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Adelaide
The Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) marked World Environment Day by launching an online checklist and guide on how to implement sustainability in a typical office environment. It also engaged staff and managers to commit their support to sustainable behaviors in the workplace through signing a worksite commitment form.

For more information, please contact:
Charles Moore
Department of Premier and the Cabinet, South Australia
State Administration Centre, 200 Victoria Square Adelaide
Australia
Tel: +61 08 8226 3740
Fax: +61 08 8226 0914
Email: moore.charles@dpc.sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.premcab.sa.gov.au

Adelaide
Belair Schools had a reception, a walk in the Belair National Park and tree planting in the National Park for students who participated in World Environment Day.

For more information, please contact:
Andy Coleman
Belair Schools
Main Road, Belair Adelaide
Australia 
Tel: +61 08 83703733
Fax: +61 08 83702651
E-mail: andy.coleman@belairschools.sa.edu.au
Website: www.belairschools.sa.edu.au

Adelaide
A wild breakfast to celebrate World Environment Day.
Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) got into the World Environment Day action early with a corporate breakfast at the Adelaide Zoo on Wednesday 4 June from 7.30am to 8.45am.
They were working extra hard to help Australian businesses understand how they can make a difference to the environment, whether it’s by reducing their carbon footprint through the Action for Climate Change programme or actively protecting and repairing places that are critical for the survival of some of Australia’s most threatened species through the Wild Futures programme.

For more information, please contact:
Hartog Sonia
Conservation Volunteers Australia
G.P.O. Box 2875, Adelaide
Australia
E-mail: shartog@cva.org.au
Website: www.conservationvolunteers.com.au

Adelaide
The Flinders University School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management organized a series of events to mark World Environment Day 2008 which included the launch of a poster competition for school students, a special event on the Flinders courtyard, and engagement with the media.

For more information, please contact:
Michele Lang
Flinders University
Bedford Park Adelaide
Australia
Tel: +61-8-82012326
Fax: +61-8-82013521
E-mail: michele.lang@flinders.edu.au
Website: www.ssn.flinders.edu.au/geog

Adelaide
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management at Flinders University is organized a series of events that included:

  • Launch of a poster competition for school students;
  • A special event on the Flinders courtyard;
  • Engagement with the media.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Michele Lang
    Flinders University
    GPO Box 2100 Adelaide 5051
    Australia
    Tel: +61-8-82012326
    Fax: +61-8-82013521
    E-mail: michele.lang@flinders.edu.au
    Website: www.ssn.flinders.edu.au/geog

    Adelaide
    To celebrate World Environment Day and the 100th Birthday of the Park, the Friends of Blackwood Forest Recreation Park (FoBFRP) will held a planting day at the Park on 1 June 2008. Planting was planned along Minno creek where recent weeding had taken place.

    For more information, please contact:
    Jen Pitman
    Friends of Blackwood Forest Recreation Park
    P. O. Box 783 Stirling SA 5152 Adelaide
    Australia
    Tel: +61-08-8130 9063
    Fax: +61-08-8339 7070
    E-mail: pitman.jennifer@saugov.sa.gov.au
    Website: www.communitywebs.org/FriendsofParks/

    Avalon
    Lovethreads discounted prices of all merchandise in store and those online at 20% for the day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Julie Cowdroy
    LOVETHREADS
    Shop 4, 42-44 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon NSW
    Australia
    Tel:+61 0 2 9973 4885
    E-mail: ilove@lovethreads.com.au 
    Website: www.lovethreads.com.au

    Ballarat
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the City of Ballarat held the Ballarat Bus Challenge where secondary school students traveled around the City by local transit buses answering questions at various venues and making residents aware of where they can travel to by bus rather than car. At the completion of the event there was a concert and an awards presentation ceremony.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathy Rivett
    City of Ballarat
    P.O. Box 655 Ballarat
    Australia
    Tel: +61 353 205653
    E-mail: kathyrivett@ballarat.vic.gov.au

    Belrose
    On World Environment Day 2008, Brightpoint Australia launched its Environmental Programme to all staff. The programme was centered on increasing their environmental awareness, understanding how they contribute to the problem (both as individuals and a company), and identifying possible solutions to reduce or remove the impacts.

    For more information, please contact:
    Peter O'Farrell
    Brightpoint Australia
    2 Minna Close Belrose
    Australia
    Tel: +61 2 9485 1121
    E-mail: peter.ofarrell@brightpoint.com.au

    Berri
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Department for Environment and Heritage organized a primary schools event with over 400 students attending. They had 9 environmental stations for the children.

    For more information, please contact:
    Benita Dillon
    Department for Environment and Heritage
    Vaughan Tce Berri
    Australia
    Tel: +61 8 85952133
    E-mail: dillon.benita@saugov.sa.gov.au

    Buddina
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Kawana Shoppingworld hosted a week of awareness from 4 June to 11 June with the main focus being on recycling. Their aim was to encourage customers to bring in recyclable items to their "Recycle Centre" including cardboard paper, mobile phones, printer cartridges. In exchange for dropping off their recyclables, customers were given an entry form for their chance to win prizes. As part of World Environment Week, Kawana Shoppingworld also printed all materials on 100% recycled paper, highlighted Mirvac's national sustainability commitment, created a signage highlighting important facts about recycling, approached local media outlets and local schools for support in promoting World Environment Week.

    For more information, please contact:
    Brooke Neylan
    Kawana Shoppingworld
    119 Point Cartwright Drive Buddina
    Australia
    Tel: +61 754441944
    Fax: +61 754447066
    E-mail: brooke_neylan@mirvac.com.au
    Website www.kawanashoppingworld.com.au

    Bundaberg
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, SustainaBundy, Landcare, Bundaberg Community Development, the Hinkler-Burnett Greens and other community organizations worked together to present Bundaberg's event, which was held at the Police-Citizens’ Youth Club complex. Demonstrations and Question and Answer sessions were also held during the event.

    For more information, please contact:
    Andi Hazelwood
    SustainaBundy
    Australia
    Tel: +61 7 4196 0043
    E-mail: sustainabundy@gmail.com
    Website: www.relocalize.net/sustainabundy/WED2008

    Campbell
    In support of World Environment Day 2008, Housing Industry Association Limited held GreenSmart on Display, an event held across Australia for homebuyers and renovators keen to learn about the features of an environmentally responsible home. Visitors to the event saw a range of GreenSmart homes and land development projects which demonstrated how GreenSmart principles can be successfully incorporated into a home; that is, homes that are energy, water, and resource efficient, and healthy to live in.

    For more information, please contact:
    Bernie Murphy
    Housing Industry Association Limited
    79 Constitution Ave Campbell Act 2612
    Australia
    Tel: +61 02 6245 1300
    E-mail: b.murphy@hia.com.au
    Website: www.greensmart.com.au

    Canberra
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) promoted its programmes on environmental sustainability, created media awareness and raised the profile of CIT as a responsible organization by:

  • Encouraging their students and staff to share their
        ideas for a sustainable future;
  • Inviting the local community to be a part of the event
        and help to develop partnerships for sustainability.

    The day consisted of special activities at Bruce Campus

    For more information, please contact:
    Sally Holdsworth
    Canberra Institute of Technology
    Reid Campus Constitution Avenue, Canberra
    Australia
    Tel: +61 2 6205 1877
    Fax: +61 2 6207 5409
    E-mail: sally.holdsworth@cit.act.edu.au

    Canberra
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Australian Tax Office presented Environment Awards. Every year the Australian Tax Office recognizes its top individuals, teams or sites that have made a contribution to promoting an environmentally friendly workplace. Awards are in the two categories - Education and Communication and Sustainability. Winners were recognized at an official ceremony.

    For more information, please contact:
    Jason Quon
    Australian Tax Office
    Section 84 Civic, Canberra
    Australia
    Tel: +61 2 6216 1901
    E-mail: mediaunit@ato.gov.au

    Cairns
    In support of World Environment Day 2008, St Gerard Majella School started a Walking School Bus. Each Monday, Thursday and Friday about 30 students will be meeting at a car park about 2 kilometers from school and with the help of three or more parents, they all walk together the rest of the way to school instead of driving.

    For more information, please contact:
    Karen Blakeney
    St Gerard Majella Primary School
    Anderson Road Cairns
    Australia
    Tel: +61 40364068
    E-mail: kazbla@hotmail.com

    Castlemaine
    The Mount Alexander Shire Council celebrated their achievements in reducing the impact of global climate change on the world Environment Day at the Theatre Royal, Castlemaine where a free afternoon tea was provided together with kids activities and entertainment.

    For more information please contact:
    Jacqueline Brodie-Hanns
    Mount Alexander Shire Council
    1 Halford Street Castlemaine
    Australia
    Tel: 613 54711807
    Email: j.brodie-hanns@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

    Chatswood
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Willoughby City Council held the Eco-Ethical fashion show, a parade and night market that showcased sustainable, fair trade and ethical fashion.
     
    For more information, please contact:
    Leonne Donnelly
    Willoughby City Council
    Flag Court, Victoria Ave, Chatswood Mall
    Australia
    Tel: +61 02 9777 1000
    E-mail: email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au
    Website: www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au

    Creswick
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, a community forum presented by Greening Australia, the Department of Primary Industries and Ballarat Region Seed Bank as part of the Corangamite Seed Supply and Re-vegetation Network, focused its series of talks on:

  • Seed Production Areas, including the
        genetic considerations;
  • Two case studies that include the
        Grassy Groundcover Research Project
        and the Euroa Seed Production Area.
  • The forum was an opportunity to examine recent CSIRO research and recommendations impacting native vegetation management and seed production.

    For more information, please contact:
    Simon Heyes
    Greening Australia
    P. O. Box 435 Creswick
    Australia
    E-mail: sheyes@gavic.org.au

    Currimundi
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, POUNCE held an awareness campaign with information and suggestions for reducing carbon footprint

    For more information, please contact:
    Natasha Banville
    POUNCE
    4 allonga street Currimundi
    Australia
    Tel: +61 0439426545
    E-mail: tasha_b86@hotmail.com

    Darwin
    Environment Centre NT held World Environment Day Expo on 1 June at the Museum and Art Gallery NT lawns. Activities included: larrakia welcome to country, information stalls, workshops, talks, live music, interactive art, children's activities and food and drink stalls. The Expo celebrated and highlighted to the community the great work of community and not-for-profit organizations, government and non-government agencies and inform, inspire and involve the public in helping to protect our environment.

    For more information, please contact:
    Elly Langridge
    Environment Centre NT
    3/98 Woods Street Darwin
    Australia
    Tel: +61 8 8981 1984
    E-mail: admin@ecnt.org
    Website: www.ecnt.org

    Forster
    The Great Lakes Council conducted a photography competition on 'What sustainability means to you'. The word sustainability means many things to many people and they hoped to inspire people to capture their interpretation in photos.

    For more information, please contact:
    April McKay
    Great Lakes Council
    Breese Pde Forster
    Australia
    Tel: +61 02 6591 7314
    E-mail: april.mckay@greatlakes.nsw.gov.au
    Website: www.greatlakes.nsw.gov.au
     

    Forster
    The Great Lakes Environmental Association made a call for members of the community to gather at midday to  mark World Environment Day by forming a circle for a photgraph
    showing that they are united in their thinking for cutting carbon emissions and to call for stronger action from politicians. 30 united people joined for the photo.

     

    For more information, please contact:
    Jacqui Keats
    Great Lakes Environment Association
    PO Box 4102 Forster NSW
    Australia
    E-mail: glea_1@ozemail.com.au

    Gold Coast
    On Sunday 1 June, Gold Coast celebrated World Environment Day, with the Coast's very first Green Day Out being held from 10am to 4pm at Winders Park. This is a family fun-day which featured market stalls, fantastic live music, dancing, delicious food, environmental workshops, forums, street performers, children's entertainment, school displays and much more. A highlight of the day was the announcement of the winner of the 2008 Earth Carer of the Year Awards.

    For more information, please contact:
    Tracey Baillie
    Gecko - Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council
    139 Duringan Street, Currumbin Gold Coast
    Australia
    Tel: +61 7 5534 1412
    Fax: +61 7 5534 1401
    E-mail: greendayout@gecko.org.au
    Website: www.gecko.org.au

    Gold coast
    The PC Video Conference Company made available a free audio video meeting room for any community members located anywhere around the world interested in World Environment Day 2008. Participants could share ideas and organize their activities for the occasion without any cost and most importantly reduce the need to travel. This was in line with their efforts of reducing carbon emissions by encouraging people to travel less.

    For more information, please contact:
    Anthony Hosking
    PC Video Conference
    Suite 222 / 80 The Pines Center Gold Coast
    Australia
    Tel: +61 756304079
    E-mail: anthonyhosking@yahoo.com
    Website: www.pcvideoconference.com

    Grafton
    ‘Tee For a Tree’ On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the students of Grafton High School in New South Wales were wearing a t-shirt of their own choice. They paid $2 for this privilege, and in return they received a native tube tree to take home and plant in their garden, or to donate back to the school. The aim of the event was to stimulate awareness of energy usage and the concept of carbon offsetting.

    For more information, please contact:
    Simon Robertson
    Grafton High School
    97 Mary Street Grafton
    Australia
    Tel: +61 2 6642 3355
    Fax: +61 2 6642 3184
    E-mail: simon.robertson@education.nsw.gov.au

    Hobsons Bay
    On World Environment Day 2008, the focus of community workshops run through the Environment Resource Centre at Altona Library, was to forecast possible weather conditions in 2050 at Hobson’s Bay, as well as explaining what 'Carbon Neutrality' means. Hobsons Bay City Council pledged to be carbon neutral by 2020 and to help the community achieve carbon neutral status by 2030. Making the presentation was Rob Gell, a media personality and President of ‘Greening Australia’ Victoria.

    For more information, please contact:
    Anne McLean
    Hobsons Bay City Council
    115 Civic Parade, Altona Melbourne
    Australia
    Tel: +61 09426255999
    Fax: +61 0278 2565999
    E-mail: library@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
    Website: libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

    Katoomba
    To mark World environment Day 2008, the Blue Mountains City Council held environmental activities in villages in the blue mountains and carried out a schools programme where 10 schools ran events related to the day’s theme.

    For more information, please contact:
    Jasmine Payget
    Blue Mountains City Council
    Locked Bag 1005 Katoomba NSW 2780
    Australia
    Tel: +61 2 4780 5739
    Fax: +61 2 4780 5562
    E-mail: environment@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
    Website: www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au

    Kogarah
    Kogarah Municipal Council launched its iconic Beverley Park Water Reclamation Project, which is Sydney's first sewer mining plant. The Mayor of Kogarah Cr Nick Katris also signed the Mayoral Agreement on Climate Change, committing Kogarah to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    For more information, please contact:
    Amit Chanan
    Kogarah Municipal Council
    2 Belgrave Street Kogarah
    Australia
    Tel: +61 293309458
    E-mail: amit.chanan@kogarah.nsw.gov.au
    Website: www.kogarah.nsw.gov.au

    Lynch Street
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the South West Regional Library incorporated the event in their fortnightly 'story time' activities aimed at pre-scholars. They read books that cover topics like recycling, and human impact on the environment. They also did craft activities involving recycled materials.

    For more information, please contact:
    Annie Bailey
    South West Regional Library
    Lynch Street Young
    Australia
    Tel: +61 2 6382 2211
    Fax: +61 2 6382 1447
    E-mail: swrl@young.nsw.gov.au

    Melbourne
    All staff of the Hobsons Bay City Council were invited to mark the World Environment Day through an expo including tree planting and a breakfast. A community workshop was later held in the evening at the Williamstown Sailing Club.

    For more information please contact:
    Anne McLean
    Hobsons Bay City Council
    115 Civic Parade, Altona Melbourne
    Australia
    Tel: 61399321330
    Email: library@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
    Website: www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

    Melbourne
    About 1,500 students at the Peninsula School marked WED by planting indigenous species of trees at the creek area and then receiving badges with the UN logo of Plant for the Planet on it.

