World Environment Day - Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level

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Douala , Cameroon

Une semaine d'intenses activités qui vont du 30 mai au 05 juin date de cloture de l'évenement sous la supervision generale et la coordination de M le Delegué Regional du Littoral du MINEPDED ( Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Protection de la Nature et du Developpement Durable) . Comme activités: 1- Marche de sensibilisation et Communication 2- Investissement humain 3- Promotion du Developpement Durable ( Santé , énergie , environnement, OMD , etc...) 4- Plantation des arbres 5- Expositions et autres 5- Conference- Debats

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AugustinYves MBOCK KEKED
CADIRE CAMEROON ASSOCIATION
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Brasília, Brazil

Uma das atribuições da Gerência de Meio Ambiente - GRMA/CEB é o desenvolvimento de campanhas de sensibilização dos empregados quanto as questões ambientais. Em comemoração a Semana do Meio Ambiente e outras datas comemorativas ligadas a natureza, a GRMA promoveu o projeto Junho Ambiental 2014 dentro da empresa. Em sua 4ª edição, as principais atividadesforam: feira de troca, recolhimento de resíduos eletrônicos e exposição de painéis sobre atividades ambientais da CEB. O anseio do projeto era alcançar o maior número de empregados e transeuntes na empresa, com baixo custo financeiro, sensibilizado-os para o repensar das atitudes ambientais no âmbito da CEB. As ações propostas também visaram, de forma simples, dar visibilidade às atividades desenvolvidas pela Gerência de Meio Ambiente. Consequentemente, a gerência cumpri com suas atribuições em parceria com as demais gerências e partes interessadas da empresa. OBJETIVOS: o Divulgar a importância das atribuições da GRMA e dos projetos que estão sendo desenvolvidos na área ambiental da CEB; o Divulgar informações sobre as discussões ambientais da atualidade. o Despertar nos participantes o compromisso com a natureza e seu papel na mitigação dos impactos ambientais; o Estimular a participação dos empregados nas atividades relacionadas ao meio ambiente na empresa; o Fomentar a implantação da Gestão Ambiental na empresa. PÚBLICO ALVO: Empregados da CEB e transeuntes nas dependências da empresa. DATA: mês de junho de 2014. ATIVIDADES: o Destinação de eletrônicos inutilizados Descrição: recebimento de resíduos/material eletrônico de empregados e do ressarcimento de consumidores para reciclagem em instituições especializadas. Resultados: destinação de 31,8 Kg de sucatas eletrônicas, 66,8 Kg de estabilizadores e nobreaks, 6,2 Kg de CPU e 26,4 Kg de pilhas e baterias para reciclagem. o Exposição de painéis Descrição: exposição de painéis sobre as ações da empresa visando a redução de impactos ambientais no último ano. Resultados: painés expostos no corredores da empresa sobre os seguintes temas: -Projeto da Gestão da Coleta Seletiva; -Projeto da Coleta de Lâmpadas; -Projeto de Educação Ambiental SE Vale do Amanhecer; -Licenciamento Ambiental de empreendimentos; -Compensação Florestal . o Feira do troca Descrição: atividade de troca de objetos, serviços ou experiências pessoais pelos empregados. Resultados: foram trocados diversos artigos como figurinhas, gibis, sapatos e eletrônicos.

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Ana Carolina Schinzel
CEB DISTRIBUIÇÃO
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Bettiah, w. champaran, India

this year we are coming together to light the flameof building west champaran safe for environment through cycle rally.rally cover a distance of approx 5km.to carry forward the message of cleam,green,bright west champaran.

