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AUSTRIA

Graz
To commemorate World Environment Day 2008, Regional Centre of Expertise - Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) which is an international network of existing formal, non-formal and informal education organizations, mobilized to deliver Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to local and regional communities. The RCE Graz-Styria based at the University of Graz held a "Day of the Open Doors" where partners and interested persons presented their projects and to get in touch with a network of stakeholders at university and from external society. The program during the day ranged from poster-presentations and biological food tasting to interactive workshops and open discussions. The evening programme focused on the main topic "Development by Innovation, Local - Global" with international key-note speakers.

For more information, please contact:
Kathrin Manninger
RCE Graz-Styria
Heinrichstraße 36 8010
Graz
Austria
Tel: +43 316 8843
Fax: +43 316 9886
E-mail: office@rce-graz.at
Website: www.rce-graz.at

Vienna
On Monday 26 May, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Vienna office, together with the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) supported by UNIS Vienna organized a panel discussion in the run-up to World Environment Day (WED), 5 June, in the Vienna International Centre. The theme of the discussion centred around this year's slogan "Kick the Habit: Towards a Low Carbon Economy". Co-organized with the Austrian daily "Die Presse" and sponsored and supported by the Austrian oil and gas company OMV, the event was an innovative way for the voice of business on the one hand, and of science on the other to debate issues around climate change, carbon neutrality and alternative energies, but also the role of corporations, politicians and individual citizens in pursuing a more sustainable way of life.

For more information, please contact:
Elisabeth Waechter
United Nations Office at Vienna
Wagramerstr. 4 Vienna
Austria
Email: elisabeth.waechter@unvienna.org
Website: www.unis.unvienna.org

BELGIUM

Brussels
The Directorate General for Environment organized the eightth edition of Green Week that took place from 3 June to 6 June 2008 in Brussels.  Under the campaign dubbed "Only One Earth", participants were able to attend seminars and workshops developed around various themes in relation to environmental problems faced by humanity.

For more information, please contact:
Only One Earth Green Week 2008
Directorate General for Environment - European Commission
Rue de la Loi 200 - 1049 Brussels
Belgium
E-mail: env-gw2008@ec.europa.eu
Website: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/greenweek/home.html

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Bijeljina
This year for World Environment Day Eco Way made a central manifestation in the main city park. During the manifestation they had several exhibitions on environmental issues.

For more information, please contact:
Snezana Jagodic Vujic
Eco Way
Slobodana Jovanovica 19 Bijeljina
Bosnia
Tel: +387 65 332 896
Fax: +387 55 212 483
E-mail: ekoput@gmail.com
Website: www.ekoput.com

FINLAND

Tampere
The city of Tampere held its Green week starting 1 -7 June. Among the activities planned were:

  • Nature trips around Tampere;
  • Forest learning path;
  • Trip to a waste disposal site.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Katri Laihosalo
    City of Tampere
    PL 487, 33101 Tampere Tampere
    Finland
    Tel: +358 0505215164
    E-mail: katri.laihosalo@tampere.fi
    Website: www.tampere.fi/ymparisto/vihreaviikko.html

    GERMANY

    Hagen
    Barrick Gold-Porgera Mine in Papua New Guinea went to six schools within the mine site and talked to school children, distributed tree seedlings and did a poster presentation on environmental stewardship and on this year’s theme. They planted and distributed more than 10,000 seedlings

    For more information, please contact:
    Steven Vizale Tevo
    Barrick Gold Niugini Operations
    P. O. Box 484 Mt Hagen
    Germany
    Tel: +675 5478331
    Fax: +675 547 8965
    E-mail: stevo@barrick.com
    Website: www.barrickgold.com

    Koln
    The St Georges School planted trees to mark World Environment Day 2008.

    For more information, please contact:
    Mark Stimpson
    St George's School
    Anton Antweiler Str., Sulz. Koln
    Germany
    E-mail: markstimpson@blueyonder.co.uk

    GREECE

    Athens
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Biomatical Experimental School held their second annual school competition event.  The event took place at the Centre of Recycling Aluminum in Athens. The participating schools exhibited their projects. The event was aimed at increasing awareness, bringing together of school communities and entertainment. Awards such as books and educational products were offered to winners.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nikolaos Vassiliades
    Biomatiko Experimental School
    138 Pentelis Av. Athens
    Greece
    Tel: 30 210 6898594
    Fax: 30 210 6854204
    E-mail: nvassileiadis@qualitynet.gr
    Website: www.biomatiko.gr

    Ioustinianou
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Green tennis held a junior tennis tournament called -Green Tennis Tournament. According to the HTF's program "Poverty and Environment" (UNEP), every player gave $2 for every child from the underdeveloped country that has been adapted by the school or a family in his/her area.

    For more information, please contact:
    Katerina Emmanouilidou
    Green Tennis
    Ioustinianou 19 Serres
    Greece
    Tel: 30 232 1058800
    Fax: 30 232 10588002
    E-mail: kemmanouilidou@gmail.com
    Website: www.greentennis.org/2005v1r/?do=wed

    Ioannina
    The Environmental Education Office gathered students from primary school, who have been working on environmental projects during the last five months, at the central park of Ioannina to exhibit their projects in support of World Environment Day 2008.

