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ECO-Action Month at Ricoh India started on a green note with two prominent events held on World Environment Day on June 5, 2015.

Ricoh India commemorated the occasion by becoming the first Indian manufacturer to have its imaging equipment products registered under the country’s EPEAT rating system. EPEAT is a global environment rating system established to help buyers identify eco-friendly computers and other electronic products. Products are measured against both required and optional criteria addressing resource conservation, energy conservation and the reduction or elimination of environmentally sensitive materials.

Ricoh India also held a panel discussion on sustainable procurement, with a view to build momentum on green procurement policies and practices and present relevant products, services and solutions pioneered by the organization. This event was held in association with the Indian Railways Institute of Logistics and Materials Management. The discussion was part of a two-day seminar on 'Creating Synergy between Industry and Public Procurements', attended by leading figures in the public, private, and NGO sectors, as well as regulatory bodies. Ricoh MD and CEO, Mr Manoj Kumar, spoke about the need for consumers to live responsibly, which must be facilitated private sector efforts to introduce green procurement policies and practices, and the incentivisation of environmental stewardship initiatives through preferential purchasing.


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Curepipe , Mauritius

Endemic Tree Planting

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Vishnee Payen
LUX* Resorts & Hotels
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Baku , Azerbaijan

Summer ecological camp “Microcosm of Leeuwenhoek and young microbiologists” Taking into consideration that education is one of foreground directions of UNESCO and bearing in mind the main strategy of the “Education for All” Programme, where special attention is paid to the education of children, the National Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan for UNESCO together with Social-Ecological Center “EcoSphere” organize traditional programmes of summer ecological camps for children in the framework of the joint project. Ecological camps for children oriented to the natural sciences and environmental protection are directed to the improvement of the elaboration of the methodologies of the lessons in nature for the children and are related to the active UNESCO Programmes in Azerbaijan. The programme successfully launched in 2014 with such camps as “Amazing animals nearby”, “Young cryptozoologists”, “Defunct animals nearby”, “Biodiversity in the planet and diversity of the Universe”, as well as organization of different scientific conferences and research expeditions to the National parks for schoolchildren. The camp “Microcosm of Leeuwenhoek and young microbiologists” started on the 5th of June 2015 on the occasion of the World Environment Day. Children between 9-12 ages took part in a new three-day ecological camp. The purpose of the camp was to acknowledge the children with microbiology, biotechnology, biocleaning and remediation, as well as organization of special practical lessons with them.

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Gunay Afandiyeva
National Commission for UNESCO of the Republic of Azerbaijan
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Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Presentations, Quiz Competitions, Debates and Speeches were delivered by Primary and Secondary School Students on issues bothering around the environment.

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Institute of Public Health
Institute of Public Health
Website
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Saharanpur, India

we have organised an invited talk of Academicians and NGOs working the in the field of Environment protection.The NGOs is manufacturing manures from daily household wastes and sell it in good profit. In this talk, we discussed the various aspect of problems and tried to aware the people of the town about conservation of energy. The person from NGOs Mr. Mayank pandey shows us the video containing the process of manure manufacturing from household waste.In the last we planted tree saplings in the campus.

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Bishnanand Dubey
Shobhit University,Gangoh
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Paris , France

People invited to come in center of Paris, door of metro 12 at 2pm for a surprise moment :)

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Glossaire Roland
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awka, anambra state, Nigeria

MY 2015 WED Creating awareness is always top of my agenda when it comes to the environment as Nigerians still need more information on that.So I requested for an interview with my university radio station,UNIZIK 94.1 FM Awka, where I also volunteer as a Radio Host and the Station manager happily granted my request. I was interviewed on the World Environment Day for 45 minutes live on radio on the 5th of June, 2015 and that interview I gave created the much needed awareness on the day as most of the media houses in my region just didn't do anything or do much to mark the day. Please, listen or download the interview here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4UauN-C5hTlMDE2UUtwOHZndUk/edit?usp=drive_web Again, I wrote what some described as a very motivating news commentary on the WED to be read on 5th June 2015 on my university Radio station,UNIZIK 94.1 FM Awka. So, my commentary,which centered around the theme of the 2015 WED(SEVEN BILLION DREAMS. ONE PLANET. CONSUME WITH CARE) was aired three times-at 6am,3pm and 6pm major news of the station- the next day,6th June, 2015,and it was great. It helped prolong the publicity and kept the topic fresh in the mind of people. Please,listen or download it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4UauN-C5hTlZ1p3Um0tRllWN0U/edit?usp=drive_web Still not satisfied with my actions, I furthered my plans to get the approval of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University High School Principal to speak to the students of her school on the 2015 WED theme. I had earlier communicated the principal on my intention of speaking to her students but she told me the school will be on mid-term break by the week of 5th June, 2015 so I had to seek for another date. It was morning on June 19 and I was putting finishing touches to the slideshow I've already prepared with a rich content of TUNZA Eco-Generation Living Green kits. I spoke to the students for about one hour on the theme of the 2015 World Environment Day-Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care- and ended by given Eco-Generation branded handbooks and rulers to some students who impressed in my question and answer segment which I used to round off my speech. I was full of thanks for the school and her students. Please,watch or download it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4UauN-C5hTlVmUxWmlrTFBxT1U/edit?usp=drive_web A comprehensive news of the event was reported on my university Radio station and was read for two days. Please,listen or download it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4UauN-C5hTlQUJaRmR4dVY3ckk/edit?usp=drive_web I was so happy with my actions for the 2015 WED especially given the financial difficulties I faced and also given the fact that I was on Industrial Training and just returned from a climate change summit in Germany few days to the WED. BY CHIAGOZIE UDEH, TUNZA ECO-GENERATION AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA EMAIL: zenithofzest@gmail.com

