the Edenn Garde Society, to celebrate World Environment Day.
           
For more information, please contact:       
Santosh Dengle
Row House No.15
Edenn Garden,Wakad Pune
India
Tel: +91 98 9069 2969
E-mail: ssdengle@bajajauto.co.in

West Bengal
On World Environment Day the Centre for Ecological Engineering will organize a mass awareness programme on "water and wise use" among the citizens along with a door to door campaign for "tips and techniques" of "how to save drinking water".

For more information, please contact:
Arunayan Sharma
Centre for Ecological Engineering
Netaji Subhash Road
In front of T.O.P, Malda – 732101
West Bengal
India
Tel: 91 09434175943
E-mail: engeco@engeco.org
Website: www.engeco.org

INDONESIA

Jakarta
On the occasion of World Environment Day on 7 June 2009 there will be a Mangrove clean up in Muara Angke Nature Reserve, the remnant nature mangrove forest in Jakarta located in downstream of Ciliwung river. This event will be part of Ciliwung clean up  from upstream in Bogor regency to Muara Angke.

For more information, please contact:
Edy Sutrisno
Jakarta Green Monster
Kompleks Laboratorium Pusat
Universitas Nasional jl. Harsono rm No. 1
Ragunan Pasar Minggu, jakarta
Indonesia
E-mail: artitris@yahoo.com
Website: www.jgm.or.id

Jakarta
In supporting World Environment Day and World Ocean Day 2009, Waita21 will be conducting 'Horizon: When Land, Ocean, and Sky Meet in One Line' the event will consist of several activities:

  • Petition Signature to combat climate change;
  • School Conservation Park;
  • Workshop 'Battle in the Sea-Ocean and Climate Change Issue for high school student;
  • Cakrawala-Voice of Earth- Theatrical Dance Performance;
  • Fly me to the sky- Kites workshop and exhibition.

For more information, please contact:
Nofa Lestari
Waita21
HR Rasuna Said Jakarta
Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 3600 9308
E-mail:novalestari@waita21.com
Website: http://www.waita21.com/

Medan
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Sabang Foundation will distribute free brochure to every body to care and pay attention to the environment and to the future life.

For more information, please contact:       
Zulkifli Said
Sabang Foundation
Jl Stia Luhur gg Dahlia No 7C Medan
Indonesia
Tel: +62-85296504111
Fax: +62-618454280
E-mail: zulags@yahoo.com

Yogyakarta
To celebrate the World Environment Day 2009, the Ikatan HImpunan Mahasiswa Biologi Indonesia will replant trees and carry out seminars in the country.

For more information, please contact:
Saevul Amri
Ikatan HImpunan Mahasiswa Biologi Indonesia
J1. Teknika Selatan, Sekip Utara 55281
Yogyakarta Gadjah Mada University
Yogyakarta
Indonesia
Tel: +628 1328721151
Website: http://ikahimbi.org

JAPAN

Osaka
UNEP/Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE)/ International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), with its supporting foundation, the International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC), will organize events to celebrate World Environment Day and Japanese Environment Month. An exhibition, including display of posters/panels and distribution of brochures, will be held on 2-19 June 2009 at Lake Biwa Museum in Shiga. There will also be an open day event, including an office visit tour of ILEC and IETC to be held on 5 June in Shiga.

For more information, please contact:
Yukio Yoshii
UNEP/DTIE/IETC
2-110 Ryokuchi-koen, Tsurumi-ku Osaka
Japan
Website: http://www.unep.or.jp/ietc

MALDIVES

Atoll Felivaru
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Dhivehi Ras-ain organization will be cleaning-up an entire island to promote environment awareness.

For more information, please contact:       
Ibrahim Anwar
Dhivehi Ras-ain
Felivaru Fisheries Complex Lhaviyani Atoll Felivaru
Maldives
Tel: +9606620375
Fax: +9606620376
E-mail: annu@felivaru.com.mv

Male
A special supplement on World Environment Day will be distributed with all daily newspapers on 5 June. This supplement will contain messages from the President, the Minister for Environment, UN Secretary General and UNEP's Executive Director.  Also this supplement will have information about Climate Change and the newly protected marine areas in the Maldives.

For more information please contact:        
Mohamed Naseeh
Ministry of Housing
Transport and Environment
3rd Floor, Fen Building Male'
Maldives
Tel: +9603324861
Fax: +9603322286
E-mail: mohamed.naseeh@mhte.gov.mv
Website: www.environment.gov.mv

Male
An official theme song was released on the occasion of World Environment Day 2009.

For information please contact:
Mohamed Naseeh
Ministry of Housing, Transport and Environment
3rd Floor, Fen Building, Male'
Maldives
Tel: 960 3324861
Fax: 960 3322286
Email: mohamed.naseeh@mhte.gov.mv
Website: http://www.environment.gov.mv

MALAYSIA

Jaya
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Water and Energy Consumer Association of Malaysia will conduct a  National Energy Efficiency Awareness Campaign, through this campaign the organization will introduce  a 10 year National Energy Efficiency Master Plan which will efficiently reduce CO2.

For more information, please:
Piarapakaran Subramaniam
Water and Energy Consumer Association of Malaysia
No. 1D-1, Bangunan SKPPK
Jalan SS9A/17, 47300 Petaling Jaya
Malaysia
Tel:      +603-78753128
Fax:     +603-78752138
Website: www.switch.org.my

Kedah
To celebrate World Environment Day, the SMK Teloi Kanan is planning to plant 20 thousand mangroves from the 4 to 5 June 2009. Some 200 students, local fishermen and scouts will be involved.

For more information, please contact:
Kalaimani Supramaniam
SMK Teloi Kanan
Felda Teloi Kanan Kuala Ketil, Kedah
Malaysia
Tel: +6044163439
Fax: +6044192605

Kuala Ketil
To commemorate World Environment Day 2009, the SMK Teloi Kanan in Malaysia will be planting 10 thousands managroves.

For more information, please contact:
Kalaimani Supramaniam
SMK Teloi Kanan 09300
Kuala Ketil
Malaysia
Tel: +601 94733505
Fax: +604 4192605

Puchong

      

Waterfall Survivors - a social group founded on Facebook, the most popular social online network, is set to join the world to celebrate the annual World Environmental Day this June. Throughout June, the group plans to turn its weekly waterfall expeditions into Save Our Waterfalls expeditions, in conjunction with the World Environmental Day celebration. Waterfall Survivors' expeditions in June are Jeram Toi 7th June, Serendah Falls 14th June, Gabai Falls 21st June and Kedondong Falls 28th June. Let's Save Our Waterfalls for our future heritage.

For more information, please contact:
Joe Yap
Waterfall Survivors
41, Jalan Bangau 1, Puchong Jaya Puchong
Malaysia
Tel:       60196787460
Email:   waterfallsurvivors@hotmail.com
Website: http://groups.to/waterfallsurvivors

MONGOLIA

Ulaanbaatar
TUNZA Mongolian Youth Environment Network will develop youth collective campaign, using national and international experience and expertise to celebrate World Environment Day. The governing principle of the campaign will be conducting different educational events such as environment educational lessons and performance by youth peers, volunteers, popular media figures for public awareness rising.

The campaign will disseminate the information that will positively influence knowledge, attitude, and the behavior of young people to protect the environment. Our activity will include production of IEC materials, which consists of printed materials-educational booklet, and posters, TUNZA magazine dedicated on climate change, and will be organized 30 peer education trainings and information fair at the secondary schools. The project will conduct the public awareness community event on WED in 5 June  2009. Also we will organize one day excursion to nature sites in Bayanzurkh Mountain. Participants of excursion will take part in installation work. This is the project do the rabbit installation with the stump aims to raise awareness about environmental issues through art.

This project initiated by award winning artist Jingerel of Blue Sun contemporary art centre seeks to bring together artists and volunteers to create the work if art that tackles the question of environmental protection. Because the environmental degradation is becoming the major issue in Mongolia.

For more information, please contact:
Zolboo Khishigdorj
Institute for Future
Bayanzurkh district, 6 khroo, Manlaibaatar
Damdinsuren Avenue, Building 90, Room 201 Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Tel: +00-976-99080499
Fax: +00-976-344800
Website: www.ecozaluus.mn

NEW ZEALAND

Auckland
GHD has been building its association with World Environment Day since 2006 with environmental activities and client functions. The organization will be conducting the following activities to celebrate World Environment Day to contribute to the global environmental movement by working alongside clients on activities that are relevant and useful to local communities across New Zealand.

GHD has been marking World Environment Day for the last three years with community activities and client functions. This includes designing cycleways, planting trees, staging debates and adopting polar bears. This year we are focusing on the community, with a programme of environmental initiatives. We will clean-up Wellington heritage site for the New Zealand Defence Force, improve the natural habit of Canterbury mudfish, plant trees in Papamoa and open cycleways in Orewa and Palmerston North, and much more.      
             
For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Stewart
GHD Limited
Level 16, ASB Bank Centre
135 Albert Street Auckland
New Zealand
Tel: 64 9 368 6355
Website: www.ghd.co.nz/aptrixpublishing.nsf/
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Christchurch
Waimairi School is running a walk or wheel to school day to celebrate World Environment Day 2009. Children are encouraged to bring a friend who usually drives to school and to walk or ride their scooters or bikes. On arrival they will write their name on an autumn leaf and attach it to a cardboard tree on a wall of the school hall.

For more information, please contact:
Jackie Pithie
Waimairi School
1 Tillman Ave Christchurch
New Zealand
Tel: +03 351 8460
Fax: +03 351 8460
E-mail: ronjax@slingshot.co.nz

Christchurch
The Clarus organization will conduct a tree-planting with the New Zealand Sustainable Business Network.      

For information, please contact:
Edwin Dando
Clarus
145 Lichfield Street Christchurch
New Zealand
Tel: +64 2136 1813
Website: http://www.clarus.co.nz

Dunedin
The Dunedin City Council (DCC) is launching its Workplace Travel Plan for World Environment Day. The organization will also be showcasing how the DCC connects with community and what goes on within the community at a sustainable level. DCC Chief Executive Jim Harland will launch the workplace travel plan on behalf of the DCC. The organization will also have the following people available to speak about their roles:

  • Catherine Broad (Water and Waste Officer) to speak about waste minimization and the role the DCC can take with Dunedin businesses. Some of the businesses which have been awarded silver Enviromark awards will be there to speak about their achievement.
  • Jenny Neilson: to answer questions about Enviroschools.
  • Neville Auton: (DCC Energy Manager) to discuss energy projects initiated by the DCC: Green Island methane burn-off.
  • Moana Pool heat recovery system; Home insulation project;
  • Maureen Howard: to discuss the Sustainable Living Workshops she runs for the community.

Representatives from the hospital and IRD Dunedin will be there to speak about their workplace travel plans.

For more information, please contact:
Charlotte Flaherty
Dunedin City Council
50 The Octagon Dunedin
New Zealand
Tel: +03 474 3499

Hokitika
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Department of Conservation, will have an evening of short environmental films, to be shown in Greymouth (3 June, 7pm Regent) and Hokitika (5 June, 7pm Dramatic Society Rooms, Revell Street), this selection of short documentaries and animations was created by talented and upcoming NZ and international filmmakers. Their intention is to share their love and concern for the environment with the audience and this will be an  opportunity for people to veiw a range of provoking, entertaining, unusual and beautiful short films. The focus is on the theme of UNiting to combat climate change with other topics for variety including the lifecycle of waste, ocean conservation, the true cost of food and species extinction.

For more information, please contact:
Inger Perkins
Department of Conservation
Sewell Street Hokitika
New Zealand
Tel: 0064 3 756 9148
Website: www.doc.govt.nz

Kawerau
To celebrate World Environment Day, there will be planting of 2000 native trees in the Monika Lanham Reserve. This project will be carried out by over 200 students from Kawerau Putauaki School and is part of the Restoration Project for the reserve.

For more information, please contact:
John Brierley
15 Bell Street Kawerau
New Zealand
E-mail: rockwren15@xtra.co.nz

Wellington
To celebrate World Environment Day, Enjoy Public Library presents Darryl Walker in Dialogue May 21 - June 13 2009. Darryl Walker and audiences will produce recordings at Karori Sanctuary, Te Mana a Tane, Saturday 6 June, 10.30-12.30, & 2.30-4.30pm.  Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the songs of threatened indigenous birds of New Zealand and will be able to choose from 29 songs of forest birds from the Wellington region. Their final renditions will be recorded and streamed as a sound sculpture, for the remaining period of the exhibition, in the stairwell leading to Enjoy Public Art Gallery and outside into the bustle of Cuba Street. The work brings 'quirky humor and genuine sincerity' together to comment on wider environmental issues associated with the human capacity to both destroy and to preserve fragile threatened species and the environment.

For more information, please contact:
Darryl Walker
Enjoy Public Art Gallery
147 Cuba Street Wellington
New Zealand.
Tel: +00 64 4384 0174
Website: www.enjoy.org.nz

Queenstown
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Queenstown Sustainable Business Programme will be inviting the business community to plant native trees in a local reserve.

For more information, please contact:
Sharon Schindler
Queenstown Sustainable Business Programme
Bay Centre Mall, 62 Shotover St Queenstown
New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 441 3569
Fax: +64 3 441 3565

NEPAL

Kabhrepalanchowk
On 5 June 2009, the  Kathmandu University, Leo Club of Kabhre Banepawe is organizing a "Grand Environment Parade" with the official slogan provided by the UN i.e. "Your planet needs you, Unite to combat climate change". The Parade will start from Kathmandu University's gate then go around Banepa valley. The main objective of the programme is to raise awareness about the current threats of Climate Change to humanity. This awareness in the long term for future is a tool for public acceptance to the plans and policies to combat climate change in the future.

Local schools, NGOs and public will participate in the parade. Participants will wear T-shirt marked with the slogan stated above. Pamphlets have been prepared for the programme .The pamphlets describes Climate Change and its threat to living in simple language. The language used in the pamphlet is Nepali since the target group is Nepali people. Around 1000 such pamphlets will be distributed along the parade. After the parade, a mass gathering will be done at the heart of Banepa Valley. Some experts will speak out in the mass gathering about the topic given. Lastly we hope that we will be able to make an effort to combat climate change.

For more information, please contact:
Suman Dhun Shrestha
Kathmandu University, Leo Club of Kabhre Banepa
Block No: 41, Chandeswori Road,
Banepa-10 Kabhrepalanchowk
Nepal
Tel: +977 9841342001
Fax: +977 011 663893
E-mail: dhun.suman@gmail.com,suman_4007@hotmail.com

Kathmandu
On World Environment Day, the Global Academy of Tourism & Hospitality Education (GATE) College students marched in the street which locals never experienced before, energy, enthusiasm and group work spontaneously generated for a genuine cause - the Environment. Locals were glad to see this and made comment "Sure Nepal will prosper soon with these young Nepalese students who possess great values, good attitude, think differently, and have courage and passion for change". GATE Students held banners for the World Environment Day and small placards that read "Your planet Needs you, Unite to combat climate change - leading the rally and marching around the ring road and returned back to the same park where it began. GATE students formed their own ECO-Club which was inspired by the idea of making a difference when they learned their management lessons. The function was also attended by H.E. Mr. Tatsuo Mizuno, Ambassador from Japanese Embassy, Mr. Urs Fluckiger, Consulate General of Switzerland and many diplomats from other embassies. College Founder and CEO, Mr. Khem Raj Lakai said, "The next generation will judge us by the level of greenery and clean air we keep for them therefore if we wish to prevent the nature from further destruction; we all have to unite and fulfill our individual responsibility."