    For more information, please contact:
    Thomas Lolis
    Environmental Education Office
    Environmental Education Office
    Greece
    E-mail: periedu@dipe.ioa.sch.gr
    Website: dipe.ioa.sch.gr/tperival

    Serres
    PRAXIS, a Non Governmental Organization, participated in celebration of World Environment Day 2008 by carrying out a public awareness programme dubbed “Actions to raise awareness among students and farmers in the Kerkini area regarding Environmental Protection". They also carried out a tree planting activity in the wider area of the Kerkini Wetland

    For more information, please contact:
    Anna Alevra
    8 Selefkou Street Serres
    Greece
    E-mail: evspraxis@gmail.com
    Website: www.praxisgreece.org

    Serres
    The Serres Club for UNESCO - Greece participated in celebration of World Environment Day 2008 by making a presentation on this year’s theme at the camp Papaloukas. On the same day they held a prize giving ceremony where the best three projects undertaken by secondary schools in Serres within the framework of the Environmental Programme of the Ministry of Education were awarded. [PDF]- [Podcasts]-[Video].

    For more information, please contact:
    Katerima Emmanouilidou
    Serres Club for UNESCO – Greece
    19 Ioustinianou Serres
    Greece
    E-mail: serres.for.unesco@gmail.com
    Website: www.unescoserron.org or www.unescoserron.blogspot.com

    ITALY

    Calabria
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Savutambiente organization held 3 days of dialogues and a congress with representation from industries and institutions.

    For more information, please contact:
    Tommaso Caporale
    Savutambiente
    Via Don Minzoni, 8 87036
    Italy
    E-mail: tocalii@tiscali.it
    Website: www.savutambiente.org

    Naples
    ANEA, the Naples Agency for Energy and the Environment, in association with the Councilor for the Environment in the Municipality of Naples and the Traffic Police, marked Word Environment Day by checking the exhaust gas emissions of cars and motorbikes. This campaign called "Blue Label" aimed at promoting the optimum regulation of the engine to reduce the polluting emissions of all vehicles circulating in the municipal area of Naples.

    For more information, please contact:
    Macaluso Michele
    ANEA
    Via Toledo 317, 80132 Naples
    Italy
    Tel: +39 081 409459
    Fax: +39 081 409957
    E-mail: aneainfo@tin.it 
    Website: www.anea.eu

    Rimini
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Ambiente in Club organized a four day event in Vulcano Buono - Nola (Napoli): IL BINARIO - in Viaggio nel Territorio, to gather the students of the primary and secondary schools of the Province of Neaples to highlight and discuss the main environmental topics.

    For more information, please contact:
    Daniele Baronio
    Ambiente in Club
    Via Nuova Circonvallazione, 69 Rimini
    Italy
    Tel: +541-793200
    Fax: +541-795252
    E-mail: comunicazione@ambienteinclub.org
    Website: www.ambienteinclub.org

    Rimini
    On the occasion of the World Environment Day, the Common of Rimini - Assessore Zanzini  - organized a number of activities involving students between 6 and 14 years of age. In every school there was a Ricicland prize to win and also a "SI PUO?" environmental prize for the best environmental projects and works made during the school year.

    For more information, please contact:
    Rossella Venturelli
    FE.DA. srl
    Via Nuova Circonvallazione, 69 Rimini
    Italy
    Tel: +541-793200
    Fax: +541-795252
    E-mail: info@fedasrl.it
    Website: www.fedasrl.it

    Siena
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Ambiente Giovani, GiocoLeNuvole and La Proposta held Riciclar Giocando, an environmental education game, and an academic debate about the concept and evolution of sustainable development.

    Jacopo Fineschi
    Ambiente Giovani
    Strada Di Montalbuccio 156 Siena
    Italy
    Tel: +39 339 2677571
    Fax: +39 0577 318281
    E-mail: info@ambientegiovani.org
    Website:  www.ambientegiovani.org

    POLAND

    Torun
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Toruńskie Stowarzyszenie Ekologiczne "Tilia"- whose activities concentrate on energy saving education - held an outside event for citizens of Torun. The event also included a concert and talks by scientists from local universities.

    For more information, please contact:
    Michał Leszczyński
    Toruńskie Stowarzyszenie Ekologiczne "Tilia"
    Przysiecka 13 Toruń
    Poland
    Tel: (0-048) 56 6556698
    Fax: (0-048) 56 6556698
    E-mail: desmodus11@wp.pl
    Website: www.szkola-lesna.torun.pl

    Zakopane
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008 students from Gimnazjum Secondary School working on environmental project, Act-Eco, held an environmental seminar in their school with participation from invited guests such as the Town Mayor and other local authorities. Among the events planned for the day were:

  • Tree planting;
  • Lecture on global warming by Dr. Michal Offierski
        an expedition leader and member of many Polish
        Antarctic Expeditions;
  • "Let's Help Our Environment" school poster competition finale;
  • Exhibition on still and video photos on our local
        environmental problems.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Barbara Szarota
    Gimnazjum Secondary School (Act-Eco Team)
    Poland
    E-mail: world.acteco@gmail.com

    PORTUGAL

    Lisbon
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Im))pactus held four thematic conferences with personalities discussing environmental sustainability, a book was launched with the best articles taken from the magazine.

