Thursday, June 5, 2008

World Environment Day

Happy World Environment Day ! World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

This year's slogan for 2008 is Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy. Recognizing that climate change is becoming the defining issue of our era, the UNEP (United Nations Environment Progam) is asking countries, companies and communities to focus on greenhouse gas emissions and how to reduce them. The World Environment Day will highlight resources and initiatives that promote low carbon economies and life-styles, such as improved energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, forest conservation and eco-friendly consumption.

Like my other UN-related entries, I'm learning alot about the UN and their programs.

I bring these things to my readers, because I find them worthy of sharing. I find among my real life associates and my colleagues in the AfroSpear, such global and environmental topics are rarely discussed.

Be Informed. Go Green!


DP said...

Urban Scientist,

I'm with you. I hope more environmental discussion are forthcoming because that's what's killing us faster than war. Thanks for heads up on Environment Day.

The Urban Scientist said...

Thanks DP

Villager said...

I'm sorry that I didn't learn of this post or World Environment Day until today. I'm tremendously behind in my blog-related activity. Anyhow, I encourage you to share stuff like this with your kinfolk in the AfroSpear. Some of us are listening (smile)...

peace, Villager

Sonja Ebron said...

Thanks for bringing World Environment Day to my attention. UNEP should do a much better job of publicizing the event, especially here in the US. I love the slogan, "Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy." It doesn't get more clear than that. With nearly 1000 energy efficient products, we do our part at blackEnergy to promote low-carbon living, but there's so much more to do. Thanks again for posting this info.

The Urban Scientist said...

Villager & Sonja

Thanks for reading and sharing advice.