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Douala
On Saturday, June 6th, we would like to have a short town meeting with students from the three schools in our neighborhood and local children who reside in Bonan'thepe to discuss why we should not litter/pollute & identify ways to prevent littering/pollution. We have discussed the following possibilities: - corporate sponsorship of additional trashcans for the neighborhood (Hysacam will donate some) and banners to announce the event - A student /teacher committee to meet with the directors of the other schools and compose letters of sponsorship -creating anti-littering/pollution posters -community walk and clean-up. The Community Urban de Douala (CUD) will organize television coverage of the event.

For more information, please contact:
Alison Bryan- Ekoko
American School of Douala
B.P 1909 Ave des Palmiers
Douala
Cameroon
Tel: +237 3342 1437
Fax: +237 3342 8393
Website:http://www.asddouala.com

Limbe
The Cameroon Association of Media Professionals (CAMP) - as part of its activities with the UN Millennium Campaign - shall be organizing a sensitization campaign to celebrate World Environment Day using all the media venues in Cameroon. The campaign shall be linked with this year’s theme and related issues. The main speaker will trace the link between environmental degradation and poverty. They will also carry out in-school campaigns among primary school children to ensure a generation of poverty free and environmentally aware young Cameroonians.  This year, our activities are limited to the South West Region of Cameroon.

For more information, please contact:
Tarhyang Tabe
Cameroon Association of Media Professionals
P.O. Box 170 Limbe
Cameroon
Tel: +237 7717 0762

Limbe
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Association of Youths for a Sustainable Environment and Development-ASYOUSED will organize activities running from 1-5 June 2009. They intend to visit 10 youth and women’s groups, share an educational talk on this year’s WED theme, and give tips on how to contribute in the fight against climate change. On 5 June they will also organize an hour-long radio programme on a local station to discuss the theme.

For more information, please contact:
Asah Azefor
Association of Youths for a Sustainable Environment and Development - ASYOUSED
P. O. Box 257 Limbe, SWR
Limbe
Cameroon
Tel: +237 7633 3117
Fax: +237 3333 3091

KENYA

Eldoret
The SESA (Scholars for Environmental and Social Awareness) is planning to involve university students (scholars), to bring about Environmental awareness by cleaning up Kapsabet, a town near the Eldoret University.

For more information, please contact:
Herman Njoroge
SESA (Scholars for Environmental and Social Awareness)
P.O. Box 2500-00100
Eldoret
Kenya
Tel: +254 721 733 354

Kakamega
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Chavakali High School will be organizing an ambitious project, including: tree-planting; raising of tree nurseries; local cultural activities promoting respect and conservation of the environment; school dramas and traditional dances with environmental themes; and exhibitions and symposia on environmental management.

For more information, please contact:
Lipeya Mulamula
Chavakali High School
P. O. Box 184-50100
Kakamega
Kenya
Tel: +254 0710 830406

Lamu
Lamu island sea front clean up, involving government representatives, the police force, community, students, and schools will also have a mangrove planting competition, zero waste cup for football.

For more information, please contact:
Abdallah Sheelali
National Funds for the Disabled of Kenya
P.O. Box 18-80500
Lamu
Kenya
Tel: +254 0728 879003

Nairobi
Nairobi Members of Clean Up Young Youth Club (Eco Club Action) from Eastleigh High School in Nairobi, Kenya in cooperation with Global Peace Festival Kenya are making consistent efforts to remove trash from a 300 meter length of the Nairobi River. This cleanup campaign has attracted dozens of agencies, hundreds of volunteers and various government offices to pool efforts to restore this landmark feature that cut across Kenya's capital city.

For more information, please contact:
Linus Wafula
Eco Club Action
P.O. Box 42520-00100
Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: +254 711 431 066

Nairobi
During this year's World Environmental Day, the Kenya eco-preneurs will take the lead in sensitization and information sharing on the importance of reducing the CO2 emissions to 350 ppm. This will be carried out in primary schools around Nairobi where we will share the information with school children to prepare them for future environmental consciousness and savvy. In Kenya, environmental education at primary levels is still low and this will be an opportunity for the kids to play a role in combating climate change. All the activities will start on 1 May 2009 so as to climax on 5 June 2009. We invite all to join us and make this day a success for our planet.

For more information, please contact:
Nangulu Evans
The Kenya Eco-Preneurs
P.O. Box 1053-00100
Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: +254 270 530 687
Fax: +254 20 239 5724
Website: www.tnrf.org/node/8315

MAURITIUS 

This is a group of benevolent helping children age between 9 to 16, having difficulties in school. To celebrate, World Environment Day, the Accompagnement Scolaire St Matthieu organization will have the children prepare a written project and will give a small presentation inviting their parents, then after an exposition will follow.

For more information, please contact:         
Raymond Michael
Accompagnement Scolaire St Matthieu
M19 La Tour Koenig Pointe Aux Sables
Mauritius
Tel: +23 0727 6049

Pionte aux Piments
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Aquarium 2000 Ltd will reduce entry price for locals and tourist. Children MRs. 50 Adults MRs. 100  on the 6 & 7 June 2009.     

For more information, please contact:       
Jean-Paul Bouquet
Aquarium 2000 Ltd
Coastal Road
Mauritius
Tel: 261 4561
Fax: 261 5080
E-mail: jeanpaulbouquet@mauritiusaquarium.com
Website: www.mauritiusaquarium.com

NIGERIA

Lagos State
For the 2009 World Environment Day (WED) event, the FABE intends to do a road show for awareness creation of climate change, planting of trees to support the green Lagos initiative, at the ministry of environment secretariat, lectures for enlightenment, and concert where all celebrities, eminent personalities, youths, stakeholders will unite to combat climate change, using creativity as a tool this will be a one day event.

For more information, please contact:
Temitope Aderibigbe
F.A.B.E
13,bodunrin caulcrick,street,ogba-ikeja lagos state
Nigeria
Tel: +234 08 7694 9597
Website: www.fabenvironment.org

Sokoto         
The National Youth Service Corps- Environmental Conservation Club is made up of graduates undergoing a compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps in Sokoto State, Nigeria. To celebrate World Environment Day, the Club is going to spend most of the week doing sensitization lectures (on WED 2009 theme) to primary and high school children. On 5 June, there will be a street rally with playcards to increase environmental awareness amongst residents of Sokoto state. Finally, there will be a general clean-up of most of the town's surroundings by members of the Club.

For more information, please contact:
Ogechi Ajoku
National Youth Service Corps- Environmental Conservation Club
Ministry of Environment, Gingiya Seceterat Sokoto
Sokoto State
Nigeria
Tel: +08034832336

RWANDA

Kigali
For WED 2009, Children’s Voice has done a sensitization program for tree-planting in Rwanda. The children have so far planted 70,000 trees in the Eastern province in schools and their communities.

For more information, please contact:
Emertha Uwanyirigira
Children’s Voice
Kimironko Kigali
Kigali
Rwanda
Tel: +250 0788 40 69 31

SOMALI

Mogadishu
International environmental day commemoration ceremony which will be held in Mogadishu this year. The ceremony will be for youth groups and will invite 20 or 40 persons mostly youth and children both boys and girls .  The following activities will take place:

  • Presentation of Environmental protection and care;
  • Starting new project 1000 three to support world one million trees;
  • Presetting painting of arts and slogans;
  • Presenting drama about the environmental pollution and protection;
  • Providing one tree for each participant; and
  • planning to raise environmental awareness and advocacy.

For more information, please contact:
Abdullahi Hassan
IEDP
Sahafi Tow Rd Mogadishu
Somalia
Tel: +2525 990885
Website: www.iedsom/org

UGANDA

Bushenyi
Keirere Green Africa Movement will present environmental idol awards to outstanding people in the region who exemplify practices in conserving the environment. They will be evaluated in the Plant a Tree Project for schools and communities. These awards will be the first ever to be based on issues that determine man's survival on the planet earth. The school tree days will determine which student groups excel in circulating information on tree-planting and issues pertaining to climate change. There will also be a speech competition themed, "If I was a President.” The winning speeches will be read on WED.