    For more information, please contact:
    Bruno Cachaço
    Im))pactus
    Av Eng Duarte Pacheco Amoreiras T2 p8s7 Lisbon
    Portugal
    E-mail: bruno.cachaco@sustentare.pt
    Website: www.impactus.org; www.sustentare.pt

    SERBIA

    Belgrade
    The Environmental Ambassadors held the 4th Regional Conference -Environment for Europe-on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008. Specific thematic areas were: renewable energy and local community, as well as protected natural areas as the pillar for sustainable tourism and local development.

     

    For more information, please contact:
    Environmental Ambassadors
    E-mail: eko.am@yubc.net

    Beograd
    As part of event preceding and following World Environment Day 2008, the UN International Year of Planet Earth and 2008 WED Environmental Ambassadors, UNEP accredited and CONGO associate members, organized the following events:

  • 18 April 2008,  Belgrade Serbia Children Painting Competition;
  • 22 April 2008, Bitola Macedonia Promotion of Urban Sustainability
        and RENCO project stakeholder Meeting;
  • 4-5 June 2008, Belgrade, Serbia the fourth Regional Conference
        Environment for Europe EnE08;
  • October 2008, Conference on Education for Sustainable
        Development challenges.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Ana Jovanovic
    Environmental Ambassadors
    Jovana Rajica 5 D - II - 6 Beograd
    Serbia
    Fax: 381 11 2626341
    E-mail: office@ambassadors-env.org
    Website: www.ambassadors-env.org

    SLOVAKIA

    Bratislava
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the city of Bratislava hosted the Ekotopfilm International Festival of Sustainable Development Films. focused on providing an opportunity for communication among experts and environmentalists from different walks of life with the aim of searching for a consensus for solving the burning issues of sustainable development not only in the Slovak Republic but also globally. It has a 34 year history, membership in Euronate and has a broad international co-operation with more than 5,000 partners in more than 68 countries.

    For more information, please contact:
    Viliam cibulka
    Ektopfilm
    Zadunajskk cesta 12 Bratislava 851 01
    Slovakia
    Tel: 421263530095
    Fax: 421263530333
    E-mail: cibulka@ekotopfilm.sk
    Website: www.ekotopfilm.sk

    SPAIN

    In order to raise their clients’ and employees’ awareness on the importance of the environment, Grupo VIPS designed a special paper table mat dedicated to the World Environment Day.  
    These 200,500 tablemats were used from 2 June to 8 June, in all their 97 VIPS cafeterias around Spain. This year, the artwork reflects UNEP’s campaign and slogan “Kick the Habit – Toward a low carbon economy”.

     

     

    For more information, please contact:
    Communications Department.
    Grupo VIPS
    Tel: (+34) 91.590.6585
    E-mail: comunicacion@grupovips.com

    Bilbao
    Cafe Iruña and Café La Granja joined World Environment Day Celebrations by holding a campaign of sensitizing people on the use of paper serviettes, moist tissues and toilet paper. Starring as a main character was a tree with paper leaves.

     


     

    For more information, please contact:
    Marino Montero Balderrain
    Cafés Unidos, SA
    Bilbao
    Spain
    Tel: +34 944 249 059
    Fax: +34 944 245 529
    Website: www.cafesdebilbao.net

    Madrid
    The Club of Madrid, the Bellona Foundation and the utility company Hafslund ASA joined forces and held a top-level climate conference in Norway on 5-6 June 2008 on the theme: ‘Technology and Finance in Climate Cooperation’. Starting out on World Environment Day, the conference gathered 100 exclusively selected international representatives from politics, academia, the private sector and the environmental movement at the Hafslund Manor in Sarpsborg south of Oslo.

    For more information, please contact:
    Eivind Hoff
    The Bellona Foundation
    Clos du Parnasse 10b Bruxelles
    Spain
    E-mail: eivind@bellona.org
    Website: www.cc8.no

    TURKEY

    Ankara
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Sema Dekeli Association held the 9th traditional Picnic and tree planting with friends and scouts in a small forest in Memory of Sema Dekeli.

    For more information, please contact:
    Faruk Dekeli
    Sema Dekeli Association
    Sezenler S No: 2/17 Kizilay Ankara
    Turkey
    Tel: +90 5324359359
    E-mail: fdekeli@gmail.com

    Ankara
    The Scouting and Guiding Federation of Turkey participated in local events such as bicycle rallies, exhibitions, workshops, recycling projects and awareness campaigns to mark World Environment Day 2008.

    For more information, please contact:
    U. Savas Baran
    Scouting and Guiding Federation of Turkey
    Cinnah C. 62/10 Cankaya Ankara
    Turkey
    Tel: +90 535 360 69 96
    Fax: +90 312 441 59 03
    E-mail: ic@tif.org.tr
    Website: www.tif.org.tr

    Antalya
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Antalya Karatay Lisesi ran an amateur art and poetry competition to raise awareness of this important annual event. Students of all ages and ability were encouraged to enter a piece of their art work (poster, painting, collage, poem, drawing) to show their understanding of how individuals, schools or communities, may contribute to a low carbon economy. Additionally in the school garden there were games and activities as well as a concert by the school's recycling band, which uses recycled materials as the musical instruments.