    For more information, please contact:
    Patricia Parkinson
    The Peninsula School
    Wooralla Drive Mt Eliza
    Melbourne
    Australia
    Tel: +61 0397887777
    Fax: +61 0397877646
    E-mail: pparkinson@tps.vic.edu.au

    Melbourne
    The URS Melbourne organized a breakfast catered with organic and locally sourced food where environmentally friendly prizes were presented to the winners of an online environmental quiz as a way of promoting environment sustainability.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sam Schroder
    URS Melbourne
    L6 1 southbank BLVD Southbank 3006 Melbourne
    Australia
    Email: sam_schroder@urscorp.com

    Melbourne
    In the lead up to June 2008, The Wall Sticker Company had been working on becoming carbon neutral and they have achieved it! They decided to donate 5% of proceeds taken in June 2008 from their new June product (wall sticker autumn leaves) to UNEP.

    For more information, please contact:
    Fiona Gathercole
    The Wall Sticker Company
    P.O. Box 1008 Hampton Melbourne
    Australia
    Tel: +65 0433776076
    E-mail: info@thewallstickercompany.com.au
    Website: www.thewallstickercompany.com.au

    Melbourne
    Simonds Catholic College launched the school's recycling system and had a "switch off" afternoon to reduce their energy use.

    For more information, please contact:
    Jacqui Byard
    Simonds Catholic College
    273 Victoria Street West
    3003 Melbourne
    Australia 
    E-mail: jbyard@simonds.melb.catholic.edu.au
    Website: http://www.simonds.melb.catholic.edu.au/

    Melbourne
    Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) ran the Al Gore Climate Project slideshow presentation for the Australian Services Union delegate meeting on the occasion of World Environment Day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Steve Mullins
    365 Queen St Melbourne, VIC
    Australia 
    Tel: +61 3 9664 7300
    E-mail: smullins@actu.asn.au 
    Website: www.actu.asn.au

    Melbourne
    The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne held daily prayers during the week of World Environment Day

    For more information, please contact:
    Chris Lancaster
    Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
    209 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 Melbourne
    Australia
    Tel: +61 03 9653 4269
    Fax: +61 03 9650 5237
    E-mail: clancaster@melbourne.anglican.com.au

    Melbourne
    Wellington Secondary College participated in the mobile muster, where they handed in used mobile phones and chargers and land care planted a tree for each one.

    For more information, please contact:
    Clarita Farrugia
    Wellington Secondary College
    91 Police Rd, Mulgrave Melbourne
    Australia
    Tel: +61 03 95476822
    E-mail: farrugia.clarita.c@edumail.vic.gov.au

    Melbourne
    To celebrate World Environment Day, Hume City Council is hosted a community-planting event and an information stall in Broad Meadows Valley Park.

    For more information, please contact:
    Damien Harrison
    Hume City Council
    Broadmeadows Valley Park
    Westmeadows (Melways ref: 6 G3) Melbourne
    Australia
    Tel: +61 03 9205 2376
    Fax: +61 9205 2362
    E-mail: damienh@hume.vic.gov.au

    Melbourne
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the United Nations Association of Australia, actively promoted the day  by giving awards. The awards focused on the time-honored theme: 'Think Global, Act Local' in recognition of the fact that actions taken at a local community level are the key building blocks for protecting the global environment.

    For more information, please contact:
    Johanna Winterhager
    United Nations Association of Australia, Victoria
    GPO Box 45 Melbourne 3001
    Australia
    Tel: +61 3 96707878
    Fax: +61 3 96709993
    E-mail: office@unaavictoria.org.au
    Website: www.unaavictoria.org.au

    Melton
    On the occasion of World Environment day 2008, the Friends of Toolern Creek had tree planting and watering along the Toolern Creek.

    For more information, please contact:
    Lynette Holdsworth
    Friends of Toolern Creek
    56 Westlake Drive West Melton
    Australia
    Tel: +61 3 97470525
    E-mail: lynholdsworth@optusnet.com.au

    Melton South
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Coburns Child Care Centre/Kindergarten involved all the children in the centre in a tree planting activity to reinforce their belief that children needed to develop a social conscience from an early age.
               
    For more information, please contact:
    Janet Heaney
    Coburns Child Care Centre/Kindergarten
    46 Coburns Road, Melton South
    Australia
    Tel:+61 997460388
    Fax: +61 397460399
    E-mail: janetmlh@yahoo.com.au

    Mildura
    Mildura West Primary School revegetated Rio Vista Park in Mildura. This Park is part of the Chaffey's development for the town centuries ago. The students are caretakers of the park and visit it regularly.

    For more information, please contact:
    Marion Vorwerk
    Mildura West Primary School
    Ninth St; Mildura
    Australia
    Tel: +61 03 5023 1336
    Fax: +61 03 5021 3501
    E-mail: vorwerk.marion.d@edumail.vic.gov.au
    Website: www.smsn.vic.edu.au/enviroteam/

    Monash
    Monash Sport held a documentary screening and a formal launch of Monash Sport's sustainability vision on the occasion of World Environment Day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Raqibul Hassan
    Monash Sport
    Bld 1 Monash University Clayton 3800 VIC
    Australia
    E-mail: raqibul.hassan@sport.monash.edu.au

    Orange
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, TAFE NSW held an Education for Sustainability Forum on 3 and 4 June 2008 in Sydney. The forum showcased best practice in education for sustainability across the ten institutes and provided a platform to review the TAFE Business Education for Sustainability Action Plan 2007-2010.

    For more information, please contact:
    Narelle Campbell
    TAFE NSW
    Level 1, 60-62 McNamara Street Orange
    Australia
    Tel: +61 02 6393 6900
    Fax: +61 02 6393 6982
    E-mail: narelle.campbell@tafensw.edu.au

    Parramatta
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Parramatta City Council encouraged residents to minimize their carbon footprint by becoming a council certified bush-carer, using carbon neutral garden products or planting a native tree. The Council's event raised awareness by setting up solar-powered laptops where people were shown programs used to calculate their carbon footprints.

    For more information, please contact:
    Danica Sajn
    Parramatta City Council
    30 Darcy St Parramatta
    Australia
    Tel: +61 02 9806 5589
    Fax: +61 02 9806 5903
    E-mail: dsajn@parracity.nsw.gov.au

    Perth
    St John of God Hospital Murdoch had a weeklong display where staff outlined the hospital's sustainability program.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nerolie Nikolic
    St John of God Hospital Murdoch
    100 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch Perth
    Australia
    Tel: +61 08 9366 1037
    Fax: +61 08 9311 4136
    E-mail: Nerolie.Nikolic@sjog.org.au

    Perth
    The City of Fremantle hosted a morning of short presentations at the Fremantle library on World Environment Day. The Mayor, Peter Tagliaferri, opened the session and Al Gore Climate Project presenter Gary Warden gave the first presentation on climate change and how we can make a difference. Two local residents then shared their experiences of being involved in two innovative local sustainability programs.

    For more information, please contact:
    Isabella Jennings
    City of Fremantle
    8 William St, Fremantle
    Perth
    Australia
    E-mail: isabellaj@fremantle.wa.gov.au

    Perth
    Shri Ram Chandra Mission had a presentation entitled ''Spiritual Principles for Environmental Stewardship'' on the theme: Be plain and simple to be identical with nature. There were various cultural presentations such as skits and poems with the youth actively taking part.

    For more information, please contact:
    Danielle Smith
    Shri Ram Chandra Mission
    Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth
    Australia
    E-mail: danasm@primusonline.com.au
    Website: www.srcm.org

    Perth
    Tiwest, in partnership with the local Chittering Landcare Centre and the Gingin District High School, planted native seedlings around a demonstration wetland to highlight sustainable farming practices. In addition, Tiwest celebrated World Environment Day with its operational staff by promoting sustainable practices during the week and conducting guided walks around the man-made wetlands created near the processing facility.

    For more information, please contact:
    Parveen Naidoo
    Tiwest Pty Ltd
    742 Brand Highway Muchea, Perth
    Australia
    Tel: 61 08 9571 9333
    Fax: 61 08 9571 9241
    E-mail: parveen.naidoo@tiwest.com.au 
    Website: www.tiwest.com.au

    Perth
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Department of Health launched its green office programme with displays and presentations on how to reduce their carbon footprint.

    For more information, please contact:
    Bree Abbott
    Department of Health
    P. O. Box 8172 Perth
    Australia
    E-mail: bree.abbott@health.wa.gov.au

    Perth
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Environmental Warriors organized a green free dress day with a gold coin donation within their secondary campus. They also made this day a no air-conditioning or lights day, also in their secondary campus. The funds that they raise on this day were sent to a chosen environmental organization.

    For more information, please contact:
    Lauren Johnson
    Environmental Warriors
    Chittering Road, Bullsbrook 6084 Perth
    Australia
    Tel: +61 9571 1220
    E-mail: lauren.johnson@det.wa.edu.au

    Perth
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre hosted a school excursion for students in the area to help them understand the impact of climate change on the local wetlands. To draw attention to the 2008 theme, "Kick the habit - towards a low carbon economy”, a competition will be run with the prize of a stereoscope being awarded to the class that has the lowest carbon footprint for the day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kellie Bennett
    Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre
    184 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake Perth
    Australia
    E-mail: denise@cockburnwetlands.org.au

    Perth
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Scotch College students raised awareness of green electricity alternative and encouraged people to sign up for their residents.

    For more information, please contact:
    Chris Menage
    Scotch College
    76 Shenton Rd Swanbourne Perth
    Australia
    Tel: +61 893841466
    E-mail: cmenage@scotch.wa.edu.au
    Website: www.scotch.wa.edu.au

    Queensland
    As part of the QPSU 'Climate Heroes' campaign, members will be hosted 'No Waste Lunches' in offices across Queensland, encouraging their colleagues to bring a shared lunch in reusable containers. This is the first action as part of 'Waste Reduction Month' in the Climate Heroes programme.

    For more information, please contact:
    Anna Keenan
    Climate Heroes Campaign of the QPSU, supported by ACF
    Government offices Across Queensland Brisbane
    Australia
    Tel: +61 0419792263
    E-mail: ack@qpsu.org.au
    Website: www.qpsu.org.au/climate

    Queensland
    As part of the events preceding World Environment Day 2008, the Sunshine Coast Environment Council is organized a major regional event encompassing keynote speakers, presentations, educational workshops, schools participation program, market stalls, and entertainment on 31 May 2008. Activities of this day were all themed around regional sustainability.

    For more information, please contact:
    Diana Dummett
    Sunshine Coast Environment Council
    3 Porters Lane, Nambour, Queensland
    Australia
    Tel: +61 70 5441 5747
    E-mail: events@scec.org.au
    Website: www.scec.org.au

    Randwick
    A stand was set up at the Prince of Wales hospital by GSK MRU with information on environmental issues, collection boxes for unused / expired medicines and boxes for recycling mobile phones, toners and batteries. All funds raised from the recycled goods were directed to charities.

    For more information please contact:
    Freya Souter
    GSK MRU
    Prince of Wales Hospital, Parkes Bldg Lvl 10E, High St. Randwick NSW 2031
    Australia
    Tel: 61-2-93824019
    Email: freya.y.souter@gsk.com
    Website: www.gsk.com.au/MRU

    Sandgate
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Masonic Care Queensland displayed boards with information from the Australian Government Environmental Agency as well as information on their organization’s Environmental Committee and what they do on site to promote environmental issues and awareness.

    For more information, please contact:
    Karen Cooper
    Masonic Care Qld
    60 Wakefield Street Sandgate
    Australia
    Tel: +61 07 3869 6173
    E-mail: ssm.cs@masoniccareqld.org.au

    Sandy Bay
    A World Environment Day Celebration was held in Hobart, Tasmania.  On offer was free environmentally friendly vegan food served up with free recipes and information on changing to a low carbon vegan diet. There were lots of information on all aspects of a low carbon lifestyle, with video presentations and environmentally sensible stuff for sale.

    For more information, please contact:
    Chris Simcox
    Against Animal Cruelty Tasmania
    P. O. Box 1045 Sandy Bay
    Australia
    E-mail: info@AACT.org.au  
    Website: www.AACT.org.au

    Sydney
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Network TEN gave some of its most popular programmes a green theme from 5-9 June.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kate Pounder
    Network TEN
    1 Saunders Street, Pyrmont,
    NSW 2009 Sydney, Melbourne
    Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth
    Australia
    E-mail: kpounder@networkten.com.au
    Website: www.ten.com.au/makingyourmark

    Sydney
    In support of World Environment Day 2008, Clean Up the World invited its member organisations around the globe to conduct environmental activities with a focus on climate change. Activities such as cleaning up local parks and waterways, planting trees, conducting walk to school or work days or organising environmental education exercises were undertaken. Members registered their local activities with United Nations Environment Programme.
    Clean Up the World is a not-for-profit, non-government, apolitical organisation that unites communities with a common focus to clean up the world.
    Now celebrating its 16th year, Clean Up the World, held in conjunction with United Nations Environment Programme, mobilises an estimated 35 million volunteers from 120 countries annually making it one of the largest community based environmental campaigns in the world.
    While its Member’s activities can be conducted throughout the year, including World Environment Day, Clean Up the World’s flagship event is Clean Up the World Weekend, 19-21 September 2008. Groups in any city, town or village across the globe can get involved by becoming a Clean Up the World Member.

    For more information, please contact:
    Clean Up the World
    18 Bridge Road
    Glebe, Sydney, Australia
    Tel: +61 2 9692 0700
    Fax: +61 2 9692 0761
    E-mail: info@cleanuptheworld.org
    Website: www.cleanuptheworld

    Sydney
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Ku-ring-gai Council held a sustainability action-planning forum for the local community. The Council is in the process of developing a 25-year sustainability plan for Ku-ring-gai and is asking residents 10 years and over to share their ideas and advice on sustainability issues and help the Council to identify how the community can achieve sustainable goals.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kirsten Davies
    Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council
    818 Pacific Highway, Gordon Sydney
    Australia
    Tel: +61 (02) 9424 0800
    Fax: +61 (02) 9424 0870
    E-mail: kdavies@kmc.nsw.gov.au
    Website: www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/sustainability

    Sydney
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Student Association of Ultimo College held a celebration, entertainment and market day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Luana Caro
    Student Association, Ultimo College
    Level 1, Bldg Z - Mary Ann Street Sydney
    Australia
    E-mail: luana.caro@tafensw.edu.au

    Sydney
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Powerhouse Museum presented an illustrated talk on "Sustainable Traditions from silk farming to Lao textiles" with Kommaly Chanthavong, Lao Master Weaver and Boby Vosinthavong on Wednesday 4 June from and Sunday 8 June. This talk was part of the Powerhouse Museum 2008 Adult Learning Programme and was free with museum admission.

    For more information, please contact:
    Rita Orsini
    Powerhouse Museum
    500 Harris Street Sydney
    Australia
    Tel: +61 2 9217 0417
    E-mail: adultlearning@phm.gov.au
    Website: www.powerhousemuseum.com/whatson

    Toorak
    Toorak Primary School celebrated World Environment Day in the following ways:

  • Launching their environment auditing system;
  • Having a 'walk to school day';
  • A special assembly with guest speakers talking
        to students about the environment.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Kirsty Smith
    Toorak Primary School
    Canterbury Road Toorak
    Australia
    Tel: +61 398272959
    E-mail: smith.kirsty.m@edumail.vic.gov.au

    Toowoomba
    As part of the events preceding World Environment Day 2008, the Toowoomba World Environment Day Committee had a display and an information day on Sunday 1 June 2008 at Lake Annand Park, Toowoomba, Queensland.

    For more information, please contact:
    Neil Riethmuller
    Toowoomba World Environment Day Committee
    C/- 7 Davis St., Toowoomba
    Australia
    Tel: +61 07 4634 7693
    E-mail: riethmullern2@yahoo.com.au

    Traralgon
    On the occasion of World environment Day 2008 the Gippsland Integrated Natural Resources Forum officially launched the 2008 Natural Resources Report Card at the Stratford Mechanics Hall, Hobson Street Stratford. The Report Card presents eighteen natural assets that define Gippsland's environmental wealth.

    For more information, please contact:
    Adam Miller
    Gippsland Integrated Natural Resources Forum
    P. O. Box 1374 Traralgon
    Australia
    E-mail: adamm@wgcma.vic.gov.au
    Website: www.ginrf.org.au

    Victoria
    The Yarrawonga Eastern Foreshore Committee of Management marked the World Environment Day by the official opening of the Chinaman’s Island Nature Track where two primary schools planted approximately 100 native shrubs and grasses in an area bordering the nature track as a way to raise awareness about the environment.

