World Environment Day - Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level

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Madurai , India

One day International; seminar on "Environmental issues of emerging pollutants" to be organized for the benifit of students, academicians and environmental activists at our college campus. Environmental experts from abroad and India will deliver lectures about the impacts of emerging pollutants. Discussions will be made to find solutions for the emerging pollutants. Steps will be taken to materialize the resolutions made in the seminar.

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Rajendran Palaniswami
Vivekananda COllege

New Delhi , India

I was delivering an awareness session on how to do Impact Assessment for ISO 14001 implementation

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Dipil Vasu
ERM
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Mumbai (Bombay) , India

Environmental Shortfilm festival oranized with State government and state pollution control board at Y. B. Chavan Cnetre from 7th June 2014 to 9th June 2014. Total 23 short film screened. A state level competition for such short films also announced on 7th June 2014. The short films from this compettition will be screened free of coast on 5th June 2015.

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prasad date
paryavaran dakshata manch
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Delhi, India

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786pill4PAIN SOULmaybaGOD
ADI GOD Rehmat Org AGRO 'the HUMANS shoe'
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Ra-jsha-hi , Bangladesh

Rally, Discussion, Tree plant distribution with Upazila Nirbahi Officer. Govt.

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Md. Islam
Caritas Bangladesh, Rajshahi
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Shimoga, India

Honorable Vice Chancellor Dr C Vasudevappa is going inaugurate the program by planting tree saplings. after the programme each student and staff of the university will be planting one tree, in specified places of the university campus. we are planning plant atleast 800 plants in the campus this year. at the same time we are organizing poster making competition for students and staff of the university. theme of the competition is Nature and Agriculture.

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Ullasa M Y
student union, college of agriculture Naile, Shimoga, Karnataka-577225,
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clemencia,bel-air riviere seche, Mauritius

I had a turtle at home, and i freed him today. i was feeling very glad after doing that and wanted to share it with you.

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Jankee Rohan Kumar
Environment club

Bettiah, w. champaran, India

We organised an awareness campaign to contribute for depletion of sea level.

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Prasad Gurudatt
Taru Mitra

General Santos City , Philippines

The Peace Center prepared an eco-display that will inform the students and personnel about the SIDS and Climate change. there will be eco-trivia, eco-footprints, eco-program and eco-films about the theme.

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Gladella Enanoria
Peace Education Center of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University

Ghaziabad, India

ENDEAVOURS TOWARDS A BETTER PLANET WE ACKNOWLEDGE OUR ETHICAL OBLIGATION AS STEWARDS & TRUSTEES OF THE PLANET Active and conscious role in issues of global concern and striving for awareness among the masses has been a regular feature at DAV Public School Sahibabad. Keeping this in view the temple of learning has been raising voice in myriad issues related to the health of the planet Earth. World Environment Day is celebrated across the globe every year on June 5thas a part of the United Nations Environment Programme to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. As a part of our endeavours towards this noble cause, the school celebrated and organised various programmes and significant global days in the school premises from the beginning of the session in April 2014. Earth day was celebrated on the 22ndof April 2014 . An overview of our efforts in the field has been given in detail below to highlight our accomplishments till date. A special Assembly was conducted on the occasion of ‘Earth day’ . Students of class I and II celebrated earth day by tree plantation and showing their love towards our nature and its surroundings . They lay down and touched the earth as a child in its mother’s lap. LETS STRIVE TOGETHER TO MAKE OUR EARTH MORE BEAUTIFUL was the spirit witnessed in the Pre Primary wing. To mark the day a Poster Making Event was organized. Through their multi-hued posters children of classes III & IV spread the message simply yet clearly that our natural resources are limited and we desperately need to use them judiciously. On the Occasion of ‘EARTH DAY’class V & VIorganised various activities .The Theme of the day was ‘SAY NO TO POLYBAGS’ Students made paper bags to make other people also aware of it. They distributed hand made paper bags in their neighbourhood and even noted down the records of details related to it in the Performa given to them. Classes VII -X participated by organizing a rally to raise awareness to protect the planet Earth. Students participated with full zeal and enthusiasm in a rally , with various slogans & ideas to keep the Earth clean and green. A street Play (NukkadNatak ) was put up by the students of classes XI and XII. The theme of the play was ‘Conservation of Natural Resources’. The efforts of the students were commendable –to increase awareness among one and all .Everybody realized the need to save our precious planet-The Earth A Declamation Competition on‘The Importance of Earth Day’was also held for the students of classes XI and XII DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL SAHIBABAD ,GHAZIABAD will continue its efforts towards making the planet a better place to live. The celebrations to commemorate the World Environment Day will be culminated on 5th June 2014