    For more information, please contact:
    Rasit Araz
    Karatay Lisesi
    Yenimahalle Antalya
    Turkey
    Tel: +90 242 325 91 90
    Fax: +90 242 326 06 12
    E-mail: rasaraz@yahoo.com 
    Website: www.karataylisesi.k12.tr  

    Kars
    On World Environment Day 20008, KuzeyDoga Society held a "Clean Lake Kuyucuk" event at Kars' Kuyucuk Lake, a key biodiversity area and an important bird sanctuary 45 km northeast of Kars. They are also working to reduce overgrazing, restore the shoreline vegetation and reed beds, and improve breeding bird numbers.

    For more information, please contact:
    Cagan Sekercioglu
    KuzeyDoga Society
    Istasyon Mahallesi Kars
    Turkey
    E-mail: cagan@kuzeydoga.org
    Website: www.kuzeydoga.org

    Mugla
    To support World Environment Day 2008, the Scouts of Fethiye built a small barrack from where they delivered brochures and leaflets. They also changed one regular light bulb for one energy saving bulb.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ilkay Cetinkaya
    Scouts of Fethiye
    Tuzla Mah.520 Sk.No:20 Fethiye / Mugla
    Turkey
    E-mail: ickaya@yahoo.com

    UNITED KINGDOM

    Aberystwyth
    To celebrate World environment Day 2008, the Forestry Commission Wales held activities, and showed displays and short films at their information centre on Saturday 7 June.

    For more information, please contact:
    Charlotte Evans
    Forestry Commission Wales
    Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Aberystwyth
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1970 890453
    E-mail: charlotte.evans@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

    Aldershot
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, 1st Battalion Irish Guards advertised the Governments tax-free bike purchase scheme and tried for a ‘No Car Day’ and a local woodland clean up project.

    For more information, please contact:
    Csgt David Clark
    1st Battalion Irish Guards
    Mons Barracks Aldershot
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1252355525
    E-mail: avidpj70clark@yahoo.co.uk

    Barnsley
    Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council produced an 'e-newsletter’ giving facts, hints and tips to save money and CO2.  Barnsley also gave away within the town centre, energy-saving devices and raised awareness concerning cutting CO2 emissions.

    For more information, please contact:
    Daniel Maher
    Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
    PO Box 602, Barnsley
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 01226 787627
    E-mail: DanielMaher@barnsley.gov.uk
    Website: www.barnsley.gov.uk

    Barry
    Eco Schools launched an anti litter poster competition to raise the awareness of disposing of litter correctly.  Plastic bottles for instance were disposed of in see through plastic bags.

    For more information, please contact:
    Beverley Lennon
    St. Richard Gwyn Catholic High School
    Argae Lane Barry
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 01446 729250
    E-mail: b.lennon@vogmail.com

    Bath
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Envolve organization brought together all types of local businesses that are involved in reducing emissions and lowering the carbon footprint.

    For more information, please contact:
    Patricia Marks
    Envolve
    Green Park Station Bath
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1225 787910
    E-mail: patricia.marks@perceptionmatters.com

    Basildon
    The Pectel Group supported the World Environment Day by mobilizing everyone to wear green clothes with a contribution of £2.00 and an additional £4.00 for people who did not wear green. All the money collected was donated to a local conservation project 

    For more information please contact:
    Annie Smith
    The Pectel Group
    Pectel Court, Burnt Mills Road Basildon
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 01268591222
    Fax: +44 01268590998
    Email: a.smith@pectel-group.co.uk
    Website: www.pectel-group.co.uk

    Belfast
    As part of events preceding World Environment Day 2008, The IKEA Belfast celebrated a World Environment Week with local partners coming into their store to educate customers on how they can positively affect the environment. They also had a VIP Breakfast on 5 June for Environmental groups, the local government and the Ministry of Environment.

    For more information, please contact:
    Lynn Campbell
    IKEA Belfast
    Holywood Exchange, 306 Airport Road West Belfast
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 2890 395300 ext 7334
    E-mail: lynn.campbell@memo.IKEA.com
    Website: www.ikea.co.uk/belfast

    Bristol
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Oldbury Court Primary School community took part in activities of the Green Day. On this day they wore green and made their environmental pledges.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sinclair-Gieben Olivia
    Oldbury Court Primary School
    Frenchay Road, Downend Bristol
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 117 3532902
    E-mail: depoldurycourtp@bristol.gov.uk

    Buckinghamshire
    On World Environment Day 2008, the Low Carbon Economy Limited celebrated the launch of their website, a central resource for the low carbon economy that connects people and businesses with low carbon information, products, services, jobs, and business opportunities.

    For more information, please contact:
    Toddington Harper
    The Low Carbon Economy Ltd.
    Thorney Weir House Iver
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 845 31 31 711
    Fax: +44 (0) 845 31 31 701
    E-mail: todd.harper@lowcarboneconomy.com
    Website: www.LowCarbonEconomy.com

    Cheadle
    The Together Trust constructed a "whicker man" made entirely from recyclable materials such as drinks cans and plastic bottles. The model was then set up at a local shopping centre on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008. In addition a stand was present where learners sold their reusable shopping bags.