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CHIAGOZIE UDEH
TUNZA ECO-GENERATION
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Kolhapur, India

We celebrate WED by plantation.

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Ajinkya Nalawade
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Kolhapur, India

We celebrate WED by plantation.

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Ajinkya Nalawade
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Quilpué, Chile

El 5 de junio se realizó en el Colegio Luis Cruz Martínez la conmemoración del día Mundial del Medio Ambiente con una serie de actividades que se desarrollaron durante la jornada con el objetivo de generar espacios de concientización sobre el cuidado del entorno y los recursos naturales. La jornada comenzó con un debate de los alumnos de 8º básico en el cuál discutieron los roles del hogar y el colegio en cuanto a educación medio ambiental. Posterior a esto se realizó una charla sobre alimentación saludable y autosustentable patrocinada por la Universidad de las Américas. Asimismo y con mucha alegría el colegio recibió a los invitados del Jardín Everito, Jardín Arcoiris, Escuela de Lenguaje Las Vegas y Escuela de Lenguaje Más Sol, quienes, al igual que los alumnos del colegio se maravillaron con los stands, muestras y huertos. La jornada terminó con una función temática especialmente preparada para los más pequeñitos, quienes tuvieron la oportunidad de interactuar con un súper héroe para salvar el bosque. Esta actividad se ve potenciada por la Certificación Ambiental que tiene el colegio para el período 2015-2016, lo que representa para el colegio una gran responsabilidad de educar en este importante tema, sobretodo considerando que sobre un 95% de colegios de la región de Valparaíso no cuentan con esta certificación.

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Joanna Ovando
Colegio Luis Cruz Martínez
Website
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Paveh, Iran, Islamic Republic of

I established an internet group named SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ECOTOURISM 5 months ago . We commit to raise awareness of people about the negative impacts of unsustainable consumption pattern and to be voice and active agents of change for Environmental stewardship.Education of principles and goals of sustainable development is another one of our aims. Since our region , named AWRAMAN, is a mountain and ecotourist area , we want to invite other people to visit our region as responsible tourist.

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Burhan Valadbaigi
Culham construction co.
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Medellin, Colombia

Emtelco viene desarrollando hace ya varios años la semana ambiental con motivo de la celebración del día mundial del medio ambiente, para el año 2015 se desarrollaron varias actividades enfocadas principalmente en la separación de los residuos sólidos y el uso adecuado de los recursos ( Agua y energía ). Algunas de las actividades que se desarrollaron y en la cual se contó con la participación de nuestros colaboradores dentro de la empresa y proveedores se encuentran tomas ambientales , en la cual se realizaban preguntas y se daban tips y consejos acerca del cuidado del medio ambiente y como optimizar el consumo de agua y energía, también se fomento mediante juegos enfocados en la separación correcta de los residuos sólidos, con el fin de mejorar y aumentar el aprovechamiento de los mismos , evitando que aquellos residuos que son reciclables sean contaminados , aumentando de esta manera el aprovechamiento de los mismos. También se desarrollaron actividades de siembra de arboles con el apoyo de la alcaldía de Medellin , Bogota y caminatas ecológicas en la ciudades de medellin , cali y bogota , actividades que fueron planteadas con el fin de mostrar nuestro patrimonio y el estado en el cual se encuentra, ademas de la importancia que tiene la reforestacion de ciertas zonas y el cuidado que estos arboles deben de tener , ademas de cada una de las funciones y beneficios ecosistemicos que prestan , como son el tema paisajistico, aumento de población nativa, corredores ecológicos, disminución del efecto de isla calorica , ademas de ser fuente importante de alimentos y prevención de deslizamientos , entre otra cantidad de beneficios. Tambien se realizaron concursos con los cuales buscamos que nuestros colaboradores muestren su creatividad y su ingenio, para la creación de distintos eco diseños, mediante los cuales hagan uso de materiales reciclables para su desarrollo. De esta manera Emtelco se encuentra comprometido con el cuidado del Medio Ambiente, buscando siempre cultivar una pequeña semilla en cada uno de nuestros colaboradores la importancia de proteger el medio ambiente, mostrando que una pequeña acción hace la diferencia , esperando que esa semilla germine y crezca y sea un pilar mas en nuestra labor diaria.