     

    For more information please contact:
    Bruce McKean
    Yarrawonga Eastern Foreshore Committee of Management
    P.O.Box 163, Yarrawonga, Victoria, 3730.
    Australia
    Tel: 03 5743 1091
    Email: ksbmckean@mcmedia.com.au

    Victoria
    To celebrate World Environment Day, Warringine Park rangers and staff from the Dolphin Research Institute and the Mornington Peninsula Shire Nursery led guided walks of the Hastings Foreshore and the Warringine Park Coastal Wetlands on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.

    For more information, please contact:
    Julia Pickwick
    Warringine Park - Mornington Peninsula Shire
    Private Bag 1000 Rosebud, Victoria
    Australia
    Tel: +61 0448 523 880
    E-mail: pickju@mornpen.vic.gov.au
    Website: Click Here

    Victoria
    On the occasion of World Environment Day Mornington Peninsula Shire held a forum in which Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth spoke about 'The new climate movement, community development and empowerment’.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kate Stuart
    Mornington Peninsula Shire
    Marina Bistro Function Room, Mullet St Hastings, Victoria
    Australia
    Tel: +61 3 5950 1686
    E-mail: stuaka@mornpen.vic.gov.au

    Vincentinia
    The Kiss hosted a fair for World Environment Day in Huskisson on Saturday 7 June from 10am tol 3pm. The Kiss was demonstrating and selling a range of products and ideas for sustainable alternatives for everyday living. They also promoted activities that connect people and their environment to strengthen the importance of this inter-relationship. Their philosophy is "love you - love the earth".

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

    Waverly
    The City of Monash celebrated World Environment Day 2008 by recognizing outstanding contributions of individuals, households, schools, community groups, institutions, businesses and corporations that promote equitable social environment; resilient local economy; sustainable natural and built environment; and vibrant cultural activity for the lasting benefit to present and future generations. The awards also promoted an increase in community awareness of the multiple benefits to be gained from community action, involving partnerships and sustainable practices in a wide range of projects and activities. Prizes were awarded to the successful nominees for each of the following categories:

  • Greenest Household;
  • Sustainable New Building/Renovation;
  • Sustainable Business;
  • Community - School Poster Competition.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nina Thomas
    City of Monash
    P. O. Box 1 Glen Waverley VIC 3150
    Australia
    Tel: +61 03 9518 3423
    Fax: +61 03 9518 3444
    E-mail: ninat@monash.vic.gov.au
    Website:www.monash.vic.gov.au/environment/awards.htm

    BANGLADESH

    Dhaka
    NGO Forum for Drinking Water Supply & Sanitation participated in World Environment Day by organizing a national seminar, rally and exhibition at Osmani Memorial Auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    For more information, please contact:
    S.M.A Rashid Executive Director
    NGO Forum for Drinking Water Supply & Sanitation
    4/6, Block-E, Lalmatia Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    Tel:  +880-2 8154273-4
    Fax: +880-2 8117924
    Email: ngof@bangla.net
    Website: www.ngof.org

    Dhaka
    This year Relief International celebrated World Environment Day through some of its schools by holding a rally; discussion on environment and small project work. The project work focused on environment pollution, tree planting and recycling.

    For more information, please contact:
    Lazina Sharmin
    Relief International
    DOHS Baridhara Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    Tel: +88-8840564 Ext-108
    Fax: +88-8840564
    E-mail: lazina@ri.org
    Website: www.connect-bangladesh.org

    Dhaka
    Mymensingh Municipality held a two week long Different Action Oriented Program ( 1 June to 16 June, 2008)  Workshop with different governments  and  NGOs to observe World Environment Day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Mehedi Ahsan
    Mymensingh Municipality
    Corporation Street Mymensingh
    Bangladesh
    Tel: 01720079908
    E-mail: plnr_mehedi@yahoo.com

    Dhaka
    Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) held the following events:

  • Participation in a  'World Environment Day rally '
        and an  'Environment fair' organized by Ministry of
        Environment and Forests, Government of the Peoples
        Republic of Bangladesh;
  • Re-launching Anti-Polythene bag campaign through
        material distribution (leaflet, hand band etc.);
  • Invitation for poster making to the students of the
        school of Dhaka city;
  • Attended a discussion organized by DoE during the fair,
        focusing the issue of 'Proper implementation of the laws for
        banning use of polythene';
  • A discussion between ESDO team members at ESDO Head Office.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Siddika Sultana
    Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO)
    House # 8/1, Level # 4, Block-C, Lalmatia Housing State
    Lalmatia, Dhaka-1207
    Bangladesh
    Tel: +880-2-912-2729
    Fax: +880-2-913-0017
    E-mail: info@esdo.org
    Website: www.esdo.org

    Dhaka
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers (BAYR) and Green Earth hosted the following events:

  • An environmental awareness rally;
  • A seminar on World Environment Day in which the
        Vice Chancellor of the University of Dhaka will be Chief Guest;
  • A door-to-door awareness campaign.

    International organizations are invited to send at least one representative to speak about their activities.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nafiz Shuva
    Bangladesh Association of Young
    Researchers (BAYR) and Green Earth
    House-1, Journalist Residential Area, Section-11
    Block-F, Kalshi, Mirpur, Dhaka -1216
    Bangladesh
    Tel: +880-01710953233
    E-mail: nafiz_z@hotmail.com
    Website: www.bayrbd.org

    Dhaka
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the South Asian Peace Society arranged a rally and a meeting in Dhaka and other districts in Bangladesh

    For more information, please contact:
    Tuhin Sanzid
    South Asian Peace Society
    265/1-Nobinbag, West Meradia
    Khilgaon, Dhaka-1219
    Bangladesh
    Tel: +880 1715916383
    Fax: +880 28832234-5
    E-mail: saps.bd@gmail.com

    Dhaka
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Green World Communication Limited carried out a clean up exercise at Gulshan Baridhara Lake that has become extensively polluted over time.

    For more information, please contact:
    Hedaitul Islam Helal
    Green World Communication Limited
    House # 191 Road # 02 DOHS Baridhara Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    Tel: +88 02 8840865
    E-mail: gooogreen@gmail.com

    Khulna
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Urban Rural Planning Department of Khulna University held a seminar on the behemoth cyclone named as SIDR in Bangladesh. They planned to discuss the issues of climate change and how this influences the cyclones in the coastal areas of Bangladesh.

    For more information, please contact:
    Khan Rahaman
    Urban and Rural Planning Department, Khulna University
    Khulna University, Khulna 9208
    Bangladesh
    Tel: +880 1714303701
    E-mail: krrprog@gmail.com
    Website: www.kuurp.ac.bd

    Rangamati
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Global Village Rangamati organized a day long seminar on the theme ‘Today’s Rangamati: future Rangamati’.

    For more information, please contact:
    Fazle Alahi
    Global Village Rangamati
    ADC Hill, Tabalchari, Rangamati-4500
    Bangladesh
    Tel: +880 35161555
    Fax: +880 35161555
    E-mail: globalvillagecht@gmail.com

    Bhutan
    On World Environment Day, a massive cleanup campaign took place in Bhutan involving school students, district staff, the business community and local authorities.  The aim was to clean the entire town and its environs disposing the waste collected in a landfill where it shall not be burned in line with the slogan ‘Kick the Habit’.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sangay Khandu
    National Environment Commission
    Bhutan
    Tel: 0097517621536
    Fax: 0097503521231
    E-mail: skhandu@nec.gov.bt
    Website: www.nec.gov.bt

    Thimphu
    This year's world Environment Day was celebrated through a mass clean-up campaign. On this important occasion the National Environment Commission involved all stakeholders: students, the business community, local communities and government servants. The main aim of the clean-up campaign was to reduce the waste that people generate and enlighten communities on the dangers of carbon.  As the theme is towards a low carbon economy, they were not to burn the waste collected.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sangay Khandu
    National Environment Commission
    Environment Officer, Dzongkhag Administration.
    Trongsa, Thimphu
    Bhutan
    Tel: 0097517621536
    Fax: 0097503521231
    E-mail: skhandu@nec.gov.bt  
    Website: www.nec.gov.bt 

    CHINA

    Beijing
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Wang Pei is urged people to be concerned not only about their economic interests but also on the protection of the environment. While accepting that our life quality has greatly improved, everyone was urged to do all they can to stop polluting the environment. He also reminded people that we have only ONE Earth.

    For more information please contact:
    Wang Pei
    No.205 Chengnan Street
    ChangPing Dstirct Beijing
    China
    Tel: +86 13146122624
    E-mail: dear1136@126.com

    FIJI

    Suva
    On World Environment Day 2008, a special two-page editorial was printed in the biggest newspaper in the South Pacific, to kick off what will be ‘Environment Month’ at the paper. The month will culminate in the 1st anniversary celebrations for ‘1 Degree’ that is News Limited's climate change campaign.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sophie Foster
    The Fiji Times
    P O Box 1167 Suva
    Fiji
    E-mail: sfoster@fijitimes.com.fj
    Website: www.fijitimes.com.fj

    INDIA

    Agra
    The Central Pollution Control Board held the following activities on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008:

  • Celebration of World Environment Day with full participation
        of local citizens, concerned government. departments and schools;
  • Release of Information brochure on good practice to reduce emission
        of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere;
  • Translation of material on UNEP website to the local
        language to raise awareness on the harmful effects
        of the over exploitation of the natural resources and
        degradation of the environment.
  • For more information, please contact:
    In charge Scientist
    Central Pollution Control Board
    4, Dholpur House, M G Road Agra
    India
    E-mail: cpcbagra@rediffmail.com , mailcpcb@gamil.com

    Ahmedabad
    The Talentnow portal was launched on World Environment Day. The organization had a national ad campaign and has pledged to plant a tree for every registration that happens on their portal.

    For more information, please contact:
    Viral Vora
    Talentnow
    #405, Saarthik II, Opp. Rajpath Club Ahmedabad
    India
    Tel: +91 079-4002-7438
    E-mail: viral@talentnow.com
    Website:www.talentnow.com

    Ahmadabad
    Western Region Pipeline organized various activities in their Conference Hall where the employees made pledges to renew their commitment to keep the environment clean. There was also an information session where there was a speaker on the World Environment Day 2008 theme. The employees also got an opportunity to share ways in which they can keep the environment clean. The celebrations concluded with all the employees planting saplings.

    For more information, please contact:
    Aashish Gokhale
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Pipelines Division)
    Western Region Pipelines, PO Box no. 4 Viramgam, Distt. Ahmadabad
    India
    Tel: +91 2715295624
    Fax: +91 2715233412
    E-mail: gokhaleash@iocl.co.in

    Ahmadabad
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Centre for Environment Education encouraged people to take the first step to play their role as stewards of Spaceship Earth. As we are the cause of climate change, we need to act through constructive action to limit its effects. The centre further suggested that we try to understand better what climate change is all about as a good way to start.

    For more information, please contact:
    Pankaj Gorana
    Thaltej Tekra Ahmedabad
    India
    Tel: +91-79-26858002
    Fax: +91-79-26858010
    E-mail: kidsrgreen@ceeindia.org
    Website: www.kidsrgreen.org

    Andhra Pradesh
    A slogan and poster contest was organized by ICFAI University to promote and mark the World Environment Day where 25 best entries were chosen for prize awards.

    For more information please contact:
    Pavan Kaundinya
    ICFAI University
    126, Malaxmi, Srinagar Colony Hyderabad
    Tel: 040 23430440
    Fax: 040 23423110
    Email: pavank@icfai.org
    Website: www.iutripura.edu.in

    Andhra Pradesh
    To support World Environment Day 2008, the Association for Environment Conservation Advocacy and Solutions (AECAS) to held campaigns and competitions for students in various educational institutions through exhibitions of eco friendly products and mails to governmental officials.

    For more information, please contact:
    Vinay Sabbithi
    Association for Environment Conservation Advocacy and Solutions (AECAS)
    Dr no: 4-123,Main Road Kalipatnam West,Mogaltur Mandal,Andhrapradesh ,India. Kalipatnam village
    India
    Tel: 00919441170438
    E-mail: aecas7k@gmail.com 
    Website: www.vinaysnetwork.co.cc

    Andhra Pradesh
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, three lectures: Dr. .A. B. Mandal, Acting Director, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, India , Dr. (Smt.) Kaiser Jamil, emeritus scientist and head, Genetics Department, Bhagvan Mahavir Medical Research Centre, Hyderabad and President of Third World Organization for Women in Science, Italy and Dr. Sudip Mitra Principal Coordinator JRD Tata Ecotechnology Center M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation Chennai, India  delivered talks on general environment, kicking the carbon habit, and climate change respectively at Nellore .

    For more information, please contact:
    Anumakonda Jagadeesh
    Nayudamma Centre for Development Alternatives
    2/210 First Floor,Nawabpet
    Nellore Andhra Pradesh
    India
    Tel: +91 8612317776
    Fax: +91 8612331848
    E-mail: anumakonda.jagadeesh@gmail.com

    Andhra Pradesh
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Nature & Biological Sciences Society joined the WWF- APSO event; they planned to organize various competitions on using renewable resources where there can be no consumption of carbon dioxide. With the help of government they helped to plant certain trees around the city.

    For more information, please contact:
    Rabindranath Biswas
    Nature & Biological Sciences Society
    Door Noo. 203/ C Urvasi Apartments, SBI Colony
    Ayodhya Nagar, Mehdipatnam Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
    India
    Tel: +91-9985708762
    E-mail: naturebiologicals@gmail.com
    Website: www.naturebiologicalsciences.blogspot.com

    Bangalore
    The Art of Living organization holds the simarouba glauca plantation programme throughout India every year. About five lakh saplings are planted each year. This year they organized a tree planting programme under the title "Mission Green Earth." The organization has very large network of volunteers spread over India and abroad.

    For more information, please contact:
    Dr. Ramkrishna Muley
    The Art of Living
    Director, Sri Sri Institute of Agril .
    Sciences and Technology, Bangalore
    India
    Tel: +91 9342139075
    E-mail: srisriagri@gmail.com

    Bangalore
    In support of World Environment Day 2008, the Mangalore Research Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute held the following activities:

  • Exhibition for school children and general public;
  • Painting competition school children;
  • Movie show for school children;
  • Talks for school and college students.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Dr. K. Vijayakumaran
    Senior Scientist & Co-PI
    ICAR Network Project on Climate Change
    Mangalore RC of CMFRI
    P.O. Box No. 244
    Bolar, Mangalore 575 001
    India
    Phone: (Work) +91 824 2424152, (Home) +91 824 2420437
    Fax: +91 824 2424061
    E-mail: vijayettan@yahoo.com

    Bangalore
    The Great Indian Dream Foundation Club in Bangalore held a talk on fighting carbon emissions, screened the movie 'An Inconvenient Truth' and had a plantation camp where students planted trees at a community park on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008.

    For more information, please contact:
    Tareque Laskar
    International Institute of Planning and Management
    IIPM Tower, 419 4th Block
    100 Feet Road, Koramangala Bangalore
    India
    Tel: +91 8041189342
    Fax: +91 8041189336
    E-mail: tareque.laskar@gmail.com
    Website: www.iipminternational.com

    Bangalore
    Over 100 awareness cartoons on the environment by a noted cartoonist BV Panduranga Rao were displayed at the Cubbon Park, Bangalore for public view on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008.

    For more information, please contact:
    Panduranga B.V Rao
    191, AMS Lay out, Vidyaranyapura
    Bangalore-560097
    India
    Tel: +91 08023642598
    E-mail: bvpanduranga@gmail.com
    Website: www.environtoons.blogspot.com, www.paanduhumour.blogspot.com

    Bangalore
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Bharatiya Samaja Seva Trust, held a function under the leadership of Rajeev Gandhi and environmentalist Shivamallu along with school and college students, parents, teachers, and the general public. The activities included:

  • Planting and distribution of saplings;
  • Essay competition on the topic "Environment pollution
        is the destructive element of human, Plant and Animal Society at
        Global level";
  • Drawing competition on "Environment pollution" or
        "Environment Protection";
  • An environment protection oath taking ceremony;
  • Reading of the World Environment Day 2008 message
        from the United Nations Secretary-General.
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    For more information, please contact:
    Shivamallu
    Bharatiya Samaja Seva Trust (R.)
    Bangalore, Karnataka
    India
    Tel: +91 9341930194
    E-mail: bsstrust@yahoo.com

    Bangalore
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Rotary organization had a street walk involving thousands of students and citizen to make a greater impact on environment awareness.