For more information, please contact:
Khem Lakai
Global Academy of Tourism & Hospitality Education (GATE)
Mahankal 9 Mandikhatar Kathmandu
Nepal
Tel: 977-01-4376048
E-mail: info@gate.edu.np
Website: www.gate.edu.np

Kathmandu
Eco Friends-Nepal (EFN), a non governmental, non profit making autonomous organization of Nepal, is organizing the "Eco Concern" Programme to celebrate World Environment Day which is divided into three events. Event I: Environmental Competition "Climate Change: Our Responsibility" (2-4 June, 2009) in which, students of 3 schools will be participated in different competition (Essay, Drawing and Poem). Event Ii: "Eco Concern: Nature Hike and Bird Watching" (6 June, 2009) in which, college level students will be participated. Event Iii: Eco Concern: An Interaction Programme on "Your Plant Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change" (8 June, 2009) in which, the personnel from leading governmental organizations, NGOs, and INGOs working in the field of environment and climate change will be invited for interaction and discussion on different issues and concerns on climate change with the participants.

For more information, please contact:
Sujesh Shrestha
Eco Friends-Nepal
Baneshwor-34 Kathmandu
Nepal

Kathmandu
A Television Journalist from Nepal, with the Intel Media Pvt.Ltd. will be producing and telecasting environmental awareness through a TV show by ABC news TV, in the celebration of World Environment Day.

For more information, please contact:
Anil Nyaupane
Intel Media Pvt.Ltd.
Post box 12853 Kathmandu
Nepal
Tel: +0097714258051
Website: www.theintelmedia.com

Kathmandu
Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA), a network of youth groups, will organize an Eco football match involving different sectors of society. Promoting the urgent need to unite to combat climate change, the event will involve celebrities, media personnel, constitution assembly members, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists. The purpose of the match is to bring awareness among people about climate change and of the need for a united response to combat it.
The event will bring individual personalities to raise the voice of concern for our climate and environment. The presence of distinguished individuals will attract media attention and help to heighten people’s interest in the issue. The theme of the event will be "GOAL-against Climate Change".
           
For more information, please contact:
Manjeet Dhakal
Nepalese Youth for Climate Action
Secretriate: Clean Energy Nepal Kathmandu
Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4257481
Fax: +977 1 4257481
Website: http://nyca.net.np

Kathmandu

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2009, the Youth Awareness Environmental Forum and Environment Cycle Radio F.M. 104 MHz Nepal organized the following events:

  1. In Kathmandu Valley Bicycle rally for environmental awareness
  2. June- Speech Competition
  3. A door-to-door awareness campaign distribution of poster and pamphlets in Kathmandu valley
  4. Drawing competition on Environment pollution or Environment protection
  5. Reading of the World Environment Day 2009 message from the United Nations Secretary- General.
  6. Awareness campaign among the city dwellers and the populace of the selected areas of the Kathmandu Valley.
  7. Interaction Programme
  8. June 4, 5, and 6, 2009 Environment Cycle Radio F.M. 104Mhz Nepal Broadcasting, three days only environmental message.
  9. Women awareness programme in Lalitpur Nepal
  10. 11th Anniversary Day of Environmental Library

For more information, please contact:
Mr Ataman Kisee Maharjan
Executive Chairman
Youth Awareness Environmental Forum, Environmental Cycle Radio F.M. 104.2MHZ
Enviromental Library, Lalitpur Godawari Area
Kathmadu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 556 0782
Fax: +977 1 556 0782
Website: www.yaefnepal.org

Lalitpur
Lalitpur Sub Metropolitan City in coordination with Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA) is going to organize an exhibition programme on the auspicious occasion of World Environment Day on 5 June. In this event different women groups, NGOs, CBOs, Women Groups, Child Groups etc. are going to exhibit the environment friendly tools and equipments. The exhibition would be for the whole day. It is expected that participants will observe how a person should behave to the environment in order to overcome the environmental problems in the city, country and the world.
                       
For more information, please contact:                   
Subarna Maharjan
Lalitpur Sub Metropolitan City
Pulchowk Lalitpur
Nepal
Tel: +977 1 5549266
E-mail: xteams@gmail.com
Website: www.lalitpur.org

New Baneswor
Youth led organizations are marking World Environment Day with a two day programme at Basantpur Dabali on 5 June and Lapsiphedi on 6 June. This is an open air programme designed for fun and awareness with school students, youth along social and political icons from art, design, drama to community trek, talk and discussions. The programme activities include: globe making competition; community theater (street drama); performing art (installation art); planet police (dress design); art and photo exhibition; Trek to Tamang community, Lapsiphedi is for team work in the community and more an awareness linkage between the urban and the rural settings.

For more information, please contact:
Kala Koyu
EnvOrgs
Kathmandu, Bagmati New Baneswor
Nepal
Tel: +977 0 1240 5880
E-mail: envorgs@gmail.com

Pokhara
The SHEAC organization will conduct the following activities: t-shirt production with slogan of WED, inter-school essay competition, and documentary film showing at the Institute of Forestry, Pokhara.

For more information, please contact:
Mukti Ram Subedi
SHEAC
IOF, Pokhara, Nepal Pokhara
Nepal
Tel: +9779846104558

PAKISTAN

Abdul Hakim
To celebrate World Environment Day, the ESBI International will be having an Environment Awareness Walk with all staff, environmental quiz for all employees with rewards and environmental basics training and presentations.

For more information, please contact:
Khalid Hameed
ESBI International
450MW-Rousch Power Plant, Abdul Hakim-58180
Pakistan
Tel: +0092652441822-23
Fax: +0092652441571

Chitral 
          

World Environment Day 5 June 2006 was celebrated through the facilitation of Rehmat Capacity Building Centre and Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism in Chitral town, with objective to keep Chitral clean, green and tidy. Broader community representatives, NGOs head, political leadership, students attended the seminar. The participants were stressed to come forward for the protection of Chitral's natural environment and ecology the way they take care of their own families. Earth is like mother taking all of us in its cradle. We have therefore the responsibility to keep its health clean and tidy so that can improve the standard of our own health. Prince Siraj Ulmulk presided over the session and addressed the participants to take much care of the natural environment of Hindukush region.

For more information, please contact:
Shams Uddin
Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism
Mountain Inn, Chitral Town
Pakistan
Tel: +92 943 413540
Fax: +92 943 412220
E-mail: camatchitral@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ecoclub.com/c/blog/camatchitral/

Daharki
World Environment Day 2009 at Engro Chemicals Pakistan was celebrated with great enthusiasm and commitment to follow the international theme: “Unite to Combat the Climate Change”. As part of the community awareness scheme, information was disseminated on how to celebrate the day. People in offices and home reflected their commitment by wearing green, car pooling, using less or no paper, turning off unnecessary appliances. The activities of this day included messages from the general manager manufacturing in which importance of natural resource and energy conservation was addressed. Health, Safety & Environment Manager shared his ideas on caring for climate.  A presentation was delivered on the harmful effects of plastic bags on environment. It was decided by the forum that the use of plastic bags shall be discontinued in the housing colony of markets of Engro Chemical Pakistan ltd. A very interesting video was shared with the participants of the session focussing on the beautiful environment of planet earth. At the end there was a walk around community ground and planting of trees carried out by Engro management team.

For more information, please contact:
Irfan Bhutta
Engro Chemical Pakistan Limited
Daharki
Pakistan
Tel: ++92723641001
Fax: ++92723641028
E-mail: imbhutta@engro.com
Website: www.engro.com

Gilgit
June 5 will be celebrated by organizing an array of events which will be as follows:

  • A day long seminar on environment at Karakuram International University, Gilgit, primarily for government and non government officials, academics, students and community members;
  • Photo competition among KIU student, documentaries on climate change and its effects of Northern Areas;  
  • Presentations of researchers on Climate change, and biodiversity;
  • Recording and airing of a comprehensive panel discussion in Shina and Khowar languages from Radio Pakistan, Gilgit. Participants: Government and non government officials, community representatives, school students, boy and girl scouts, research and academic institutions, Karakuram International University faculty members and students, local notables including members of the Northern Areas Legislative Assembly will be amongst the participating guests in the seminar.

For more information, please contact:
Khadim Hussain
Northern Areas Environmental protection Agency, Gilgit
Naepa near Rupal Inn Khomar, Gilgit
Pakistan
Tel: +92-5811-920676
Fax: +92-5811-920679
Website: www.visitnorthernareas.gov.pk

Hunza

    

Speakers during walks, commemorating world environment day, stressed governmental and international agencies to help the local communities in combating climate change effects. They demanded the government to develop a scientific solid waste management mechanism in order to maintain the beauty and attraction of the valley. They said the local communities and their livelihood are in threat due to glacial lake outburst floods and other disasters.
The Walks were organized under the Hunza Environmental Committee (HEC), a project of Karakoram Area Development organization (KADO) with the collaboration of Programme for Mountain Area Conservancy, Karimabad Town Management Society and Gojal Rural Development Organization and Nasirabad Social Welfare Organisation in Aliabad, Karimabad, Gulmit, Nasirabad and Sost. These walks were participated by hundreds of students, political representatives, representatives of members of civil society organisation, Boy Scouts, Girls Guides and Volunteers.
Zameer Abbas, Assistant Commissioner Hunza was the Chief Guest of the rally in Gulmit whereas Mr.Ameer Khan Tehsildar Aliabad and Brig. Hisamullah Baig Vice Chairman Rupani Foundation were Chief Guests in rallies at Aliabad and Karimabad respectively.
The speakers appreciated KADO for running the country’s first community-based solid waste management project in Hunza. On request of KADO, the local administration announced ban on the sale of over-weight chickens in Hunza and construct public toilets in main commercial areas. They also assured to shift the transport adda to new location in order to avoid pollution due to traffic flow. 
Meanwhile, HEC lodged a two-week special environmental awareness campaigns through local cable channels in local languages in order to sensitise the local community regarding the contemporary environmental issues. Hundreds of Scouts, Girls Guides and Volunteers also participated the Cleanliness moots and campaigns in all forty six villages in Hunza valley. During these moots they cleaned the streets, water channels, water tanks and markets.
It is here to mention that Hunza Environmental Committee (HEC) was formed in December 1997 as a community response to the civic needs of the growing tourist and business towns of Hunza, where in the absence of any Municipality, the issue of solid waste management was
getting out of control and there was no mechanism to arrest the situation and manage the problem. The prime objective is to keep Hunza clean by developing a solid waste disposal system and to undertake environmental awareness programmes. HEC executes the first and only community-based municipal agency in the country. Its approach to solid waste management is distinctive in that it has used the voluntarism of a local NGO, with the social responsibility of the private sector and has ascertained close cooperation from the local government.

For more information, please contact:
Zulfiqar Ali Khan
Social Sector Development Manager
Karakoram Area Development Organisation (KADO)
Hunza
Pakistan
Tel: +92-3465348324
Website:  www.kadohunza.org, www.gojal.net

Hunza
The following activities will take place: 3 June, a Banners Display; 4 June, Keep Hunza Clean Moots; 5 June, Walk / Rallies

    • Nasirabad 10:00am to 12:00 pm
    • Aliabad 10:00am to 12:30 pm
    • Karimabad 10:00am to 12:00 pm
    • Gulmit 10:00am to 12:00 pm
    • Sost 10:00am to 12:00 pm 1. Play card and Banners 2. Rallies and walks 3. Campaign, workshops and seminars

For more information, please contact:
Shahid Karim
Karakoram Area Development Organization (Kado)
Aliabad, Hunza Gilgit Baltistan Of Pakistan Hunza
Pakistan
Tel: +90-5813-455816
Fax: +90-5813-455813
Website: www.kadohunza.org

Islamabad
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Adventure Club, will walk in Naran (Kaghan valley) which is famous among domestic tourists this will help arouse awareness. The walk will be followed by a cleaning activity within a specific area. Later they will be a poster making competition among members and local school children. A lecture will be arranged in the evening inviting maximum possible local and visiting people. A marathon will be organized from lake Saif-ul-Muluk to Naran. Banners with slogans will be placed at several places en-route. Report of the activity will be publicized through print, digital and electronic media.

For more information, please contact:
Tahir Imran Khan
The Adventure Club - Pakistan
Suite No. 15, 2nd. Floor
Panorama Center, G-11 Markaz Islamabad
Pakistan
Tel: +0092512110479
Fax: +00922110481
Website: www.adventureclub.com.pk

Islamabad    
To celebrate World Environment Day, the UN Resident Coordinator Office will conduct an Environment Festival Lake View Park, Schools/Colleges Students Walk, Environment Ed UN Resident Coordinator Officeucation Videos & 3D Live Models.

For more information, please contact:
Qudsia Siddiqui
UN Resident Coordinator Office
UN House 12, ST. 17, F - 7/2 Islamabad
Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-8355635
Fax: +92-51-2655014
Website: www.un.org.pk

 Islamabad
The Adventure Club - Pakistan is an organization dedicated to promoting healthy outdoor activities among youth and families of Pakistan. The Club has organized several projects of a civic nature and has designed a walk and lecture for WED 2009. We will make this walk along with some schools and other organizations to raise public awareness about environmental issues, our role and how to share in this cause. The walk will be followed by a lecture by a specialist on the subject. The venue for the walk and lecture is selected in Galliat, which is a famous hill resort near Islamabad and visited by thousands of local tourists every year.

For more information, please contact:
Tahir Imran Khan
The Adventure Club- Pakistan
6, 2ND F1. Capital Trade Center
F-10, Markaz Islamabad
Pakistan
Tel: +0092 51 7104015
Fax: + 0092 51 2296692
Website: www.adventureclub.com.pk

Khanewal
To celebrate World Environment Day, the ESB International will conduct the following activities:

  • Slogan competition and prizes to winner team contractors (5 cash prize) and ESBI employees (three prize);
  • Banners relevant with day at plant and city 3-Stickers relevant to World Environment day;
  • No smoking on plant area that day;
  • Presentations to all ESBI and contractors staff;
  • Awareness walks;
  • Children’s painting competition;
  • Plant manager message at gathering of ESBI and contractor;
  • Prize distribution to children and slogan winners;
  • Souvenir to all ESBI and contractor staff Approx 350 peoples;
  • Group photo

For more information, please contact:
Dildar Hussain
ESB International
450 MW Combined Cycle
Rousch Power Plant Abdul Hakim, Khanewal
Pakistan
Tel: +92 65 2441822-23
Fax: +92 652441571
Website: www.esbi.ie

Lahore          
DH Chemicals has planted 2000 eucalyptus trees to eliminate the drainage of chromated water (effluent) outside in the lake to prevent the loss of aquatic life. This project was supervised under me as an HSE Engineer, to commemorate World Environment Day.

For more information, please contact:
Daniyal Jahangir
DH Chemicals Limited
77 Ravi Park Ravi Road Lahore Lahore
Pakistan
Tel: 00923454745374
E-mail: daniyal_22@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.dawoodhercules.com/

Muzaffarabad
To celebrate World Environment Day the Department of Agriculture arranged a children walk, poster making and speech competition among the schools of Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir.  The walk was well organized and disciplined.  Later the ceremony was held at Jalalabad Park, Muzaffarabad. Secretary Agriculture Mr. Ilyas Abbasi was the chief guest. Among the 200 children of more than 15 schools participated in the event. Besides the children were provided one tube plant to grow in his/her house. Director General Agriculture, Mr. haq Nawaz Khan chaudhry presented the shields to the winners.

For more information, please contact:
Khurshid Lone
Agriculture Department
Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir
Pakistan
Tel: 925822920843
E-mail: khawaja01@live.com

Mastung
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Children First Organization, will begin the day at District Mastung. A seminar will also be held in which some of the participants will speak on the theme and issue of environment.

For more information, please contact:
Sultan Ahmed
Children First
Office of the Children First Molaha Zarkhalan
District Mastung
Pakistan
Tel: +092-843-895291

Quetta
World Environment Day was celebrated by Ummat Public School in Quetta. The theme for 2009 was climate change and the broader consequences of environmental changes, and what societies can do in response. Students presented a tablo on theme song of Michel Jackson (Earth song). After that there was a debate competition among the students of the Ummat Public School, Quetta on the topic "Your planet needs you! Unite to combat climate changes". Miss Hajira of class 8 got first position, Habibullah of class 8 got 2nd and Samreen of class 7 got 3rd position. Students of class 10 presented a stage drama written by Ali of class 10 on the concerned issues. After the stage program, students of Ummat Public School, Quetta arranged their workwhich included posters, collage work, models, greeting cards, decoration pieces, hand bags, dustbins and many more things for exhibition. Most of the things were made by reused and recycled materials. The Exhibition remained open for two days for students, their parents, and general public. Students and teachers of other schools from nearby also visited and appreciated students work on environmental issues.