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Santiago Mejia Madrigal
Emtelco S.A.S
Website
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Durres, Albania

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Kapsabet, Kenya

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Kollam, India

‘PARINATI’ (means change) is a one-day environmental campaign, to be organized in conjunction with WED 2015, accentuating the theme of WED 2015, to provide awareness on the significance of carefully consuming the mother Earth for all our dreams as well as the future generations. In association with this, we would be conducting an inter school exhibition competition which is aimed at developing the scientific instincts among children and making them realize the interdependence of Science, Technology, Society and Environment. Theme for the Day: Go Green The volunteers, School campus including exhibition venues and stalls would be conveying the "GO GREEN” message to the students, participants and others. Events of the Day: 1.  Inter-school Exhibition competition 2.  Exhibition stalls for handicrafts with natural products in Kerala 3.  Tree for free: Gift a Sapling 4.  Closing Ceremony & Award Distribution I. Inter- school Exhibition Competition: All children are naturally motivated to learn and are capable of learning. The knowledge acquired by them is the outcome of their own activity. Children learn through interaction with nature, people and environment around. They construct knowledge by connecting new ideas to their existing ideas. Children must be aware about how human society's unsustainable use of natural resources affects the quality of life and environment. Children and teachers should identify where and how new researches and developments in science, mathematics and technology can bring sustainable development of society. THEME: "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." The slogan for WED 2015 emphasizes the need for ‘Sustainable Consumption and Production of our resources’. therefore, we have suggested the participants to cover the following sub themes: 1. Energy conservation 2. Soil conservation 3.  Food security 4.  Water conservation II. Exhibition stalls for handicrafts with natural products in Kerala With the exhibition stalls we aim to highlight the strong bond of mankind and nature and make people aware of the depth of nature's gifts. III. Tree for Free We would be gifting a tree sapling to all the participants, judges, guests and all the other visitors. IV. Closing Ceremony The top three exhibits would be endowed with cash awards of Rs.10000, Rs.5000 and Rs.3000 respectively. Also all the participants would be awarded participation certificates. On the occasion of closing ceremony, Earth Anthem would be sung to honour the Mother Earth. As our event name 'PARINATI' signifies, we aim to start building a CHANGE in ourselves  towards the way we manage our natural resources and thereby providing an awareness on the significance of sustainable production and consumption of natural resources for the future generations through the children.

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ANOOP M G
JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA KOLLAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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Kollam, India

‘PARINATI’ (means change) is a one-day environmental campaign, to be organized in conjunction with WED 2015, accentuating the theme of WED 2015, to provide awareness on the significance of carefully consuming the mother Earth for all our dreams as well as the future generations. In association with this, we would be conducting an inter school exhibition competition which is aimed at developing the scientific instincts among children and making them realize the interdependence of Science, Technology, Society and Environment. Theme for the Day: Go Green The volunteers, School campus including exhibition venues and stalls would be conveying the "GO GREEN” message to the students, participants and others. Events of the Day: 1.  Inter-school Exhibition competition 2.  Exhibition stalls for handicrafts with natural products in Kerala 3.  Tree for free: Gift a Sapling 4.  Closing Ceremony & Award Distribution I. Inter- school Exhibition Competition: All children are naturally motivated to learn and are capable of learning. The knowledge acquired by them is the outcome of their own activity. Children learn through interaction with nature, people and environment around. They construct knowledge by connecting new ideas to their existing ideas. Children must be aware about how human society's unsustainable use of natural resources affects the quality of life and environment. Children and teachers should identify where and how new researches and developments in science, mathematics and technology can bring sustainable development of society. THEME: "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." The slogan for WED 2015 emphasizes the need for ‘Sustainable Consumption and Production of our resources’. therefore, we have suggested the participants to cover the following sub themes: 1. Energy conservation 2. Soil conservation 3.  Food security 4.  Water conservation II. Exhibition stalls for handicrafts with natural products in Kerala With the exhibition stalls we aim to highlight the strong bond of mankind and nature and make people aware of the depth of nature's gifts. III. Tree for Free We would be gifting a tree sapling to all the participants, judges, guests and all the other visitors. IV. Closing Ceremony The top three exhibits would be endowed with cash awards of Rs.10000, Rs.5000 and Rs.3000 respectively. Also all the participants would be awarded participation certificates. On the occasion of closing ceremony, Earth Anthem would be sung to honour the Mother Earth. As our event name 'PARINATI' signifies, we aim to start building a CHANGE in ourselves  towards the way we manage our natural resources and thereby providing an awareness on the significance of sustainable production and consumption of natural resources for the future generations through the children.