    For more information, please contact:
    Rtn. Ashok Maheshwari
    Rotary
    967, 17th Main BTM 2nd Stage Bangalore
    India
    Tel: +91-80-65318121
    Fax: +91-80-41506445
    E-mail: apmaheshwari@gmail.com
    Website: www.rotary3190.org

    Bhavnagar
    On World Environment Day 2008, more than 250 students and teachers joined the ‘Kick the habit CO2’ rally in Bhavnagar city. Local dignitaries like Members of Parliament and officials were present at this rally.

    For more information, please contact:
    Bhavesh Bharad
    Kalyyan Regional Community Science Centre
    2237/c-5, Nisarg Park Bhavnagar
    India
    Tel:+91 09426255999
    Fax: +91 0278 2565999
    E-mail: bhbharad@yahoo.com

    Bhagalpur
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, CHETNA, an NGO formed by the employees of National Thermal Power Project at Kahalgaon, Bihar held an inter school speech competition at Sujata auditorium. More than 30 students participated. They also planted 1000 saplings on this day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Basant Behera
    CHETNA
    3/31,TTS, NTPC Kahalgaon Bhagalpur
    India
    Tel: +91 9431600445
    E-mail: drbkbehera@rediffmail.com

    Bhopal
    Green Peace Bicycle Riders Association organized a rally and a race across the city targeting all citizens on the occasion of World Environment Day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Arosha Ananya Bajpai
    Green Peace Bicycle Riders Association
    25 Shamla Road Bhopal
    India
    Tel: (91)9425608335
    E-mail: aroshaabajpai@rediffmail.com
    Website: www.bicycleriders.org.in

    Brahmapur
    To mark World Environment day 2008, the Vivekananda Educational Development Institute for Citizens (VEDIC) held the following activities:

  • Collecting views from adopted families on solid waste management;
  • Drawing competitions for the children;
  • Planting of trees in different streets of the area.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Satish Panigrahi
    Vivekananda Educational Development
    Institute for Citizens (VEDIC)
    11th West Extn. Lane, Gajapatinagar,
    Brahmapur, Ganjam, Orissa, Brahmapur
    India
    Tel: +91 06802403200/ 9438041857
    E-mail: vedic03.06@gmail.com

    Chennai
    TTK – LIG LTD marked the World Environmental Day by hosting a discussion about global warming and the ozone effects, followed by a tree planting activity.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kasthuri Sridhar
    TTK - LIG LTD
    35. Old Trunk Road, Pallavaram Chennai
    India
    Tel: +91 04442206100
    Fax: +91-44-22640032
    Email: kasthuri_sridhar@yahoo.com
    Website: www.kohinoorpassion.com

    Chennai
    Vestas Company marked World Environment Day 2008 by organizing events which included environment awareness trainings, special lectures, display of banners and posters and distribution of informative pamphlets.

     

    For more information, please contact:
    Premkumar Durai
    Vestas wind technology India private limited
    298, Rajiv Gandhi salai, Sholinganallur Chennai
    India
    Tel: +91 44 2450 5100
    Fax: +91 44 2450 5101
    E-mail: predu@vestas.com
    Website: www.vestas.com

    Chennai
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Audco India Limited sensitized its employees and the general public on environmental issues in the following ways:

  • A photo exhibition on EMS;
  • Seminars;
  • Notice board display;
  • Video show;
  • Sending awareness mail to all the employees.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Veeraraghavan Somu
    Audco India Limited
    Mount Poonamalle Road, Manapakkam, Chennai - 89 , Tamil Nadu, India Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    India
    Tel: +91 9894978106
    E-mail: vrr@audcoindia.com

    Chennai
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Bell Foundation inaugurated an Eco Learning Centre and conducted various environmental activities such as tree planting.

    For more information, please contact:
    Subash Arumugam
    Bell Foundation
    Plot No 6, Govindarajnagar
    Moulivakkam Chennai
    India
    Tel: +91 4432001306
    E-mail: bellfoundation2001@yahoo.co.uk

    Delhi
    Give Me Trees planted trees in Delhi and north India. They also traveled on foot to various places, educating and making people aware of the importance of greenery.

    For more information, please contact:
    Peepal Baba
    Give me Trees
    153-H, Pocket 4
    Mayur Vihar-1, Delhi-110091
    India
    Tel: +91 9873180253
    E-mail: peepalbaba@gmail.com
    Website: www.givemetrees.org

    Dharan
    B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences marked the World Environment Day by organizing an essay competition among medical students and a drawing competition among school students together with a talk on climate related issues based on reducing carbon emission.

    For more information please contact:
    Deepak K. C.
    B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
    Dharan, Sunsari Dharan
    India
    Tel: +977-98520-47408
    Fax: +977-25-520251
    Email: deepakkc17@hotmail.com
    Website: www.bpkihs.edu

    Ernakulam
    The Association For Environmental Protection held a one-day seminar on World Environment Day 2008, where it selected an environmentalist from the state and honored him or her with the 'BHOOMIMITHRA' award and Rs 5000/-. The activities on this day focused on: propagation, litigation and agitation with their main objective being to protect the longest river in their state, the Periyar.

    For more information, please contact:
    Chinnan T Pynadath
    Association For Environmental Protection
    Ramapriya, High Road, Aluva. Kerala 683 101 Ernakulam
    India
    Tel: +91 0484 2624896, +91 09447474707, +91 09388609725
    E-mail: turnq@rediffmail.com

    Fort Cochin Cochin
    The Brunton Boatyard observed the World Environment Day by undertaking a rally around Fort Cochin, sapling plantation and cleanliness drive at the Govt. Hospital, Fort Cochin. The rally was flagged off by Ms. Shani Fernandez - Counselor and cleaning drive was inaugurated by Mr. Sohan - Counselor, Ex. Mayor and chairman-standing committee-Cochin Corporation. Mr. Asharaf - Counselor, Mr. Ayub & Dr. Gilson - Superintendent, Govt. Hospital, Fort Cochin were also present to impart their words of wisdom & planting of the saplings.

    For more information, please contact:
    Gopakumar M
    CGH EARTH
    India
    Tel: +91-484-2215461 - 65
    E-mail: gopakumar@cghearth.com
    Website: www.cghearth.com

    Gandhinagar
    To commemorate World Environment Day 2008, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board held the following activities:

  • State level celebration programme;
  • Regional Programmes at Ahmedabd,
        Vadodara, Rajkot, Surat, Bharuch, Vapi,
        Godhra, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Mehsana.
  • Various competitions with NGOs & educational institutions;
  • Display of banners, posters and distribution of informative pamphlets.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Naresh Thakar
    Gujarat Pollution Control Board
    Paryavaran Bhavan, Sector 10 A
    Gandhinagar (Gujarat) 382 010
    India
    Tel: +91 79 23226295
    Fax: +91 79 23222784
    E-mail: rasesh_thakar@yahoo.com
    Website: www.gpcb.gov.in

    Goa
    Green Triangle Society in association with the Inspectorate of Factories & Boilers, the Government of Goa co-organized a Seminar on the Environmental Legislation in India and Environmental Monitoring Systems.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kishor Dhume
    Green Triangle Society
    C/o inspectorate of Factories and Boilers
    Institute of Safety
    Occupational Health And Environment Panaji - Goa
    India
    Tel: +91 083212232446
    Tel: +910832232446
    E-mail: isohegoa@nic.in

    Gujarat
    Gujarat Council of Science City (GCSC), working under the aegis of
    Department of Science & Technology, Government of Gujarat organized
    several activities for school children, teachers and the general visitors to mark World Environment Day.  A large number of school children and their teachers were invited to Science City for this occasion and to take part in various hands-on activities to understand the science of climate change and practice for a low carbon economy. Gujarat Science City Capturing new Heights In Science Literacy!

    For more information, please contact:
    Ashok V. Mehta
    Executive Director
    Gujarat Science City  
    India
    E-mail: mail@scity.org , narottam@scity.org

    Guntur
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Vikasa Dhatri released an e-book on the subject 'Towards a Low Carbon Economy' in Telugu language that has been made available for free downloading. Vikasa Dhatri also organized youth orientation on climate change.

    For more information, please contact:
    Vikasa Dhatri
    1-122, Shivalayam Street Zampani, Guntur Dt
    India
    Tel: +91 9440994244
    E-mail: wed@vikasadhatri.org
    Website: www.vikasadhatri.org

    Guwahati
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the 1 Assam Battalion NCC, "C" Company held the following activities:

  • Popular talk among the NCC Cadets by selected cadets
        Indian Army Officers, NCC officers and teachers of the college;
  • Drawing competition among the Cadets;
  • Tree planting drive in the city and the college campus;
  • Awareness campaign among the city dwellers and the
        populace of the selected areas of the city.

    The activities ran for two days.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Lieutenant Jatin Sarmah
    1 Assam Battalion NCC, "C" Company
    Arya Vidyapeeth College Unit. Guwahati
    India
    Tel: +91 09707175220 or +91 03612491165
    E-mail: lieutenant_jatin@rediffmail.com

    Guwahati
    Society for Promotion Of Tourism (SPOT) held the following activities on World Environment Day 2008:

  • Tree planting at Panjabari area of the City;
  • Art and quiz competitions;
  • Public Meeting to highlight the importance of the day.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Pranab Kumar Hazarika
    Society for promotion of tourism (SPOT)
    C/O ATITHEE, Beltola Tiniali, Near life friend Medical Guwahati
    India
    Tel: +91 9854004668; +91 9854950007
    E-mail: spot_assam@yahoo.com

    Hyderabad
    Sohrabji Goderj Green Business Centre held an awareness program, specifically for IT professionals. This included a guided tour of CII- Goderj Green Business Centre which is one of the most environment friendly buildings in India followed by a presentation on World Environment Day with simple tips that individuals can follow.

    For more information, please contact:
    Anwesha Chatterjee
    CII- Sohrabji Goderj Green Business Centre
    Survey No-64, Kothaguda Post, Near Hitec City Hyderabad
    India
    Tel: +91 59062858
    Fax: +91 04023112837
    E-mail: anwesha.chatterjee@ciionline.org 
    Website: www.greenbusinesscentre.org

    Hyderabad
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Make-A-Difference Team of Weston Solutions India held the following activities:

    At 9 am on 5th June, various teams of Weston Solutions India office reached different traffic junctions and distributed brochures that contain Green Living Tips and promoted the 'Kick the carbon Habit' slogan. The same activity was done earlier on Earth Day 2008. The campaign has a reach out of 20000 citizens from various walks of life;

    Associates participated in - "Each one take one plant home" campaign. The awareness campaigning is extended to the community around the associate residence and to their families;

    Associates also started a drive to ensure most of us follow these Green Living Tips and encourage others.

     
    For more information, please contact:
    Jayaprakash Nambaru
    Make-A-Difference Team
    Weston Solutions India
    India
    Tel: 040-30480952
    Email: J.Nambaru@westonsolutions.com
    Website: www.westonsolutions.com

    Hyderabad
    In support of World Environment Day 2008, Satyam Foundation created environmental awareness through: film shows, and panel discussions on climate change and global warming while focusing on reduction of carbon emission.

    For more information, please contact:
    Aruna K Gali
    Satyam Foundation
    1-217, Challa Office Complex
    Gaganmahal Road
    Domalaguda Hyderabad
    India
    Tel: +91 040- 42409006
    E-mail: arunauday@gmail.com
    Website: www.satyamcsr.org

    Hyderabad
    In support of World Environment Day 2008, Saraswathi Samrajyam organized an Education Seminar on the theme: a few steps to going carbon neutral. They also switched off lights and all energy utilizing devices for one hour and educated residents on the importance of changing to energy efficient lights in residences.

    For more information, please contact:
    Iyyanki Murali Krishna
    Saraswathi Samrajyam
    8 Lakshmi Nagar, Mehdipatnam Ring Road Hyderabad
    India
    Tel: +91 9848049624
    E-mail: iyyanki@icorg.org

    Indore
    For the last 20 years Barli Development Institute for Rural Women has celebrated World Environment Day. This year a 3 day workshop was held at the campus by the trainees to discuss environmental issues affecting their village life. This concluded on 5th June where general public was invited. Trainees informed the public of the decisions they made during the workshop, as to how to improve the environment of their villages.

    For more information, please contact:
    Jimmy McGilligan
    Barli Development Institute for Rural Women
    180 Bhamori, New Dewas Road, Indore M.P.
    India
    Tel: +91 732 2554066
    E-mail: barli01@gmail.com  
    Website: www.barli.org

    Jalgaon
    The World Environment Day was marked by the Orchid Nature club through appealing to motorists not to drive their vehicles into the city but instead use bicycles, buses or simply walk to their places of work. This was supported through relevant authorities.

    For more information please contact:
    Deepak Tamboli
    Orchid Nature Club
    14, Nageshwar Colony, Mahabal Area Jalgaon
    India
    Tel: +9102572261005
    Email: orchidnatureclub@gmail.com

    Jalandhar
    To celebrate the World Environment Day, Arya Public High School held a rally and a seminar.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ajmer Singh
    Arya Public High School
    Sabzi mandi Phillaur
    Distt- Jalandhar
    India
    Tel: +91 01826-500240
    E-mail: rai_ajmer@rediff.com

    Jehanabad
    Kainat Foundation involved adopted children in celebrating World Environment Day 2008 in the following ways:

  • Folk dance and puppet show on local environmental issues;
  • Workshop on compost;
  • Bicycle rally for environmental awareness;
  • Plantation in Kainat International school campus.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Kashif Raza Kakvi
    Kainat Foundation
    Kainat International School
    Kainat Nagar Kako,Jehanabad
    India
    Tel: +91-9431297223
    Fax: +91-6114-225434
    E-mail: kainatinternationalschool@gmail.com
    Website:www.kainatfoundation.org
                  www.kainatfoundation.net

    Kadipur
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, students and teachers at "Aadarsha Chhatra Nirman Vidyalaya" school located at Gajepur Village, Varanasi District (India) held a function that included the following activities:

  • A procession;
  • Awareness creation on CO2 emissions;
  • An essay, poster and slogan competition and
  • Tree planting on a massive scale.
  • The message from UNEP Executive Director was widely circulated during this function which ended with every one taking an oath to reduce carbon emissions.

    For more information, please contact:
    Chetnarayan Pathak
    Aadarsha Chhatra Nirman Vidyalaya Shiksha Samity – soon to be called ‘World Awakening Centre’
    29- Jaidurga Nagar, Kadipur
    India
    P.O. Box Shivpur, Pin-221003 Varanasi
    Tel: +919451808638
    E-mail: cnpathak@rediffmail.com

    Karnataka
    Wildlife Aware Nature Club had a painting competition, distributed posters to schools and had a street play by children on the occasion of World Environment Day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Tvn Murthy
    Wildlife Aware Nature Club
    Kesara, Ist Cross, CSI Layout Tumkur
    572102 Karnataka
    India
    Tel: +919448073129
    Fax: +918162275430
    E-mail: tvnmurthy@vsnl.com 
    Website: www.wanc.org

    Kanpur
    To celebrate World Environment Day, the Institute for Regional Development Studies held a multidisciplinary exchange of views on current environmental issues.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ram Vilas Verma
    Institute for Regional Development Studies
    3A/37 Azad Nagar Kanpur –208002
    India
    Tel: +91 512-2561349
    E-mail: vrvknp@yahoo.co.in

    Kashmir
    The university of Kashmir launched  Activities for the World Environment week , 7 day long celebrations on the  University grounds. The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir State, Mr. Gh. Nabi Azad, chaired the inauguration function the Guest of honor was Prof Amitab Mattoo, Vice Chancellor Jammu University and the function was presided over by Prof. Reyaz Punjabi, Vice Chancellor Kashmir University. Academecians, College Principles, Researchers, Policy makers and students attended the function. The University’s Nature Club was formally launched to network the Student activities throughout the valley. A seminar on "Climate Change: Causes, consequences and control" also took place.

    For more information, please contact:
    Tariq Bhat
    University of Kashmir
    India
    E-mail: tariquebhat@gmail.com
    Website:Click Here

    Kerala
    The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) and the Kochi Regional Centre conducted a health and environment seminar and a quiz on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008. In the seminar they presented four papers:

  • Co2-kick the habit-towards a low carbon economy;
  • Solid waste management;
  • Water pollution and its management;
  • Air pollution and its management.
  • They are also conducting a health safety and environment quiz amongst managers/officers/engineers of industries in the state. Their theme for the day was “Chemical Engineers for Cleaner Environment”.