For more information, please contact:
Najeebullah Hazara
Ummat Public School, Quetta
Alamdar Road, Mominabad Quetta
Pakistan
Tel: +0092 (81) 266 5647
Fax: +0092 (81) 266 5647
Email: markaz_ummat@yahoo.com, suhab_umt@yahoo.com

Rawalpindi
Attock Refinery Limited (ARL) in collaboration with neighboring institutions like Govt. Girls High School Morgah, Fauji Foundation Girls College Lalazar, Rawalpindi Environmental Clubs, core customers, and neighbors like Pakistan Oil Field Limited, Attock Petroleum Limited. PSO, Shell Pakistan Chaklala Depot, Chevron Pakistan Limited Morgah Depot, Murree Brewery, and Punjab EPA celebrated World Environment Day here Friday 5 June 2009.
 
On this occasion a seminar was arranged at Attock Refinery Limited Elliot Club. District Officer (Environment) Rawalpindi in his opening preamble explained about the importance of day followed by Attock Refinery representative presentation on the theme of this year i.e., “Your Planet Needs You! Unite to Combat Climate Change”. In the presentation issues like Global Warming, Greenhouse gases and their effects on the environment and how one can contribute for its sustainability were discussed. Presentation was followed by a quiz, in which students actively participated.
 
A statement of Mr. M. Adil Khattak Chief Executive Officer Attock Refinery Limited as a Business Leader of the UN Global Compact on “Caring for Climate" was displayed and communicated to all participants. Students from above institutions also displayed the Posters on Environmental degradation sources and remedial measures for protection of Mother Nature. All participants of poster competitions were given souvenirs. Assistant General Manager Mr. Ejaz Hussain Randhawa distributed awards to winners of poster competition.

For more information, please contact:
Amir Khurshid
Attock Refinery Limited
P.O. Box Morgah Refinery
Rawalpindi
Pakistan
Tel:  +92 51 5487041 Ext. 2596
Fax:  +92 51 5487254
E-mail:  Amir@arl.com.pk
Website:   www.arl.com.pk

Usta Muhammad
To celebrate World Environment Day (WED) the SHADE organization will be working on the promotion of environment since its inception. The organization arranges different activities on the eve of WED. This year the organization will  plan to conduct 4 lectures on climate change and its effects on different schools and colleges. The organization arranges activities on its own because it is one of the mandates of the organization to work for the promotion of environment.

For more information, please contact:
Sajad Ahmed
SHADE
TMA building Jinnah road Usta Muhammad
Pakistan
Tel: +92 838 612090
Fax: +92 838 612124

PHILIPPINES

Albay
To celebrate World Environment Day, a small group of employees from several departments and contractors conducted a shoreline cleanup at Bgy. Malobago, one of the host communities of the project and where the wharf is located. Soft launching of the following projects aligned with the project's EMS and responding to the challenge of the Philippine Environment Month theme "Cleaning the Air for a Safer Climate: What Would it Take?" and WED 2009 theme "Your Planet Needs You - UNite to Combat Climate Change" was also done:

  1. Use of stainless steel food containers to replace food boxes for takeout meals. On the average, 600 pieces of boxes are used and disposed everyday. This will not only reduce the volume of wastes generated but also save a lot of money for the company. Cost of one stainless container will pay off in less than a month
  2. Intensive campaign to reduce and avoid use of plastic "sando bags" within the camp and encourage the use of eco-friendly bags;
  3. Physical counting of trees planted since the start of the project operation and register with UNEP's (United Nations Environment Programme) Billion Tree Campaign 2009 The EMS Day which is observed annually since its inception in 2008 was held on June 17 with these activities:
  4. 2nd EMS Quiz show. Topics were mainly on environmental science and ISO 14001;
  5. Awarding of the Best EMS Internal Auditor and Best Performing Area;
  6. Awarding of the Best Eco-friendly bag.

For more information, please contact:       
Carmelita Pacis
Rapu-Rapu Minerals, Inc.
Bgy Pagcolbon Rapu-Rapu Albay
Philippines
E-mail: carmelita.pacis@rrpi.com.ph
Website: http://www.rapu-rapumining.com/

Angeles City
Facilities Clean-UP Day - members of the top management set good example by cleaning the facility themselves. This is also part of the organization's "Green Wellness" campaign wherein fitness/exercise-related activities are tied up with environment stewardship. We also had a learning tour of the facilities Wastewater Treatment plant in order to increase awareness on its importance in our line of business.

For more information, please contact:
Vonn Angelie David
L&T International Group Phils Inc.
7500 A Bonifacio, Clark Freeport Zone Angeles City
Philippines
Tel: 63 (045)599-2256
Fax: 63 (045)599-3131
E-mail: vonnangelie_david@ltpi.com
Website: www.luenthai.com

Cagayan
I care for the environment not only for a day but throughout my lifetime. Gardening has always been my passion since I was a kid. Give me a pot or a plot, and up grows a flower or a vegetable garden. Our house is thus surrounded by ornamentals, vines, flowering shrubs, assorted fruit trees, birds/cats/dogs/other pets collection, a fishpond, and even a "hanging" vegetable garden in the roof deck. Guests say our place is like a jungle. Fruits in season fall off from trees and have fed neighbors/friends. Every refuse is reused. Rainwater is collected from downspouts into covered big jars for watering and cleaning. Soapy water from dishwashing or handwashing is collected for cleaning. Dead leaves become fertilizers. Unused gravel become landscape decor. Clean and green; use refuse and reuse; walk not drive; stargaze not drugs - all these are my lifetime personal advocacy to save our planet in my own personal quiet way.
             
For more information, please contact:       
Victoria Evarretta
1 Valenzuela St. Tuguegarao, Cagayan
Philippines
Tel: 09164688141
E-mail: orion276@yahoo.com

Cavite city
In observance of World Environment Day, officers and personnel of this organization will plant 1,000 mahogany trees and will conduct a shoreline cleanup drive along the base premises.

For information, please contact:
Ronald Callanta
15th Strike Wing, Paf
Sangley Point, Cavite City
Philippines

Manila
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Global Warming and Climate Change will conduct the following activities:

  • Tree Planting;
  • Modeling: Waste Management & Recycling Programme;
  • Pedal Power: Cycling for a Cleaner Air;
  • On-The-Spot Poster/Slogan Contest;
  • Gallery of the Seas (Boat Sail Paintings);
  • Kids Power vs. Climate Change Parade/Rally;
  • Medical Mission: Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health.

For more information, please contact:
Heherson Alvarez
Office of the Presidential Adviser
  on Global Warming and Climate Change
Rm 238, Mabini Hall, Malacanan Manila
Philippines
Tel: +7361 171/735 3144
Fax: +736 1171
E-mail: opacc_gov@yahoo.com

Mandaluyong
We proudly announce that the 3rd Manila Foods and Beverages Expo (MAFBEX) is slated on June 17-21, 2009 occupying the entire World Trade Center Metro Manila. We will certainly outdo ourselves once again to be the best show in the food industry. As a testament to the achievement of MAFBEX International Shows, with the Philippines as host country this year, the Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP) has selected MAFBEX as the venue of the 5th ASEAN Bartenders Championship, featuring professional contenders from all over the region vying for the title. On the academic side, College of Saint Benilde will hold a series of competitions with a theme "SAFARI" for the World Environment Day awareness among students. Furthermore, professional chefs will demonstrate preparation of potpourri of international cuisine. Indeed, this will result in an interesting fanciful mix of professionals and amateurs.

For more information, please contact:
Matt Uy
Worldbex Services International
488 Boni Ave cor. San Joaquin St
Mandaluyong
Philippines
Tel:+ 63 90 6344 4243
Fax: +63 25 332026
Website: www.worldbex.com

Pasig
Title of Event: Dance for LIFE! Type of Event: Club Party Event Objective: Raise Awareness on Environment Protection by Showing Audio Visual Presentation in Tune with Electro-House and Trance Music. Beneficiaries: Team Gratitude -Aetas displaced in the Island of Boracay and Donate portion of Funds to UNEP chose.

For more information, please contact:
Jackieline Raquel
Asian Alliance Against Global Warming
Unit 1609 Medical Plaza Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Philippines
Tel: +63 5721553
Fax: +63 6877338
Website: www.theasianalliance.org

Quezon        
The Ateneo Environmental Science Society is the premiere environmental organization of the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. To celebrate World Environment Day the Ateneo ESS will be carrying out an earth Attack! Wherein a mixed media art collage will be created to serve as a statement on how the youth can battle climate change.

For more information, please contact:       
Carlie Dario
Ateneo Environmental Science Society
Ateneo de Manila Univeristy Quezon
Philippines
E-mail: d_carlie07@yahoo.com

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Seoul
To celebrate World Environment Day UNEP National Committee for the Republic of Korea will publish the Korean version of the WED edition of UNEP's 'TUNZA' magazine in Republic of Korea. This special edition firstly open to the public on the UNEP Korean Committee's Website(www.unep.or.kr) from 5th Jun 2009 and will be distributed to citizens who participates the world environment campaign organized by UNEP ANGEL, an affiliated students organization of UNEP Korean Committee and TUNZA NEAYEN(North East Asia Youth Environment Network) Korean Committee. Date: 2009. 6. 5

For more information, please contact:
Yeonji Kim
UNEP National Committee for the Republic of Korea
#506 Suwoon Hall
88 Kyungwoon-dong Jongro-gu Seoul
Republic of Korea
Tel: 82-2-720-1011
Fax: 82-2-738-8714
Website: www.unep.or.kr

SAMOA         

Apia
To celebrate World Environment Day, the UN RC Samoa will be conducting a tree planting activity at the Vailima Botanical Gardens. This will be a joint activity between the UN family of agencies in Samoa and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, followed by a nature walk/hike up Mt Vaea, the final resting place for Robert Louis Stevenson.

For more information, please contact:       
Elisapeta Kerslake
UN RC Samoa
Private mail Bag Matautu Uta, Apia
Samoa
Tel: +685 23670
E-mail: elisapeta.kerslake@undp.org

SRI LANKA

To celebrate World Environment Day, two programmes will be implemented under the Green Life Sri Lanka. Such as Al Azhar College WED '09 celebration and Nuwaraeliya District WED summit 2009 this be held on 11 June at Al Azhur College event and 12 June in Nuwaraeliya District summit.

For more information, please contact:
Sudassana Liyanaarachchi
GreenLife Sri Lanka
159,Owala, Kiribathkumbura,Kandy Kandy
Sri Lanka
Tel: +094-812-385239
Fax: +094-812-410430
Website:  www.greenlifesrilanka.org

Colombo
"Gift a Plant to a Colleague" - we have partnered all of our 246 staff members and asked the partners to present a plant, a seed, a fruit or vegetable to plant in their homes and each of them have to every fortnight keep each other posted on how the plant, fruit or vegetable is growing. We hope to inspire greater friendship, love for the nature, feeling of growing more greenery in future.
            .
For more information, please contact:
Shenali Waduge
DHL Global Forwarding Lanka
8th Fl, Setmil Complex
256 Srimath Ramanathan Mw, Col 15 Colombo 15
Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 7321204
Fax: +94 11 2554550
Website: www.dhl.com

Colombo
MAS Holdings, under the patronage of the Ministry of Education Sri Lanka, will hold a one and half day workshop on Sustainable Development Leadership for youth to commemorate World Environment Day. The participants will be students from 29 schools in rural Sri Lanka. These schools have been involved with the MAS ECO GO Beyond Sustainable Development Education Programme since 2006. This programme is a corporate citizenship initiative of MAS Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd. a leading apparel solutions provider in Sri Lanka. The leadership camp will end with a tree growing event in the MAS Fabric Park in Thulhiriya.

For more information, please contact:
Amanthi Perera
MAS Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd.
75 Braybrooke Place Colombo 2
Sri Lanka
Tel: +0094-114-796462

Colombo
Brandix Lanka is the leading garment manufacturing industry with 34 SBUs in Sri Lanka and the South Asian region. Few of the factories in Sri Lanka have obtained ISO 14001 EMS certification and one factory has obtained the LEED-EB Platinum rated Green Award. To celebrate World Environmental Day, the factory has planned to launch Environmental Management System initiatives in 26 of our SBUs in Sri Lanka. This includes awareness and training sessions across the group and many environmental-related activities. The factory has over 25,000 employees working at our SBUs.

For more information, please contact:
Samantha Balasooriya
Brandix Lanka
409, Gall Road, Colombo 03 Colombo
Sri Lanka
Tel: +91 01 1472 7091
Fax: +91 01 14727072
Website: www.brandix.com

SINGAPORE

A) NEC Asia Pte. Ltd.

To celebrate World Environment Day, NEC Asia Pte. Ltd. will have a compulsory lunchtime shutdown on 5 June in its Singapore office. The company have collected pledges from management and staff on how they will work towards a healthy sustainable environment and supporters of WED 2009 turned up for work that day in green T-shirts.

Externally, staff of NEC Asia joined three other NEC Group of companies in Singapore to clean the Mangrove Park at Pasir Ris. The company has planted 100+ mangrove saplings in this same park last year and it will clean the park this time round to ensure that their mangrove saplings will grow healthily. In total, 31 bags of rubbish, weighing a total of 163kg, were collected for the day by 39 staff volunteers.

B) Four NEC Group of Companies in Singapore

Four NEC Group’s companies in Singapore held a joint CSR activity in Pasir Ris Park (Singapore) in December 2008 whereby more than 100 mangrove saplings are planted. As a follow-up activity, the same four companies went back to Pasir Ris Park on 5 June 2009 to clean the mangrove park. This is done in conjunction with World Environment Day 2009.
In total, 31 bags of rubbish weighing 163kg were collected by 39 NEC voluntary staff and executive. The rubbish collected includes drink bottles and cans, plastic wrappers and cups, and etc – all of which will threaten the healthy growth of mangrove species and trees in the park.This activity is carried out by voluntary staff from NEC Asia, NEC Electronics Singapore, NEC Semiconductors Singapore and NEC Tokin Singapore.

For more information, please contact:
Desiree Lim
NEC Asia Pte Ltd
1 Maritime Square #12-10 Singapore
Singapore
Tel: +65 6379 2571
Fax: +65 6379 2574
Website: www.nec.com.sg

Ever thought of the number of hours you spend in the office and the amount of resources used per day? Simple actions such as the flick of a switch can make a world of difference. Try going green in your office for a day on Eco Action Day with us and see how easy it is! Eco Action Day is collaboration between Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and Ricoh to reach out to organizations to join us in saving energy on 5 June, in conjunction with the United Nations' World Environment Day. By taking part, organizations pledge conservation activities that they will undertake on this day. The scope of activities is not limited and can be as easy as turning off all the lights in the office during lunch time. Total energy saved is then calculated after this day as evidence that real improvements are possible if companies will make the commitment.

For more information, please contact:
Masayo Hada
Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
103 Penang Road, #08-01/07
Vision Crest Commercial Singapore
Singapore
Tel: +65 6830 5888
E-mail: masayo_hada@rapp.ricoh.com
Website: http://www.ecoaction.sg

The Prosafe Production Services Pte Lt will be organizing an Eco-Farm Tour on 6th June. This educational tour for children will involve short lectures, practical explanations and activities that will expose children to the farm life, nature, and to the importance of environment conservation.