    For more information, please contact:
    Fleur Marriott
    Together Trust
    Schools Hill Cheadle
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1612834862
    E-mail: ceadmin@togethertrust.org.uk
    Website: www.togethertrust.org.uk

    Cheshire
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Kerry Foods Limited will be holding an energy awareness day in the canteen on site encouraging their staff to play their part in reducing energy usage. They will also be distributing information and getting their staff to pledge to the local 'Manchester is my planet' campaign to reduce their impact on the environment.

    For more information, please contact:
    Lee Selwood
    Kerry Foods Ltd
    Godley Hill Road, Godley
    Hyde Cheshire, SK14 3BR
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1613513962
    Fax: +44 1613511070
    E-mail: lee.selwood@kerryfoods.co.uk

    Cheshire
    The Junior Neighborhood Wardens supported World Environment Day on the 5 June 2008 by visiting residents within the Borough giving households free energy saving light bulbs and water saving devices to reduce the amount of water used when flushing toilets. They were explaining to households the importance of reducing carbon emissions and the effects on the environment if we continue.

    For more information, please contact:
    Dominic Gratty
    Crewe and Nantwich Borough Councils
    in Partnership with Manchester and District
    Housing Junior Warden Scheme
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 44 01270 537812
    Fax: 44 01270 254474
    E-mail: Dominic.Gratty@Crewe-Nantwich.gov.uk

    Cumbernauld
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) held an awareness day in their office with a manned stall giving out leaflets and showing multimedia to educate staff members on how they can work out their own carbon footprints and help stop climate change.

    For more information, please contact:
    Greig Woods
    HM Revenue and Customs(HMRC)
    St Mungo's Road Cumbernauld
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 01236 783962
    E-mail: greig_copland_woods@hotmail.com

    Cumbria
    The Sellafield Energy Management Team organized a week’s street theatre to mark the World Environment Day 2008. This event took place across the major canteens on the Sellafield site and used a story titled "Little Green Riding Hood" to demonstrate ways by which energy use can be minimized.

    For more information, please contact:
    Jane Lawson
    British Nuclear Fuels, Sellafield Limited
    Sellafield Sites, Seascale
    Cumbria CA20 1PG
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1946785992
    E-mail: jane.lawson@sellafieldsites.com

    Dorset
    World Environment Day School Competition is launched

    To celebrate World Environment Day, Blackmore Limted, an environmentally friendly printer based in Shaftesbury launched a competition for local children. All schools in Dorset were invited to join in the fun by asking pupils from classes 4, 5 and 6 to draw a picture and write 100 words about the most interesting way of getting to school.

    The winning school received prizes donated from Blackmore limited such as a Renewable Energy Education kit as well as a certificate and printed posters of the winning entry. The competition will tie in with this years theme.

    Blackmore, an award winning printer, has been focused on raising awareness of environmental issues for some time and recently held a competition in conjunction with Dorset Business to award The Best Green Stand at their recent Green Conference.
     
    For more information, please contact:
    Blackmore Limitedd
    Longmead Shaftesbury, Dorset
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 01747 853034

    Telford
    Epson Telford Ltd hosted a poster design competition for primary schools which was to reflect on energy issues to the environment as a way to mark the World Environment Day where winners received Epson products which were to be used to support future design processes and photographic presentations.

    For more information please contact:
    Fiona Hunter, A.I.E.M.A. DipEnvandDev (Open)
    Management Systems Department
    England
    Tel: +44 01952 284399
    Mob. Tel: +44 7799117184
    Fax: +44 01952 284699

    Emailfiona.hunter@epson-telford-ltd.co.uk

    Gillingham
    Medway Council celebrated World Environment Day in Gillingham Library on 7 June. Local environmental organizations had stands in the library, library members were able to calculate their carbon footprint, children were invited to contribute to a hand-made book of recycled materials, all under the theme 'caring for our natural environment'.

    For more information, please contact:
    Patricia O'Doherty
    Medway Council
    Gillingham Library, High Street
    Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1BG
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1634 337340
    E-mail: pat.odoherty@medway.gov.uk
    Website: www.medway.gov.uk/index/leisure/libraries.htm

    Gloucester
    British Energy has been committed to supporting World Environment Day and has held events around the company for a number of years. This year's events were their biggest yet! As a nuclear power operator, the company strap line was "powering the low carbon generator" which complements this year's theme of "CO2 - Kick the Habit!" Company- wide events educated staff on all aspects of their environmental impacts, at work and at home, with particular emphasis on carbon.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ann Flowers
    British Energy
    Barnwood Office, Barnett Way
    Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3RS
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: ann.flowers@british-energy.com
    Website: www.british-energy.com

    Gloucestershire
    UCAS marked World Environment Day 2008 by holding their annual Green Day; an awareness-raising green charity day of activities and information stands for its 400 employees. They swapped second-hand books, CDs and DVDs, participated in 'pond-dipping ' for adults, had a raffle and a groceries market stall. In addition, local green organizations came in to speak of their work. A beauty therapist using organic and environmentally friendly products came in to treat them,they also had a homemade and organic cake stall.