For more information, please contact:
Kweyunga Emmanuel Mike
Keirere Green Africa Movement
P. O. Box 186
Bushenyi
Uganda
Tel: + 256 7 8224 2656
Website: : www.gamovement.com

Kampala
Commonwealth Association Uganda will be supporting a primary school debate with the theme, "The Environment: Our Future." The event will be held on 5 June 2009. The aim of the school debate is to reach out to the young people to share information about the environment

For more information, please contact:
Kiapi K. Frederick
Commonwealth Association- Uganda (CPAUG)
P. O. Box 10358
Kampala
Uganda
Tel: +256 414 577017
Website: www.cpaug.org

SIERRA LEONE

Freetown
Members of Action Group for Education (AGE) in Sierra Leone has line up activities to commemorate World Environmental Day (June 5), namely:

  • Tree Planting around the hill side and sea part of Freetown namely Hill Station, Spur look, Willberforce High,  Matter Regent, Gluster,lester Pick,sucess, Amoltine Laka and kingdom respectively;
  • cleaning the environment which will be done entirely in Freetown with the cooperation of members of Action Group for Education(AGE) and we hope to extend to the provinces should funds be available for us to take up that venture.

For more information, please contact:
Dominic Sheku Turay
Action Group for Education (AGE)
5C Saunders Drive, Brookfield Freetown
Sierra Leone
Tel: +232-88-836-951

SOUTH AFRICA

New Germany
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Sustainability United will be conducting the following activities: Environment and climate change readings and talk at Primary Schools' Drama Festival in Durban; tree planting, and beach clean-up. See UNEP Junior Board Member Fransesco Govender's poem, All Can Make a Change.

For more information, please contact:
Francesco Govender
Sustainability United
P. O. Box 332 New Germany
South Africa
Tel: +27312627637
Fax: +27 086 698 5953

Swaziland
There will be a special College assembly, which will include dramatic presentations by junior classes, songs and the screening of the video "HOME" a film by Yann Arthus Bertrand, showing landscapes captured from above. The film calling for a new awareness, invites the viewer to stop for a moment in order to look at our planet and realize how we treat her treasures and her beauty. There will be an address by the Environment Task Force and Green Revolutionarie,' groups of senior students committed to recycling and to reducing our carbon footprint, sharing of specific examples by senior Environmental Systems students on practical changes they make in their daily living, and the environmental savings that had been achieved through these changes. There will also be a tree planting exercise on the college campus.

For more information, please contact:
Polycarp Wekesa
Waterford-KaMhlaba
United World College of Southern Africa
P.O. Box 52 Mbabane
Swaziland, South Africa
Tel: +268 422 0866
Fax: +268 422 0088

ZIMBABWE

Bindura
To celebrate World Environment Day, Bindura Boost/Sife will have a football match in the town of Bindura and will join various stakeholders including business community school students and colleges offering pamphlets with information regarding the global climate change, how to work together to combat the effects. Later during the evening there  will be cocktails at the campus. Guests from ministries of environment higher education, the United Nations and other interested stakeholders will also attend. Pledges will be made towards starting projects that deal with environment protection.

ASIA and the PACIFIC

AFGHANISTAN

Isa Town
Workshops for sustainable developing, increasing Youth awareness toward environment.

For more information, please contact:
Eslam El-Ghonaimy
University of Bahrain
P.O. Box 83203
Isa Town
Afghanistan
Tel: +93 336 719 066

AUSTRALIA

Adelaide
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Whitefriars Catholic School will have a Dress-up day in green and one hour earth hour in the morning. The school will also encourage healthy lunch boxes and walking to school. The children will put more effort into recycling and composting on the day. There will be a clean up as well.

For more information, please contact:
Franca Notarangelo
Whitefriars Catholic School
45 Beaufort Street Woodville Park Adelaide
Australia

Apollo Bay
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Southern Otway Landcare Network will have local students from the Apollo Bay P-12 school: hand pulling Sea Spurge, this is a toxic, invasive weed on the coasts.

For more information, please contact:
Luke Hynes
Southern Otway Landcare Network
69 - 71 Nelson Street Apollo Bay, 3233
Australia
Tel: 61 0352376904
Website: www.soln.org

Hobart
Climate Change and Sustainable Solutions Activity Day Hydro Tasmania's Hands on Energy Discovery Centre is a great place for adults and children to come and discover more about climate change and sustainable solutions. Hands On is a tactile and stimulating environment which engages visitors in  interactive displays provide a hands-on approach to learning about energy efficiency, renewable energy, behavioral change and sustainable transport. The Hands On team are skilled communicators who are passionate about these global issues but most importantly present the information in a positive and fun way. Hydro Tasmania is celebrating World Environment Day on 5 June with the Hands On Centre hosting a Climate Change and Sustainable Solutions Activity Day. The wider community is invited to come and join in the celebrations with a variety of activities that include; cloud seeding demonstrations, meet a scientist, get your hands dirty with FIMBY (Food In My Back Yard), and information sessions on solar hot water, solar photo voltaic and home sustainability assessments carried out by Sustainable Living Tasmania.  This activity day is supported by the State Government through the Tasmanian Climate Change Office.

For more information, please contact:
Merren Wilkinson
Hydro Tasmania's Hands on Energy Discovery Centre
1st Floor, 4 Elizabeth St Hobart
Australia
Tel: +03 6230 5326
Fax: +03 6230 5380
Website: www.hydro.com.au/handson

Katherine
Junior Rangers (aged 9 and up) from the Parks and Wildlife Service Northern Territory will be getting together with other Rangers to play environmentally-themed games, watch Thin Green Line and show pictures of our favorite environments around the campfire.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Cunningham
Parks and Wildlife Service Northern Territory
P.O. Box 344
Katherine
Australia
Tel: +08 8973 8865

Toowoomba West
Householders' Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE) Inc and Toowoomba World Environment Day Committee (TWEDC) are partnership to stage this year's event at Lake Annand Park, Toowoomba, on Sunday 31 May, between 10am and 4pm. There will be a variety of community information displays; speakers programme; musical entertainment, activities for children; and plenty of food and drink. FREE admission.

For more information, please contact:
Frank Ondrus
Householders' Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE) Inc.
P.O Box 6118 Toowoomba West
Australia
Tel: 61 07 46392135
Website: www.hopeaustralia.org.au

Perth
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Casa Mia Montessori Community School Inc. will be providing ECO activities and information about the day for children at the local shopping center. Reusable ECO bags will be for sale.

For more information, please contact:
Shane Mazandarani
Casa Mia Montessori Community School Inc.
17 Hamiliton Street, Bassendean Perth
Australia
Tel: +0061 8 6278 1707
Website: www.casamiamontessori.wa.edu.au

Sorell
To celebrate World Environment Day, the South East First National Real Estate will organize a coloring competition in 2 primary local schools with a Get Moving Theme. The competition will be prized.   First prize will be a bicycle, with runner up prizes of battery free torches and wind up radios etc. All in keeping with clean energy theme.

For more information, please contact:
Sandra Bamford
South East First National Real Estate
26 Cole Street Sorell
Australia
Tel: +61 03 6265 3334
Fax: +61 3 62653955
Website: www.southeastre.com.au

Swanbourne
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Scotch College will be conducting a range of activities and stalls will be held to showcase the students' concerns and interest with the environment.

For more information, please contact:
Chris Menage
Scotch College
76 Shenton Rd Swanbourne
Australia
Website: www.scotch.wa.edu.au

Sydney
To celebrate World Environment Day the students from Darcy Road Public School  (Kindergarten to 6 Years) will be participating in a rubbish free lunch day. Students will be encouraged to bring a lunch that is packed in reusable containers e.g. square lunch boxes for sandwiches and drink bottles for water.

For more information, please contact:
Maria Fardoulis
Darcy Road Public School
98A Darcy Road Wentworthville Sydney
Australia
Tel: 61 2 96313067

Sydney
Sydney Olympic Park Authority strives to encourage Australian students, community members and businesses to focus on their local environment and develop lifelong sustainable practices. We are celebrating World Environment Day at the Park by showcasing sustainable living, hosting environmental events and delivering programs for learners of all ages. We are organizing sustainable hands-on business workshops, related art exhibits and a range of physical activities. We believe sustainability is not only about the health of the environment but also about a healthy body and mind, aspects that are incorporated in our Personal Development, Health and Physical Education programs.