For more information, please contact:
Avinash Singh
Prosafe Production Services Pte Ltd
1 International Business Park, #10-01 The Synergy Singapore, 609917
Singapore
Website:www.prosafeproduction.com

The ACCA Sustainability Conference 2009 focuses on the business issues and opportunities relating to climate change. The conference aims to address how Singapore companies, both at home and through their overseas operations, can contribute to emissions reductions and efficient resource usage, gain enhanced reputation and branding, ensure cost and resource savings and take advantage of the growing opportunities in the environmental technology sector.

For more information, please contact:
Fazilah Muhammad
ACCA
435 Orchard Road Singapore
Singapore
Tel: +65 6734 8110
Fax: +65 6734 2248
Website: www.accaglobal.com

Merah View
White Chalk Studio will host a night bazaar at Clarke Quay Central Square that aims to create public awareness on how they can do their part to save the environment. The 3 Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle will be practiced during the two-day event. All vendors will turn up in green to show their support for this meaningful event.

For more information, please contact:
Jiaying Gan
White Chalk Studio
120 Bukit Merah View 07-04 Singapore
Singapore
Tel: +65 9783 8729

VIETNAM

Long Xuyen

    

“Activities attracted more than 200 students and lecturers in An Giang University, Long Xuyen City, An Giang Province, Vietnam. They came to the day for matches: fashion show (clothes from wastes), products reused from wastes. The students were very excited with products made from wastes. These activities are as promotions for students to consider simple ways to contribute to environmental protection. During events, they had presentations and debated issues related to impacts of climate change and how to respond to it. The meeting also got participated from lecturers in the Faculty of Technology and Environment. The lecturers provided presentations on climate change adaptation and encouraged students to be pro-active in environmental problems at local level as well as global level. Beside the events in the university, the students and lecturers in the university also opened talks with local community around the university on role of community for environmental protection. A-day event brought much benefit for the university and local community in environmental protection and climate change awareness”
 
For more information, please contact:
Tanh Nguyen
Vice Dean
College of Technology and Environment
An Giang  Univesity.

EUROPE

AUSTRIA

Vienna
"ENVIRONMENTDAYTalks 09" - Climate Change - Economic Change - Value Change. This a symposium which will be held on 5f June in the United Nations Office at Vienna on the occasion of the 2009 World Environment Day. To take united action against climate change it is necessary to actively change our views about dealing with the environment. The symposium therefore provides space for discussion, exchange of ideas and already implemented projects on a high level about climate protection focusing on economy and society.

For more information, please contact:
Anna Humer
"Die umweltberatung"
Mariahilferstraße 196/11/4 1150 Vienna
Austria
Website: www.umwelttag.at

BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA

Bijeljina
This year celebration of WED will take place on the main city square with street exhibition on theme environmental protection, signing petition about environment, exhibition of pupils with messages and pictures, and we will establish new Union of eco forces of Bijeljina, This activities will be from 10 am until 14 pm.     

For more information, please contact:
Snezana Jagodic Vujic
Ekolosko udruzenje Eko Put
St.Slobodana Jovanovica 19 Bijeljina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: +387 55 212 563
Fax: +387 55 212 563
E-mail: ekoput@gmail.com
Website: www.ekoput.com

Sarajevo
Related to the essence of trail running, NGO Marathoners are focused on environmental awareness. As advocates of a greener planet, we feel that the responsibility of NGO Marathon Sarajevo is to give publicity, through our events, to companies and associations that produce earth- friendly products and promote a healthy community. Having this in mind, to mark World Environment Day we are going to organize a trail race called "RUN TO THE HILLS" 10K. Going green is important for everyone and we are using World Environment Day to organize the first Bosnian trail race in the beautiful Olympic Mountains. The course of the race will lead through unique forest roads that are hilly and challenging. This combination of beauty and a passion for running will make the trail race an unforgettable experience for all participants. The purpose of the event is to increase awareness and provide inspiration and encouragement for environment protection and a healthy life style. According to our experience in the organization of similar events, we expect around 200 runners from nearly all of the European countries. Date:12:00 (local time).

For more information, please contact:
Franjo Sola
NGO MARATHON
Nedima Filipovica 10 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Website: www.sarajevomarathon.ba

Tuzla

CEETZ held a street action to promote WED, including a press conference to promote eco-awareness. The action was done in cooperation with local NGOs, media and high schools. Our message focused on those resulting from cooperation with two simultaneous regional efforts: As a member (and the main coordinator) of "Ekoalicija", a coalition of eco-oriented NGOs in northeastern B&H, CEETZ (cooperating with other local NGOs and high schools) did its part in Tuzla by distributing leaflets promoting the public's right to information and public participation, as well as a petition asking each municipality to nominate a specific person to be in charge of distributing eco-information to local citizens (about 700 signatures from Tuzla). As a member of "Energija", an informal group of eco-NGOs across B&H working on energy policies, CEETZ distributed various promotional materials about climate change to the public, including postcards targeted to the responsible energy ministers, signed by about 400 citizens.

For more information, please contact:
Dzemila Agic
Center for Ecology and Energy (CEETZ)
Crnogorcevica 8 75000 Tuzla
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: +00387 35 249-312
Fax: +00387 35 249-311
Email:   dzemila.agic@bih.net.ba
Website: www.ekologija.ba

"Ekoalicija" is a coalition of eco-oriented NGOs, representing perspectives from 39 members in 19 municipalities in north-eastern B&H. To commemorate WED 2009, it coordinated the efforts of its members to inform the public about their rights to both information access and public participation. Promotional radio spots were aired on stations across the region, calling on citizens to support their local NGOs and calling on local government to prioritize environmental issues more. 28 coalition members in 10 cities distributed leaflets informing both ordinary citizens and local authorities of how to improve democratization at a local level, focusing on its importance for environmental policies. Additionally, these organizations called on the public to sign a petition (about 3800 signatures received in total) as well as asking municipalities to each nominate a specific person to be in charge of distributing eco-information to local citizens; this way communication channels would become more open, which will improve the situation greatly.

For more information, please contact:
Advija Djonlic
Ekoalicija ("Ecoalition")
Crnogorcevica 8 (75000 Tuzla) Tuzla, Lopare, Bijeljina, Breza, Derventa, Doboj, Lukavac, Maglaj, Srebrenica and Zavidovici
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel:       00387 35 249-310
Fax:      00387 35 249-311
Email:   advija.djonlic@ekologija.ba
Website: www.ekologija.ba

CROATIA

Zagreb
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2009, the presentations for the China University of Petroleum, CUP professors and students will be given by Dr. Zdravko Spiric, OIKON - Institute for Applied Ecology, Zagreb, Croatia on the innovative approach for the petroleum industry challenges. This talk gives an overview of the problems and challenges that have marked design, construction and experience acquired during more than ten years of practical application, research and development of the natural gas processing plant in Croatia. Despite numerous constraints, a reliable and efficient operation was realized. A great progress in the process control and managing was secured. The reliable measurements are playing the key role in the field of development and implementation of the cost-effective emission control strategy. The results of an innovative approach in the process control were confirmed by the results of the human and biological monitoring.

For more information, please contact:
Zdravko Spiric
OIKON - Institute for Applied Ecology
Avenija Dubrovvnik 8 Zagreb
Croatia
Tel: +385 91 4640302
E-mail: zspiric@oikon.hr
Website: www.oikon.hr

FINLAND

Joensuu
To celebrate the World Environment Day 2009, ENO Programme will organize a special tree planting day. Schools will plant trees at midday, in every corner of the world. The first trees will be planted at noon in Oceania. Following the Sun, new trees will be put to earth in Asia, Europe and Africa. Finally this chain of trees will reach Americas. Globe has turned on its axis. Trees will be planted on 22 May. This day is also known as World Biodiversity Day. Tree planting is important for us. Firstly, it reminds us of the nature and the importance of environmental protection. Secondly, it is a symbol for the international co-operation. This event has become a success. Last year 2,000 schools in 122 countries planted 300,000 trees around ENO Tree Planting Day. We have also other activities: a special tree planting play (translated into over 40 languages!), tree planting songs etc.
             
For more information, please contact:       
Mika Vanhanen
Environment Online - ENO
Pataluodonkatu 4 Joensuu
Finland
E-mail: mika@enoprogramme.org
Website: http://www.enotreeday.net

Somero
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Nuppury organization will give plants for free to individuals.

For more information, please contact:
Anne Heino
Nuppury
Vanha Härkätie 5 Somero
Finland
Tel: +358407590733

Vantaa
The Giraffe's footprint-project consists of workshops for children and adults in different parts of Finland in May and June 2009. The aim of the workshops will be to familiarize the participants with methods for making art out of recycled materials.
The organizers have had the honor of inviting four Namibian artists – Tuyeni Kelao, Foibe Nesho, Risto Iita and Samwel Kamati – who will serve as instructors during the workshops. Ms Kelao is the leader of the Diaconess Institute's wood workshop in Namibia. She specializes in dolls and baskets among other items. Ms. Nesho, who specializes in pearls, works for a project of the Diaconess Institute in Northern Namibia. Mr. Iita and Mr. Kamati specialize in wire art. The project is financed by the Finnish Foreign Ministry, and will be implemented by the Finnish-Namibian Society in partnership with the Cities of Vantaa and Pudasjärvi, the Municipality of Hailuoto, the Diaconess Institute of Helsinki, the Youth Centre of Syöte, Luotokeskus and Hylery.

For more information, please contact:
Veera Jansa
City of Vantaa, Asematie 7 01300 Vantaa
Finland

FRANCE

Courbevoie

On Friday 5 June Technip is celebrating World Environment Day in the framework of its continuing effort to minimize the impact of its activities on the environment.

This environmental commitment is a key element of Technip’s global Health, Safety and Environment Programme, “Pulse”. All Technip entities are organizing leadership environmental communications, as well as forums, activities and film/documentary screenings on a variety of topics that impact CO2 emissions. This is to provide all employees with an insight of the issue of Climate Change and to raise awareness of how we can all make a difference in our lives at work and at home. 


Technip is also promoting a global IT initiative to reduce its carbon footprint. This is a new consolidated personal audio and web conferencing service which will be introduced worldwide.

For further information, please contact:
Peter  Watton
Technip
6-8 Allée de l'Arche
Courbevoie
France
Tel:  33 (0)1 47 78 64 82
Fax:  33 (0)1 47 78 27 22
E-mail:  pwatton@technip.com
 Website: www.technip.com

Paris
As a group, Sogeti has decided to join the initiative and also encourages all employees to get engaged to create a maximum of positive impact. The companies within the Sogeti Group feel responsible towards society and the world. We strongly believe that our IT expertise and the involvement of our 20,000 collaborators can bring change. The World Environment Day is one example that we, as a company, have now decided to support. Together we can make a difference! For the WED 2009 our proposal is to inform all our employees about the WED 2009 and share with them initiatives and ideas:

  • Green tips!;
  • Do something green tips;
  • Useful everyday tips for a normal day!;
  • Share your own tips and inspire others.

You can make a measurable difference:

  • Calculate your carbon footprint!;
  • Answer the Green activity questionnaire;
  • Go to the movies on World Environment Day, 5 June, the movie by Yann Arthus will be available from 8 am (CET).

For more information, please contact:
Plenier Géraldine
Sogeti Group
6 Rue Duret 75016 Paris
France
Tel: +0 0331 5844 5566
Website: http://www.sogeti.com

GERMANY

Freiburg
The New Science Journalism Project (NSJ) is a new international initiative designed to promote professional environmental science journalism and communication among new media students. The Project will take the form of an online magazine published at www.newsciencejournalism.net. The site will launch on World Environment Day 2009. The Project will be multi-lingual and university students (and others) worldwide can register for free to become an environmental science correspondent for the NSJ. News can either be written, photojournalism, cartoons, data visualizations or infographics. Alison Fay Binney, Founder and Director of the Project, has established the NSJ Project to provide "a work-experience platform in the science journalism career ladder." The Project will also be part of PhD research to assess the skills and interests of up-and coming environmental science journalists using internet media.

For more information, please contact:
Alison Binney
New Science Journalism Project
Haslacher Str. 43 Freiburg
Germany
Tel: +49 (0)761 681 9970
Fax: +49 (0)761 7677 699
Email:   info@newsciencejournalism.net
Website: www.newsciencejournalism.net

GREECE

Athens
The Velti Sa organization will introduce brands of mobile phones with related campaigns to introduce the WED initiative.

For more information, please contact:
Ruby Georgakopoulou
Velti Sa.
101 Rodon Avenue Athens
Greece
Tel: +306 9478 18626

Amoudara /Gazi
To celebrate and help World Environment Day achieve the target, we planted 3 trees in our hotel garden with our clients today.
           
For more information, please contact:
Manolis Manousos
Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa
P. O .Box 32 71414 Amoudara/Gazi
Greece
Tel: +30 2810 821 602
Fax: +302810 821 433
E-mail: manman@apollonia.gr
Website: www.apollonia.gr

Kalithea Rhodes
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Kalithea-Rhodes Municipality will conduct a Clean up Day which plans to invite citizens, tourists and volunteers to clean up the beach in Kalithea and the park.

For more information, please contact:
Katerina Tsakmakidou
Kalithea-Rhodes Municipality
Kalithea Rhodes
Greece
Tel: +302241362659
Fax: +302241087768
Website: www.kalithea.gov.gr

Serres
On the occasion of World Environment Day  PRAXIS will make a film about how to save the earth and the environment. They will make a spot to make people attentive about this certain day.

Katerina Emmanouilidou
PRAXIS
Selefkou 8 Serres
Greece
Tel: +0030-23210-58800
Fax: +0030-2321-58802
Website: www.praxisgreece.com

Serres
The Club Serres will organize a Junior Tennis Tournaments called, Green Tennis Tournament 'Your Planet Needs You – UNite to Combat Climate Change' between 6 and 7 of June 2009.

For more information, please contact:
Katerina Emmanouilidou
Club Serres for Tennis
Ejoxon 55 Serres
Greece
Tel: +0030-6932755008
Fax: +0030-23210-588002
E-mail: kemmanouilidou@gmail.com
Website: http://serrestennis.com/, http://serrestennis.com/event2.php      
             http://greentennis.info/2005v1r/?do=wed

ITALY

Padova
To celebrate  World Environment Day 2009, GÉODE, an Italian consulting company, offers PEFC companies that are not certified, for one month (until July 5 2009) a discount of 50% for support to get and apply the PEFC scheme in the company. (The "certification of forest management" PEFC is a verification procedure approved and tested leading to the issue, by an independent body, of a certificate attesting that the forms of forest management to meet requirements of "sustainability").

For more information, please contact:
Eddi Masiero
GEODE
Via Tripoli, 12 Padova
Italy
Tel: +390498648655
Fax: +390498896556
Website: http://www.geodeweb.it

Trivero (Biella)
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Casa Zegna is inaugurating "Ermenegildo Zegna and his rhododendrons", a photographic exhibition celebrating Ermenegildo Zegna's deep commitment to the mountain landscapes in which he lived and worked.

Images, documents and letters drawn from both the Zegna historical archive and from indirect sources illustrate an enlightened project of environmental development initiated in the 30's and still in progress today thanks to successive generations of Zegnas.

On Sunday 7 June, in conjunction with the opening of the "Ermenegildo Zegna and his rhododendrons" exhibition, Oasi Zegna (www.oasizegna.com) will organize free guided tours of the nearby "Valletta dei Rododendri".

For more information, please contact:
Zegna Foundation
Via Marconi, 23 Trivero (Biella)
Italy
Tel: +39 0157591463
Website: www.casazegna.org

POLAND

Torun
“Breakfast On The Grass” – World Environment Day in Torun, Poland, 5 -6 June, is a recreational educational picnic on genuine green grass in the centre of a gothic old town. The event is organized by the Sustainable Development Workshop Foundation in cooperation with the Municipal Council of Torun and Torun Pacific.
 
The main aim of the project is drawing the attention of the inhabitants of Torun to the necessity of joint activities for the protection of the environment and climate, and raising knowledge levels on preventing climatic changes. Following the idea of 3R: reduce, recycle, reuse, “a stage with climate COP 14” will be erected, made of advertisement banners left after the Climate Change Conference COP 14 in Poznan. The participants of the event will also be given reusable “climate” bags.