    For more information, please contact:
    Babu Jose
    Honorary Secretary,
    Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
    Kochi Regional Centre, Kerala, India
    Post Box No: 08, Productivity House,Hmt Road
    Kalamassery Kochi , Kerala Pin –683104
    India
    Tel: 91-9446093169
    Fax: 91-484-2545462
    E-mail: babujose_fact@yahoo.co.in

    Kerala
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Viswadarsanam held a community get together under the title 'greening the minds'. They ran nature competitions for local school children and provided traditional home cooking for guests. The day also included a keynote address by an eminent local person.

    For more information, please contact:
    Umesh Babu
    Viswadarsanam
    Viswadarsanam Feny Land Nariyapuram
    689513 pathanamthitta, kerala
    India
    Tel: +91 4682350543
    E-mail: viswadarsanam@yahoo.com
    Website: www.viswadarsanam.org

    Kolkata
    The World Environment Day was celebrated by DISHA through a day long campaign in the streets of Kolkata with the aim of developing awareness among the people regarding environmental issues. Several Kolkata based organizations took part in the event.

    For more information please contact:
    Sasanka Sekhar Dev
    DISHA
    20/4 Sil Lane, Kolkata 700015 Kolkata
    India
    Tel: +91 33 2397662
    Fax: +91 33 23283989
    Email: sasankadev@gmail.com

    Kolkata
    Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority released the quarterly community journal on municipal solid waste management and mapping of behavioral change in global warming and climate change.

    For more information, please contact:
    Tapas Ghatak
    Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority
    Unnayan Bhavan, Salt lake Kolakata
    India
    Tel: 913323372217
    Fax: 913323372217
    E-mail: tk.ghatak@gmail.com
    Website: www.kmdaonline.org , www.kmdaswm.org

    Kolkata
    Centre for Quality Management System, Jadavpur University, planned an Awareness exhibition on the themes of World Environment Day 2008 since 1974. They also held a demonstration on Twelve Steps to Help "Kick the CO2 Habit". An awareness programme was also held in a number of villages, in municipalities of West Bengal, Kolkata and Howrah Municipal Corporation areas. The month long environment awareness campaign included an essay competition on "Kick the CO2 Habit" and on "Ways to Go Green and Save Green".

    For more information, please contact:
    Prof. Sadhan K. Ghosh
    Centre For Quality Management Systems,
    Jadavpur University, Mechanical Engineering
    Blue Earth Kolkata 700032
    India
    Tel: +91 33 24146207/ 33 24146165/ 9830044464
    Fax: +91 33 24146207/ 33 24146165
    E-mail: cqmsju@vsnl.net, sadhankghosh@vsnl.net, sadhankghosh@gmail.com
    Website:www.jadavpue.edu, www.cqmsju.org

    Kolkata
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, a student rally, essay, debate and quiz programme on global warming was held in Kolkata.  A joint conference was also held with polluting industries pushing for lower carbon emissions.  A slide show was shown to educate people on various aspects of flora and fauna preservation.

    For more information, please contact:
    Saha Brajogopal
    Khardah Municipality
    B.T.Road, Kol-700117
    Kolkata
    India
    Tel:+91  033-25333060
    Fax: +91 033-25533060
    Email: khardahmunicipality@yahho.co.in

    Kolkata
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Asian Marine Conservation Association vouched for low carbon economic growth through sustainable tourism.

    For more information, please contact:
    Anupam Ghosh
    Asian Marine Conservation Association
    42/1, Feeder Road Belgharia, Kolkata 700056
    India
    Tel: +91 9836958256
    E-mail: anupamghoshworldwide@yahoo.com
    Website: www.marinecon.org

    Kolkata
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Foundation held an environmental exhibition to showcase 2006/07 WED celebration activities.Distribution of badges and leaflets as well as stickers for vehicles was done as part of the occassion. The exhibition focused on "Kick the habit" and de-carbonizing economies and life-styles. On deforestation segment their foundation film HAADSA (Directed by Manjit Dada) VCD was distributed alongside the publication.

    For more information, please contact:
    Manjit Dada
    Swami Vivekananda Cultural Foundation
    18B Rammohan Dutta Road Kolkata
    India
    Tel: +91 9830350723
    Fax: +91 24745213
    E-mail: svcf@hotmail.com
    Website: www.svcf.faithweb.com

    Kolkata
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Vivekananda Institute of Environment and Management, Kolkata had a National level Workshop on Kick the CO2 Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy. The Sheriff of Calcutta inaugurated the function on 4 June 2008 at 10 am in the National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTTR) Seminar Hall. The target group of the workshop was teachers and scholars of about 30 different engineering colleges of Kolkata together with the practicing engineers from industries.

    For more information, please contact:
    Swami (Dr.) Vedajnananda
    Vivekananda Institute of Environment & Management, Kolkata
    AL 133, Salt Lake Kolkata
    India
    Tel: +919831569865/ 3323595225
    E-mail: vivekanandaiem@yahoo.com

    Lucknow
    Pradeep K. Srivastava delivered a unique SCIENTOON based lecture in a State Level function organized by Department  of Environment, Govt. of UP, India on World Environment Day 2008 in Lucknow. This was attended by the Honorable Minister , Department of Environment and a large number of scientists, environmentalists and Government officers.

    For more information, please contact:
    Pradeep K. Srivastava
    Central Drug Reserahc Institute
    Chattar Manzil Palace Lucknow
    India
    Tel: +91-522-2364188
    Fax: +91-522-2623405
    E-mail: pkscdri@gmail.com 
    Website: www.scientoon.com

    Manali
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited had an environmental awareness campaign. Among the activities planned were:

  • An environmental walk in Manali town;
  • Drawing and essay competition;
  • Tree planting;
  • An exhibition on environmental issues;
  • Special lectures.

    For more information, please contact:
    Muthaiyah Natarajan
    Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited
    India
    Tel: +91 4425944015
    E-mail: natarajan_m@cpcl.co.in

    Maharashtra state
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Orchid Nature Club held a tree planting exercise followed by a lecture by a renowned environmentalist

    For more information, please contact:
    Deepak Tamboli
    Orchid Nature Club
    14, Nageshwar Colony, Mahabal Area
    Jalgaon, Maharashtra State
    India
    Tel: +91 2572261005
    E-mail: dmtamboli@hotmail.com

    Mangalore
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR) sensitized local school students with posters and display materials on climate change and its impacts. They organized a movie show on climate change related issues and they gave brief coverage on the theme to the local media to take the subject to a wider public.

    For more information, Please contact:
    Vijayakumaran Kandachamy
    Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR)
    P.O. Box No.244, BOLAR Mangalore
    India
    Tel: +91 824 2424152
    Fax: +91 824 2424061
    E-mail: vijayettan@yahoo.com

    Mokokchung
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Center for Biodiversity Study, Department of Botany, Nagaland University organized an awareness programme with post graduate students of Botany by way of deliberations and discussions on the Topic:  Kick the Habit Towards a Low Carbon Economy.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sunil Chaturvedi
    Center for Biodiversity Study
    Department of Botany
    Nagaland University
    Post Box- 53 Mokokchung
    India
    Tel: +91 369 2268247, +91 369 2229141, +91 9436006204
    Fax: +91 369 2229141
    Website: www.nagalanduniv.nic.in

    Mumbai
    Financial Technologies, a socially conscious organization, is forever at the forefront to participate in programs and events that benefit society and environment. This year,  it initiated a series of employee awareness programs on the occasion of World Environment Day. These initiatives involved not only employees, but also their young children and relatives within the age group of 14-18 years as they believe children have the power to shape the future of the world. For the young children, they lined up a creative career workshop in coordination with their Communications Department, which provided insights on the skill sets required to pursue a career in journalism or advertising.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sarita Bahl
    Financial Technologies
    Boston House, Suren Lane, Chakala, Andheri East Mumbai
    India
    Tel: 91-22-67099300
    Fax: 91-22-67099044
    E-mail: sarita.bahl@mcxindia.com
    Website: www.ftindia.com

    Mumbai
    The National Safety Council of India (NSCI) promoted the observance of the World Environment Day 2008 among 6,800 NSCI members comprising industrial and business establishments, institutions, trade union organizations, HSE professionals and it’s 17 state chapters and 30 action centers located across India. This will was the tenth consecutive year, since 1999, that NSCI is promoting WED through its yearly WED campaign. NSCI also produced the following environmental awareness material for its members:

  • Cloth banner carrying WED 2008 theme;
  • Multicolor poster –related to the WED theme;
  • Information package containing significance and objective of WED;
  • Pocket guides containing technical information on
       environment related topics.

    For more information, please contact:
    M.M. Kulkarni
    Director-National Safety Council of India
    98-A, Sector 15, Institutional Area,
    CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai-400 614
    India
    Tel:+91 -22-27579924,
    Fax: +91 -22-27577351,
    E-mail: nsci@giasbm01.vsnl.net.in
    Website: www.nsc.org.in

    Mumbai
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Nerul Gymkhana organized events which included a drawing competition, a photography exhibition, stalls for NGOs, tree plantating, mimes and street plays. Films on the environment were also shown.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nerul Gymkhana
    India
    Tel:+91 27709393
    E-mail: nerulgymkhana@mtnl.net
    Website: www.nerulgymkhana.com

    Mumbai
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Antara Das decided to change her unfriendly newly acquired home garden to a more human friendly one. She cleared the place of debris, plastic bags and dead rats. She hopes to see a tree sapling in her back yard and she intends to plant more trees in order to make 2008 an environment friendly year for herself and everyone around.

    For more information, please contact:
    Antara Das
    C1 Central ex customs Qtrs, Wadala Mumbai
    India
    Tel: +91 24101934
    E-mail: antaradas13@yahoo.co.in

    Mumbai
    The National Safety Council of India (NSCI) promoted the observance of the World Environment Day 2008 among more than 6800 NSCI members comprising industrial and business establishments, institutions, trade union organizations, HSE professionals and it’s 17 State Chapters & 30 Action Centers located across India. This was the tenth consecutive year, since 1999, that NSCI is promoting WED through its yearly WED Campaign. NSCI also produced the following environmental awareness material for its members:

  • Cloth Banner carrying UNEP WED 2008 theme;
  • Multicolor Poster –related to the WED theme;
  • Information Package containing significance and objective of WED;
  • Pocket Guides containing technical information on
        environment related topics.

    For more information, please contact:

    M.M. Kulkarni
    Director-National Safety Council of India
    98-A, Sector 15, Institutional Area,
    CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai-400 614
    India
    Tel:+91 -22-27579924,
    Fax: +91 -22-27577351,
    E-mail: nsci@giasbm01.vsnl.net.in
    Website: www.nsc.org.in

    Nagar
    A Youth Conference on Environment was held to shed light on factors affecting global warming.  Efforts were made to charge the youth to understand their duty as environment citizens.

    For more information, please contact:
    Dr. Dadhich Lakshmikant
    Paryavaran Parishad (Environmental Society )
    2 Ka 2 Vigyan Nagar Kota 324005
    India
    Tel: +91 744 2426449
    Fax: +91 744 2426449
    E-mail: lkdadhich@gmail.com

    Noida
    Rickshaw is a modified tricycle which is used extensively as a mode of transport for carrying passengers and luggage in India. There are eight million Rickshaws in the country. This is a vehicle with Zero Carbon Emission. Rickshaw Bank is a flagship programme by the Centre for Rural Development (CRD) that provides a means of self-employment for the poor in community. CRD believes that with the reality of Global Warming, Rickshaw is the best mode of transport for short distances. To promote this, CRD is working to issue an asset-based loan to rickshaw pullers repayable through a minimum installment rate on daily basis. CRD along with Punjab National Bank and American India Foundation launched the Rickshaw Bank project on 4 June 2008, in support of World Environment Day.
     
    For more information, please contact:
    Dr. Pradip Kumar Sarmah (Ashoka Fellow, India)
    Executive Director
    Centre for Rural Development (CRD)
    D-41 (FF), Sector-27, Noida 201 301
    India
    Tel: + 91 9818863727/ 120 4258944
    Fax: + 91 120 4320703
    Email: crd4ev@yahoo.com, pradipsarmah@hotmail.com
    Website: www.crdev.org

    Nagar
    SPARE India celebrated World Environment Day by planting around 1,000 trees in and around Chikodi City.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sidagouda Kotabagi
    SPARE India
    Shanti Nilay, Basaveshwar Nagar, Chikodi.591 201
    India
    Tel: +91 94491 94576
    E-mail: spare.india@gmail.com

    Nagar
    Phoenix Lamps Limited displayed the World Environment Day banner at prominent locations and issued circulars among the employees during this year’s celebration. They also had a lecture competition for the employees.

    For more information, please contact:
    Mukesh Sharma
    Phoenix Lamps Limited
    59-A, NSEZ, Phase - II Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar U P
    India
    Tel: 0120 4012159
    Fax: 0120 2562943
    E-mail: mukesh.sharma@phoenixlamps.com
    Website: www.phoenixlamps.com

    Nagar
    Pt. Sohan Lal Parsandi Devi Memorial Trust hosted a social-cultural event along with other mass awareness activities on World Environment Day 2008. They held a special event along with the seminar where bureaucrats, environmentalists, intellectuals and public representatives came on a common platform to address the Green Economy issue. They also published an informative awareness guide (Souvenir) covering a wide spectrum of environmental related articles and facts.

    For more information, please contact:
    Deepak Gaur
    Pt. Sohan Lal Parsandi Devi Memorial Trust
    G-42, Sector-3, Noida Gautam Budh Nagar
    India
    Tel: +91 9899490726
    Fax: +91 120 2544888
    E-mail: environ.seminar@gmail.com

    New Delhi
    On the eve of the World Environment Day the documentary film "The Good Shepherd " directed by Satyen Wanchoo for the Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, was screened at the India International Centre followed by a panel discussion.

    For more information, please contact:
    Mala Kapoor
    Indian Council for Human Relations
    E-10, Kailash Colony, New Delhi-110048
    India
    Tel: +91 011-26241987
    Fax: +91 011-26241987
    E-mail: ichrid@gmail.com

    New Delhi
    AIESEC had a tree planting drive on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008.

    For more information, please contact:
    Aditi Mishra
    AIESEC
    Pt-62/11 Kalkaji New Delhi-110019 Delhi
    India
    E-mail: aditiest@gmail.com

    North Gujarat
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Greenplanet had campaigns dubbed: 'Drive clean and save green' and 'One born baby-grow one plant'.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ahmed D. Pathan
    Greenplanet
    Ashirvad Institute, Kalol-North Gujarat
    India
    Tel: +91 2764225356
    Fax:+91 2764224049
    E-mail: admin@greenplanets.org
    Website: www.greenplanets.org

    Palampur
    The Department of Entomology will held a painting competition and a quiz on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008.

    For more information, please contact:
    Chandra shekhar Prabhakar
    Department of Entomology, CSK HPAU
    Palampur
    India
    Tel: +91 9418245904
    E-mail: csprabhakar.ento@gmail.com

    Pune
    PuneCity Corporation Limited built a Temple of Environment in the township to be inaugurated on the occasion of
    World Environment Day 2008. They also collected Rs. 500/year/flat from the township residents for the
    Amanora Citizen Environment fund, operated by the township citizens to promote environmental causes.

     

    For more information, please contact:q
    Mr. Jaymalhar  Bhosale
    City Corporation Limited
    City Chambers, 917/19a
    F.C.Road, Pune: 411 004
    India
    Tel: +91 20 25654555,  +91 9850958952
    Fax: +91 20 25657555
    E-mail: jkb@amanora.com, jkbin@yahoo.co.in
    Website: www.amanora.com

    Pune
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Aprup Adawadkar organized a campaign activity to reduce carbon content in the atmosphere with the societies in the nearby area.

    For more information, please contact:
    Aprup Adawadkar
    107, kothari-Orchid, Nr Symbiosis School, Viman Nagar Pune
    India
    E-mail: adawadkar@gmail.com

    Raipur
    Chhattisgarh Association for Creative Training Understanding and Studies (CACTUS) published a special issue with the Collection Awareness Cartoons on the occasion of World Environment Day. The organization intended to hold a painting and cartoon competition for children.