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ANOOP M G
JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA KOLLAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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Veracruz , Mexico

Campaña de limpieza de la playa de Alvarado, Veracruz, con el personal de la compañía, recolectando una cantidad aproximada de 300 kg de basura.

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Montserrat Vega
Compañia Arendal
Website
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Jeddah (Jiddah) , Saudi Arabia

"There is no good in a nation who does not eat what they have grown nor wear what they have made themselves" We wait to export our needs through oceans leaving behind our ability to produce, consuming all the efforts and resources in exporting, we have got used through passed ages to be consumers which stopped us from being creative and productive Our minds were shaked and have released a very shocking creativity. Shada Suites who promotes the Southern Culture of Saudi Arabia has collaborated with Kees Chic who has built a mural made out of 2000 plastic bags that were crocheted by 15 local artisans following the southern Asiri Qatt pattern, aiming to spread the collaborative work and creative productivity model Kees Chic aims to 1.reduce wastes of plastic bags, 2.reduce women unemployment rates, & 3.improve local handmade production, through professional team to improve the economy and develop the MENA region. Installing the mural was also part of the World Environmental Day 2015 particpation with UNEP. Mona Badrais, one of the artisans has said: it was a new idea, exciting and unique that we could produce creativity out of simplicity! "The project is very nice and supports the concept of the collaborative work to produce nice ART along with the benefit of hiring underprivileged women. Although the handmade concept is not appreciated in our societies as the past when it was an honor for those women who has skill to show off with it around with high quality, the new generation has forgotten these handmade skills and un appreciated its value beside replacing it with machines to the extent we started forgotten about it. So I hope Kees Chic will re invent the value of it." said the crochet trainer Lina Aktaa. The Qatt southern mural is a start of a series of projects that Kees Chic is planning to do that opens the door for all companies to participate and being a part of having a valuable footprint not only socially but also economically. "Its the time to face to consumer monster that we are afraid of and kept us in the consumerism life for ages, doing by action even with small ones will have a strong impact and lead toward improvement of our countries to resign as they used to be before and thats only by unleashing creativity and innovation from the theoretical mind into the practical hands", said the founder of Kees Chic, Diana Rayyan.

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Diana Rayyan
Kees Chic
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MONTERREY NUEVO LEON, Mexico

Hoy se incrementará el jardín de polinizadores de la Esc. Prim. Dora Garza Garza, en Apodaca, NL, Mecico, se plantarán seis asclepias tuberosas amarillas y cuatro ruellias rosas, para estar preparados y recibir en unos meses a las mariposas monarcas y las diferntes especies de polinizadores como abejas, colibries,

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Isabel Ortíz
Reciclart ABP
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MONTERREY NUEVO LEON, Mexico

Hoy se incrementará el jardín de polinizadores de la Esc. Prim. Dora Garza Garza, en Apodaca, NL, Mecico, se plantarán seis asclepias tuberosas amarillas y cuatro ruellias rosas, para estar preparados y recibir en unos meses a las mariposas monarcas y las diferntes especies de polinizadores como abejas, colibries,

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Isabel Ortíz
Reciclart ABP
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Dublin , Ireland

Held a competition to encourage staff to provide examples of environmental initiatives they are undertaking on client sites or to suggest ways that we could make an impact on our consumption. Winning entry was the use of peppermint oil to keep away spiders rather than harmful chemicals. Our field and office based staff were also encouraged to work from home where possible and if they had to travel they were to car share, travel without a car or try to work in locations that did not require driving great distances. Our offices turned off lights that were often on but are unnecessary and completed a task to reduce the number of heaters/fans/printers left on regularly. in addition to reducting our consumptioin on the day this has resulted in an increased awareness that we do not have to use all appliances and lights all the time and a reduced level of consumption should be maintained in future.

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Richard Rayson
Grosvenor Services
Website
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