An impressive origami installation – an everyday object and an element of interior decor - will be created out of newspapers and leaflets.
The participants will have an opportunity to taste ecological food from local farmers and producers and to see a showing of environmental commercials presenting the most interesting environmental social campaigns.

The participants will have a chance to talk face to face to well-known figures during a Living Library. Among our guests there will be: an organic food producer, a worker for voluntary causes, a nature photographer, and an orthodox environmentalist.

For more information, please contact:
Dorota Michalska
Sustainable Development Workshop Foundation
Podgorna 50/3, 87-100 Torun
Poland
Tel: +00 48 649 42 60
Website: http://www.pzr.org.pl

Zakopane
To celebrate World Environment Day 2009, PROJECT  ACT ECO (Gimnazjum nr 2 -Secondary School, Zakopane, Poland) organized  an environmental awareness event (on three consecutive days)  addressed to students from various schools, their parents  and other local community members.

The event includes:

  • Exhibition on environmental issues locally and world wide, mainly  focusing on: the importance of trees,  problem of climate change, renewable energy, recycling, raising awareness against home burning of waste, encouraging consumers to cut back on plastic shopping bags in favour of reusable formats.
  • Lectures and workshops “Together for Sustainability” by Aeris Futuro Foundation for school students and adults (how to reduce carbon footprint).
  • Lecture on “Problems of Protection of Polish Flora” by H. Kuciel, a representative of  Institute of Nature Conservation – Polish Academy of Sciences - Kraków
  • Finale of Zakopane schools art competition “Dangerous Health Effects of Home Burning of Plastic and Waste” - the winners’ prizes donated by the Town Mayor.
  • Finale of Gimnazjum nr 2 “School Ecological - Science Education” competition- the winners’ prizes donated by SEWiK Zakopane.

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Szarota
Project ACT ECO  Gimnazjum nr 2
Zakopane
Poland
E-mail: world.acteco@gmail.com

ROMANIA

Bucharest
Green Veolia Capital in the Danube Delta, over 125 participants from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia and Romania were gathered in the Danube Delta, between 5 and 7 June to celebrate the World Environment Day at the invitation of Veolia Romania. Under the motto "Water opens frontieres", local authorities, NGO's, national and international mass-media, ambassadors, UNESCO, Reservation of the Danube Delta Biosphere and Veolia representatives participated to an international exchange of experience concerning environment issues organized by Veolia Romania. Sfântu Gheorghe village has been declared "the Green Veolia Capital" during the event and the Veolia Park was inaugurated in Tulcea, a modern project at the initiative of the Tulcea City Hall with the support of Veolia Romania. The participants discovered, some of them for the first time, the Danube Delta through Sfântu Gheorghe Natura Trail, an eco-touristic itinerary that offers the experience of the biodiversity between the river and the
sea and is part of an European network of 29 Natura Trail. Veolia Environment, as a world leader in water services domain, is constantly involved in environmental protection projects. This year's event, which started off at Crivina Water Treatment Station on the 4 of June and finished on the 7 June in the Danube Delta, aims to become a tradition at Veolia in order to highlight the importance of the cooperation between countries to build a sustainable future.

For more information, please contact:
Giovana Soare
Apa Nova Bucuresti and Veolia Romania
2 Aristide Demetriade Street Bucharest
Romania
E-mail: sabina.stirb@gmp.ro

Bucharest
Greentronics is authorized by the environmental agency of the Romanian government. Together with two NGOs, the agency runs a program for the education of young people, government organizations, banks and private companies to train on the importance of the re-use and restoration of the products of ICT, portable telephones and component re-use. Through awareness campaigns, the NGOs motivate companies to donate their out- of -use electric/electronic equipments to them. The company collects the donated waste and pays the NGOs. These funds finance programs related to children and youth from disadvantaged families and also with physical handicaps. For WED, we and our NGO partners have a campaign in schools and universities for collection of the used mobile phones.

For more information, please contact:
Cristian Aionesei
Greentronics S.r.l.
Str.Romulus, nr.22, sector2 Bucuresti
Romania
Tel: +40722210727
Fax: +40213276519
Email: cristian.aionesei@greentronics.ro
Website: www.greentronics.ro

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

Chisinau
The BioSciences Research Centre is going to be a large international organization combining:
1) corporative approach to the environment for having financial resources necessary for the Centre's functioning;
2) scientific approach for obtaining information and innovations;
3) protection for using the resources and research results to contribute to the improvement of ecological situation on the Earth. The organization is going to be established in 2011 - 2012 on the basis of preliminary research and environmental projects.

For more information, please contact:
Aexander Iscenco
AIESEC
Moscow Street Chisinau
Republic of Moldova
Tel:      69675157
E-mail: bsrc.contact@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=662145559&ref=name#/group
               php?gid=113984970630&ref=nf

SWITZERLAND

Geneva
To celebrate World Environment Day, UNEP will have a Roundtable - Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change. This special roundtable is organized at the University of Geneva, with Mary Robinson and Bruno Oberle.

For more information, please contact:
Diana Rizzolio
UNEP
Ch. des Anémones 11 Geneva
Switzerland
Tel: 0229178222
Website: www.environmenthouse.ch

Zürich
To celebrate World Environment Day The «Hot Stuff - Chill Out» project by Myclimate links various schools classes around the world. Young people exchange ideas about the effects of climate change in the country of their partner class. On WED 2009 each of the 600 involved students will do something to reduce CO2. And because this is not a self-made project, the students send each other an email saying: “Because YOU matter to me I am doing the following to reduce CO2”.

For more information, please contact:
Julia Hofstetter
Myclimate
Sternenstrasse 12 8002 Zürich
Switzerland
Tel: +00 414 4500 4350
Website: www.hotstuffchillout.org

UNITED KINGDOM

Ashby de la Zouch
Here at CEVA Logistics we are organizing a waste awareness week, leading onto the 5 June in which we will be fund raising for environmental charities, we aim to highlight the importance of many aspects of how we can save, recycle and generally be more environmentally friendly.

For more information, please contact:
Sally Heaney
CEVA Logistics
Excelsior Rd Ashby de la Zouch
United Kingdom
Tel: 44 01530 568643
Fax: 44 08719116178
E-mail: sally.heaney@cevalogistics.com

Bristol             
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Aisbristol organization will be  aiming to raise grant to work on a land to create a farm for organic products run and manage by members of the community.

For more information, please contact:
Rosa Ross
Aisbristol
92 Charlton Road,  Bristol
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 44 07912984998
Fax: 44 01179081440
Email: rosaross2002@yahoo.co.uk

Bristol
To celebrate World Environment Day, The Osborne Clarke organization will organize an art competition around the theme "our beautiful world" for the children of the staff.

For more information, please contact:
Helena Banyard Smith
Osborne Clarke
2 Temple Back East Bristol
United Kingdom

Calne
To celebrate World Environment Day, the St. Margaret's Preparatory School, will have a Plant exchange. Parents and pupils will bring in surplus plants and vegetables to give away.

For more information, please contact:
Christine Neville
St. Margaret's Preparatory School
Curzon Street Calne
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 44 01249 857220
Website: www.stmargaretsprep.org.uk

Cambridge
To celebrate World Environment Day, UNEP-WCMC will conduct a Press conference and panel discussion to mark the launch of “The Natural Fix? The role of ecosystems in climate mitigation."

For more information, please contact:
Kate Trumper
Climate Change and Biodiversity Unit
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, (UNEP-WCMC)
219 Huntingdon Road
Cambridge, CB3 0DL
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: +44 (0)1223 277314
Fax: +44 (0)1223 277136
Website: www.unep-wcmc.org

Charmouth Bridport
Web Art Garden is an international network of people interested in art, culture and environmental issues and who want to share experiences from their own ecology through artistic activity. Web Art Garden offers a way to share creative, movement-based activity in the environment. This may include performance, dance, theatre, ritual, exhibition, singing, presentation, installation, poetry, writing, lecture, meditation and prayer, discussion, video, photography, film... Web Art Garden is created by the regional work of movement-based artists concerned with cultural, environmental and educational issues. It provides an independent forum for ecological dialogue and exchange at a national and international level between individuals, as well as organizations and institutions. For World Environment Day, 5tJune 2009, there will be an event at Avenue bury in the UK as well as events on and around that day elsewhere in Europe, North America and Indonesia.

For more information, please contact:
Sandra Reeve
Web Art Garden
Westhay, Charmouth Bridport
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: +44 1297 560511
E-mail: sandra@moveintolife.co.uk
Website: www.webartgarden.com

Eastville Bristol
To celebrate World Environment Day, IKEA Bristol will be holding sustainability fair where various organizations will be invited to promote sustainable living to their customers. The following activities will be taking place: wacky races to work day, kids treasure hunt, coloring competition and various other activities with an aim to promote sustainable living and WED to the customers and co-workers.

For more information, please contact:
Annette Lloyd
IKEA Bristol
Eastgate Centre, Eastgate Road, Eastville Bristol
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 44 0117 9527056

Gibraltar
The Department of the Environment is spearheading Gibraltar's celebrations for this event. Local schools will take part in a concert. They will illustrate the responsibility to tackle climate change as perceived through the eyes of our youngsters. In addition to this, a trade fair will be held in which local businesses, Government Departments and non-governmental organizations will all take part. Environmental products, projects, company environmental policies and green ethics will all be displayed by the trade fair participants. The purpose is to educate the public on the different approaches to green business locally. The local TV station will be filming both events and will be putting together a programme on the day's events and which will be aired on local television.

For more information, please contact:
Liesl Mesilio-Torres
Department of the Environment, Government of Gibraltar
Duke of Kent House, Line Wall Road
Gibraltar
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel:; 00350 20045003
Fax: 00350 20059833

Harrietsham
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Baldwin's Place Management Company will be planting 25 young trees.

For more information, please contact:
Brian Wood
Baldwin's Place Management Company
5 Baldwin's Place Harrietsham
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: +441622859089
E-mail: brianthegooner@hotmail.com

Leatherhead
This year, KBR's Green IMPACT event will take the form of a week of information and activities across five continents to promote KBR's corporate commitment to environmental stewardship. Starting Monday 1 June, each day will carry a different environmental topic, with each topic and its related activities put into the context of the unifying theme of climate change. Our events will be both hands-on and information-based, covering the subjects of ecology and biodiversity, energy efficiency, water resources, waste reduction and recycling and carbon footprints. Our events will culminate on Friday 5 June for World Environment Day. The aim of this event is to promote awareness and bring about positive change, however small, in all areas of environment and sustainability. We will give our colleagues the opportunity to explore what actions we can collaboratively take to help limit the global impacts of Climate Change.

For more information, please contact:
Michael Whitehead
KBR
Hill Park Court, Springfield Drive Leatherhead
United Kingdom
E-mail: michael.whitehead@kbr.com
Website: www.kbr.com

Lerwick, Shetland
How will our own generation's response to climate change today be viewed 50 years' hence? Carbon Reduction Shetland is celebrating World Environment Day with a special screening of the new cinema release 'The Age of Stupid.' This award-winning film stars Pete Postlethwaite as a man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching "archive" footage from 2008 and asking: Why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance? Showing on Friday 5 June at Shetland Museum and Archives at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Opportunity for discussion and free Fairtrade refreshments afterwards. Learn more about Carbon Reduction Shetland and celebrate World Environment Day by coming to see this important film. Call 01595 695057 to book your free tickets or pop into Shetland Museum and Archives Please note this film carries a 15 certificate. This event is sponsored by the Cooperative.
             
For more information, please contact:
Harriet Bolt
Carbon Reduction Shetland at the Shetland Amenity Trust
Garthspool, Lerwick, Shetland
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

London
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust will have an environmental awareness display in the main reception which will include "green tip" and a free prize draw.
             
For more information, please contact:
Brian Wood
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust
Great Ormond Street London
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: +442078297890
E-mail: woodb1@gosh.nhs.uk

Llandrindod
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Trawnewid Llandrindod Transition
will carry out the following activities:

  • GREEN 'DOD! marquee at the Powys County Council, Environment Day event on Temple Green, Llandrindod, Powys;
  • Come and meet some of the community groups taking action on climate change and peak oil and working for a sustainable future for Llandrindod.

Llandrindod Wells
To celebrate World Environment Day, Powys Country Council will host a free green festival in the county town in Llandrindod Wells. They will promote cycling, car sharing, renewable energy, recycling, fair trade and similar projects.

For more information, please contact:
Heather Delonnette
Powys County Council
County Hall Llandrindod Wells
United Kingdom
Te: +015 9782 6165
Website: www.powys.gov.uk

Manchester
To support World Environment Day as a centre we as individuals are going to: Walk/cycle to work/take public transport or Car share.

  • Switch off electrical appliances and lights;
  • Use only one paper towel to dry hands;
  • As a centre we produce huge amounts of waste, and one of the biggest creators of waste is food packaging. To reduce this on WED all staff will come together to see how much of this waste can be reduced in our welfare area.  Where possible staff will bring lunch in Tupperware dishes;
  • The amount of potential waste created at point of sale, such as extra napkins, bags, cup holders, extra sugar or milk will be reduced;
  • Newspapers will be shared at break by communicating with other staff members;
  • Bags for Life will be used and staff will refuse unnecessary carrier bags while making purchases on breaks;
  • Paper towels will be used only where necessary. And only ONE!!!!! ;
  • Plastic forks, knives, cups etc will not be used where we have utensils and glasses provided in welfare areas. Food product in packaging which can be reused will be washed and taken home for reuse;
  • Everybody will Think! Before they Bin it!!!! ;
  • At the end of day on 5 Jue we will be doing a weigh in of the bags from the staff welfare area, to compare against our benchmark weight, this will give us a measure of exactly how much waste we reduced.

For more information, please contact:
Clare Raybould
Manchester Arndale
Management Office, 1st Floor Arndale House Manchester
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 44 0161 833 9851
Fax: 44 0161 839 6768
Website: www.manchesterarndale.co.uk

Manchester
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Royal Northern College of Music will be  Holding a day of events to raise awareness and to give solution based information about how to be nice to the planet.

For more information, please contact:
Jennie McGeoch
Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road Manchester
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Melksham
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Manor Primary School will conduct a 1 day event called 'Green Day'. This will be a springboard towards our Eco Week.; the focus will be on climate change and to develop a changing attitude to help the children be more pro-active in reducing their own carbon footprint. The school will link arms around the school as symbolic gester to 'Walk Lightly on our Planet'. The local newspapers will be covering the event. Other events include tree planting, setting up recycling in our school and raising money for environmental charities. This will take place on 5 June.

For more information, please contact:
Rachel McKill
The Manor Primary School
Ruskin Avenue Melksham
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 44 01225 700150
Fax: 44 01225 791836
Website: http://www.learningtolovelearning.co.uk/

Middlesbrough
This is a celebration of WED in a local community centre where small VCS organizations from around Middlesbrough will showcase the achievements and progress they have made in becoming a 'greener' organization, as part of the Climate Change aware programme. This is a free Mexican themed event open to members of the public, local school children and families to take part in craft activities using recycled materials, Mexican planting activities, taste Mexican food and take the opportunity to find out about local initiatives available that will help you to recycle and manage your home energy usage. There will also be lots of information stalls and freebies on the day, taking place at Breckon Hill Community Centre, Middlesbrough 10am - 2pm. all welcome.

For more information, please contact:
Shabana Sharif
Middleborough Environment City
50a The Avenue linthorpe Middlesbrough
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel:      01642 811300
E-mail: shabanasharif.mec@classmail.co.uk

Monmouth
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls, will have a week of activities in school with pupils being asked to identify the biggest environmental issues facing the planet. Also pupils are being asked to submit their top eco-tips, which will then be published around the school, thus raising awareness.