    For more information, please contact:
    Eleanor Stevens
    UCAS
    Rosehill, New Barn Lane Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1242 545707
    E-mail: e.stevens@ucas.ac.uk
    Website: www.ucas.com

    Grimsby
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, North East Lincolnshire Council ran an amateur art and poetry competition to raise awareness of this important annual event. People of all ages and ability were encouraged to enter a piece of their art work (poster, painting, collage, poem, drawing) to show their understanding of how individuals, schools, businesses, or communities, may contribute to a low carbon economy.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sallyanne Lindsey
    North East Lincolnshire Council
    Origin One, Origin Way Grimsby
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 44 01472 324781
    E-mail: sallyanne.lindsey@nelincs.gov.uk
    Website: www.nelincs.gov.uk

    Halifax
    Halifax High at Wellesley Park School’s Green/Eco Group designed a website which informs other pupils about the problems of global warming, and the importance of reducing their carbon footprints. Pupils were asked to pledge how they will do their bit on the website: http://vle.halifaxhigh.calderdale.sch.uk/co2
    Partner schools abroad also took part.

    For more information, please contact:
    Julia Pollard
    Halifax High at Wellesley Park
    Gibbet Street Halifax
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1422 301080
    Fax: +44 1422 301081
    E-mail: jpollard@halifaxhigh.calderdale.sch.uk
    Website: www.halifaxhigh.com

    Hertfordshire
    To celebrate the World Environment Day, Mothercare held a competition where participants suggested the best and most original 'Green Tip'.  The 'Tip' could relate to any topic and the idea can be big (world-wide), medium (company-wide) or small (personal or family-wide).  The winning tip was announced on 5 June.  The winner received an individual prize and was invited to choose a prize to the value of £100 from the Save the Children wish list. 
     
    For more information, please contact:
    Michelle Newbigin
    Corporate Responsibility
    Mothercare
    E-mail: Michelle.Newbigin@Mothercare.com

    Leeds
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Christopher Mountain held a native tree-planting event.

    For more information, please contact:
    Christopher Mountain
    23-kirkfield-avenue Leeds
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: chrisbm@hotmail.com

    Liverpool
    European Capital of Culture - and environmental awareness!

    To celebrate World Environment Day, Merseytravel, Liverpool Culture Company and the Environment Agency worked together to hold a public awareness event at Williamson Square in Liverpool City Centre. The day was an opportunity for the public to find out what they can do to help the environment, and to inform them of the activities being undertaken by the organization in relation to climate change.
     
    For more information, please contact:
    Gillian Wossick
    Merseytravel, Liverpool Culture Company and the Environment Agency
    Merseytravel, 24 Hatton Garden Liverpool, Merseyside
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 0151 330 1317
    Fax: +440151 330 1094
    E-mail:  gillian.wossick@merseytravel.gov.uk
    Website: http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/
                   http://www.liverpool08.com
                   http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/wed/

    London
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Capgemini ran a fundraising event asking all employees across the UK to wear a green item to show their support, and to pledge a positive change that they would make to help reduce CO2. From switching off lights and car sharing to recycling and using bags for life, all Capgemini employees can make a difference.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kieron Butcher
    Capgemini
    95-97 Wandsworth Road London
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: Kieron.Butcher@capgemini.com

    London
    To celebrate World Environment Day VisitBritain carried out awareness building events with the tourism industry in England targeting the staff within the organization. The internal event aimed not only at promoting the sustainable tourism activities of the organization over the past 12 months but also helping staff to understand what they can do (personally and professionally) to make a difference. Staff from around the organization (at HQ in London and at offices around the world) were asked to pledge to make at least one change to their behavior. A large portion of the Quality Assessed accommodation and attractions industry in England was invited to participate by "taking one small step".

    For more information, please contact:
    Jason Freezer
    VisitBritain
    Thames Tower, Blacks Road
    London
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 2085633180
    Fax: +44 2085633133
    E-mail: jason.freezer@visitbritain.org
    Website: www.visitbritain.com/green

    London
    In support of World Environment Day 2008, The CarbonNeutral Company ran various initiatives amongst its customers, business contacts and in the media. One of the campaigns was 'Cut out a Kilo of CO2' which encourages companies and individuals to save CO2 emissions through a number of ways, everyone that registered what they did received a certificate to commemorate their involvement.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sharon Corrigan
    The CarbonNeutral Company
    Bravington House, 2 Bravington Walk, Regent Quarter, King's Cross London
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 207 833 6016
    E-mail: sharon.corrigan@carbonneutral.com
    Website: www.carbonneutral.com

    London
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Trees for Cities held the Full Bloom- Green Auction. The event aimed to raise funds for inner city tree planting.

    For more information, please contact:
    Inna Costantini
    Trees for Cities
    c/o RIBA, 66 Portland Place
    W1B 1BD London
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 207 587 1320
    E-mail: inna@treesforcities.org
    Website: www.treesforcities.org

    London
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, British Telecommunications (BT) held a web conference dubbed 'Protecting our changing world' which was web cast to BT people worldwide.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sarah Berry
    British Telecommunications (BT)
    BT plc. PPA5E BT Centre. 81 New gate Street London. EC1A 7AJ
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 077539824482
    E-mail: sarah.berry@bt.com
    Website: www.btplc.com/climatechange

    Manchester
    Virgin Media celebrated the World Environment Day 2008 by giving away 15,000 energy saving light bulbs as a gift to those who made pledges to cut their carbon on the pledge wall which was launched on the same day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Christopher Coleman
    Virgin Media
    Concord House, Manchester UK Wide
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 07866 596416
    E-mail: christopher.coleman@virginmedia.co.uk
    Website: www.virginmedia.com

    Manchester
    All staff of Manchester Arndale pledged to walk, cycle or take a bus to work at every opportunity. They also wore green to raise awareness and exhibited World Environment Day posters.