For morei nformation, please contact:
Mike Barlett
Sydney Olympic Park Authority
7 Figtree Drive Sydney Olympic
Sydney
Australia
Tel: +61 2 9714 7334
Fax: +61 2 9714 7135
Website: www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/education

Torquay
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2009, the Fraser Coast Regional Council will:

  • create a large-scale image of The Dugong on  6 June at the Dayman Park Urangan Free Family Fun Day 10 am - 3 pm
  • Hands-on participation to create large-scale Dugong artwork.
  • Conservation group stalls & crafts. 2 - 4 pm
  • Live music, dance, and street theatre. 3.30 pm
  • Indigenous performers & Environment guest speakers. 4.40 pm
  • Public invited to light the 4000 candle Dugong artwork at sunset.
  • Children must be supervised by a Responsible Adult.
  • Your Planet Needs You! Help protect our Dugongs, Seagrass, River Estuaries and Marine Ecosystems.

For more information, please contact:
Chris McCarthy
Fraser Coast Regional Council
77 Tavistock st, Torquay
Australia
Tel: + 61 07-41974405
Fax: +61 07-4197 4303

BHUTAN

Trongsa
To commemorate World Environment Day 2009, Trongsa Dzongkhag in the Trongsa district will carry out a mass cleaning campaign, tree-planting and environmental education programme in various schools.

For more information, please contact:
Mitesh Bhatt
India and Humanrights
K-8, Shreennandnagar-4, Vejalpur, Ahmedabad
Trongsa
Bhutan

Thimpu
To commemorate World Environment Day 2009, Trongsa Dzongkhag in the Trongsa district will carry out a mass cleaning campaign, plantation of trees and environmental education in various schools.

For more information, please contact:
Sangay Khandu
Trongsa Dzongkhag
Environment Office, Trongsa
Thimpu
Bhutan
Tel: +975 3521217
Fax: +975 3521231

CHINA

Beijing
In support of the 2009 WED, Beijing Volunteer Federation and the UN-China cooperation project "Strengthening Volunteerism for Development through the 2008 Beijing Olympics" (a partnership between the Beijing Youth League, Beijing Volunteer Federation, China International Centre for Economic and Technical Ex change, UNDP and UNV) will organize environmental awareness activities in universities and middle schools in Beijing as well as in an Olympic city booth just out the National Aquatics Center, the Water Cube.

Under the WED slogan adapted as "Your planet needs you - volunteers unite to combat climate change", university students from 4 universities in Beijing have been trained by environmental training facilitators from the Jane Goodall Institute in China - Roots&Shoots Programme on how to develop their own special lessons on climate change related knowledge for an audience of middle school students. On 3-4 June they will have the chance to put their skills to the test by involving younger students into climate change themed games and interactive sessions in two migrant children schools and a high school of the capital. On 5 June, the volunteers will hold advocacy activities in their university campuses and at the Water Cube city booth to raise environmental awareness among their schoolmates and the general public, with an exhibition of pictures and other material from the lessons in middle schools, informative material distribution and other creative ideas.
             
Fiammetta Mancini
Beijing Volunteer Federation
Haidian, Zhongguancun Dajie 28-1
Haidian Wenhua Yishu Dasha, A, 1501 Beijing
People's Republic of China
Tel: +0086-1051601071-602
E-mail: fiammetta.mancini@public.un.org.cn

Kachin State

  • Children painting competition;
  • Cleaning village market with all the villagers;
  • Environment song competition for youths and WED speech

For more information, please contact:
Mary Tawm
Kachin Independence Women Association-East Division
Kachin-China Boarder Kachin State
Myanmar
E-mail: marytawm@yahoo.com

INDIA

Ahmedabad
To celebrate World Environment Day, Paryavaranmitra invite children to express their creativity and strengthen their concern about environmental issues. They will be a drawing and elocution competition for children in three age group. Subjects for the competition are as follows:

  • Clean environment for better future;
  • Climate change: effects and solutions;;
  • Environmental problems the competition starts at 9 am.

For more information, please contact:
Falguni Joshi
Paryavaranmitra
502 raj Avenue Ahmedabad
India
Tel: +91-79-26851801
Fax: +91-73-26851321
E-mail: paryavaranmitra@yahoo.com
Website: www.paryavaranmitra.org.in

Ahmedabad
To celebrate World Environment Day, the ONGC organization will be conducting the following activities Tree Planting, Lecturing on Quality of Life, Awareness on Environment Protection, Disposal of Hazardous Materials, Lecture by Key Executives, Drawing Competition, Quiz competition, Clean Up etc.

For more information, please contact:
Jagneswar Dev Nath
ONGC
Chandkheda Ahmedabad
India

Agartala
We are organizing an event on 5th June which follows program of tree plantation by the officials of the state and some cultural activities promoted by the school students.

For more information, please contact:
Biswajit Debbarma
Krishna Nagar Ecology Club
Pragati Road, Agartala
Tripura West Agartala
India

Assam
To celebrate World Environment Day the Nowgong Girls' College has popularized  initiatives on focal theme of the world through poster competition, speech competition for the students, popular talk and brainstorming on ecological foot print.

For more information, please contact:
Jayanta Kumar Sarma
Nowgong Girls' College
Nagaon Nagaon,Assam
India
Tel: +91-3672-220667
Fax: +91-3672-220667
Website: www.ngcassam.org

Bhilai
Celebration of WED-2009 shall be done through arranging various activities like slogan competition, drawing competition, quiz competetion,essay competition and tree plantation.

For more information, please contact:
Sunil Kar
NSPCL
Bhilai, India Bhilai
India
Tel: +94 2529 4256

Chennai
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Tamil Nadu State Office of the Centre for Environment Education (CEE-TN) will be hosting a six-day long workshop on Climate Change between the 31 May to 5 June for 100 students. The participants group includes students of Velammal International School, and the students of Anglo Chinese School, Singapore. The students between the ages of 16 to 18  are citizens of China, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India. The programme is aimed to sensitize the youth to climate change issues and empower them to act as proactive change agents for sustainable development and a safe future.

For more information, please contact:
Ramjee Nagarajan
Centre for Environment Education
No 5 KK Flats; Kalaivanar Street
Ramnagar North Extension; Madipakkam Chennai
India
Tel: +91 9443194272
Fax: +91 22583005
Website: www.ceeindia.org

Chennai
The Velammal International School, in Chennai and 50 students of Anglo Chinese School, Singapore will jointly organize an environment camp exchange programme at Chennai from 30 May to 6 June 2009 to celebrate World Environment Day. The environment education centre will be coordinating the events at predominant places in Chennai, including a rally, demo, pupettery, skit and mime show.

For more information, please contact:
Kothanda Raman
TVIS
Panchetti Chennai
India
Tel: +00191 99401 27835
Website: www.tvis.in

Cochin
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Junior Chamber International India will organize the following activities: painting competition for school students (a joint effort with WWF India is being planned); distribution of pamphlets to nearly 25 schools covering about 5000 students in Cochin, India; a WED pledge in all these schools; public awareness programme (talk, seminar, video shows) for general public in Cochin.Let us pray that at least 10% of the people who are involved in the WED 09 programme will implement what is good for nature.

For more information, please contact:
Harinsth Viswanathan
Junior Chamber International India- COCHIN
Viswam, Pulickal Lane Cochin
Cochin
India
Tel: 919 2 2729 5364

Delhi
The World Environment Day is commemorated every year on 5 June in order to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental protection. The theme for the World Environment Day 2009 is 'Your Planet Needs You - UNite to combat climate change'. This year's theme tells us that we all must do our part to protect the planet by 'using less' and 'acting more'. At the international level, it reflects the urgency for all nations to agree on a new deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held on 7-18 December 2009 in Copenhagen.

Observing World Environment Day (WED) 2009 with schools TERI has a tradition of celebrating the WED each year. This year, TERI, in association with Hewlett Packard plans to commemorate the day by organizing an 'Environment Fair' (sutrupurasuzhal vizha) in Chennai and Bangalore. This will include an 'On the spot painting competition' and 'Quiz' for the students. Several leading agencies will participate in the fair and educate the students on issues related to e-waste management, rain water harvesting systems, renewable energy devices, biodegradable wastes, recycle and reuse processes, and so on. Schools will also be provided space to display eco-friendly articles made by students.

For more information, please contact:
Livleen Kahlon
TERI
Ihc, Lodhi Road Delhi
India
Tel: +91 24682100
Fax: +91 24682144
E-mail: kahlonl@teri.res.in
Website: www.teriin.org

Hyderabad
To commemorate World Environment Day 2009, Trongsa Dzongkhag in the Trongsa district will carry out a mass cleaning campaign, plantation of tress and enviromental education in various schools.