For more information, please contact:
Nick Meek
Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls
Hereford Road Monmouth
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 44 01600 711100
E-mail: nmeek@hmsg.co.uk

Nottingham
To celebrate World Environment Day a presentation and debate regarding Nottingham’s energy strategy, and renewable energy options for Nottingham's commercial sector will be conducted.

For more information, please contact:
Andy Whitley
Nottingham City Council
Exchange Buildings South Nottingham
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
E-mail: andy.whitley@nottinghamcity.co.uk

Newcastle
We held a 'Green Day' within our school, with children forming a 'walking bus' to get to school and teachers cycling in! We turned off all electricity after assembly and worked by candle light. Green activities were done by all children, including growing our plants and making clothes from rubbish!

For more information please contact:
Our Lady and St Anne's RC VA
Primary School
Summerhill Square Newcastle
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
E-mail: admin@ourlady.newcastle.gov.org

Norwich
Norwich children under the age of 13 are busy preparing for an environment gathering at St Gregory's Centre for the Arts on 6 June. Children will be telling stories, weaving, painting and playing games, 95% of materials will be what would have been seen as rubbish and thrown away.  As well as this there is a swap table for children to bring toys they no longer want, a communal painting to get involved with and lots of information about what Norwich Children are doing to help the environment. We hope that this is the launch of an annual day where Norfolk children and young people can come together to share ideas, worries, and hopes as well as learn from each other and have fun. Most importantly is that this is a day where children organize and prepare and lead the activities. This event is organized by Norwich Woodcraft Folk with the support of the Norfolk UN Association.

For more information, please contact:
Danny O'hara
Woodcraft Folk
68 Northfields Norwich
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 44 01603505093
Website: www.woodcraft.org.uk

Northern Ireland
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment organization will be having a no printing day, where the company will switch off all printers within the establishment, in the celebration of World Environment Day.

For more information, please contact:
Henry Thomas
3rd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment
Leros TA Centre Canterbury
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: +44 01227817948
Fax: +44 01227817950

Northern Ireland
Queen Eleanor Technology College will be holding a variety of activities to raise awareness for what we can all do to be more eco-friendly.

For more information, please contact:
Mrs. K Moss
Queen Eleanor Technology College
Green Lane Stamford, Lincs
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: +01780751011

Oxfordshire
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Harwell Campus will be holding a number of events to celebrate and promote WED including the following activities: an Environmental Roadshow, with talks and demonstrations, quizzes and helping staff to calculate their carbon footprint.

For more information, please contact:
Victoria Thomas
RSRL
Harwell Campus – Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 0DF
United Kingdom
Tel: +012 3543 4514
Fax: +012 3543 4677
Website: www.research-sites.com

Port Talbot  
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Corus Strip Products UK will conduct a Global warming challenge - as a weeks programme, where the company is going to work with 2 to 3 local schools to foster in their students the benefits of a balanced ecosystem.  The activities thought of are: collection of 5000 plastic bags, planting 1000 trees and climate change logo competition.

For more information, please contact:
Anindya Bhattacharya
Corus Strip Products Uk
Port Talbot
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 44 07964014694
Website: www.corusgroup.com

Reading
Forbury Fever is reading's family celebration for World Environment Day. This year's theme is 'Let's Work Together to Tackle Climate Change'.
             
For more information, please contact:
Thalia Carr
Reading Borough Council
Civic Centre Reading
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Shrewsbury
To celebrate World Environment Day, Shropshire Council will have
a market in the town square with local  organic food producers and stalls highlighting good practice with regards to sustainable waste management, composting, recycling and food waste prevention.

For more information, please contact:
James Thompson
Shropshire Council
Shirehall Shrewsbury
United Kingdom
Website: www.recycleforshropshire.com

Telford



To celebrate world environment day, the DENSO Manufacturing company carried out the following activities carried out at DENSO for a week: Energy Saving · Switch off machine lighting, fans, electrical appliances that can be turned back on without any delay at all breaks, all shifts all areas (including offices) for a day. · Visit and advice from Energy Saving Trust (EST). 109 Associates filled a home energy questionnaire. · Energy saving ideas competition. More than 20 entries. Sustainable Transport · 16 Employees (including the Managing Director) took part in a "Smarter driving course", to save fuel and CO2 emissions. · Every Employee was provided with a top 10 tips card for smarter driving. · During the week we launched the "Bike2work" scheme. · The new Honda hybrid car was on display for two days. Other Activities · Green Day. People were allowed to wear green on the 5th of June (World Environmental Day). Donations were invested in CO2 offsetting (61 ton of CO2 through Climate Care). · 2008 / 2009 CSR Report. We issued our 3rd CSR Report. · World Environmental Poster Campaign. Large poster display on WED2009, sustainable transport, Re-use and energy efficiency. · Carbon footprint dish of the day. In the canteen there was a daily choice (for a week) of a dish made of locally sourced food. · BESST event. We hosted the "Ensuring Legal Compliance - Legislation update" event for BESST (Business Environmental Support Scheme Telford). We had 42 attendees from 27 different businesses in Telford. 

For more information, please contact:
Manel Roura
DENSO Manufacturing U.K. Ltd.
Queensway Campus, Hortonwood Telford
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: +44(0)1952 608400
E-mail:  m.roura@denso-mfg.co.uk

Telford
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Lyreco UK Ltd, have Green tips for its staff, walk or cycle to work and get free tea and toast, dress "green" for the day, can recycling display in canteen, posters and emails including a survey quiz to win a prize.

For more information, please contact:
Sara Blain
Lyreco UK Ltd
Deer Park Court, Donnington Wood Telford
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 0044 1952286261
E-mail: sara.blain@lyreco.com
Website: www.lyreco.co.uk

Telford          
The Transforming Telford in collaboration with World Environment Day (WED) will launch the Transforming Telford's Environmental Improvements Programme. We would like to use the day to get the staff aware and start to reduce Transforming Telford's environmental impact with some small and easy steps, detailed below:

  • Wear Green to Work Day;
  • All staff will be asked to wear an item or fully dress themselves in green clothing;
  • They will be asked to donate £1 to do so. This will be used to offset carbon we use as an organization and donated to the Woodland Trust who will plant a tree (or more depending on how much we raise);
  • Purchase Eco Buttons -  All members of staff will be given an eco button to plug into their computer and reduce their energy consumption ;
  • Implement TT Top 5 Energy Management Initiatives -  This will be electronically sent through to staff and put up on the notice board
  • Posters will be used to engage staff and remind them of their responsibilities; Green your Daily Routine - A document detailing simple ways each member of staff can green their daily routine at home and at work.
  • Encourage Staff to Bike and Walk to Work and Car Share Scheme for the day

For more information, please contact:
Amy Regler
Transforming Telford
Jordan House Telford
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: + 4401952 567567
E-mail: amy.regler@transformingtelford.co.uk
Website: www.transformingtelford.co.uk

West Yorkshire
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Knottingley high school and sports college will have 60 pupils all making tote bags from recycled carrier bags - L2L teaching and learning sessions

For more information, please contact:
Vivienne Clark
Knottingley high school and sports college
Middle Lane Knottingley, West Yorkshire
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: +44 019 7762 2850
E-mail: vivienneclark5@hotmail.com

Westhay, Charmouth
Web Art Garden is an international network of people interested in art, culture and environmental issues, who share experiences from their own ecology through artistic activity. Web Art Garden offers a way to share creative, movement-based activity in the environment. This can include performance, dance, theatre, ritual, exhibition, singing, presentation, installation, poetry, writing, lecture, meditation and prayer, discussion, video, photography, film. Web Art Garden is created by the regional work of movement-based artists concerned with cultural, environmental and educational issues. It provides an independent forum for ecological dialogue and exchange at a national and international level between individuals, as well as organizations and institutions. UK Web Art Garden Event: Avebury Stone Circle, Avebury, Wiltshire,: 5 June, 2009 ~ 11.00am - 4.00pm

For more information, please contact:
Sandra Reeve
Web Art Garden
Westhay Charmouth
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: +00 4412 9756 0511
E-mail: webartgarden@westhay.com
Website: www.webartgarden.com

Winchester
IBM UK will hold a Climate Day - with stands or activities at many IBM UK locations.  They will also have online virtual stands. The objectives are to help employees to better understand what IBM is doing to be greener, how IBM can help clients to be greener and  to help IBMers to be greener themselves.

For more information, please contact:
Peter Richardson
IBM UK
Hursley Park
Winchester
United Kingdom
Tel: 44 0 1962 817461
Website: www.ibm.com

SCOTLAND

Cowdenbeath
Beath High School and feeder primary schools have got together to create a very special day to welcome pupils who will be starting their secondary education this summer. The 'Earth Conference' event will pull together specialist staff from both primary and secondary sectors as well as local and national agencies to illustrate the importance of protecting our environment. With speakers, workshops, an 'Earth Village' market place and a debate, the organizers hope to harness the pupils' imagination and encourage them to commit to a greener lifestyle. Over 200 pupils will each be working on a particular eco them (based on the Eco-schools model) and groups of pupils from each school will be asked to present their findings to inform their fellow delegates. This promises to be a highly thought-provoking, interactive conference - hopefully the first of many (possibly annual) events

For more information, please contact:
Maureen Lewis
Beath Custer Schools
Cowdenbeath
Scotland
Tel: + 0 13 8360 2414
Fax: +0 13 8131 3203

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

BRAZIL

Complexo Salgadinho
This year, Pernambuco state has aligned the efforts against climate change with the UN activities around the world. A week full of playful activities, theatre and workshops about the problems that cause global climate change.

For more information, please contact:
Will Bezerra
Espaço Ciência
Complexo Salgadinho, s/n Olinda
Brazil
Tel: 55 81 3183 5524
E-mail: wbzra@hotmail.com
Website: www.espacociencia.pe.gov.br

Florianópolis
To celebrate World Environment Day 2009, the Instituto Voluntários em Ação is developing an online campaign with online volunteers to produce, translate and disseminate materials and good practices over the internet, hoping to create a great network on service. We want to encourage people to join forces and take responsibility for preserving the environment, raise awareness about all the negative environmental habits that have become highly embedded within our society and propose some simple solutions for better, more environmentally-friendly and healthier communities.

For more information, please contact: Bruna Bruno
Instituto Voluntários em Ação
Rua Deodoro, 226 - sala 701
Florianópolis
Brazil
Tel: +55 48 3222 1299
Website: www.voluntariosemacao.org.br

Preto
Almanakut Brasil is a custom profile for the intenautas and adcionados communities in all regions of Brazil and abroad. Disclose, inform, provide public services, volunteering, conducting exchanges between the parties ... Registered under No 112704 - Ribeirão Preto-SP Brazil Almanakut was created and is produced by Eva ndro Alexandre. Collaboration of the journalist, photographer and public relations Barbosa Marcelo Rios ALMANAKUT Brasil is the best blog sites and relationships of the Internet.
           
For more information please contact:
Almanakut Brasil
Av.Anhaguera,251
lto da Boa Vista Ribeirão Preto - SP - 14025-480
Brazil
Tel: +55 16 3623 1832
E-mail: jornalbr2@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bancodoplaneta.com.br/profile/almanakut

ECUADOR

Cuenca
To celebrate World Environment Day the Fundacion Ecologica Mazan will conduct a  chorus concert with environmental music (Coro Universidad Estatal de Cuenca and Fundacion Mazan); photography exhibition of Images4Life.org;  and conference on biodiversity conservation.

For more information, please contact:
Gustavo Morejon
Fundacion Ecologica Mazan
Republica 162 y Av. Huayna capac Cuenca
Ecuador
Tel: +593 7286 8989
Fax: +593 7286 8989
Website: http://www.fundacionmazan.org

MEXICO

Colima
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Plasticos De Los Altos De Jalisco will have an Expositor in government events about World Environment Day in downtown city Colima.

For more information, please contact:
Guillermo Rubio
Plasticos De Los Altos De Jalisco
Calle C Lote 24 Colima
Mexico
Tel: +52 3123081155
Fax: +52 3123080738
Website: www.pajsa.com.mx

Durango
Vidal Salazar will be giving a talk at the Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango about climate change and how we measure these changes. Vidal will be talking about the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder Colorado and their observing facilities.

For more information, please contact: Vidal Salazar
Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango
Constitucion 404 Sur
Durango
Mexico
Tel: +618 812 0044
Fax: +618 812 0044

Jalisco
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Prepa UNIVA will have a presentation of projects about global warming and posters related to different environmental problem, all done by students in order to promote the care of our common environment.

For more information, please contact:
Adrian Ricardo Lopez
Prepa UNIVA
Pintores No.4 Jardines de Guadalupe
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Mexico
Tel:      3331340800
E-mail: ricardo.lopez@univa.mx

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Borde Narve Victoria
The Barrackpore West Secondary school will  plant trees to celebrate World Environment Day.
           
For more information, please contact:
Bryan Mohammed
#9 Hamilton Drive,Borde NarveVictoria
Trinidad and Tobago
E-mail: bryanmohd@hotmail.com

Debe Debe
To celebrate World Environment Day , the Parvati Girls' Hindu College and its students will be engaged in:

  • the planting of an Asoka/ Ficus tree fence:
  • "green" snack competition using local, organic fruits:
  • a green fig competition where items traditionally prepared from potatoes will be made from local green fig:
  • showing of movies which bring about environmental awareness.

For more information, please contact:
Kavita Samaroo
Parvati Girls' Hindu College
S.S. Erin Road, Debe Debe
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: +1-868-647-0007
Fax: +1-868-647-0007

Newton
The Proposed Soroptimist International of Newton in conjunction with Nature Seekers Incorporated will conduct an educational turtle watching visit to commemorate World Environment Day 2009. This trip will occur on Saturday 6 June, to one of the nesting areas of the endangered leatherback turtles. Every year hundreds of leatherback turtles arrive on the shores of Trinidad and Tobago to lay their eggs. Currently these turtles face grave threats to their existence in the forms of habitat destruction, pollution, disease and overexploitation. One new threat that has recently emerged is the impact of climate change which can result in changing the sex ratios of these animals and affect future reproduction.  We believe that every effort to inform and to educate, despite its magnitude has the ability to make an impact. Our initiative is not only meant to increase awareness about the Proposed Soroptimist International Club of Newtown and World Environment Day, we also believe that understanding the impact of climate change on turtles and emphasizing the importance of local buy in to the preservation of all wildlife are of utmost importance.

For more information, please contact:
Kavita Maharaj
Proposed Soroptimist International of Newton
Picton Street Newton
Trinidad and Tobago
E-mail: kavita.soroptimist@gmail.com

Pleasantville
Activities during the month of June commencing on the 8 June 09 at Pleasantville Secondary School, San Fernando East Secondary School , MIC and Pleasantville Government Primary School and there after in the community at large. Aim To undertake a most interesting and meaningful observation of World Environment Day in the community of Pleasantville - reflecting the importance of the environment to human development- the negative impact of poor environmental practises- and corrective measures to remedy environmental degradation. Partners are as follows:

  • San Fernando East Secondary School/Pleasantville Government Primary School/Pleasantville Comprehensive/MIC
  • Miracle Brite (CEPEP)
  • San Fernando City Council
  • H D C
  • San Fernando East Secondary School PTA
  • San Fernando East Secondary School LSB
  • SWMCOL Objectives
  • Engendering collaboration between stakeholders in the community
  • Promoting greater awareness of the importance of the environment to sustainable living

For more information, please contact:
Joseph Bridgewater
San Fernando East Secondary School
Collectors Road Pleasantville
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: 1 868 771 0991
Fax: 1 868 657 7384
E-mail: joe.bridge@hotmail.com

Port-of-Spain          
On Friday 5 June, the National Insurance Property Development Company Ltd. celebrated on an international scale World Environment Day and to commemorate this ecological grand event; NIPDEC in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Arima embarked on a tree planting drive. This initiative was held at one of NIPDEC's recently finished schools Talparo RC, Talparo. A total of eighteen trees were successfully planted and NIPDEC donated eight (8) large size planter pots to the school. The following trees that were planted at the school are:- 8 - Poui Trees (various colours) 5 - Palm Trees 5 - Fruit Trees - West Indian Cherry, Guava, Prim Rose, Portugal and Carambola (five fingers) Tree.