     

     

    For more information, please contact:
    Clare Raybould
    Manchester Arndale
    The Management Office, 1st Floor, Arndale House,
    Manchester Arndale Manchester
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 0161 833 9851
    Fax: +44 0161 839 6768
    E-mail: craybould@maclellan-int.com
    Website: www.manchesterarndale.co.uk

    Manchester
    As part of National Volunteering Week, Groundwork Oldham and Rochdale recruited local residents and schoolchildren to help conserve a local nature site called Summit Nature Reserve. Paths were cleared, Balsam controlled, new plants introduced and benches installed.

    For more information, please contact:
    Victoria Goring
    Groundwork Oldham and Rochdale
    Shaw Rd, Higginshaw
    Oldham, OL1 4AW Manchester
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: v.teamb@groundwork.org.uk
    Website: www.groundworkoldham.co.uk

    Manchester
    The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service held a 'Sustainability Week' featuring a range of activities between 2 - 6 June, with a focus on Thursday 5 June. By holding a week of activities trying to promote sustainability in the work place they aimed at raising awareness of individuals’ impact on the environment.

    For more information, please contact:
    Emma Reid
    Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
    146 Bolton Road, Swinton Manchester
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 01616084045
    Fax: +44 01616084226
    E-mail: reide@manchesterfire.gov.uk

    Manchester
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, DWF held a competition to encourage cycling to work.

    For more information, please contact:
    Mark Treacher
    DWF
    Deansgate Manchester
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: mark.treacher@dwf.co.uk
    Website: www.dwf.co.uk

    Merthyr Tydfil
    In commemoration of the World Environment Day the Department of environmental services provided two interactive theatre performances based on recycling, composting and cleansing with a focus to reinforce messages of their county Borough’s waste and cleansing initiatives. This was also followed by the launch of mascot-ENVIROMAN and an exhibition from several organizations displaying information on their services and how it relates to the WED ethos.

     

    For more information, please contact:
    Michelle Boland
    Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
    Environmental Services Department, Civic Centre, Castle Street Merthyr Tydfil
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: michelle.boland@merthyr.gov.uk

    Newport
    Pupils from Caerleon Endowed Infant School held a walk to and from school on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008. This was to encourage everyone in the community to walk. The school’s eco club took the morning assembly to talk about trees and pollution later on each class did tree related activities.

    For more information, please contact:
    S. Price
    Caerleon Endowed Infant School
    High Street, Caerleon, Newport
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: tpricese@casnewydd.net

    New Port
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Concept House Cardiff Road Newport held an environmental awareness day where they invited several organizations to attend and talk about environmental issues locally and world wide. They will also launched a car-sharing scheme while promoting walking and bike riding.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathy Matson
    UK IPO
    Concept House Cardiff Road Newport
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: kathy.matson@ipo.gov.uk

    Nottingham
    All employees at the 42 sites of the Bidvest Group made an environmental pledge on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the employees were all provided with pledge trees.

    For more information, please contact:
    Claire Mellor
    3663 First for Foodservice-Bidvest Group
    Access 26 Business Park, Enterprise Way
    Langley Mill Nottingham
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1773844155
    Fax: +44 1773844066
    E-mail: clairemellor@3663.co.uk

    Peterborough
    Jack Hunt School ran various activities to support World Environment Day: Staff and students calculated their carbon footprint and pledged to reduce it, there was a competition to find the form and year group with the lowest carbon footprint, geography students spent the day investigating the issue of carbon offsetting.

    For more information, please contact:
    Alexandra Ford
    Jack Hunt School
    Ledbury Road Peterborough
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 7813067657
    E-mail: aford@jackhunt.peterborough.sch.uk

    Peterborough
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Peterborough Environment City Trust in association with Royal Haskoning held the “Our Changing Environment” photo competition finale and prize-giving event followed by a promotion to encourage people and businesses to cut their carbon footprint.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nyree Ambarchian
    Peterborough Environment City Trust
    4-6 Cowgate, Peterborough
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1733 567159
    E- mail: nyree.ambarchian@pect.net
    Website: www.pect.net

    Purton
    At Brandon Forest School, during class lessons between 2 and 5 June KS3 pupils were challenged to find out how they can live in a carbon neutral way. They were also being encouraged to make pledges to cut their own carbon emissions via the school-learning platform. The World Environment Day 2008 poster series were displayed throughout the school encouraging pupils to 'kick the habit.'

    For more information, please contact:
    Mary Ashbee-Dobbins
    Bradon Forest School
    Peak Purton
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: ashbeem@bradonforest.wilts.sch.uk

    Redditch
    In line with the theme for World Environment Day 2008, schools across Redditch took part in an Eco-Poster Competition. Children had to draw or paint posters that focus on greenhouse gas emissions and how to reduce them. Winning posters were chosen at the Redditch Green Fair on 7 June.