For more information, please contact:
Saroja Ranganath
Auroras Degree and PG College
Street Number 12, Chikkadpalli
Hyperbad
India
Tel: +91 094 4126 3542

Hyderabad
Aurora is not just an educational institution it is a commitment - a commitment towards building a new generation of smart and capable individuals - the custodians of the future.Aurora College has introduced various initiatives to develop students to become global citizen with a human touch. One such initiative is interdisciplinary projects at undergraduate level done by students .The students are made to do interdisciplinary projects on various environmental and social issues. The students get internal support from the project facilitators. The college gets external support from various NGOs to bring awareness among students and guide them in field activities.To sensitize students, the global citizens of tomorrow, we celebrate important days in the college. This year one such day is world environment day (5th June). We require your help in the form of posters, e-cards, video films and also suggestions to make it a successful event. Plan of action Activities Lecture by environmentalist Display posters relating to environmental issues Model display -" make the best out of waste" Quiz competition We expect your expert advice and support.

For more information, please contact:
Saroja Ranganath
Auroras Degree and PG college
Street Number 12, Chikkadpalli Hyderabad
India
Tel: +91 094 4126 3542

Imphal
The World Environment Day event will take place in various places in Manipur by mobilizing local youths, associations, and clubs to plant minimum of 20,000 trees. Awareness campaign is planned by way of distributing leaflets, car stickers, distribution of plant nursery and organizing a cycle rally. The company will have designed and bring out the sample of the car sticker which have been attached. The funds have been generated by the NGO and donation from the public. The company strives to organize the programme in a way that the target will be achieved. Various media, electronic and print are invited and carry forward the message to the general masses. VIPs are invited to make the programme a success. Let’s go greener and cleaner.

For more information, please contact:
Somorendro Huidrom
Creations Society for Handicrafts and Goodwill
Chingamakhong,Singjamei Imphal
India
Tel: +913852444097
Fax: +913852446101
Website: www.creations.org

Jaipur

Team R.A.K.S.H.A is organizing a week long programme starting 5 June inviting students and citizens to celebrate World Environment Day. The following activities will be taking place in the month of June: 

  • 5 June -  tree planting, Gyan Vihar University;
  • 6 June – awareness raising about global warming, vegetarianism, wildlife conservation in Smriti Kullish Garden;
  • 7 June - nature trail and bird watching in a wild life area;
  • 8 June - plastic bags removal from wild life areas and educating people about the effects of plastic on Mother Nature;
  • 9 June - launch of snake helpline, awareness about snakes in two colonies in Jaipur;
  • 10 and 11 June - road shows and awareness drives about go green revolution and curbing global warming from a common mans perspective. Alone We Cannot Together We Can.....Team R.A.K.S.H.A.

For more information, please contact:
Rohit Gangwal
R.A.K.S.H.A
70, Green Nagar, Durgapura, Tonk Road
Near Dalda Factory Jaipur
India
Tel: 91 0 98281 14341

Kalyan
Filtrex Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is celebrating World Environment Day - 2009 along with Water Quality Association (WQA) a non-profit trade organization, Forbes Aquatech and National Referral Centre for Lead Poisoning in India (NRCLPI) with a theme 'UNite to Protect our Environment Health and Wealth'.  The following activities are planned: Awareness programme at school about heavy metal toxicity (lead); donating water filters to schools; planting trees; distributing 'Do's and Don't leaflets on WED 2009 .Banner on World Environment Day .Caps to employees with WED print, and providing dust bins in near by areas to keep environment clean.

For more information, please contact:
Sivaramiah Dhoniah
Filtrex Technologies Private Limited
36/4 Raghavendra Nagar Near Ring Road
4th Cross HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar Bangalore 560043
India
Tel:      91-80 -25442331
Fax:     91-80 -25448514
E-mail: sivaramiah@filtrex.co.in
Website: www.filtrextechnologies.com

Kota
The JDB Government Girls College will launch Eco Tourism to students and staff of this postgraduate college.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Laxmikant Dadhich
JDB Government Girls College, Kota
Principal, Government Girls College, Kota
India
Tel: +917442324074
Fax: + 917442324074

Mandya
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Academy for Science and Environment in Mandya will be conducting a  jatha (procession) by school students through main roads. There will also be a lecture, Threat To Earth, in PES College of Engineering Placement Auditorium.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. L. Prasanna Kumar Lingaiah
Academy For Science & Environment, Mandya
Government Girls Higher Primary School
Adjacent go Gandhi Bahavan
K.R.Road, Mandya-571401
Karnataka, India Mandya
India
Tel: +9844574374

Meghalaya
To celebrate World Environment Day, People’s Learning Center will organize a tree-planting drive along catchment areas; candle light vigil along the bank of a river; a cleaning drive; photo competition and exhibition to create awareness and sensitivity to the issues of global warming.

For more information, please contact:
Farida Wariji
People’s Learning Center
Matti-i-mehi, Mawlai Mawaro Shillong
Meghalaya
India
Website: www.indiawaterportal.org/umiam

Nagar Puri   
The Prepared organization will be conducting the following activities: Clean-up Chilka Lake (the largest brackish water lake in Asia), awareness-raising activities for school children and villagers, distribution of dustbins to 200 tourist boats, a seminar on Chilka Environmental Protection, and distribution of leaflets and banners on environment protection.

For more information, please contact:
Shachikant Mishra
Prepared
Sarbodaya Nagar Puri
India
Tel: +919437164222

Nagar
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Colorz organization is planning a "Go Green" event in the city in which all the schools and colleges in the vicinity will be invited to participate in the cycle awareness campaign. More than 500 participants are expected and the rally will be flagged off by somebody in the administration to keep the interest levels high.

For more information, please contact:
Sunil Sethi
Colorz
141 A/L Model Town Yamuna Nagar.
India
Tel: +92 1595 0060

Nagar
To celebrate World Environment Day Student Partnerships Worldwide (SPW) will be engaging students to plant 700 seedlings within the vicinity of the remote rural village Thandyankottai. There will be also numerous games, activities, and talks taking place that will reinforce the three R's of environmental conservation, such as students calculating their individual carbon footprints, students, teachers and members of staff will take a pledge to become 'green' ambassadors, recycled paper making, The Forestry Department and local business' alike will give talks of environmentally friendly practices and offer career advice for those looking for work in a 'green' sector.

For more information, please contact:
Fionn Quinlan
Student Partnerships Worldwide
No. 2, 8th East Main Road
Gandhi Nagar, Vellore - 632 006,
Tamil Nadu Vellore -Thandayan Kottai
India
Tel: +00 9141 6224 3165
E-mail: Director@spwindia.org, manager@spwindia.org
Website: www.spwindia.org

Palakkad
Palakkad: Smart Friends of the Earth in co-ordination with the Ekta Parishad Kerala and the Palakkad District 15 Schools is conducting poster competitions for children-15 year age group from June 2 to 5, to celebrate World Environment Day. They will be evaluated in the Plant a Tree Project for Palakkad Heart of the City. These awards will be the first ever to be based on issues that determine man's survival on the planet earth. The tree days will determine which NGO groups excel in circulating information on tree-planting and issues pertaining to climate change .VIPs are invited to make the programme a success, a seminar on  Greener and cleaner Palakkad,  and distribution of leaflets and banners on environment protection.

For more information, please contact:
Arun Kumar M R
Smart Association (India)
S P Line,Malampuzha Palakkad
India
Tel: +91 09349815620
Fax: +91 04912815620

Thiruvananthapuram
The school is organizing the following events as part of the WED-'09 celebrations:

  • 5 June - a special assembly highlighting the importance of saving the environment;
  • Painting competitions will be held for classes 1 to 9. 3 classes XI and XII will have a painting/collage making competition;
  • Quiz competition will be held by the class teachers of each class (from class 1 to class 12) during the 4th period. The questions will be proportional to the previous knowledge of the respective class;
  • Tree planting in the school campus;
  • In the afternoon there will be a seminar on 'zero waste management' followed by the inauguration of the science club-2009, and Eco club-2009 by the Principal and Manager of the school;
  • Debate for classes X and XII on the topic 'Climate change revertible/non-revertible' on 6 June 2009;
  • The main attraction however will be the bulletin boards of each section of the school. It will contain articles and other innovative works done by the students especially with waste/recycled materials. Plastics of all kinds are banned. The boards are evaluated continuously for one week and the student group with the most points wins a prize.
  • Observance of 'no plastic week' from June 5 to June 12.