For more information, please contact:       
Keron Sooklal
National Insurance Property
  Development Company Ltd. (NIPDEC)
#56-60 St. Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: 1-868-732-8168
Fax: 1-868-623-0877
E-mail: ksooklal@nipdec.com, keron@hotmail.com
Website: www.nipdec.com

Port of Spain
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) of Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting a stakeholder symposium to focus on Sustainable Development and Environmental Sustainability as it relates to specific industries. The symposium seeks to highlight discussions on topics that promote sustainable development as it pertains to infrastructure and development, alternative energy, food security, sustainable tourism, and manufacturing.  Each year the EMA hosts a World Environment Day  Conference on 5 June. This year, the one-day Conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The EMA will also be giving out seedlings to the public in an effort to encouraging tree planting and raise awareness on kicking the Carbon Habit

For more information, please contact:
Nayantara Gayah-Hassan
Environmental Management Authority
8 Elizabeth Street, St. Clair Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: +1 (868) 628-8042
Fax: +1 (868) 628-9122
Website: www.ema.co.tt

Romaine
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Technical Systems Limited will Launch a Community Recycling Outreach Programme.

For more information, please contact:
Ricardo Gay
Technical Systems Limited
P. O. Box 7733 La Romaine
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: 1 868-657-8652
Fax: 1 868-657-8652
Website: www.tstll.com

San Fernando
Subject: World Environment Day Activities "Your Planet needs you-UNite to combat climate change" World Environment Day (WED) Activities during the month of June commencing on the 8th June 09 at Pleasantville Secondary School, San Fernando East Secondary School , MIC and Pleasantville Government Primary School and there after in the community at large. Aim To undertake a most interesting and meaningful observation of World Environment Day in the community of Pleasantville - reflecting the importance of the environment to human development- the negative impact of poor environmental practises- and corrective measures to remedy environmental degradation.

For more information, please contact:
Joseph Bridgewater
Pleasantville Action Group
P/ville Community Centre San Fernando
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: +1 868 771 0991
Email:   joe.bridge@hotmail.com

Scarborough
We have crafted a letter to send to all divisions within the Tobago House of Assembly. This letter urges the Assembly heads to start acting within their Divisions to combat Climate Change. We are attaching all to all letters the relevant tips cited on the UNEP's website. We have also opened the door of communication by letting them know if they needed further assistance our organization will be happy to help.

For more information, please contact:
Hema Singh
Environment Tobago
#11 Cuyler Street Scarborough
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: 1-868-660-7462
Fax: 1-868-660-7467
E-mail: envirtob@tstt.net.tt
Website: www.envirtob@tstt.net.tt

St. James Port of Spain
The Red Earth Festival takes place within the beautiful green spaces of the Chaguaramas National Park - at breath taking sites like the Bamboo Cathedral, the Cuesua dry river bed, Bellerand Park and the Tracking Station. The Festival is held in celebration of World Environment Day and seeks to encourage environmental awareness through the arts and other outdoor events including stargazing, nature walks, beach clean-ups, walking tours of medicinal plants, poetry, dance and unplugged music performances. In addition the Festival seeks to encourage respect for and understanding of cultural diversity - by showcasing the beauty, dignity, differences and commonality between world peoples, through the common language of art.

For more information, please contact:
Janine Charles-Farray
Gayelle The Channel
161 Western Main Road, St. James
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: 1 868-628-6340
Fax: 1 868-622-4601
Website:http://www.gayelletv.com

Siparia
To celebrate World Environment Day the Siparia East Secondary School is hosting two competitions. There will be a poster competition reflecting this year focus issues, with the 2009 WED theme showing pollution and energy consumption and suggesting solutions for them. The second competition is making an item composed of recycled materials. Also for five days from 1 to 5 June the school will be hosting documentary shows and videos to raise student aware for environmental issues.

For more information, please contact:
Nesha Durgapersad
Siparia East Secondary School
La Brea Trace S.S Erin Road Siparia Siparia
Southern Trinidad
Tel: +649 2268/705 5650
Fax: +649 2268

NORTH AMERICA

UNITED STATES of AMERICA

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY HOST CITY: Omaha, NE

Click to View Larger Logo Omaha has been chosen by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the host city for the North American celebrations of World Environment Day 2009. This year's theme is "UNite to Combat Climate Change." During the period between Earth Day (April 22) and World Environment Day (June 5), events throughout the community will highlight resources, initiatives and methods that promote low carbon economies and lifestyle such as: improved energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, forest conservation and eco-friendly consumption. The selection of Omaha reflects the city's commitment to environmental and sustainability issues. This commitment is demonstrated by the creation of the Green Omaha Coalition, which is a partnership of public agencies, non-profit groups and private organizations dedicated to promoting a healthy, sustainable community through partnerships, policy, and smart solutions; and by Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey's signing of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. In addition, Omaha was recently ranked 25th nationally in SustainLane's 2008 U.S. Cities Sustainability Rankings. Join in the celebrations by checking our calendar of events

For more information, please contact:
Kate Cavanaugh
3425 South 94th Avenue Omaha, NE
United States of America
Website: www.omahaenvironmentday.com

Omaha, NE
On Thursday 4, at 11 a.m., Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha's Botanical Center, will host a news conference at which United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) officials will launch a global report on bio-sequestration. The report encourages investment in carbon capture and storage - nature's way. Amy Fraenkel, Regional Director, UNEP Regional Office for North America, will present the report.

For more information, please contact
Danelle Myer
Lauritzen Gardens
100 Bancroft Street Omaha
United States of America
Tel: +402 346 4002
Fax: +402 346 8948
E-mail: d.myer@omahabotanicalgardens.org
Website: www.lauritzengardens.org

Olympia, NE
The KidsGreen Zone will have a global warming lesson to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in Rainier Elementary School, Federal Way, Washington State, to celebrate World Environment Day.

For more information, please contact:
Mercy Kariuki-McGee
Kidsgreen Zone
3432 Cherry Blossom Dr NE Olympia
United States of America
Tel: +1 360-888-3119
E-mail: mmcjiru@earthlink.net
Website: www.kidsgreenzone.net

Brooklyn, NY
Leaders from all over the world in disciplines and technologies related to renewable energies will gather to discuss innovations and applications of geothermal, solar thermal, photo voltaic, spray foam insulation, radiant heat, green construction and more.

For more information, please contact:
Timothy White
Innovative Energy Solutions
2390 McDonald Ave Brooklyn
United States of America
Tel: +845 664 8622
Website: www.iessolutions.com

Colorado Springs, CO
The PPJPC will host a World Environment Day activity at the Colorado College Cornerstone Arts Center.  Cornerstone is one of a handful of LEED-certified buildings in Colorado Springs. There will be food, drink, music, speakers, and the "greenie" awards to be given to the leaders that have helped to move Colorado Springs in a new green direction. Suggested donation of $5 will benefit the PPJPC's community organizing efforts - which includes staffing services for the Green Cities Coalition.

For more information, please contact:
Steve Saint
Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission
332 W Bijou St. Suite 106
Colorado Springs, CO
Tel: +719 632 6189
Website: www.greencoloradosprings.org

Douglaston, NY
The New York Solar Energy Society, co-sponsored by New York Solar Energy Society Queens, Civic Congress Community Board 11, and Bayside Historical Society will celebrate World Environmental Day on Saturday, 6 June 2009 from 1 pm - 4 pm with the following events: displays and speakers on solar, wind and renewable energy for homeowners, businesses and schools; environmental displays; tree- plantings; guided walks to Alley Pond's Urban Forest and Little Neck Bay; live animals; action activities to avoid climate change; children's activities and music.

For more information, please contact:
Aline Euler Alley Pond Environment Center
228-06 Northern Blvd. Douglaston
New York
United States of America
Tel: +718 229 4000 ext. 208
Fax: +718 229 0376
Website: www.alleypond.com

Garretson, SD
Palisades State Park, Big Sioux Recreation Area will conduct a naturalist program teaching people fun and new ways to recycle and why recycling is important.

For more information, please contact:
Jen Nuncio
Palisades State Park, Big Sioux Recreation Area
25495 485th Avenue Garretson , SD
United States of America
Tel: +605 594-3824
Website: http://www.sdgfp.info/Parks/Regions/Heartland/Palisades.htm

Kenosha, WI
Students began their 2008-09 school year by creating the Dimensions Green Initiative. They have used this last year to learn and celebrate The Year of Planet Earth in many ways. We are closing out this time by celebrating World Environment Day. Our "green" students have created an informational board that helps to explain this years theme, "Your Planet Needs You-UNite To Combat Climate Change. They will contribute to that theme by taking inventory of the items that they have kept out of our landfill systems including: ink cartridges, alkaline batteries, foil pouches, magazines and commingled recycling (an ongoing student program since 2005). Our students hope their small efforts will amount to a big difference in the global environment and will inspire others to work towards some positive changes in negative environmental impact of others.

For more information, please contact:
Lynn Landre
Dimensions of Learning Green Initiative
6218-25 Ave Kenosha, WI
United States of America
Tel: +26 2359 6849
E-mail: llandre@kusd.edu

Los Angeles, CA    
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Air New Zealand will work in co-operation with the New Zealand Consulate-General and Centre Street Elementary School in El Segundo to decorate the Air New Zealand Business Class Lounge with environmentally themed arts and crafts items. Also set up a mini forest in the Lounge. Completion of arts and crafts items by students and the set up in the Lounge encouraged thought and discussion about environmental issues.

For more information, please contact:
Matt Halford
Air New Zealand
200 World Way Los Angeles, CA
United States of America
E-mail: matthew.halford@airnz.co.nz

Miami, FL
The Impact Glass World is preparing a big awareness internet campaign to support a green planet for our children, to commemorate World Environment Day.

For more information, please contact:       
Ibis Morejon Valdes
Impact Glass World
2630 SW 28 St Suite 61 Miami
Tel: +305 448 1234
Fax: +305 448 1220
E-mail: impactgandw@aol.com

Millbrae, CA
To celebrate World Environment Day, Mokugift empowers individuals to plant a tree for a friend via the internet. Recipients can display their trees on Face book, MySpace, blogs, email signatures and any other place you can embed HTML. Mokugift trees are planted in Central America, Africa and Asia, where they fight deforestation and poverty. Planting trees via Mokugift is a positive way to join the fight against climate change. You can track how your actions inspire others to plant trees and join the fight against climate change. As you inspire more people to plant trees, you will also be rewarded with free tree planting and recognition that you can display on Face book, MySpace, blogs, email signatures and any other place you can embed HTML. It is important to both plant trees and inspire others to plant trees. Start planting and inspiring today. You can also plant trees with your favorite Artists and Athletes via Mokugift.

For more information, please contact:
Hans Chung
Mokugift
10 Rollins Road Suite 212A, Millbrae
United States of America
Tel: +1 650 692 2384 
Website: www.mokugift.com

Nashville, TN
To celebrate World Environment Day 2009, the Bellevue Family YMCA and FiftyForward J.L. Turner Center will carry out various activities and promote through various channels:

  1. Give a human face to environmental issues
  2. Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development.
  3. Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues.
  4. Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and prosperous future.

For more information, please contact:
Brianne Callahan
Bellevue Family YMCA and FiftyForward J.L Turner Center
8101 Highway 100
Nashville
Texas
Website: www.fiftyforward.org

Newark, CA
The Green Software Unconference Silicon Valley will take place at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley California on 19 August 2009 to bring technologists, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and businesspeople together to collaborate and innovate for the Planet and their companies. Fast Company states: "The green economy needs a cadre of specialized software developers and engineers who design, build, and maintain the networks of sensors and stochastic modelling that underpin wind farms, smart energy grids, and congestion pricing and other systems substituting intelligence for natural resources. Coders with experience using large scale enterprise resource planning have an edge here, as well as developers familiar with open source and web 2.0 applications." Technology examples include:

  • IBM - sensors & software to manage H2O
  • mokugift has enabled consumer and corporations to plant 30,000 trees
  • Lil Green Patch FB App saved 96,124,167 Sq ft of Rainforest so far
  • Go Green Mobile Carbon Tracking
  • Bon Appetit Management Co's Low Carbon Diet Website
  • Clear Standards (SAP) Carbon Accounting Software the Green Software Unconference will plant a tree for every attendee via mokugift. Technologies and Verticals: Mobile, Web 2.0/3.0, Clean Tech, Water, Virtualization, Smart Grid, Smart Metering, SAAS, Smart IT, Gadgets, Server Technology, Building, Government, Manufacturing, Design & User Experience etc.

For more information, please contact:
Mary Vincent
Green Software Unconference
36262 Crystal Springs Dr Newark, CA
United States of America
E-mail: marybvincent@gmail.com
Website: http://greensoftwareunconference.eventbrite.com/

Pocono pines, PA
The Ozone Hole Inc. is a nonprofit a 501-(3)(C) organization dedicated to protecting the ozone layer, the climate and Earth's environment by educating and motivating the public through its internationally respected websites, http://www.theozonehole.com and http://www.solcomhouse.com . The http://www.solcomhouse.com website has a wide range of environmental and educational topics presented, contains articles and photographs. Over 150 different subjects are presented. Each subject is thoroughly researched and constantly updated. The http://www.theozonehole.com website is internationally known as the top destination on the Internet on ozone related issues. The Ozone Hole website won a Montreal Protocol 20th Anniversary Public Awareness Award from The United Nations on September 16 2007.

For more information, please contact:
Charles Welch
The ozone Hole Inc.
P. O. Box 431 Pocono pines
United States of America
Tel: 1 570 807 0821
E-mail: solcomhouse@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.solcomhouse.com/about.htm

Philadelphia, PA
The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and the Delaware Basin Watershed Education Center will develop and implement educational programming for adults and children highlighting the rebirth of the area’s water resources through advanced technologies and source water analysis.

For more information, please contact:
Karen Young
Fairmount Water Works Drive
Philadelphia, PA
Tel: +215 685 0719
Fax: +215 685 0718
Websites: www.fairmountwaterworks.org

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS

Basseterre
Locally, the St. Kitts Lions Club observe World Environment Day with a Lions Green Team Adopt-A-Space project at the West-Basseterre-By-Pass-Round-About at New Road Junction. According to Lion President Terrence Richards, "This Adopt-A-Space hands-on community clean-up project improves the environment and our community at the same time and will involve landscaping and maintenance of said space. It exemplifies our ongoing commitment to provide a healthier and safer place to live, work and play. Lions thank everyone who contributed to and supported this important effort. You are truly helping Lions make a difference."

For more information, please contact:
Lion President Terrence Richards
St.Kitts Lions Club
Box 676 Basseterre
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Tel: +869-662-2159
Fax: +869-466-6486
E-mail: info@skblions.org
Website: www.skblions.org

Seattle, WA

Click to View Larger LogoThe Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Western Washington is encouraging the recycling of clothing, furniture, household items and books as part of World Environment Day on June 5. Help Neighbors in Need. Care for our Planet.

 

 


People can recycle household items or shop at the following St. Vincent de Paul locations:

King County
Seattle:    13555 Aurora Ave. N.    206.364.8495 
Auburn:    717 & 926 Auburn Way 253.833.0400
Burien:     13445 1st Ave. S.            206.243.6370
Kent:        310 Central Ave. N.       253.277.0211
Kenmore: 7304 NE Bothell Way   425.483.9497
Renton:    2825 Sunset Blvd NE   425.226.9426
 
North Sound
Everett:     6424 Broadway          425.355.3525
Everett:     6430 Broadway          425.353.4725
Lynnwood: 6501 196th SW           425.778.9101
Monroe:      123 N. Lewis             360.794.5723
 
Pierce County
Tacoma:       4009 S. 56th St.           253.474.019
Tacoma:       3805 S. Yakima Ave. 253.472.7334
Puyallup:     12007 Meridian Ave. 253.770.0264
 
Olympic Peninsula
Port Orchard: 1209 Bay St.        360.876.6933
Port Angeles: 112 E. 8th St.         360.457.5735
Bremerton:     1117 N. Callow     360.377.2929

For more information, please contact:
Richard Bray
Director of Donor & Community Relations
Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King Co.
5950 4th Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98108
Telephone: 206-957-7241 or 206-335-3239 (cell)

St. Charles  
Q Center is a corporate training and conference center committed to being an environmentally responsible leader in the hospitality industry. To celebrate World Environment Day which will be held on 5 June, we will have over 700 guests and employees involved in activities dedicated to increasing environmental awareness and responsibility. Our audience will include corporate executives from around the glob e, including parts of Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North, Central and South America. We will unite to combat climate change!