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Dr V Singh

Horana, Sri Lanka

Samanala Kanda forest reserve conservation project – By Quantum Green Team : It is a great pleasure to share with you one of the environment conservation projects completed by the Green Team of Quantum Clothing (Lanka) Pvt Ltd. QCL is a garment factory situated in Horana, Sri Lanka. We are ISO 14001 certified and received Marks & Spencer Eco Factory status due to the effort taken to conserve and improve the environment. The Quantum Green Team (QGT) identified the importance of conservation of “Samanala Kanda” (Adam’s Peak) forest reserve for future generation. Since the main threat is the abandoned polythene which are brought by the average of 3 million pilgrims during the pilgrimage season, We decided to make an effort to collect them and clean the forest reserve at their strength as a company CSR project. We planned the project with the entire QGT and also communicated the regarding the project via “Quantum FM” among the employees having an interest on the environmental conservation. A group of 29 heads gathered together. Plan was to collect all the non-degrading artificial items into bags (50 kg Rice bags) and bring them down and hand over to the local government of Nallathanniya, for recycling. Filling 50 nos of empty bags was their target. An NGO called “Mihithala Mithuro” who committed their activities on forest conservation, also joined with Quantum Green Team on this event. In the morning the polythene collection project was started from the zenith of sacred Sri Pada Mountain and initially the team split into two groups. All the ladies and several males were in one group. They was advised to collect all the polythene were along the track. They started their mission and the young gang was allocated for collecting polythene besides the track in the forest. They had a rope to climb and access the unreachable areas of the forest. There were plenty of polythene to collect. Not only polythene, but also plastic bottles which was identified as the biggest threat and broken slippers. They had 25 bags and all of them we fully filled even before reaching the end of “Maha Giri Damba” track. Their task was complete. Brought down the filled bags with tied up bag openings. The first team also had collected 15 bags. Altogether, 40 of 50kg rice bags were full in polythene and other non-degrading bits and pieces. As Quantum Green Team we are really proud of the hard effort we could take on conservation of the Sri Pada forest reserve but the solution indeed lies on addressing the root cause of discarding garbage responsibly by the pilgrims. If all we bring down the polythene and plastic we bring in as pilgrims, then there will not be a need to clean-up.

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Dumindu Soorige
Quantum Clothing (Lanka) Pvt Ltd
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Horana, Sri Lanka

E Waste Training & Collection Programme at Quantum Clothing (Lanka) Pvt Ltd on June 2014 It is a great pleasure to share with you one of the environment conservation projects completed by Quantum Clothing (Lanka) Pvt Ltd, which is a garment factory situated in Sri Lanka. We are ISO 14001 certified garment factory and a factory received Marks & Spencer Eco Factory status due to the effort taken to conserve and continually improve the environmental performances. As per the e-waste Management programme of the company, periodical training & e waste collecting programmes are conducted. In month June of 2014 we were able to conduct the above programme for celebrating WED as well as E waste week. The programme was scheduled on 2nd & 3rd of June 2014 as an e waste awareness programme and collection programme. The event was organised with the coordination of Central Environment Authority (CEA) which is the government body governing the E waste management programmes in Sri Lanka. The training programme was conducted by Mr Mangala Perera the Assistant Director Waste Management unit of CEA. Then with the participation of all employees of the company, e waste collection was conducted in the company premises on both days. Not limiting to the company e waste collection, the employees were encouraged to bring available e waste from their houses too. On 3rd of June considerable amount of e waste was collected and disposed through a CEA approved licenced e waste disposer. We were glad to announce you that one small step was taken by us to conserve the environment in the week in which the WED is celebrated. Hope to commit for the continual improvement of the environment in which we are doing our business in the future too.

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Dumindu Soorige
Quantum Clothing (Lanka) Pvt Ltd
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Coimbatore , India