For more information, please contact:
Shantalife malamukal
St. Shantal Senior Secondary School
Malamukal, Kodunganoor-PO
Thiruvananthapuram-695013
India

Kedah
To celebrate World Environment Day, the SMK Teloi Kanan is planning to plant 20 thousand mangroves from the 4 to 5 June 2009. Some 200 students, local fishermen and scouts will be involved.

For more information, please contact:
Kalaimani Supramaniam
SMK Teloi Kanan
Felda Teloi Kanan Kuala Ketil, Kedah
Malaysia
Tel: +6044163439
Fax: +6044192605

MONGOLIA

Ulaanbaatar
TUNZA Mongolian Youth Environment Network will develop youth collective campaign, using national and international experience and expertise to celebrate World Environment Day. The governing principle of the campaign will be conducting different educational events such as environment educational lessons and performance by youth peers, volunteers, popular media figures for public awareness rising.

The campaign will disseminate the information that will positively influence knowledge, attitude, and the behavior of young people to protect the environment. Our activity will include production of IEC materials, which consists of printed materials-educational booklet, and posters, TUNZA magazine dedicated on climate change, and will be organized 30 peer education trainings and information fair at the secondary schools. The project will conduct the public awareness community event on WED in 5 June  2009. Also we will organize one day excursion to nature sites in Bayanzurkh Mountain. Participants of excursion will take part in installation work. This is the project do the rabbit installation with the stump aims to raise awareness about environmental issues through art.

This project initiated by award winning artist Jingerel of Blue Sun contemporary art centre seeks to bring together artists and volunteers to create the work if art that tackles the question of environmental protection. Because the environmental degradation is becoming the major issue in Mongolia.

For more information, please contact:
Zolboo Khishigdorj
Institute for Future
Bayanzurkh district, 6 khroo, Manlaibaatar
Damdinsuren Avenue, Building 90, Room 201 Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Tel: +00-976-99080499
Fax: +00-976-344800
Website: www.ecozaluus.mn

NEW ZEALAND

Kawerau
To celebrate World Environment Day, there will be planting of 2000 native trees in the Monika Lanham Reserve. This project will be carried out by over 200 students from Kawerau Putauaki School and is part of the Restoration Project for the reserve.

For more information, please contact:
John Brierley
15 Bell Street Kawerau
New Zealand
E-mail: rockwren15@xtra.co.nz

Kathmandu
Eco Friends-Nepal (EFN), a non governmental, non profit making autonomous organization of Nepal, is organizing the "Eco Concern" Programme to celebrate World Environment Day which is divided into three events. Event I: Environmental Competition "Climate Change: Our Responsibility" (2-4 June, 2009) in which, students of 3 schools will be participated in different competition (Essay, Drawing and Poem). Event Ii: "Eco Concern: Nature Hike and Bird Watching" (6 June, 2009) in which, college level students will be participated. Event Iii: Eco Concern: An Interaction Programme on "Your Plant Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change" (8 June, 2009) in which, the personnel from leading governmental organizations, NGOs, and INGOs working in the field of environment and climate change will be invited for interaction and discussion on different issues and concerns on climate change with the participants.

For more information, please contact:
Sujesh Shrestha
Eco Friends-Nepal
Baneshwor-34 Kathmandu
Nepal

Kathmandu
A Television Journalist from Nepal, with the Intel Media Pvt.Ltd. will be producing and telecasting environmental awareness through a TV show by ABC news TV, in the celebration of World Environment Day.

For more information, please contact:
Anil Nyaupane
Intel Media Pvt.Ltd.
Post box 12853 Kathmandu
Nepal
Tel: +0097714258051
Website: www.theintelmedia.com

Kathmandu

Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA), a network of youth groups, will organize an Eco football match involving different sectors of society. Promoting the urgent need to unite to combat climate change, the event will involve celebrities, media personnel, constitution assembly members, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists. The purpose of the match is to bring awareness among people about climate change and of the need for a united response to combat it.
The event will bring individual personalities to raise the voice of concern for our climate and environment. The presence of distinguished individuals will attract media attention and help to heighten people’s interest in the issue. The theme of the event will be "GOAL-against Climate Change".
           
For more information, please contact:
Manjeet Dhakal
Nepalese Youth for Climate Action
Secretriate: Clean Energy Nepal Kathmandu
Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4257481
Fax: +977 1 4257481
Website: http://nyca.net.np

Kathmandu
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2009, the Youth Awareness Environmental Forum and Environment Cycle Radio F.M. 104 MHz Nepal organized the following events:

  1. In Kathmandu Valley Bicycle rally for environmental awareness
  2. June- Speech Competition
  3. A door-to-door awareness campaign distribution of poster and pamphlets in Kathmandu valley
  4. Drawing competition on Environment pollution or Environment protection
  5. Reading of the World Environment Day 2009 message from the United Nations Secretary- General.
  6. Awareness campaign among the city dwellers and the populace of the selected areas of the Kathmandu Valley.
  7. Interaction Programme
  8. June 4, 5, and 6, 2009 Environment Cycle Radio F.M. 104Mhz Nepal Broadcasting, three days only environmental message.
  9. Women awareness programme in Lalitpur Nepal
  10. 11th Anniversary Day of Environmental Library

For more information, please contact:
Mr Ataman Kisee Maharjan
Executive Chairman
Youth Awareness Environmental Forum, Environmental Cycle Radio F.M. 104.2MHZ
Enviromental Library, Lalitpur Godawari Area
Kathmadu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 556 0782
Fax: +977 1 556 0782
Website: www.yaefnepal.org

New Baneswor
Youth led organizations are marking World Environment Day with a two day programme at Basantpur Dabali on 5 June and Lapsiphedi on 6 June. This is an open air programme designed for fun and awareness with school students, youth along social and political icons from art, design, drama to community trek, talk and discussions. The programme activities include: globe making competition; community theater (street drama); performing art (installation art); planet police (dress design); art and photo exhibition; Trek to Tamang community, Lapsiphedi is for team work in the community and more an awareness linkage between the urban and the rural settings.

For more information, please contact:
Kala Koyu
EnvOrgs
Kathmandu, Bagmati New Baneswor
Nepal
Tel: +977 0 1240 5880
E-mail: envorgs@gmail.com

Pokhara
The SHEAC organization will conduct the following activities: t-shirt production with slogan of WED, inter-school essay competition, and documentary film showing at the Institute of Forestry, Pokhara.

For more information, please contact:
Mukti Ram Subedi
SHEAC
IOF, Pokhara, Nepal Pokhara
Nepal
Tel: +9779846104558

PAKISTAN

Abdul Hakim
To celebrate World Environment Day, the ESBI International will be having an Environment Awareness Walk with all staff, environmental quiz for all employees with rewards and environmental basics training and presentations.

For more information, please contact:
Khalid Hameed
ESBI International
450MW-Rousch Power Plant, Abdul Hakim-58180
Pakistan
Tel: +0092652441822-23
Fax: +0092652441571

Gilgit
June 5 will be celebrated by organizing an array of events which will be as follows:

  • A day long seminar on environment at Karakuram International University, Gilgit, primarily for government and non government officials, academics, students and community members;
  • Photo competition among KIU student, documentaries on climate change and its effects of Northern Areas;  
  • Presentations of researchers on Climate change, and biodiversity;
  • Recording and airing of a comprehensive panel discussion in Shina and Khowar languages from Radio Pakistan, Gilgit. Participants: Government and non government officials, community representatives, school students, boy and girl scouts, research and academic institutions, Karakuram International University faculty members and students, local notables including members of the Northern Areas Legislative Assembly will be amongst the participating guests in the seminar.