    For more information, please contact:
    Arti Sharma
    Chhattisgarh Association for Creative
    Training Understanding and Studies (CACTUS)
    345, Samta Colony, Raipur Raipur
    India
    Tel: +91 09826703840
    Fax: 0771-2263840
    E-mail: mediawatchraipur@rediffmail.com

    Raipur
    Cartoon Watch published a special issue of their monthly cartoon magazine on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008. The issue contained various cartoons on environment issues. They also organized cartoon competitions on issues concerning the environment, and energy saving.

    For more information, please contact:
    Triambak Sharma
    Cartoon Watch
    J-Mig 162, Sector-3
    Deen Dayal Upadhya Nagar, Raipur
    India
    Tel: +91 771-2263840
    Fax: +91 771-2263840
    E-mail: cartoonwatch@gmail.com
    Website: www.cartoonwatchindia.com

    Shillong
    On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Meghalaya Post Graduate Students' Union organized an essay competition - cum seminar on the theme: "Energy Strategies in the Backdrop of Global Warming; is Nuclear Energy the solution?"

    For more information, please contact:
    Joymanick Dohling
    Meghalaya Post Graduate Students' Union
    North Eastern Hill University Shillong
    India
    Tel: +919862417373
    E-mail: support.mpgsu@indiatimes.com

    Shimla
    WWF- India Field Office in Shimla, in collaboration with Wild Life Wing of HP Forest Department and Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL), celebrated World Environment Day 2008 by holding a three day trekking programme at Churdhar Dhar Wild Life Sanctuary.

    For more information, please contact:
    Vandana Thaplyal
    WWF-India, Field Office, Shimla
    WWF- India, Field Office, Bishop Cotton School
    Gate No-2, Bye Pass Road, New Shimla
    171009 Shimla
    India
    Tel: +91 0177-2670173
    E-mail: wwfhp@rediffmail.com

    Srinagar
    Green Hopes held awareness programmes throughout June 2008 and especially on  World Environment Day to instill awareness on the hazards of polythene bags that are so rampantly and widely used in Kashmir and have become a major cause of degradation of water bodies and health problems. The target audience was school children and people living on the fringes of lakes.

    For more information, please contact:
    Shuja ul Rehman
    Green Hopes
    Post Box no 975, GPO Srinagar
    India
    Tel: +91-9419533513
    E-mail: thegreenhopes@gmail.com
    Website: www.greenhopes.wordpress.com

    Surat
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Reliance Industries Limited had a tree planting and a pledging ceremony where individuals commited themselves to reduce their carbon footprint.

    For more information, please contact:
    Jnanaranjan Dash
    Reliance Industries Limited
    Vill. Mora, PO. Bhatha, Surat-Hazira Road Surat
    India
    Tel: +91-0-9998011059
    Fax: +91-0261-2835061
    E-mail: jnana_dash@ril.com

    Tzudikong
    The Eco Club of Zion School of the Department of School Education sponsored by the Forest Department, Government of Nagaland organizes activities each year on WED as well as on other days to create awareness of the gigantic changes in the global environment and take measures to save our mother earth. To mark this year’s World Environment Day the club made few flower beds, placed several trash bins in the school vicinity. The club also hosted essay, poem and painting competitions for the school children on WED with a solemn observance of the day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Temsu Jamir
    Zion School
    Tzudikong - 798623, Mokokchung, Nagaland. Tzudikong
    India
    Tel: +91 3862 271237
    E-mail: gettemsu@yahoo.co.in

    Udaipur
    The World Environment Day celebration took place at Bharatpur & Sirohi where the Department of Forests was the host agency and a team of specialists from the RSNH coordinated and delivered lectures on issues related to environmental problems with the aim of encouraging people to work more towards the well being of the environment at the local level.

    For more information please contact:
    Sarita Mehra
    Rajputana Society of Natural History
    Kesar Bhawan, 16/747, P No 90, B/D Saraswati Hosp., Ganeshnagar, Pahada Udaipur
    India
    Email: greenmunia@yahoo.co.in

    West Bengal
    On the eve of World Environment Day 2008, Centre for Ecological Engineering organized a campaign to switch off lights for at least 10 minutes in their district. They were also requesting citizens to use bicycles for the day to reduce carbon in the air. They further encouraged computer and Internet centers to shut down their computers at the end of the day rather than leaving them on stand by.

    For more information, please contact:
    Arunayan Sharma
    Centre for Ecological Engineering
    Netaji Subhash Road, In Front of T.O.P
    Malda - 732 101, West Bengal
    India
    Tel: +91 9434175943
    E-mail: ecoeng@rediffmail.com
    Website: www.engeco.org

    INDONESIA

    Bandung
    In support of World Environment Day 2008, the Greeners Magazine community counted how much CO2 every high school student in the town emits  from daily use of transportation, cooking and electricity and paying it by planting trees.

    For more information, please contact:
    Syaeful Rochman
    Greeners Magazine
    Jl. Rancamanyar 1 No.16 Bandung
    Indonesia
    Tel: +62 22 7308625 / +62 812 205 1798
    Fax: +62 22 7308625
    E-mail: Greenersmagz@yahoo.com
    Website: www.greeners.or.id

    Dumai
    On the occasion of World Environment Day, PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia planted about 500 trees around IT Tower facilities at Jl. Putri Tujuh - Dumai. Government officers of Dumai as well as the Major of Dumai witnessed this event

    For more information, please contact:
    Moehammad Refiandy
    PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia
    Main Office A1 Dumai
    Indonesia
    Tel: +62-765-811269
    E-mail: mrefiandy@chevron.com

    Medan
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, students from Telkom Sandhy Putra's Vacational High School followed an environment care programme from Toyota Corporation called Toyota Ecoyouth. In this programme they cleaned their school from waste and garbage. They also changed the septic tank behind their school into a fishpond.

    For more information, please contact:
    Teysatra Ecoyouth
    SMK Telkom Sandhy Putra Medan
    Jl. Letjend. Jamin Ginting Km.11,1 No.9C Medan
    Indonesia
    Tel: +62 618363134
    Fax: +62 618363133
    E-mail: imel_fadhel@yahoo.com
    Website: www.teysatra.blogspot.com

    Riau
    Mutiara Harapan School students were inspired by a recent visit of several of the Champions of the Earth Laureates during the schools Environmental Day Exhibition. The students are continuing to educate the immediate community to incorporate the 3R's. Fifth and Sixth grade students are generating funds for a local school for handicapped children, and have worked with some of the children to enhance their understanding of the 3R's.

    For more information, please contact:
    Lei Suang
    Mutiara Harapan School
    Complex PT. RAPP Riau
    Indonesia
    E-mail: lei_suang@aprilasia.com

    Riau
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, 3rd grade students from Sekolah Mutiara Harapan were tasked to prepare brochures with tips on how to save water and electricity. 4th Grade and 5th Grade students were monitoring their homes to determine daily and weekly usage of water and electricity respectively. They did this for a few weeks to determine a baseline of usage. Students and their parents implemented some “savings” initiatives, and continued to monitor usage. Students presented, reports to show the effects of saving within their household. They started the same programme on their "blocks". Brochures were passed out, monitoring is continuing, and the student whose "block" saves the most, will be recognized.

    For more information, please contact:
    Dr. Willard Ore
    Sekolah Mutiara Harapan
    Complex PT.RAPP Townsite I Pkl. Kerinci, Riau 28300
    Indonesia
    Tel: +62 761-95550
    Fax:+62 761-493943
    E-mail: willard_ore@aprilasia.com

    Suabaya
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Hizbul Wathan encouraged people to save energy, cope with waste, and reduce CO2 production.

    For more information, please contact:
    Rasyid-Mohammad Tauhid-al-Amien
    Hizbul Wathan
    Jalan Kendangsari Lebar 48 Suabaya
    Indonesia
    Tel: +62 816527486
    E-mail: tauhid@telkom.net

    IRAN

    Tehran
    De Beers opened the first information centre on Environment for Children, and held a conference on Environment Law.

    For more information, please contact:
    Narges Saffar
    Department of Environment
    Pardisan Nature park- Hakim Highway Tehran
    Iran
    Tel: +98-21-88244550
    Fax: +98-21-88244552
    E-mail: parsnarsis@yahoo.com
    Website: www.environment.ir

    Tehran
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the University of Tehran held the following activities:

  • A Second Conference on World Environment Day;
  • An Environmental Exhibition;
  • Speech delivery by top shots;
  • Publication of about 350 research papers on
        various environmental aspects.

    For more information, please contact:
    A. R. Karbassi
    University of Tehran
    No.23, Azin alley, Qods St., Enghelab Ave. Tehran
    Iran
    Tel: +98 00982161113188
    Fax: +98 00982144005963
    E-mail: arkarbassi738@yahoo.com
    Website: env.ut.ac.ir

    LAOS

    Savannakhet
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Lane Xang Minerals Limited (LXML) raised awareness on issues related to climate change and global warming through the following activities:

  • Walking against Climate Change;
  • Screening and discussion of the documentary An Inconvenient Truth;
  • Preparing and placing 2 banners in Lao and
        English at 2 key mine entrances.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Khamlar Phonsavat
    OXiana- Lane Xang Minerals Limited (LXML) Sepon
    Vilabouly District Savannakhet Province
    Laos
    Tel: +856 020 5428735
    E-mail: khamlar.phonsavat@oxiana.com.au
    Website: www.oxiana.com.au/SeponGold.asp

    MALAYSIA

    Kedah
    SMK Teloi Kanan held a video conference on Wednesday 28 May 2008, in Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium. The conference was Webcast by UN Television & Web Services Section. Their school SMK Teloi Kanan was presenting on Tree Planting Projects.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kalaimani Supramaniam
    SMK Teloi Kanan
    Rancangan Felda Teloi Kanan Kuala Ketil , Kedah
    Malaysia
    Tel: +6044193882 , +60194733505
    Fax: +6044192605
    E-mail: maniria@yahoo.com  
    Website: www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/wed08

    Kedah
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, School Nature Club (KPA - Kedah) launched their Tree Planting Campaign For 2008/2009.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kalaimani Supramaniam
    School Nature Club (KPA - Kedah )
    SMK Teloi Kanan Kuala Ketil, Kedah
    Tel: +6044193882 , +60194733505
    Fax: +6044192605
    E-mail: maniria@yahoo.com

    Kedah
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Environment Online SMK Teloi Kanan (ENO)  launched its ENO 100 Million Tree Campaign for ENO Clubs Worldwide and the 100 Billion Tree Campaign by the people of mother earth.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kalaimani Supramaniam
    ENO Environment Online SMK Teloi Kanan
    Rancangan Felda Teloi Kanan Kuala Ketil , Kedah
    Malaysia
    Tel: +60 44193882, +60 194733505
    Fax: +60 44192605
    E-mail: maniria@yahoo.com

    Kedah
    School Nature Club celebrated World Environment Day 2008 with 120 of its members from 40 schools in the state of Kedah. The event was filled with environmental activities for the children.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kalaimani Supramaniam
    School Nature Club - Kedah, Malaysia
    SMK Teloi Kanan Kuala Ketil
    Malaysia
    Tel: +6044163439
    Fax: +6044160559
    E-mail: maniria@gmail.com

    Ketil
    As part of activities preceding World Environment Day 2008, The River Ranger Club planted 10,000 mangrove trees and seedlings from 23 to 25 May 2008. 120 members of the club, Friends of Mangrove and the Global Environment Centre participated.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kalaimani Supramaniam
    River Ranger SMK Teloi Kanan
    Rancangan Felda Teloi Kanan Kuala Ketil
    Malaysia
    Tel: +6044163439
    Fax: +6044160559
    E-mail: maniria@yahoo.com

    Kinabalu
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the JCI INTAN got 10 banks or financial institutions local and international that are located along the main city streets to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to get their shredded papers recycled.

    For more information, please contact:
    Zyee Dullie
    JCI INTAN
    Lot R2C, 3rd Floor WIsma Far East
    Jln Lintas, 88300 Kota Kinabalu
    Malaysia
    Tel: +60168115367

    Kuala Lumpur
    The Yayasan Anak Warisan Alam (YAWA) planted 500 trees as a commitment to initiate a low-carbon lifestyle. YAWA collaborated with the National Landscape Department and Putrajaya Corporation to launch its 'Adopt a Tree' programme under the YAWA Keep Planting Trees Initiative.

    For more information, please contact:
    Benjamin Low
    Yayasan Anak Warisan Alam (YAWA)
    26 Jalan Rahim Kajai, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Tel: +6016-6608444
    Tel: +60 3-77222894
    E-mail: benjaminlowzm@gmail.com
    Website: www.yawa.org

    Sembilan
    My Production Enterprise held the Miss Malaysia Earth beauty pageant on 5 June 2008 to mark the World Environment Day. This was to create awareness on environmental issues.

    For more information, please contact:
    Yip Chee Weng
    My Production Enterprise
    88, Taman Indah Mas, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
    Malaysia
    Tel: +60 17-3400733
    E-mail: yip.myproduction@gmail.com

    MICRONESIA

    Palikir
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the President's Council on Environment and Sustainable Development hosted its Fifth National Environment Day Speech Contest with selected high school students from the nation's four States. The themewas: "Climate Change - what does it mean to our small islands"

    For more information, please contact:
    Cindy Ehmes
    Office of Environment and Emergency Management
    PS-69 Palikir
    Micronesia
    Tel: +691 320 8814
    Fax: +691 320 8936
    E-mail: climate@mail.fm

    NEPAL

    Bhaktapur
    EDEN (Environmental Desk to Elate the Nature) a group of M.Sc Environment students organized an interschool essay competition in Bhaktpur district to mark World Environment Day with the objective of controlling carbon dioxide emissions. Thesis presentations and prize distribution took place on 7 June.

    For more information, please contact:
    Chiranjivi Dulal
    Environmental Desk to Elate the Nature(EDEN)
    Dekocha-5, Bhaktapur, Nepal Bhaktapur
    Nepal
    Tel: +9779803263351
    E-mail: mindmaster77@gmail.com

    Kathmandu
    Practical Action joined hands with other civil society organizations and government in Nepal to celebrate World Environment Day in major cities in Nepal. ECOS centre and Nepal RMC organized an interaction programme among district level policy makers, environmental activitists, academia and local people on the day in Chitwan with support from Practical Action.

    For more information, please contact:
    Dinanath Bhandari
    Practical Action
    Post Box 15135
    Pandol Marg Kathmandu
    Nepal
    Tel: +977-14446015
    Fax: +977-14445995
    E-mail: dinanath.bhandari@practicalaction.org.np  
    Website: www.practicalaction.org

    Kathmandu
    On the occasion of World Environment Day, the School of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, Pokhara University students held a parade of clean vehicles including bicycles, electric cars, electric bikes and other forms of no polluting vehicles.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ujjwal Meghi
    School of Environmental Management and
    Sustainable Development
    Pokhara University
    Tinkune, Baneshor Kathmandu
    Nepal
    Tel: +977-1-4107803
    E-mail: ujjwalgrg@yahoo.com

    Kathmandu
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Nature and Social Concern Society (NSCS) planned the following activities:
    May 30 Friday Interaction programme on climate change,
    1 June: Dustbin placement;
    2 June: Plantation and Clean up Campaign;
    3 June : School programme and photo exhibition programme;
    4 June: Talk programme by distinguished guests;
    5 June :Nature walk, drama documentary and talk programme from teachers and distinguished guests.
    The following events ran throughout:

  • Environment documentaries;
  • Photo exhibition.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Abhishek Shrestha
    Nature and Social Concern Society (NSCS)
    Kathmandu University Dhulikhel
    Nepal
    Tel: 0977-9841451667
    E-mail: a_abhi@hotmail.com

    Kathmandu
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the South Asia Young Scientists and Practitioners held a meeting on Climate Change and Disaster Impact Reduction Disaster and Development Centre (DDC), Northumbria University. The seminar was attended by climatic disaster risk reduction scientists and practitioners from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Turkey, Nepal, India, Japan and United Kingdom.