Date: 6th June, 2014 To Ms. Lucita Jasmin Division of Communications and Public Information United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Tel: 254-20-7623401 or 254-20-7625490 Email: worldenvironmentday@unep.org Respected Madam, Sub: World Environment Day celebrated in Kathir Institutions, Coimbatore, India- submission of activity reports to UNEP Head quarters-reg. Greetings from Kathir Educational Institutions, Coimbatore, India! KATHIR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (KEI) in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, function under the patronage of the LAMIKA Educational and Charitable Trust, which was established during the year 2006 with a noble cause of imparting World Class quality education for the poor and the deprived people in the Society. Mr. E.S. KATHIR, the Founder Chairman of the Trust is an Industrialist and Mrs. LAVANYA KATHIR, the Secretary of the Trust is an Educationalist. KEI have a set of core values like Care, Innovation, Passion and Trust, for spreading smiles among the deprived society by rendering comprehensive community welfare and developmental programmes. In connection with the “World environment day” celebrations in Kathir institutions on 5th June, 2014, as per the vision of UNEP, “Small Island Developing States and Climate Change”, while the slogan is ‘Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level’, in order to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on small islands states around the world. This year we have developed some other newer green concepts and solutions, in addition to our tree sapling planting activities. One of the easiest and effective methods of saving electricity in our home is by changing the lighting from the old style incandescent bulbs to the CFL- Lighting system. Besides saving money, consuming less electricity will enable the thermal power stations to burn less quantity of coal for producing electricity. Therefore, burning less coal releases less greenhouse gas pollution and helps to slow down disastrous global climate change and reduces overall carbon footprint and this awareness is given in full concentration especially to the younger generation. HENCE, WE EARNESTLY REQUEST UNEP AUTHORITIES TO APPROVE OUR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND THE SOCIETY AND SUPPORT OUR ACTIVITIES BY HOSTING OUR PHOTOGRAPH AND MESSAGE IN THE UNEP WEBSITE AND ENCOURAGE US TO DO PROCEED STILL BETTER IN THE NEAR FUTURE. This will motivate us further to dedicate our self in our mission towards protecting our global environment. We will be more than happy to explore various collaboration opportunities to ensure global success. Thank you and best wishes. Yours truly, E S KATHIR FOUNDER CHAIRMAN KATHIR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS COIMBATORE- 641 062 INDIA

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E S KATHIR
FOUNDER CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, KATHIR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, COIMBATORE, TAMIL NADU, INDIA.
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Mazatlan, Mexico

Se realizó la limpieza del estero de Urías que es nuestro vecino, con la participación de aproximadamente 80 colaboradores de la misma planta, se retiraron aproximadamente 2 toneladas de desechos los cuales se separaron, dando un total de PET de 510kg mismos que se reciclaron.

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CHRISTIAN SALVADOR GAMBOA
MAZ INDUSTRIAL S.A. DE C.V.
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Sheffield , United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

I wrote a newspaper article in one of the leading newspapers of India: The Political and Business Daily on the World Environment Day. My arcticle, entitled "Time to Act", focused on UNEP's theme of Climate Change and Small Islands.

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Sonal Choudhary
Sheffield University Management School
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Porto Velho, Brazil

Para comemorar o dia mundial do Meio Ambiente, a ONG Ecoporé promoveu uma semana especial realizando uma série de ações nos dias 02, 03 e 04 de Junho, em escolas dos municípios de abrangência do projeto Viveiro Cidadão, localizadas no interior do estado de Rondônia. A Escola Estadual Francisca Júlia, de Castanheiras, a Escola Estadual Marechal Cândido Rondon e Escola Municipal de Ensino Fundamental Angélica de Jesus, ambas de Novo Horizonte e a Escola Polo José Veríssimo, de Rolim de Moura, foram as instituições que receberam estas atividades. Estes três municípios são áreas de atuação do projeto patrocinado pela Petrobras através do Programa Petrobras Socioambiental e que visa ampliar as ações de recuperação de áreas degradadas e matas ciliares através de sistemas de baixo carbono. A Escola Estadual Eugênio Lazarin, localizada em Jardinópolis, também foi contemplada com ações ligadas ao reaproveitamento do lixo produzido, com palestras e atividades práticas. Na programação especial, palestra sobre o meio ambiente, plantio de mudas, exibição de filmes com temas ligados à sustentabilidade, desperdício de água, conservação da natureza, além de sorteio de brindes do projeto e oficinas de desenho e pintura. 05 de Junho No dia 05 de junho, data instituída pela Organização das Nações Unidas como o dia mundial do Meio Ambiente, todas as ações foram realizadas no viveiro de produção de mudas, localizado em Rolim de Moura, Rondônia. Cerca de 800 pessoas visitaram o viveiro durante todo o dia. O tema deste ano escolhido pela ONU foi “Mudanças Climáticas”, com a frase “Aumente a sua voz e não o nível do mar”. As atividades deste dia foram as de vídeos com temática ambiental, visitas guiadas ao viveiro, cadastro de áreas, palestras e oficinas de pintura. Durante todo o tempo também foram realizadas dinâmicas quem envolviam questões ambientais com premiação de brindes. O estudante Júnior Lins, da Escola Tancredo de Almeida Neves, elogiou a iniciativa e disse que desta forma conseguiu aprender mais. “Esse tipo de ação transmite o conhecimento de maneira clara e divertida. Tive a oportunidade de saber sobre as novas formas de cultivar e posso aplicar no meu quintal”, disse. ficinas As oficinas de pintura e desenho promovidas durante a semana foram muito concorridas e elogiadas. Os adolescentes trabalharam com camisetas e as crianças utilizaram papéis. As melhores pinturas fizeram parte de um varal exposto no dia 05 de junho e os papéis também foram exibidos neste dia.