For more information, please contact:
Khadim Hussain
Northern Areas Environmental protection Agency, Gilgit
Naepa near Rupal Inn Khomar, Gilgit
Pakistan
Tel: +92-5811-920676
Fax: +92-5811-920679
Website: www.visitnorthernareas.gov.pk

Hunza
The following activities will take place: 3 June, a Banners Display; 4 June, Keep Hunza Clean Moots; 5 June, Walk / Rallies

    • Nasirabad 10:00am to 12:00 pm
    • Aliabad 10:00am to 12:30 pm
    • Karimabad 10:00am to 12:00 pm
    • Gulmit 10:00am to 12:00 pm
    • Sost 10:00am to 12:00 pm 1. Play card and Banners 2. Rallies and walks 3. Campaign, workshops and seminars

For more information, please contact:
Shahid Karim
Karakoram Area Development Organization (Kado)
Aliabad, Hunza Gilgit Baltistan Of Pakistan Hunza
Pakistan
Tel: +90-5813-455816
Fax: +90-5813-455813
Website: www.kadohunza.org

Islamabad
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Adventure Club, will walk in Naran (Kaghan valley) which is famous among domestic tourists this will help arouse awareness. The walk will be followed by a cleaning activity within a specific area. Later they will be a poster making competition among members and local school children. A lecture will be arranged in the evening inviting maximum possible local and visiting people. A marathon will be organized from lake Saif-ul-Muluk to Naran. Banners with slogans will be placed at several places en-route. Report of the activity will be publicized through print, digital and electronic media.

For more information, please contact:
Tahir Imran Khan
The Adventure Club - Pakistan
Suite No. 15, 2nd. Floor
Panorama Center, G-11 Markaz Islamabad
Pakistan
Tel: +0092512110479
Fax: +00922110481
Website: www.adventureclub.com.pk

Islamabad    
To celebrate World Environment Day, the UN Resident Coordinator Office will conduct an Environment Festival Lake View Park, Schools/Colleges Students Walk, Environment Ed UN Resident Coordinator Officeucation Videos & 3D Live Models.

For more information, please contact:
Qudsia Siddiqui
UN Resident Coordinator Office
UN House 12, ST. 17, F - 7/2 Islamabad
Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-8355635
Fax: +92-51-2655014
Website: www.un.org.pk

 Islamabad
The Adventure Club - Pakistan is an organization dedicated to promoting healthy outdoor activities among youth and families of Pakistan. The Club has organized several projects of a civic nature and has designed a walk and lecture for WED 2009. We will make this walk along with some schools and other organizations to raise public awareness about environmental issues, our role and how to share in this cause. The walk will be followed by a lecture by a specialist on the subject. The venue for the walk and lecture is selected in Galliat, which is a famous hill resort near Islamabad and visited by thousands of local tourists every year.

For more information, please contact:
Tahir Imran Khan
The Adventure Club- Pakistan
6, 2ND F1. Capital Trade Center
F-10, Markaz Islamabad
Pakistan
Tel: +0092 51 7104015
Fax: + 0092 51 2296692
Website: www.adventureclub.com.pk

Khanewal
To celebrate World Environment Day, the ESB International will conduct the following activities:

  • Slogan competition and prizes to winner team contractors (5 cash prize) and ESBI employees (three prize);
  • Banners relevant with day at plant and city 3-Stickers relevant to World Environment day;
  • No smoking on plant area that day;
  • Presentations to all ESBI and contractors staff;
  • Awareness walks;
  • Children’s painting competition;
  • Plant manager message at gathering of ESBI and contractor;
  • Prize distribution to children and slogan winners;
  • Souvenir to all ESBI and contractor staff Approx 350 peoples;
  • Group photo

For more information, please contact:
Dildar Hussain
ESB International
450 MW Combined Cycle
Rousch Power Plant Abdul Hakim, Khanewal
Pakistan
Tel: +92 65 2441822-23
Fax: +92 652441571
Website: www.esbi.ie

Mastung
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Children First Organization, will begin the day at District Mastung. A seminar will also be held in which some of the participants will speak on the theme and issue of environment.

For more information, please contact:
Sultan Ahmed
Children First
Office of the Children First Molaha Zarkhalan
District Mastung
Pakistan
Tel: +092-843-895291

Usta Muhammad
To celebrate World Environment Day (WED) the SHADE organization will be working on the promotion of environment since its inception. The organization arranges different activities on the eve of WED. This year the organization will  plan to conduct 4 lectures on climate change and its effects on different schools and colleges. The organization arranges activities on its own because it is one of the mandates of the organization to work for the promotion of environment.

For more information, please contact:
Sajad Ahmed
SHADE
TMA building Jinnah road Usta Muhammad
Pakistan
Tel: +92 838 612090
Fax: +92 838 612124

PHILIPPINES

Manila
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Global Warming and Climate Change will conduct the following activities:

  • Tree Planting;
  • Modeling: Waste Management & Recycling Programme;
  • Pedal Power: Cycling for a Cleaner Air;
  • On-The-Spot Poster/Slogan Contest;
  • Gallery of the Seas (Boat Sail Paintings);
  • Kids Power vs. Climate Change Parade/Rally;
  • Medical Mission: Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health.

For more information, please contact:
Heherson Alvarez
Office of the Presidential Adviser
  on Global Warming and Climate Change
Rm 238, Mabini Hall, Malacanan Manila
Philippines
Tel: +7361 171/735 3144
Fax: +736 1171
E-mail: opacc_gov@yahoo.com

Mandaluyong
We proudly announce that the 3rd Manila Foods and Beverages Expo (MAFBEX) is slated on June 17-21, 2009 occupying the entire World Trade Center Metro Manila. We will certainly outdo ourselves once again to be the best show in the food industry. As a testament to the achievement of MAFBEX International Shows, with the Philippines as host country this year, the Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP) has selected MAFBEX as the venue of the 5th ASEAN Bartenders Championship, featuring professional contenders from all over the region vying for the title. On the academic side, College of Saint Benilde will hold a series of competitions with a theme "SAFARI" for the World Environment Day awareness among students. Furthermore, professional chefs will demonstrate preparation of potpourri of international cuisine. Indeed, this will result in an interesting fanciful mix of professionals and amateurs.

For more information, please contact:
Matt Uy
Worldbex Services International
488 Boni Ave cor. San Joaquin St
Mandaluyong
Philippines
Tel:+ 63 90 6344 4243
Fax: +63 25 332026
Website: www.worldbex.com

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Seoul
To celebrate World Environment Day UNEP National Committee for the Republic of Korea will publish the Korean version of the WED edition of UNEP's 'TUNZA' magazine in Republic of Korea. This special edition firstly open to the public on the UNEP Korean Committee's Website(www.unep.or.kr) from 5th Jun 2009 and will be distributed to citizens who participates the world environment campaign organized by UNEP ANGEL, an affiliated students organization of UNEP Korean Committee and TUNZA NEAYEN(North East Asia Youth Environment Network) Korean Committee. Date: 2009. 6. 5

For more information, please contact:
Yeonji Kim
UNEP National Committee for the Republic of Korea
#506 Suwoon Hall
88 Kyungwoon-dong Jongro-gu Seoul
Republic of Korea
Tel: 82-2-720-1011
Fax: 82-2-738-8714
Website: www.unep.or.kr

SRI LANKA

To celebrate World Environment Day, two programmes will be implemented under the Green Life Sri Lanka. Such as Al Azhar College WED '09 celebration and Nuwaraeliya District WED summit 2009 this be held on 11 June at Al Azhur College event and 12 June in Nuwaraeliya District summit.

For more information, please contact:
Sudassana Liyanaarachchi
GreenLife Sri Lanka
159,Owala, Kiribathkumbura,Kandy Kandy
Sri Lanka
Tel: +094-812-385239
Fax: +094-812-410430
Website:  www.greenlifesrilanka.org

Colombo
MAS Holdings, under the patronage of the Ministry of Education Sri Lanka, will hold a one and half day workshop on Sustainable Development Leadership for youth to commemorate World Environment Day. The participants will be students from 29 schools in rural Sri Lanka. These schools have been involved with the MAS ECO GO Beyond Sustainable Development Education Programme since 2006. This programme is a corporate citizenship initiative of MAS Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd. a leading apparel solutions provider in Sri Lanka. The leadership camp will end with a tree growing event in the MAS Fabric Park in Thulhiriya.

For more information, please contact:
Amanthi Perera
MAS Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd.
75 Braybrooke Place Colombo 2
Sri Lanka
Tel: +0094-114-796462

SINGAPORE

The Prosafe Production Services Pte Lt will be organizing an Eco-Farm Tour on 6th June. This educational tour for children will involve short lectures, practical explanations and activities that will expose children to the farm life, nature, and to the importance of environment conservation.