    For more information, please contact:
    Komal Aryal
    Disaster and Development Centre, School of Applied Sciences
    Northumbria University, UK Kathmandu
    Nepal
    Tel: 01912273499
    Fax: 01912273473
    E-mail: komal.aryal@unn.ac.uk
    Website: www.delphebangladesh-nepal3r.org

    Kathmandu
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, ECO-Nepal held the following activities:

  • National level inter school essay writing competition;
  • Produce a special issue of Paryawaran (Environment)
        monthly in Nepali language;
  • Broadcast weekly radio programme 'CHETANA' from
        10 different local FM radio stations;
  • Participate in a 3 day environmental exhibition;
  • Conduct a national workshop with the theme of WED.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Ram Chandra Neupane
    ECO-Nepal
    GPO Box 19720 Kathmandu
    Nepal
    Tel: 977-1-4445322
    Fax: 977-1-4435844
    E-mail: rcneupane@econepal.org, econepal@econepal.org
    Website: www.econepal.org

    Kathmandu
    The Asia Pacific Mountain Network (APMN)/ ICIMOD, in celebration of the World Environment Day 2008, published a bulletin dedicated to this year’s theme.

    For more information, please contact:
    Tek Jung Mahat
    Asia Pacific Mountain Network (APMN)/ICIMOD
    GPO Box 3226 Kathmandu
    Nepal
    Tel: 977 1 500 3222
    Fax: 977 1 5003299
    E-mail: tmahat@icimod.org, apmn@mtnforum.org
    Website: www.apmn.icimod.org

    Kathmandu
    The Youth Awareness Environmental Forum and Environment Cycle Radio F.M.104.2MHZ celebrated World Environment Day 2008 by organizing the following activities:

    4 June - Speech Competition;
    4 June - Arrangement of Banner show;
    4 June - Distribution of Poster and Pamphlets in Katmandu Valley;
    5 June - Katmandu Valley Bicycle Rally;
    6 June - Interaction Programme.

    For more information, please contact:
    Astaman Kisee Maharjan
    Youth Awareness Environmental Forum
    and Environment Cycle Radio F.M.104.2MHZ
    Environmental Library, Lalitpur Godawari Area
    Kathmandu
    Nepal
    Tel: 977-1-5560782
    Fax: 977-1-5560782
    E-mail: yaef_ast_60@hotmail.com, ecrfm104_2mhz@hotmail.com
    Website: www.yaefnepal.org

    Kathmandu
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Nepal River Conservation Trust held the 8th Bagmati River Festival from 5 June to 25 August. The entire event covers River Bank cleanup, awareness and conservation campaigns, and water sports.

    For more information, please contact:
    Achyut Dahal
    Nepal River Conservation Trust
    Thamel Kathmandu
    Nepal
    E-mail: nepalrivers@gmail.com
    Website: www.nepalrivers.org.np

    Kathmandu
    To mark the World Environment Day 2008, Children for Green New Nepal organized a rally in coordination with 20 other organizations in Kathmandu. The organization held an exhibition and a picture display on environmental issues

    For more information, please contact:
    Bijay Prajapati
    Children for Green New Nepal
    Dilibazar Kathmandu
    Nepal
    Tel: 977-9803173798
    E-mail: cgn_n@hotmail.com
    Website: www.bigrex.com/cgnn

    NEW ZEALAND

    Auckland
    GHD staged a celebrity debate as an entertainment event for its clients. The topic of the debate was: That tackling climate change today is better than winning the World Cup tomorrow. The debate ran in three centres: Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland on three consecutive nights (3 June - 5 June inclusive).

    For more information, please contact:
    Penny Scott
    GHD Limited
    Level 16 ASB Centre
    35 Albert Street Auckland
    New Zealand
    Tel: 64-9-307 7373
    Fax: 64-9-307 7300
    E-mail: Penny.Scott@ghd.co.nz 
    Website: www.ghd.co.nz

    Auckland
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Somerville Intermediate School had a digital photo competition on this year’s theme.

    For more information, please contact:
    Donna Bowler
    Somerville Intermediate School
    Somerville Road Howick, Auckland
    New Zealand
    Tel: +64 9 535 1070
    Fax: +64 9 535 1071
    E-mail: d.bowler@somint.school.nz

    Auckland
    The Auckland and Waitakere City Councils are held celebratory style events at two major public transport hubs in Auckland on the morning of World Environment Day 2008. The message was 'Thanks for using public transport' and morning commuters received either an energy efficient light bulb or a cloth bag.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kelly Taylor
    Auckland City and Waitakere City Councils
    6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson Auckland
    New Zealand
    Tel: +64 98368000 Ext. 8411
    Fax: +64 8368001
    Website: www.waitakere.govt.nz

    Christchurch
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Harewood Primary School community organized seedling planting in their school native bush area.

    For more information, please contact:
    Liz France
    Harewood Primary School
    721-harewood Road Christchurch
    New Zealand
    E-mail: rancel@harewood.school.nz

    Christchurch
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Ecobob Limited hosted an online chat forum on the their website.

    For more information, please contact:
    Carlin Archer
    Ecobob Limited
    131a Mt Pleasant Road Christchurch
    New Zealand
    Tel: +64 3 384 2818
    E-mail: carlin@ecobob.com
    Website: www.ecobob.co.nz

    Hutt
    The Little Memories Tree Gifts sponsored planting at Oxford Crescent School in Upper Hutt, New Zealand to stimulate environmental awareness among primary school children and future generations.

    For more information, please contact:
    Lynnette Tonkin
    Little Memories Tree Gifts
    51 Longfellow Street Upper Hutt
    New Zealand
    Tel: +64 04 971 1662
    Fax: +64 04 971 1632
    E-mail: littlememories@paradise.net.nz
    Website: www.littlememories.co.nz

    Invercargill
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Southland Girls High School Junior School (Year 7 and 8) held a community fortnight which involved a beach clean up for year 7 and an estuary clean up for year 8. They were looking at their responsibilities as citizens both locally, nationally and globally and how leadership impacted on decision making. They examined how habits of mind can be used to help with sustainability and focus on future issues.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sharee Ineson
    Southland Girls High School Junior School Yr 7/8
    328 Tweed Street Invercargill
    New Zealand
    Tel: 2116030
    E-mail: sharee.ineson@southlandgirls.school.nz

    Kaitaia
    On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Maori people celebrated their new year with pomp and color. There was a band, Kai, face painting and childrens’ activities.

    For more information, please contact:
    Anna Tripp
    Health Educator
    Te Oranga
    16 Matthews Avenue
    P. O. Box 361, Kaitaia
    New Zealand
    Tel: 09-408 0141 Ext: 751
    Fax: 09-408 0654
    E-mail: anna@terarawa.co.nz
    Website: www.terarawa.co.nz

    Kaitaia
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Far North Environment Centre held the CO2 Countdown to Meltdown, which is a community, based educational event designed to increase the awareness of the potential implications of climate change - locally and globally. The event helped participants to identify and change their behavior towards sustainability.

    For more information, please contact:
    Richard Robbins
    Far North Environment Centre
    P. O. Box 503 Kaitaia
    New Zealand
    Tel: +64 9 408 1086
    E-mail: info@ecocentre.co.nz
    Website: www.ecocentre.co.nz

    New Plymouth
    In support of World Environment Day 2008, New Plymouth District Council held an event geared towards staff awareness on sustainability and reducing their carbon habit. A free low carbon lunch was provided and a short DVD on reducing their Co2 habit.

    For more information, please contact:
    Jen Harries
    New Plymouth District Council
    Liardet Street, New Plymouth
    New Zealand
    Tel: +64 06 759 6060
    E-mail: harriesj@npdc.govt.nz
    Website: www.newplymouthnz.com/

    Palmerston
    The center community of the Massey Child Care Center Inc that included children, staff and families took part in a Green Action challenge pledging an action to help reduce their carbon footprint as a way to mark the World Environment Day.

    For more information please contact:
    Faith Martin
    Massey Child Care Centre Inc
    Private Bag 11222 Palmerston North
    New Zealand
    Tel: 06 350 5531
    Fax: 06 350 5639
    Email: admin@masseychildcare.ac.nz

    Queenstown
    Southern Public Relations held a Business Sustainability Seminar focusing on tourism and learning from the experience of others on World Environment Day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Alexa Forbes
    Southern Public Relations
    Crowne Plaza Beach Street Queenstown
    New Zealand
    Tel: +64 03 441 1117
    E-mail: alexa@southernpr.co.nz

    Queenstown
    To honour World Environment Day 2008 on the 5 June, Nomad Safaris worked in conjunction with the Department of Conservation on their ‘Feehly Hill’ restoration project near Arrow town to remove invasive plants to allow for the re-generation of New Zealand’s native plants.

    For more information, please contact:
    Emma McGoldrick
    Nomad Safaris
    4 Industrial Place Queenstown
    New Zealand
    Tel: +64 3 442 6699
    Fax: +64 3 442 7346
    E-mail: WED2008@nomadsafaris.co.nz
    Website: www.nomadsafaris.co.nz

    Udon Thani
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Logan Muller held a conference calling together people from different sectors who are active in improving the environment. The aim was share, learn and support each other in initiatives underway that are aimed at improving the environment and social fabric.

    For more information, please contact:
    Logan Muller
    Udon Thani New Zealand
    E-mail: lmuller@unitec.ac.nz  
    Website :www.hearttech08.unitec.ac.nz/index.html

    Waikato
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, members of Xtreme Waste and Whaingaroa Environmental Centre planted trees at Te Uku, Waitetuna and Raglan area Schools. Later on they gave away a tree to the first 20 users of recycling bins that were launched on the same day. They also planned educational activities with the schools involved that ran throughout the week.

    For more information, please contact:
    Lindsey Turner
    Xtreme Waste and Whaingaroa Env Centre
    Raglan Waikato
    New Zealand
    Tel: +64 07 825 5375
    E-mail: education@xtremewaste.org.nz

    Wellington
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Ministry of Health held a seminar on the health implications of environmental degradation followed by discussion on health policy responses.

    For more information, please contact:
    Praveen Sharma
    Ministry of Health
    No 1, The Terrace Wellington
    New Zealand
    Tel: +64 4 8162506
    E-mail: Praveen_Sharma@moh.govt.nz

    Wellington
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, New Zealand Ministry for the Environment held an International Children's Painting Competition Exhibition, as part of World Environment Day celebrations. The International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment is organized annually by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. The competition has been held since 1991 and has received over 190,000 entries from children in over 100 countries. The 2007/2008 competition was open from 24 September 2007 to 15 January 2008. The 2007/2008 competition focused on “Climate Change: actions we can take now to reduce our negative impact” and attracted entries worldwide, including 49 entries from New Zealand. The children's paintings focus on actions to reduce climate change such as using renewable energy, introducing energy saving light bulbs at home, sharing vehicles and using public transport, and planting trees.

    During the week of World Environment Day an exhibition at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa) in Wellington, displayed 50 of these global and regional paintings. The free exhibition was housed at Te Papa's 'Inspiration Station' from Friday 30 May to Sunday 8 June and was open to all members of the public.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nadine Koszler
    New Zealand Ministry for the Environment
    P.O. Box 10-362, Wellington 6143
    New Zealand
    E-mail: nadine.koszler@mfe.govt.nz

    Wellington
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, New Zealand Minister for the Environment presented Green Ribbon Awards in recognition to the outstanding contributions of individuals, organizations and businesses to sustaining, protecting and enhancing New Zealand's environment. 2008 marks the 18th year the awards have run. Award recipients were recognized at a special ceremony at the Wellington Town hall on Tuesday 3 June. The Green Ribbon Awards acknowledged individuals, organizations, and businesses who are helping to 'kick the carbon habit' through their environmental efforts.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nadine Koszler
    New Zealand Ministry for the Environment
    P.O. Box 10-362, Wellington 6143
    Wellington
    New Zealand
    E-mail: nadine.koszler@mfe.govt.nz
    Website: www.mfe.govt.nz/withyou/awards/green-ribbon.html

    Wellington
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, New Zealand Ministry for the Environment held a Junk to Green Funk Art Auction. 31 Trade Aid shops around New Zealand approached a local artist to create a piece of work that converts junk into a piece of art. The artwork was showcased in Trade Aid shops during the Fair Trade Fortnight, 3 May to 18 May 2008. After the Fair Trade Fortnight the artwork was sold at an auction from 4.30pm on Tuesday 3 June at the Wellington Town Hall, prior to the Green Ribbon Award ceremony. The auction raised money for environmental education in New Zealand. The artwork was made from discarded and recycled materials, therefore reducing the affect the pieces have on the environment and aligning with the theme of world Environment Day 2008 “Kick the Carbon Habit”.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nadine Koszler
    New Zealand Ministry for the Environment
    P.O. Box 10-362, Wellington 6143
    Wellington
    New Zealand
    E-mail: nadine.koszler@mfe.govt.nz
    Website: www.tradeaid.co.nz/Home

    Wellington
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Ministry for the Environment in partnership with the Natural World Museum, the United Nations Environment programme and Te Papa presented Art for the Environment: Moving Towards a Balanced Earth, an art exhibition featuring works of art from 25 artists representing 17 countries. The free exhibition was housed at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa) in Wellington and was open to all members of the public. The exhibition opened on World Environment Day, 5 June, and ran until 7 June. The exhibition was designed to utilize the universal language of art as a catalyst to unite people in action and thought, and to empower individuals, communities, and leaders to focus on environmental values across social, economic and political realms. The exhibited art had an over-arching climate change theme.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nadine Koszler
    New Zealand Ministry for the Environment
    P.O. Box 10-362, Wellington 6143
    Wellington
    New Zealand
    E-mail: nadine.koszler@mfe.govt.nz
    Website: Visit site

    Wellington
    In honor of the World Environment Day 2008 celebrations, the Natural World Museum in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) presented the exhibit, Earth in Balance. This contemporary exhibition of works by 27 artists from 20 countries was designed to generate awareness of global climate change, with an emphasis on moving towards a low-carbon economy. The exhibition highlighted issues regarding the environment while inspiring a positive change in people's attitudes and actions towards the environment.

    For more information, please contact:
    Yvonne Schellerup
    Natural World Museum
    P.O. Box 29604 San Francisco
    United States of America
    Tel: +1 415-420-1642
    E-mail: yvonne@naturalworldmuseum.org
    Website: www.naturalworldmuseum.org

    Wellington
    Shri Ram Chandra Mission will had a presentation entitled ''Spiritual Principles for Environmental Stewardship'' on the theme: Be plain and simple to be identical with Nature. There were Various cultural presentations such as skits and poems with the youth actively taking part.

    For more information, please contact:
    Danielle Smith
    Shri Ram Chandra Mission
    Wellington
    New Zealand
    E-mail: danasm@primusonline.com.au
    Website: www.srcm.org

    Wellington
    New Zealand Post held the inaugural New Zealand Post Book and Magazine Swap Day. All members of staff were asked to bring a magazine or book to work and swap it for another. This was intended to reduce their carbon footprint, increase employee engagement and provide a great new experience.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ian Long
    New Zealand Post
    Waterloo Quay Wellington
    New Zealand
    Tel: +64 044964948
    E-mail: ian.long@nzpost.co.nz
    Website: www.nzpost.co.nz

    PAKISTAN

    Dera Ismail Khan
    Faculty of Gomal University collaborated with Southern Districts Area Water Partnership (SDAWP) to celebrate World environment Day. There were speeches on understanding environmental challenges. Climate change was discussed.

    For more information, please contact:
    Shahjahan Bhatti M.
    Southern Districts Area Water Partnership
    Inside Imam Gate, Opposite Imamia Mosque
    Dera Ismail Khan
    Pakistan
    Tel: +92 0321 960 4217
    E-mail: shahjahan.bhatti@gmail.com

    Dera Ismail Khan
    pakistanA walk and a Seminar was arranged to observe the World Environment Day under the theme "CO2: Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy" on 5 June 2008, in the Faculty of Agriculture, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, NWFP., Pakistan. A large number of students and staff members from all departments of the Faculty of Agriculture and other departments of the Gomal University took part in the walk and participated in the Seminar.


    For more information, please contact:
    Dr. Muhammad Jamil Khan
    Assistant Professor in Soil Sciences
    Faculty of Agriculture, Gomal University,
    Dera Ismail Khan (NWFP), Pakistan.
    Post code: 29050
    Ph. Off: 0092 966 750425-8
    Cell: 0092 300 5792248
    Website:Click Here

    Gujranwala
    Gujranwala Environmental Organization held a seminar that was followed by a walk on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008.