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Natália Leite Lima
Ação Ecológica Guaporé
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Douala , Cameroon

Une semaine d'intenses activités qui vont du 30 mai au 05 juin date de cloture de l'évenement sous la supervision generale et la coordination de M le Delegué Regional du Littoral du MINEPDED ( Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Protection de la Nature et du Developpement Durable) . Comme activités: 1- Marche de sensibilisation et Communication 2- Investissement humain 3- Promotion du Developpement Durable ( Santé , énergie , environnement, OMD , etc...) 4- Plantation des arbres 5- Expositions et autres 5- Conference- Debats

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AugustinYves MBOCK KEKED
CADIRE CAMEROON ASSOCIATION
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Brasília, Brazil

Uma das atribuições da Gerência de Meio Ambiente - GRMA/CEB é o desenvolvimento de campanhas de sensibilização dos empregados quanto as questões ambientais. Em comemoração a Semana do Meio Ambiente e outras datas comemorativas ligadas a natureza, a GRMA promoveu o projeto Junho Ambiental 2014 dentro da empresa. Em sua 4ª edição, as principais atividadesforam: feira de troca, recolhimento de resíduos eletrônicos e exposição de painéis sobre atividades ambientais da CEB. O anseio do projeto era alcançar o maior número de empregados e transeuntes na empresa, com baixo custo financeiro, sensibilizado-os para o repensar das atitudes ambientais no âmbito da CEB. As ações propostas também visaram, de forma simples, dar visibilidade às atividades desenvolvidas pela Gerência de Meio Ambiente. Consequentemente, a gerência cumpri com suas atribuições em parceria com as demais gerências e partes interessadas da empresa. OBJETIVOS: o Divulgar a importância das atribuições da GRMA e dos projetos que estão sendo desenvolvidos na área ambiental da CEB; o Divulgar informações sobre as discussões ambientais da atualidade. o Despertar nos participantes o compromisso com a natureza e seu papel na mitigação dos impactos ambientais; o Estimular a participação dos empregados nas atividades relacionadas ao meio ambiente na empresa; o Fomentar a implantação da Gestão Ambiental na empresa. PÚBLICO ALVO: Empregados da CEB e transeuntes nas dependências da empresa. DATA: mês de junho de 2014. ATIVIDADES: o Destinação de eletrônicos inutilizados Descrição: recebimento de resíduos/material eletrônico de empregados e do ressarcimento de consumidores para reciclagem em instituições especializadas. Resultados: destinação de 31,8 Kg de sucatas eletrônicas, 66,8 Kg de estabilizadores e nobreaks, 6,2 Kg de CPU e 26,4 Kg de pilhas e baterias para reciclagem. o Exposição de painéis Descrição: exposição de painéis sobre as ações da empresa visando a redução de impactos ambientais no último ano. Resultados: painés expostos no corredores da empresa sobre os seguintes temas: -Projeto da Gestão da Coleta Seletiva; -Projeto da Coleta de Lâmpadas; -Projeto de Educação Ambiental SE Vale do Amanhecer; -Licenciamento Ambiental de empreendimentos; -Compensação Florestal . o Feira do troca Descrição: atividade de troca de objetos, serviços ou experiências pessoais pelos empregados. Resultados: foram trocados diversos artigos como figurinhas, gibis, sapatos e eletrônicos.

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Ana Carolina Schinzel
CEB DISTRIBUIÇÃO
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Bettiah, w. champaran, India

this year we are coming together to light the flameof building west champaran safe for environment through cycle rally.rally cover a distance of approx 5km.to carry forward the message of cleam,green,bright west champaran.

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sadrey alam
TARU MITRA
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Hydera-ba-d , India

On occasion of World Environmental Day on June 5, 2014, around 180 employees of Shantha Biotech- A Sanofi Company at their plant site in Medchal town of Hyderabad, India carried out a cleaning drive in and around the town. Medchal is a northern suburb of Hyderabad, India and has a human population of over 40,000. The initiative aimed at clearing the town of all the plastic material on road, lanes and around houses. The highlight of the activity was cleaning one entire playground which was converted into a dump yard by the local residents. The employees carried placards and raised slogans about the need of protecting our environment. The employees walked in around the town talking to individuals about why plastic are harmful to the environment. The employees distributed pamphlets which carried information (both English and Telugu language) about the hazards of plastic on our environment and made all the people take a pledge for not using plastic in their everyday life. As a first step, employees also distributed 1000 free reusable jute shopping bags to the people and shopkeepers to help creating a plastic free community. All the plastic waste was collected into a tractor and in coordination with the municipal authorities, was sent to the designated waste disposal area. The event received a great response and was greatly appreciated by the local community. Tashif Ayaz Communications Manager Shantha - A Sanofi Company

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Tashif Ayaz
Shantha Biotech - A Sanofi Company
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