For more information, please contact:
Avinash Singh
Prosafe Production Services Pte Ltd
1 International Business Park, #10-01 The Synergy Singapore, 609917
Singapore
Website:www.prosafeproduction.com

EUROPE

FINLAND

Vantaa
The Giraffe's footprint-project consists of workshops for children and adults in different parts of Finland in May and June 2009. The aim of the workshops will be to familiarize the participants with methods for making art out of recycled materials.
The organizers have had the honor of inviting four Namibian artists – Tuyeni Kelao, Foibe Nesho, Risto Iita and Samwel Kamati – who will serve as instructors during the workshops. Ms Kelao is the leader of the Diaconess Institute's wood workshop in Namibia. She specializes in dolls and baskets among other items. Ms. Nesho, who specializes in pearls, works for a project of the Diaconess Institute in Northern Namibia. Mr. Iita and Mr. Kamati specialize in wire art. The project is financed by the Finnish Foreign Ministry, and will be implemented by the Finnish-Namibian Society in partnership with the Cities of Vantaa and Pudasjärvi, the Municipality of Hailuoto, the Diaconess Institute of Helsinki, the Youth Centre of Syöte, Luotokeskus and Hylery.

For more information, please contact:
Veera Jansa
City of Vantaa, Asematie 7 01300 Vantaa
Finland

GERMANY

Freiburg
The New Science Journalism Project (NSJ) is a new international initiative designed to promote professional environmental science journalism and communication among new media students. The Project will take the form of an online magazine published at www.newsciencejournalism.net. The site will launch on World Environment Day 2009. The Project will be multi-lingual and university students (and others) worldwide can register for free to become an environmental science correspondent for the NSJ. News can either be written, photojournalism, cartoons, data visualizations or infographics. Alison Fay Binney, Founder and Director of the Project, has established the NSJ Project to provide "a work-experience platform in the science journalism career ladder." The Project will also be part of PhD research to assess the skills and interests of up-and coming environmental science journalists using internet media.

For more information, please contact:
Alison Binney
New Science Journalism Project
Haslacher Str. 43 Freiburg
Germany
Tel: +49 (0)761 681 9970
Fax: +49 (0)761 7677 699
Email:   info@newsciencejournalism.net
Website: www.newsciencejournalism.net

GREECE

Serres
The Club Serres will organize a Junior Tennis Tournaments called, Green Tennis Tournament 'Your Planet Needs You – UNite to Combat Climate Change' between 6 and 7 of June 2009.

For more information, please contact:
Katerina Emmanouilidou
Club Serres for Tennis
Ejoxon 55 Serres
Greece
Tel: +0030-6932755008
Fax: +0030-23210-588002
E-mail: kemmanouilidou@gmail.com
Website: http://serrestennis.com/, http://serrestennis.com/event2.php      
             http://greentennis.info/2005v1r/?do=wed

ROMANIA

Bucharest
Greentronics is authorized by the environmental agency of the Romanian government. Together with two NGOs, the agency runs a program for the education of young people, government organizations, banks and private companies to train on the importance of the re-use and restoration of the products of ICT, portable telephones and component re-use. Through awareness campaigns, the NGOs motivate companies to donate their out- of -use electric/electronic equipments to them. The company collects the donated waste and pays the NGOs. These funds finance programs related to children and youth from disadvantaged families and also with physical handicaps. For WED, we and our NGO partners have a campaign in schools and universities for collection of the used mobile phones.

For more information, please contact:
Cristian Aionesei
Greentronics S.r.l.
Str.Romulus, nr.22, sector2 Bucuresti
Romania
Tel: +40722210727
Fax: +40213276519
Email: cristian.aionesei@greentronics.ro
Website: www.greentronics.ro

SWITZERLAND

Zürich
To celebrate World Environment Day The «Hot Stuff - Chill Out» project by Myclimate links various schools classes around the world. Young people exchange ideas about the effects of climate change in the country of their partner class. On WED 2009 each of the 600 involved students will do something to reduce CO2. And because this is not a self-made project, the students send each other an email saying: “Because YOU matter to me I am doing the following to reduce CO2”.

For more information, please contact:
Julia Hofstetter
Myclimate
Sternenstrasse 12 8002 Zürich
Switzerland
Tel: +00 414 4500 4350
Website: www.hotstuffchillout.org

UNITED KINGDOM

Bristol
To celebrate World Environment Day, The Osborne Clarke organization will organize an art competition around the theme "our beautiful world" for the children of the staff.

For more information, please contact:
Helena Banyard Smith
Osborne Clarke
2 Temple Back East Bristol
United Kingdom

Gibraltar
The Department of the Environment is spearheading Gibraltar's celebrations for this event. Local schools will take part in a concert. They will illustrate the responsibility to tackle climate change as perceived through the eyes of our youngsters. In addition to this, a trade fair will be held in which local businesses, Government Departments and non-governmental organizations will all take part. Environmental products, projects, company environmental policies and green ethics will all be displayed by the trade fair participants. The purpose is to educate the public on the different approaches to green business locally. The local TV station will be filming both events and will be putting together a programme on the day's events and which will be aired on local television.

For more information, please contact:
Liesl Mesilio-Torres
Department of the Environment, Government of Gibraltar
Duke of Kent House, Line Wall Road
Gibraltar
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel:; 00350 20045003
Fax: 00350 20059833

Lerwick, Shetland
How will our own generation's response to climate change today be viewed 50 years' hence? Carbon Reduction Shetland is celebrating World Environment Day with a special screening of the new cinema release 'The Age of Stupid.' This award-winning film stars Pete Postlethwaite as a man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching "archive" footage from 2008 and asking: Why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance? Showing on Friday 5 June at Shetland Museum and Archives at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Opportunity for discussion and free Fairtrade refreshments afterwards. Learn more about Carbon Reduction Shetland and celebrate World Environment Day by coming to see this important film. Call 01595 695057 to book your free tickets or pop into Shetland Museum and Archives Please note this film carries a 15 certificate. This event is sponsored by the Cooperative.
             
For more information, please contact:
Harriet Bolt
Carbon Reduction Shetland at the Shetland Amenity Trust
Garthspool, Lerwick, Shetland
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Melksham
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Manor Primary School will conduct a 1 day event called 'Green Day'. This will be a springboard towards our Eco Week.; the focus will be on climate change and to develop a changing attitude to help the children be more pro-active in reducing their own carbon footprint. The school will link arms around the school as symbolic gester to 'Walk Lightly on our Planet'. The local newspapers will be covering the event. Other events include tree planting, setting up recycling in our school and raising money for environmental charities. This will take place on 5 June.

For more information, please contact:
Rachel McKill
The Manor Primary School
Ruskin Avenue Melksham
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 44 01225 700150
Fax: 44 01225 791836
Website: http://www.learningtolovelearning.co.uk/

Monmouth
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls, will have a week of activities in school with pupils being asked to identify the biggest environmental issues facing the planet. Also pupils are being asked to submit their top eco-tips, which will then be published around the school, thus raising awareness.

For more information, please contact:
Nick Meek
Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls
Hereford Road Monmouth
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 44 01600 711100
E-mail: nmeek@hmsg.co.uk

Norwich
Norwich children under the age of 13 are busy preparing for an environment gathering at St Gregory's Centre for the Arts on 6 June. Children will be telling stories, weaving, painting and playing games, 95% of materials will be what would have been seen as rubbish and thrown away.  As well as this there is a swap table for children to bring toys they no longer want, a communal painting to get involved with and lots of information about what Norwich Children are doing to help the environment. We hope that this is the launch of an annual day where Norfolk children and young people can come together to share ideas, worries, and hopes as well as learn from each other and have fun. Most importantly is that this is a day where children organize and prepare and lead the activities. This event is organized by Norwich Woodcraft Folk with the support of the Norfolk UN Association.

For more information, please contact:
Danny O'hara
Woodcraft Folk
68 Northfields Norwich
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 44 01603505093
Website: www.woodcraft.org.uk

Northern Ireland
Queen Eleanor Technology College will be holding a variety of activities to raise awareness for what we can all do to be more eco-friendly.

For more information, please contact:
Mrs. K Moss
Queen Eleanor Technology College
Green Lane Stamford, Lincs
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: +01780751011

Oxfordshire
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Harwell Campus will be holding a number of events to celebrate and promote WED including the following activities: an Environmental Roadshow, with talks and demonstrations, quizzes and helping staff to calculate their carbon footprint.

For more information, please contact:
Victoria Thomas
RSRL
Harwell Campus – Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 0DF
United Kingdom
Tel: +012 3543 4514
Fax: +012 3543 4677
Website: www.research-sites.com

Shrewsbury
To celebrate World Environment Day, Shropshire Council will have
a market in the town square with local  organic food producers and stalls highlighting good practice with regards to sustainable waste management, composting, recycling and food waste prevention.