    Shahbaz Malik
    Gujranwala Environmental Organization
    Arcitect house, Main Boulevard, Wapda Town, Gujranwala
    Pakistan
    Tel: +92-055-4283389
    E-mail: irfan_eac@yahoo.com

    Gujranwala
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Parwarish Welfare Foundation (PWF) held a workshop and an environment awareness festival. 350 participants attended

    For more information, please contact:
    Dr. Ehsan Ullah Khan
    Parwarish Welfare Foundation (PWF)
    Colony Sadar ud Din Khan Eminabad more Gujranwala
    Pakistan
    Tel: +92 300 6406609
    Fax: +92 55 3261787
    E-mail: legend2008pk@yahoo.com

    Islamabad
    The Ministry of Environment under the Government of Pakistan held a celebration at Hotel Holiday Inn in Islamabad where the importance of low carbon economy in Pakistan was emphasized.

    For more information, please contact:
    Khalid Asad
    Ministry of Environment
    Enercon Building, Ataturk Avenue, Behind State Bank of Pakistan, Sector G-5/2 Islamabad
    Pakistan
    Tel: +92-51-9218293
    Fax: +92-51-9218293
    E-mail: contact@moenv.gov.pk
    Fax: http://www.moenv.gov.pk

    Islamabad
    Development Communications Network (DEVCOM-Pakistan) designed a 14-hour live transmission for Pakistan Television that highlighted environmental issues in general, but focused on climate change. The theme of the World Environment Day 2008, “Kick the Carbon Habit”, was the main agenda.

    For more information, please contact:
    Munir Ahmed
    Development Communications Network (DEVCOM-Pakistan)
    GPO Box 2198 Islamabad
    Pakistan
    Tel: +92-(0) 333-5162872
    E-mail: medianet@comsats.net.pk

    Islamabad
    For World Environment Day 2008, The Adventure Club – Pakistan organized a programme in Kaghan, an alpine valley of Himalayas in Pakistan. At Naran, the main tourist resort in the valley, they organized an awareness walk, in collaboration with a local school. The programme included a walk, a cleaning campaign, an awareness lecture, and a bicycle race.

    For more information, please contact:
    Tahir Imran Khan
    The Adventure Club – Pakistan
    2, Hi Tech Center, Bl 21, St 39, G-10/4 Islamabad
    Pakistan
    Tel: +92 512110479
    Fax: +92 512110697
    E-mail: adventure@panoramic.com.pk
    Website: www.adventureclub.com.pk

    Karachi
    Tune-up Centers were set at 12 locations, where Hinopak Motors Limited invited transporters to bring their vehicles. They also invited school children to organize an exhibition on environment aspects.

    For more information, please contact:
    Jawahar Lal
    Hinopak Motors Limited
    D-2 Site, Manghopir Road
    Karachi, Sindh
    Pakistan
    Tel: +92 21 - 257 2711
    Fax: +92 21 - 257 5473
    E-mail: jawhar-lal@hinopak.com
    Website: www.hinopak.com.pk

    Karachi
    To mark the World Environment Day 2008, Ferozan produced a special issue of publication to mark the day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Mehmood Alam
    Ferozan
    Flat E-1 Junaid Plaza, Main Rashid Minhas Road
    Gulshan-E-Iqbal Block 6 Karachi
    Pakistan
    Tel: 92-21-6990556, 92-21-6011382, 92-300-2217310
    Fax: 92-21-4994393
    E-mail: farozaanpk@yahoo.com

    Karachi
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Lincoln Corner Karachi held the following activities:

  • Luncheon seminar on Challenges of Global Warming;
  • Screening of an OBS video on Climate Change Signs & Sciences;
  • A tree planting activity, at the Hill Park Karachi;
  • Engaged the youth to green Karachi.

    For more information, please contact:
    Naimat Ullah Khan
    Lincoln Corner Karachi
    Dhoraji Colony, Karachi
    Pakistan
    Tel: +92 3003663512
    E-mail: lckfriends@gmail.com
    Website: http://picasaweb.google.com\lckarachi1
  • Khushab
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Rabbani Welfare Society Khushab started its campaign with private schools in the area. All schools were brought together and planting was done by the 20 students of each and every class of school. This helps to make our environment green and oxygenized.

    For more information, please contact:
    Muhammad Atta Ur Rehman Rabbani
    Rabbani Welfare Society Khushab
    Mohallah Pirachgan Khushab
    Pakistan
    Tel: +92-0454-712425
    Fax: +92-0454-920032
    E-mail: atta_khushab_fine@yahoo.com

    Kuchlak
    KuchlakOn World Environment Day 2008, Kuchlak Welfare Society organized a walk. Kuchlak Welfare Society has been a part of such events from many years.




    For more information, please contact:
    Kuchlak Welfare Society
    Bangla No: 31, Jinnah Town, Quetta,
    Pakistan
    Phone: +92-81-400-1931
    E-mail: malikrashid_cws@yahoo.com
    Website: www.kws.com.pk

    Multan
    Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) organized a seminar to discuss environmental issues of Multan City on the occasion of World Environment Day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Shanawaz Khan
    Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO)
    340-D Shahruken Alam Colony Multan Multan Pakistan
    Pakistan
    Tel: +92 061-6772995
    Fax: +92 061-6772996
    E-mail: shahnawaz@spopk.org
    Website: www.spopk.org

    Peshawar
    Strengthening Participatory Organization held a seminar on environmental concern in the context of NWFP and Pakistan. The seminar consisted of 4 panel discussions on the following themes:

  • Climate change (Global warming) in the
        context of NWFP and Pakistan;
  • Impact of Internal conflict on natural
        resources and tourism;
  • Urbanization and its impact on the health of
        a city - A focused dialogue on Peshawar City.
  • Best practices and solutions for environmental problems - role of government and civil society was highlighted

    For more information, please contact:
    Ijaz Qasim
    SPO-Strengthening Participatory Organization
    House#3, Sector-K-5, Phase-#3
    Hayath Abad Peshawar
    Pakistan
    Tel: +92-091-5810021, 5811792
    Fax: jajee21@yahoo.com , ijaz@spopk.org
    Website: www.spopk.org

    Rawalpindi
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Syed Semab Haider of the Shah Muqeem Trust visited the city with his colleagues and other volunteers, launched a door to door campaign and mobilized the communities to manage their waste, organic and inorganic separately.

    For more information, please contact:
    Syed Semab Haider
    Shah Muqeem Trust
    PO Kallar Syedan Kallar Syedan, District Rawalpindi
    Pakistan
    Tel: 0092 51 3571083
    E-mail: semab_haider@hotmail.com
    Website: www.shahmuqeemtrust.org

    Sadikabad
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Centre for Youth Development and Activities -CYDA organized awareness programmes in educational institutions. It also held drawing and painting competitions.

    For more information, please contact:
    Mubashir Mirza
    Centre for Youth Development & Activities – CYDA
    Kashmir House, Model Town Sadikabad-64350
    Pakistan
    E-mail: info@cydapakistan.org
    Website: www.cydapakistan.org

    Sindh
    WATAN Foundation celebrated environment week with a series of events on different days. The events included a seminar, walk, debate competition, a get together of housewives to discuss environment issues, door to door visits by WATAN volunteers, and a tree planting activity.

    For more information, please contact:
    Jawed Ahmed Khoso
    WATAN Foundation
    Dastageer Colony
    Numaish Ground Road
    Jacobabad,Sindh
    Pakistan
    Tel: +92-722-654836-7
    Fax: +92-722-654838
    E-mail: javed@watan.org.pk
    Website: www.watan.org.pk

    PHILIPPINES

    Antipolo
    To mark the World Environment Day 2008, the Children For Nature Movement held a series of seminars on environmental management, such as water conservation, solid waste management, sewerage and sanitation, which were followed by a film show (Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth") and a clean-up campaign along the streets to encourage people to help keep the streets clean and free of trash.

    For more information pleas contact:
    Grace Sapuay
    Kalipunan ng mga Kabataan Para sa Kalikasan (Children for Nature Movement)
    86 Morrisville Circle, Vista Verder Country Homes, Imelda Ave. Antipolo
    Philippines
    E-mail: kalikasan07@gmail.com

    Dona Balanga
    The Bataan Host Lions Club celebrated the World Environment Day by organizing tree planting activities and offering orientation to new members on climate change, global warming and the summit for non governmental organizations regarding private sector as well as private and public learning institutions.

    For more information please contact:
    Eduardo, Caragay Dela Fuente
    Bataan Host Lions Club
    Bhlc House, Brgy. Dona Balanga
    Philippines
    Tel: +047-237-3721 / +047-4612601
    Fax: +047 2379225
    Email: chad_delafuente@yahoo.com.ph

    Dumaguete
    To mark the World Environment Day 2008, the Metro Dumaguete Roadrunners Club organized a 3-k fun run for children, 5-k finisher's run, 10-k distance run and half marathon.

    For more information, please contact:
    Paultom Paras
    Metro Dumaguete Roadrunners Club
    112 Silliman Avenue Dumaguete
    Philippines
    E-mail: ptyp2000@yahoo.com
    Website: www.dgterunners.com

    Manila
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the governments of Australia, Japan, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and the Asia Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate (APP)hosted the Asia Clean Energy Forum- the premiere platform for exchanging experiences and forging new partnerships to act on clean energy opportunities in Asia. The event brought together a diverse group of stakeholders that included leading policy makers, finance professionals, civil society members, and private sector experts.

    For more information, please contact:
    Maria Amparo Dato
    Asian Development Bank
    6 ADB Avenue Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
    Philippines
    Tel: +63 24444
    Fax: +63 62198
    E-mail: cleanenergy@adb.org, madato@adb.org
    Website: adbweb/Documents/events/2008/ACEF/default.asp

    Surigao
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Dream Team Surigao City, Inc watered 300 previously planted mahogany seedlings at the Surigao City watershed; and planted in another area of the watershed. They intended to display the WED theme on
    t-shirts and by hanging streamers. They also facilitated a seminar on proper solid waste management.

    For more information, please contact:
    Halan Besario
    Dream Team Surigao City, Inc.
    Burgos cor Gimena Sts. Surigao City
    Philippines
    Tel: 63 (086) 826-3470
    E-mail: h_alan2005@yahoo.com

    Rizal
    To increase knowledge and awareness of endangered species in Philippines, Paglaya Mula Sa Hawla, an organization preaching against illegal wildlife trade, offered public organizations and NGOs printed educational materials to mark the World Environmental Day 2008.

    For more information, please contact:
    Lester Louis L. Lopez
    MyZoo Volunteer Group Foundation, Inc.
    C/o L. L. L. Lopez, 11 Isagani St.,
    San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal
    Philippines
    Tel: 63 26607015
    E-mail: wildaboutwild@hotmail.com
    Website: www.myzoofoundation.org

    SINGAPORE

    Mo Kio
    The Anderson Secondary School held an Art Exhibition to celebrate World Environment Day 2008.

    For more information, please contact:
    Lidia Djingga
    Anderson Secondary School
    10 Ang Mo Kio St 53
    Singapore 569206
    Tel: +6591839316
    Fax: +6564586104
    E-mail: lidia_djingga@moe.edu.sg

    The Heeren
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Ricoh Asia Pacific Limited had an Eco Action Day where organizations in Singapore came together to help conserve energy on a nationwide scale.  All participating organizations tried to decrease energy consumption in the offices on 5 June 2008. The main aim of this activity was to communicate the message that a collective effort is required for energy conservation and climate change to take place.  This activity was co-organized by Singapore Environment Council and Ricoh.

    For more information, please contact:
    Masayo Hada
    Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
    260 Orchard Road, The Heeren, #15-01/02
    Singapore
    Tel: +65 6830 5762
    E-mail: masayo_hada@rapp.ricoh.com
    Website: www.ecoaction.sg

    Wisma Atria
    To mark World Environment Day 2008 the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) held a Sustainability Conference entitled ‘Sustainability Now! Towards a Low-Carbon Economy’. This conference was held in partnership with Singapore Compact on the 5 June 2008 at the Marina Mandarin Hotel. The half-day conference highlighted the resources and initiatives that promote corporate Singapore's transition to a low-carbon economy and also examined the key issues surrounding the business need to take action on issues pertaining to sustainability. The conference luncheon was also the platform where the award presentation of the Singapore Environmental and Social Reporting Awards (SESRA) 2008 will take place.

    For more information, please contact:
    Reza Ali
    ACCA Singapore
    435 Orchard Road, Number 15-04
    Wisma Atria
    Singapore
    Tel: +65 - 6734 8110
    Fax: 65 - 6734 2248
    E-mail: reza.ali@sg.accaglobal.com
    Website: singapore.accaglobal.com/databases/events/singapore/050608

    SOUTH KOREA

    Daegu
    In support of World Environment Day 2008, Dr. Ahn's Institute for Nature Care exhibited WED posters and provided NIE worksheets about environmental issues and other educational materials to students

    For more information, please contact:
    Gyoung Sook Ahn
    Dr. Ahn's Insitute for Nature Care
    401-8 Bum-Uh 2 Dong, Su-Sung Gu Daegu
    Korea
    Tel: +82-53-792-3489
    Fax: +82-53-255-2973
    E-mail: docgreen@hanmail.net
    Website: www.docgreen.net

    Seoul
    TUNZA North East Asia Youth Environment Network (TUNZA NEAYEN) had a collective campaign for promoting awareness on climate change issues in North East Asia Countries: China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia to commemorate the World Environment Day.

    For more information, please contact:
    HyunJin Jeon
    Tunza Neayen
    506, Suwoon Hall, Kyeong Woon Dong Seoul
    Republic of Korea
    E-mail: jeon@unep.or.kr

    SRI LANKA

    Battaramulla
    The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, and the  Environmental Non Government Organizations in Sri Lanka held a national ceremony and an environment exhibition a the Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo.

    For more information, please contact:
    Climate Change Secretariat Climate Change & Global Affairs Division
    Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
    82, Sampathpaya, Rajamalwatta Road Battaramulla
    Sri Lanka
    Tel: +94-11-2816970, +94-11-5658889, +94-11-4939757
    Fax: +94-11-4410236
    E-mail: eeconga@yahoo.com
    Website: www.menr.lk

    Colombo
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the AES Kelanitissa Combined Cycle Power Plant held the following activities:

  • AES Kelanitissa Environmental Theme
        Competition among employees;
  • Environmental awareness presentations on
        going carbon neutral to AES employees and their families;
  • Planting Trees in and outside plant premises;
  • An environmental march across canal Bank;
  • Give a WED Souvenir-a green plant in recyclable
        container- to participants to promote plantation.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Abbas Atta
    AES Kelanitissa Pvt Limited (Combined Cycle Power Plant)
    No:28, New Kelani Brisge Road, Wellampitiya Colombo
    Sri Lanka
    Tel: +94 773063817
    Fax: +94 112385099
    E-mail: abbas.atta@aes.com

    Galle
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Rainforest Rescue International planned the following events:

  • A 5-school competition for pupils to devise
        a project that will help conserve their city's large
        native trees;
  • Launch of a native / endemic tree nursery for people
        to plant a tree for each of their children.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Charith Senanayake
    Rainforest Rescue International
    37c Wekunagoda Road Galle
    Sri Lanka
    Tel: +94(0)91 2232585
    Fax:  +94(0)91 2223735
    E-mail: charith@earthrestoration.org
    Website: www.earthrestoration.org

    Negombo
    EcoPro Technologies in collaboration with a few private sector organizations in the country held the following activities for World Environment Day 2008:

  • Conduct Climate change awareness sessions for internal employees;
  • Develop action plans to adopt "Climate Positive Actions"
        within their organizations;
  • Promote Climate Change knowledge.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Nimal Perera
    EcoPro Technologies
    14, Bolawalana Mawatha, Bolawalana Negombo 11500
    Sri Lanka
    Tel: +94 71 2216989
    E-mail: ecoprotec@sltnet.lk

    Peradeniya
    The National Environmental Forum (NEF) of Sri Lanka marked the World Environment Day by completing 50% of the primary and secondary stage for the production of 30,000 plants for coastal and road side planting.

    For more information please contact:
    Tharanga Aluthwattha
    National Environmental Forum (NEF)
    University Viharaya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
    Tel: +94 773207010
    Fax: +94 812388975
    Email: nef.eco@gmail.com
    Website: www.neflk.org

    THAILAND

    Bangkok
    To mark World Environment Day 2008 PATT organized a tree-planting event in partnership with the Song Khanong community and the Royal Forestry Department at Phra Phradaeng.

    For more information, please contact:
    Chris Doherty
    PATT Foundation
    BB Building, 7th Fl. #3705
    Sukhumvit soi Asoke Bangkok
    Thailand
    E-mail: info@plant-a-tree-today.org
    Website: www.plant-a-tree-today.org