For more information, please contact:
Bob Stephanites
Q Center
1405 North Fifth Avenue St. Charles
United States of America
Tel: +630-444-4458
Fax: +630-584-7212
E-mail: robert.s.stephanites@Qcenter.com
Website: www.Qcenter.com

St. Davis, CA
We will celebrate WED with a seminar on "Climate Change, our environment and our responsibilities for the present and the future plus tree planting.

For more information, please contact:

Murshidul Hoque
Greenspot
2072 Alta Loma
St Davis, CA
Tel: +530 400 6508
Website: www.greenspotbd.org

Texas
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Eco Boats USA will have an Electric Powered Boats, No gas, No waste! Day.

For more information, please contact:
Jacques van der Plas
Eco Boats USA
106 Autumnwood Trail. Gun Barrel City, Texas
United States of America
E-mail: info@EcoBoats.org
Website: http://www.EcoBoats.org

Virginia
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Night Life Agency will host a weekly event in Washington DC to raise awareness and money for UNEP.

For more information, please contact:
Kunal Shah
Night Life Agency
43800 Virginia Manor Terrace ASHBURN
Tel: +5712385297
Website: www.nightlifeagency.com

CANADA

Chicoutimi     
To celebrate World Environment Day, the École St-Deniswe will plant 200 trees at the Solidar Farms in the neighbourhood with some members of the community, parents, grand-parents and 90 students of 10 to 12 years old.

For more information, please contact:       
Louise-Marie Guimond
École St-Denis
130 des Ormes Chicoutimi
Canada
Tel: +418- 698-5149
Email: louise-marie.guimond@csrsaguenay.qc.ca

Montreal
To show its support for World Environment Day, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has organized a drawing contest on the theme of "Aviation in a Green Environment" for children of ICAO employees and National Delegations. The purpose of the contest is two-fold. While raising awareness and promoting dialogue on climate change issues among ICAO staff and their families, six selected drawings will be used for the upcoming edition of the triennial ICAO Environmental Report. All drawings submitted by the young artists will be on display in the atrium of the ICAO premises on 5 June. During the exhibition, prizes will be given for the six selected drawings.

For more information, please contact:
Lorenzo Gavilli
Organization:  ICAO
999, University Street Montreal
Canada
Tel: +1 514-954-8219
Fax: +1 514-954-6744

Website: www.icao.int

Toronto
To celebrate WED 2009, United Nations Association in Canada, Toronto focuses attention on diverse communities working together to combat global warming and pollution in the urban environment with the support of the City of Toronto.

At our UNACTO AGM, on 5 June 2009 our guest speaker is Georgina Bencsik, a trained presenter for the Climate Project, led by Al Gore. Climate-Project Canada is dedicated to inform the public about climate change. Mr. Gore personally trained 250 Canadians to deliver a presentation similar to one in the Academy Award winning documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth.'

UNACTO honours the ever-growing community environmental engagement of the City of Toronto.  Please visit our city website portal for the full story and to measure your own individual carbon impact on the planet, see the calculator at the Zerofootprint Toronto to see the impact of your lifestyle choices, and get information and tips to help you reduce it.
  
For more information, please contact:
Melinda Rooke
United Nations Association in Canada, Toronto
P.O. Box 72030, 2550 Finch Ave. West
Toronto, ON, M9M 3A6
Canada
Tel: (416) 467- 4672
Fax: (416)733-8216
Website: www.to.unac.org

WEST ASIA

KUWAIT

Ahmadi           
On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Combined Group Contracting Company put up some banners printed from UNEP website to create awareness about World Environment Day and UNEP's initiatives.

For more information, please contact:       
Furqan Miller
Combined Group Contracting Company
Ahmadi Ahmadi
Kuwait
E-mail: furqan@cgc-kw.com
Website: http://www.cgc-kw.com

Al-Ahmadi
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) is a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).The Health, Safety, and Environment Team belongs to the Technical Services Directorate [HSE (TS)], and serves the directorate from the HSE perspective. To commemorate World Environment Day 2009, HSE (TS) Team is sending out an online survey a couple of days before the event to assess colleagues' awareness and attitudes towards energy saving practices that contribute to the welfare of the environment. Employee’s responses will be statistically categorized and electronically presented to them accompanied by brief clarifications of the survey's questions and the optimum energy saving method in each case. On the day of the event, an online presentation will be sent out explaining: -What the "Green House Effect" is, -How we are affected by it, and -What we can do as individuals to combat climate change.

For more information, please contact:
Eiman Al-Abdulghani
Kuwait Oil Company
P. O. Box 9758 - 61008 Al-Ahmadi
Kuwait

Ahmadi

    

Al-Sayer Group is pleasured to take the opportunity of the World Environment Day celebrations world wide to honor the winners of the Al-Sayer Contest for the best environmental performance,
 
Participated in this competition from 24 schools (600 Students) all over Kuwait was chosen the best school from each Governorate,
 
The competition included many of the important environmental issues of the dissemination of environmental awareness in the vicinity of the school, the Waste Segregation from the source, the school's efforts to conservation the consumption of electric power and water.
 
The Schools participation was very effective and reflects the strong desire of all segments of the Kuwaiti society to contribute in the efforts to preserve the environment.
 
For more information, please contact:
Nehad Al-Haj Ali
Environment,Health & Safety Supervisor
Group Service Division
Mohamed Naser Al-Sayer & Sons Est. Co.
P.O. Box   485, Safat 13005
Tel: +965 1802008 Ext 2023
Mobile: +965 66407241
Fax: +965 24722617
Website: http://www.alsayer.net

Safat 
World Environment Day is commemorated each year on 5 June to stimulate worldwide awareness on environmental issues and enhances attention and action from all quarters. In line with this, American Society of Safety Engineers, Kuwait Chapter has been commemorating this event for the past 7 years. We are glad to inform you, to celebrate this occasion we are organizing a technical meet on 14 June 2009. The event will feature environmental awareness presentations from eminent personalities in Kuwait and it will be in line with the World Environment Day' theme “Your Planet Needs You! Unite to Combat Climate Change.   Details of the technical meet are as under:

Event: World Environment Day 2009
Date: 7 June 2009 (Not on 5th June, 2009)
Time: 07:00 - 09:00 PM
Registration: 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Kuwait Hyatt Hotel (Maidan Hawally, Cairo Street, Shaab Round about, Near     
             Shaab Park)

For more information, please contact:
Rishi Jayan
American Society of Safety Engineers - Kuwait Chapter
P. O. Box 4047 Safat 13041
Kuwait
E-mail: assekuwait@hotmail.com
Website: www.assekuwait.org

LEBANON

Beirut              
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Makhzoumi Foundation mailed out World Environment Day posters to more than 10,000 local  addresses and placed at all the civic centres of the Foundation.

For more information, please contact:
Sallama Namani
Makhzoumi Foundation
Kalaa Street-Kalaa Tower-Sadat Beirut
Lebanon
Tel: +961 1 860940, +961 3 259210
Fax: + 961 1 863949
E-mail: s.namani@makhzoumi-foundation.org
Website: www.makhzoumi-foundation.org

QATAR

Doha
MES Indian School, Doha-Qatar celebrated World Environment Day by involving Eco-Ambassadors, Green Ambassadors, Scouts and Guides under coordination of Shakil Ahmed Kakvi, Coordinator, Scientific and Environmental Affairs of the School.

“Give a human face to environmental issues; empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues.” speaking on the occasion Kakvi stressed on WED  theme of this year   'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'.

Soheb Salim Eco-Ambassador introduced the speakers and expressed his concern about Global Warming and Climate change while Green Ambassadors presented their paper on Energy conservation.

F.M. Basheer Ahmed, Principal, congratulated all participants and assured his support in protecting our fragile Environment. A.P. Sasidharan, Sr.V.P told children to adopt green habits.Mrs.Aliyama Methew,Mrs.Hameeda Kadar,Mrs.Nasreen Samad Khan,Mrs Suja Verghese spoke on this occasion.

Scouts and Guides organized cycle rally on environmental awareness in which more than five hundred students took part with posters, play card and information brochure related to conservation of Water and Electricity.

At the end of the program campus cleaning program was organized.

For more information, please contact:
Shakil Ahmed kakvi
Tel: 524 2045 Mobile.
E-mail: meskakvi@gmail.com

Doha
International Academy for Intercultural Development (IAID) and the Friends of the Environment Centre (FEC) in Qatar strengthen its commitment to increase general awareness on environmental issues by organizing a series of events to celebrate the World Environment Day 2009, supported by Faber Castell and Virginia Commonwealth University.

This initiative is taken under the auspices of Dr. Saif Ali Al Hajari, Chairman of FEC. Events in Qatar:

  • 22 May 09 - Painting Workshop to be conducted by Mr. Kipp Greene & Mr. Donald Earley from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU-Q) for over 200 students from various schools in Qatar;
  • 22-23 May 09 - Speech Contest for students representing each school to compete in two (2) age categories with the theme "Your Planet Needs You";
  • 29-30 May 09 - Painting Contest for students from various schools/colleges with a special category for adults. Over 1500 participants expected to attend the contest this year;
  • 30 May 09 - Free Seminar on WED to be presented by the students of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU-Q), Mr. Muqeem Khan from VCU-Q & Ms. Maya Saikali from Waqif Art Center;
  • 6 June 09 - Painting Exhibition & Award Ceremony at Qatar National Theatre for the winners of the painting and speech contest with a performance by the artistes of IAID.

For more information, please contact:
Rajesh Jadhav
International Academy for Intercultural Development
P. O. Box 10525 Doha
Qatar
Tel: +974 432 0974
Fax: +974 435 8190
Website: www.iaidonline.org

SAUDI ARABIA

Jeddah, Riyadh and Dhahran

    

TNT Saudi Arabia, celebrated the WED – World Environment Day at its Jeddah, Riyadh and Dhahran locations.

TNT SAB Express raises a call for all staff to get involved in the World Environment day activity as part of its belief standard in caring about environment and social responsibilities. The day celebrated under the theme of “Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change” TNT / SAB Express Saudi Arabia took a step forward to contribute towards the preservation of the environment on the occasion of the World Environment Day. TNT staff from JED, RUH and DHA offices participated in planting more than 500 trees in the community parks, school and streets. The municipality staff appreciated such initiative and supports it gladly. TNT realizes that the climate changing is the challenge facing humanity today, and it is everyone’s responsibility to help, so the Tree planting is the symbolic exercise for rising and promoting environment friendly culture.
        On this World Environment Day, TNT would like to encourage all people to take concrete steps toward making the planet greener and cleaner. It is our home and we share responsibilities to make it a true "Sweet Home".

For more information, please contact:
Naeem Saleem
QHSE Advisor
Quality, Health, Safety & Environment
Tel: +966 02 6641900 - Ext: 304
Fax: +966 02 2830942
M: +966 500229615
TNT / SAB Express
P.O Box 52911, Jeddah 21573
Madina Road
Saudi Arabia
E-mail: naeem.saleem@tnt.com
Website: www.tnt.com

Yanbu
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2009, the Environmental Department sponsored by Cristal company, has implemented a larger and longer-diving campaign to clean the bottom of the Red Sea coast of Yanbu City on Thursday 4 June 2009, Where the campaign began at 7:00 am and continued until 12:00 am in Albathna marina. The participation of more than 100 divers from inside and outside Yanbu Industrial city. Cleaning process took place with 20divers taking turns every half hour during the campaign.  More than 2 tons of various waste was collected. In the evening more than 200 students from Yanbu schools took part in the campaign to clean up the beach Note: the diving campaign will continue every Thursday of each week for 8 weeks, until 30 July 2009.

For more information, please contact:
Ghazi Alotaibi
Royal Commission at Yanbu
P. O. Box 30031 Yanbu
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966555362830
Fax: +96643926630
E-mail: ghazi_o@yahoo.com

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

Damascus
To celebrate World Environment Day, the initiative of Syrian Volunteers for Environment and Development (VED-SY) will conduct, the following activities:

  • Eco-tourism trip under the slogan: "Ecotourism ! Leaves no Traces behind";
  • Involving different sectors of society, to promoting the urgent need to unite to combat climate change, the event will involve schoolchildren, students, media personnel, individuals, ecologist and forest experts. The reason of the Eco-tourism trip is to bring awareness among people about forests value, climate change and of the need for a united response to fight it. - Tree-planting drive in the area that was destroyed by forest fire near the Frounlok preserve areas;
  • A cleaning campaign in Latakia.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Yousef Meslmani
Syrian Volunteers for Environment and Development
P. O. Box: 6091 Damascus
Syrian Arab Republic
Tel: +963-944-644100 & +963-933-050500
Fax: +963-11-4471924
 Website: www.ved-sy.org

 Damascus  
To celebrate World Environment Day the INC-SY project will conduct the following activities: - Posters, brochures, reports production and presentations related to global warming and climate change theme. - Our main event to celebrate WED 2009, which will be under the patronage of the Environmental Ministry, on 4 June is the painting competition and exhibition at Al Assad Library in Damascus. The event will create awareness and sensitivity to the issues of global warming and climate change, and bring individual personalities to raise the voice of concern for our climate and environment. The presence of distinguished individuals will attract media attention and help to heighten people's interest in the issue.

For more information, please contact:
Yousef Meslmani
INC-SY
P. O. Box: 3773 Damascus
Syrian Arab Republic
Tel: +963-933-050500
Fax: +963 -11-4471924
Website: www.inc-sy.org

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Abu Dhabi
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi will be conducting the following activities:

  • To observe a paper less day with other government and private entities;
  • Uniting for Climate change - A global youth discussion forum through videoconferencing.;
  • Play on Climate change by school kids. 4. Radio and Mall quiz on climate change for public.

For more information, please contact:
Gayatri Raghwa
Environment Agency -Abu Dhabi
P. O. Box 45553 Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +009712-6934630
Website: www.ead.ae

Dubai
TECOM Investments, a subsidiary of Dubai Holding, that owns and operates free trade zones set up to support the development of knowledge-based industries. As part of its commitment to the environment, employees of TECOM Business Parks and Business Partners participated in the United Nations' Environment Program (UNEP) 'Billion Tree Campaign'. In this regard, the Sustainable Energy and Environment Department (SEED) arranged to provide packets of seeds at the main receptions of different TECOM Business Parks buildings for employees and Business Partners to collect. The tree we chose to plant is the 'Ghaf' Tree, which is a symbol of Arab heritage. The Ghaf tree is one of the few trees that grow wild in the deserts of the UAE. The benefits of this tree range from fodder, to medicinal uses. It has very long tap roots which allows it to seek and take water from underground reservoirs.           

For more information, please contact:
Francesca Fabro
Enpark
P. O. Box 73000 Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Tel: 00971509566246
E-mail: francesca.fabro@tecom.ae
Website: www.enpark.ae

YEMEN

Aden
The Center for Environmental Studies and Sciences, University of Aden will conduct activities which will include: celebration speeches, awareness efforts, brochures, lectures and an offshore clean-up.

For more information, please contact:
Abdulaziz Moqbil
Center for Environmental Studies and Sciences, University of Aden, Yemen
P.O. Box 6312 Khor Makser, Aden
Yemen
Tel: +96 7223 4808
Website: adenuniversity.edu.ye


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