For more information, please contact:
James Thompson
Shropshire Council
Shirehall Shrewsbury
United Kingdom
Website: www.recycleforshropshire.com

SCOTLAND

Cowdenbeath
Beath High School and feeder primary schools have got together to create a very special day to welcome pupils who will be starting their secondary education this summer. The 'Earth Conference' event will pull together specialist staff from both primary and secondary sectors as well as local and national agencies to illustrate the importance of protecting our environment. With speakers, workshops, an 'Earth Village' market place and a debate, the organizers hope to harness the pupils' imagination and encourage them to commit to a greener lifestyle. Over 200 pupils will each be working on a particular eco them (based on the Eco-schools model) and groups of pupils from each school will be asked to present their findings to inform their fellow delegates. This promises to be a highly thought-provoking, interactive conference - hopefully the first of many (possibly annual) events

For more information, please contact:
Maureen Lewis
Beath Custer Schools
Cowdenbeath
Scotland
Tel: + 0 13 8360 2414
Fax: +0 13 8131 3203

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

MEXICO

Durango
Vidal Salazar will be giving a talk at the Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango about climate change and how we measure these changes. Vidal will be talking about the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder Colorado and their observing facilities.

For more information, please contact: Vidal Salazar
Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango
Constitucion 404 Sur
Durango
Mexico
Tel: +618 812 0044
Fax: +618 812 0044

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Debe Debe
To celebrate World Environment Day , the Parvati Girls' Hindu College and its students will be engaged in:

  • the planting of an Asoka/ Ficus tree fence:
  • "green" snack competition using local, organic fruits:
  • a green fig competition where items traditionally prepared from potatoes will be made from local green fig:
  • showing of movies which bring about environmental awareness.

For more information, please contact:
Kavita Samaroo
Parvati Girls' Hindu College
S.S. Erin Road, Debe Debe
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: +1-868-647-0007
Fax: +1-868-647-0007

Siparia
To celebrate World Environment Day the Siparia East Secondary School is hosting two competitions. There will be a poster competition reflecting this year focus issues, with the 2009 WED theme showing pollution and energy consumption and suggesting solutions for them. The second competition is making an item composed of recycled materials. Also for five days from 1 to 5 June the school will be hosting documentary shows and videos to raise student aware for environmental issues.

For more information, please contact:
Nesha Durgapersad
Siparia East Secondary School
La Brea Trace S.S Erin Road Siparia Siparia
Southern Trinidad
Tel: +649 2268/705 5650
Fax: +649 2268

NORTH AMERICA

UNITED STATES of AMERICA

Colorado Springs, CO
The PPJPC will host a World Environment Day activity at the Colorado College Cornerstone Arts Center.  Cornerstone is one of a handful of LEED-certified buildings in Colorado Springs. There will be food, drink, music, speakers, and the "greenie" awards to be given to the leaders that have helped to move Colorado Springs in a new green direction. Suggested donation of $5 will benefit the PPJPC's community organizing efforts - which includes staffing services for the Green Cities Coalition.

For more information, please contact:
Steve Saint
Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission
332 W Bijou St. Suite 106
Colorado Springs, CO
Tel: +719 632 6189
Website: www.greencoloradosprings.org

Douglaston, NY
The New York Solar Energy Society, co-sponsored by New York Solar Energy Society Queens, Civic Congress Community Board 11, and Bayside Historical Society will celebrate World Environmental Day on Saturday, 6 June 2009 from 1 pm - 4 pm with the following events: displays and speakers on solar, wind and renewable energy for homeowners, businesses and schools; environmental displays; tree- plantings; guided walks to Alley Pond's Urban Forest and Little Neck Bay; live animals; action activities to avoid climate change; children's activities and music.

For more information, please contact:
Aline Euler Alley Pond Environment Center
228-06 Northern Blvd. Douglaston
New York
United States of America
Tel: +718 229 4000 ext. 208
Fax: +718 229 0376
Website: www.alleypond.com

Philadelphia, PA
The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and the Delaware Basin Watershed Education Center will develop and implement educational programming for adults and children highlighting the rebirth of the area’s water resources through advanced technologies and source water analysis.

For more information, please contact:
Karen Young
Fairmount Water Works Drive
Philadelphia, PA
Tel: +215 685 0719
Fax: +215 685 0718
Websites: www.fairmountwaterworks.org

CANADA

Montreal
To show its support for World Environment Day, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has organized a drawing contest on the theme of "Aviation in a Green Environment" for children of ICAO employees and National Delegations. The purpose of the contest is two-fold. While raising awareness and promoting dialogue on climate change issues among ICAO staff and their families, six selected drawings will be used for the upcoming edition of the triennial ICAO Environmental Report. All drawings submitted by the young artists will be on display in the atrium of the ICAO premises on 5 June. During the exhibition, prizes will be given for the six selected drawings.

For more information, please contact:
Lorenzo Gavilli
Organization:  ICAO
999, University Street Montreal
Canada
Tel: +1 514-954-8219
Fax: +1 514-954-6744
Website: www.icao.int

WEST ASIA

QATAR

Doha
International Academy for Intercultural Development (IAID) and the Friends of the Environment Centre (FEC) in Qatar strengthen its commitment to increase general awareness on environmental issues by organizing a series of events to celebrate the World Environment Day 2009, supported by Faber Castell and Virginia Commonwealth University.

This initiative is taken under the auspices of Dr. Saif Ali Al Hajari, Chairman of FEC. Events in Qatar:

  • 22 May 09 - Painting Workshop to be conducted by Mr. Kipp Greene & Mr. Donald Earley from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU-Q) for over 200 students from various schools in Qatar;
  • 22-23 May 09 - Speech Contest for students representing each school to compete in two (2) age categories with the theme "Your Planet Needs You";
  • 29-30 May 09 - Painting Contest for students from various schools/colleges with a special category for adults. Over 1500 participants expected to attend the contest this year;
  • 30 May 09 - Free Seminar on WED to be presented by the students of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU-Q), Mr. Muqeem Khan from VCU-Q & Ms. Maya Saikali from Waqif Art Center;
  • 6 June 09 - Painting Exhibition & Award Ceremony at Qatar National Theatre for the winners of the painting and speech contest with a performance by the artistes of IAID.

For more information, please contact:
Rajesh Jadhav
International Academy for Intercultural Development
P. O. Box 10525 Doha
Qatar
Tel: +974 432 0974
Fax: +974 435 8190
Website: www.iaidonline.org

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

Damascus
To celebrate World Environment Day, the initiative of Syrian Volunteers for Environment and Development (VED-SY) will conduct, the following activities:

  • Eco-tourism trip under the slogan: "Ecotourism ! Leaves no Traces behind";
  • Involving different sectors of society, to promoting the urgent need to unite to combat climate change, the event will involve schoolchildren, students, media personnel, individuals, ecologist and forest experts. The reason of the Eco-tourism trip is to bring awareness among people about forests value, climate change and of the need for a united response to fight it. - Tree-planting drive in the area that was destroyed by forest fire near the Frounlok preserve areas;
  • A cleaning campaign in Latakia.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Yousef Meslmani
Syrian Volunteers for Environment and Development
P. O. Box: 6091 Damascus
Syrian Arab Republic
Tel: +963-944-644100 & +963-933-050500
Fax: +963-11-4471924
 Website: www.ved-sy.org

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Abu Dhabi
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi will be conducting the following activities:

  • To observe a paper less day with other government and private entities;
  • Uniting for Climate change - A global youth discussion forum through videoconferencing.;
  • Play on Climate change by school kids. 4. Radio and Mall quiz on climate change for public.

For more information, please contact:
Gayatri Raghwa
Environment Agency -Abu Dhabi
P. O. Box 45553 Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +009712-6934630
Website: www.ead.ae

YEMEN

Aden
The Center for Environmental Studies and Sciences, University of Aden will conduct activities which will include: celebration speeches, awareness efforts, brochures, lectures and an offshore clean-up.

For more information, please contact:
Abdulaziz Moqbil
Center for Environmental Studies and Sciences, University of Aden, Yemen
P.O. Box 6312 Khor Makser, Aden
Yemen
Tel: +96 7223 4808
Website: adenuniversity.edu.yeF



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