    For more information, please contact:
    Andy Griffin
    Redditch Alliance of Greens
    P. O. Box 10202 Redditch
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: rag@email.com
    Website: www.redditchgreenfair.org.uk/postercomp.html

    Redditch
    The annual Redditch Green Fair was held in celebration of World Environment Day.
    The fair aims to promote sustainable, eco-friendly living by bringing together a broad range of stalls offering green products, fair-trade goods, organic produce, and natural gifts combined with lots of useful information to help everyone live a cleaner, greener life.

    For more information, please contact:
    Andy Griffin
    Redditch Alliance of Greens
    PO Box 10202 Redditch
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1527 458395
    E-mail: rag@email.com
    Website: www.redditchgreenfair.org.uk

    Sandbach
    To commemorate World Environment Day 2008, the Congleton Borough Council educated residents by giving Information on energy efficiency in the home, recycling and air quality. The council will also distribute low energy light bulbs free of charge.

    For more information, please contact:
    Michael spearman
    Congleton Borough Council
    Middlewich Road Sandbach
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1270 529704
    E-mail: michael.spearman@congleton.gov.uk

    Scotland
    The Future Farmer Award, an initiative funded by the Elizabeth Murray Trust, aims to promote practical ideas for improving sustainability of farming in Scotland. To celebrate The World Environmental Day 2008, a trail-blazing Scottish farmer was presented with £4,000 and a package of practical support to help promote his ideas to other farmers and land managers.

    For more information, please contact:
    Anna Ashmole
    Future Farmer Award
    Forresthill Cottage, Broughton Biggar
    Scotland, ML12 6QH
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: anna@futurefarmer.org.uk
    Website: www.futurefarmer.org.uk

    Shrewsbury
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Shrewsbury & Atcham District Council hosted a Green fair, there were lots of interactive environmental exhibitions to raise awareness of low carbon living.

    For more information, please contact:
    James Thompson
    Shrewsbury & Atcham district council
    The Guildhall Shrewsbury England
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 01743 281039
    E-mail: recycling@shrewsbury.gov.uk
    Website: www.shrewsbury.gov.uk

    Shrewsbury
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Shrewsbury and Atcham District Council put up stalls in the square to highlight low carbon living and give advice on transport, energy, recycling and growing your own food.

    For more information, please contact:
    James Thompson
    Shrewsbury & Atcham District Council
    Guildhall Shrewsbury
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1743 281039
    E-mail: recycling@shrewsbury.gov.uk
    Website: www.shrewsbury.gov.uk

    Somerset
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Somerset County Council encouraged residents of the five major towns around the country to cut their carbon emissions by recycling, walking, cycling and car sharing. They were also holding events within their council. The events included: measuring carbon footprints and setting up a tented area where staff could see how long it would take to get to work using other modes of transport using static bikes and walking machines. They planted a tree to commemorate the 500,000th passenger on their park and ride. They were marking the day not only on the 5 but the whole of the first week of June.

    For more information, please contact:
    Lesley Todd
    Somerset County Council
    County Hall, The Crescent Taunton, Somerset
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: ltodd@somerset.gov.uk
    Website:www.somerset.gov.uk

    South Gloucestershire
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Oldbury Site held a lunchtime event for staff. The activities planned included:

  • Launch of Oldbury Site Biodiversity Action Plan;
  • Support of BTO Bird Atlas project by sponsoring
        a bird - staff vote for their favourite bird;
  • Promote World Environment Day – members
        shared ideas on how to reduce carbon footprint.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Ruth Lyon
    Oldbury Site
    Oldbury Naite Thornbury, South Gloucestershire
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: ruth.lyon@magnoxnorthsites.com

    Wales
    Newport Wetland Reserve and National Cycle Network had a signing ride, lunch and visit to the Newport Wetlands to celebrate World Environment Day and Volunteer Week.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sustrans Cymru
    107 Bute Street
    Cardiff CF10 5AD
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 029 2065 0602
    Fax: +44 029 2065 0603
    E-mail: Sustranscymru@sustrans.org.uk 
    Website: www.sustrans.org.uk

    Whitely Bay
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Whitley Bay High School held a carnival parade of banners, costumes and musical instruments made from recycled materials involving 300 children aged 7-14.

    For more information, please contact:
    Christopher Kurji-Smith
    Whitley Bay High School
    Deneholm Whitley Bay
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: c.kurji-smith@hotmail.co.uk

    Windsor
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Centrica Organization held an event in an office of 1200 people to raise awareness on the impact of their activities in the office and at home on the environment. They hoped to change some of their employees’ habits and create a sustainable way of living.

    For more information, please contact:
    Priyesh Karia
    Centrica
    Maidenhead Road Windsor
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 1753494347
    E-mail: priyesh.karia@centrica.com

    York
    The university of York community held an ecological, green, environmental and ethical issues awareness activity on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008. They also laid out plants to encourage environmental sustainability.

    For more information, please contact:
    Emily Cousins
    University of York
    15 Windmill Lane York
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 7789053107
    E-mail: ec522@york.ac.uk