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sadrey alam
TARU MITRA
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Hydera-ba-d , India

On occasion of World Environmental Day on June 5, 2014, around 180 employees of Shantha Biotech- A Sanofi Company at their plant site in Medchal town of Hyderabad, India carried out a cleaning drive in and around the town. Medchal is a northern suburb of Hyderabad, India and has a human population of over 40,000. The initiative aimed at clearing the town of all the plastic material on road, lanes and around houses. The highlight of the activity was cleaning one entire playground which was converted into a dump yard by the local residents. The employees carried placards and raised slogans about the need of protecting our environment. The employees walked in around the town talking to individuals about why plastic are harmful to the environment. The employees distributed pamphlets which carried information (both English and Telugu language) about the hazards of plastic on our environment and made all the people take a pledge for not using plastic in their everyday life. As a first step, employees also distributed 1000 free reusable jute shopping bags to the people and shopkeepers to help creating a plastic free community. All the plastic waste was collected into a tractor and in coordination with the municipal authorities, was sent to the designated waste disposal area. The event received a great response and was greatly appreciated by the local community. Tashif Ayaz Communications Manager Shantha - A Sanofi Company

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Tashif Ayaz
Shantha Biotech - A Sanofi Company
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Nairobi , Kenya

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Emiliano Zapata, Tabasco, Mexico

2do. CONGRESO ESTUDIANTIL DEL CUIDADO Y PRESERVACIÓN DE LOS RECURSOS NATURALES “CALIDAD DE ENTORNO = CALIDAD DE VIDA”

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Isabel Guadalupe Llergo Asmitia
COBATAB P 8

Emiliano Zapata, Tabasco, Mexico

Realización del segundo congreso estudiantil sobre recursos naturales y desarrollo sustentable “CALIDAD DE ENTORNO = CALIDAD DE VIDA” conferencias Carteles

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violeta Isabel magaña de la cruz
COBATAB P 8

Dehra Du-n , India

The students of Hopetown Girls' school Dehradun India undertook cleanliness drive and collected about 60 kgs of plastic bags. The students also went to Navdanya farms and gained knowledge on organic farming and health benefits of food grown in the most natural surroundings. The girls went for a walk in the sal forests and gained knowledge in an interactive session. Environment club members also participated in a seminar on sustainability of mother earth. The girls participated in the activity of growing vegetables and medicinal plants in the school premises. Sparrow houses were set up in school to give shelter to the sparrows. The girls also visited HESCO and learnt about the utility of solar energy. Lights were switched off on the occasion of earth day to conserve electricity and an oath ceremony was undertaken by the environment club captain in which the whole school participated. Girls went for nature walk and depicted their creativity with dry leaves. Earthen pots with the school emblem was sent to a government school to assist children to store and drink water. The students also tried to spread awareness through posters.Auditing was carried on by the girls with cameras to avoid wastage of water and electricity.

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Ratna Kalra
Hopetown Girls'school Dehradun -India
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Pune, India

REHAU Polymer, as a premium brand for polymer-based solutions, is a worldwide leader in Construction, Automotive and Industry. By diligently transferring knowledge between its three business divisions, REHAU offers innovations and advanced systems to strengthen its global leadership in product, consulting and service. We strongly believe in the importance of environmental conservation and are committed to the sustainable growth, protection and conservation of nature. Upholding this moral responsibility, the Company organized various engaging initiatives at plant locations to celebrate World Environment Day 2014 keeping with the theme ‘Small Islands and Climate Change’. The key objective of this initiative was to educate all Employees of operations on the crucial need to conserve our environment for a greener tomorrow. We celebrated World Environment day on 5th of June with special activities such as tree plantation drives, awareness sessions for employees & announcing our Company Suggestion Scheme 2014 Campaign for Conserving Resources.

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Anuradha Thakur
REHAU Polymers Pvt Ltd
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Mumbai (Bombay) , India

Reliance Energy, the Mumbai Power Distribution Arm of India’s leading infrastructure company, Reliance Infrastructure Limited, a part of Reliance Group, is the largest power distributor in Mumbai comprising a network distributed over an area of about 400 Sq. Km. In line with its commitment towards its consumers and society above all and Vision – Mission, Reliance Energy is a strong advocate of Energy Conservation and believes in Environmentally Sustainable Corporate Existence. In furtherance of its commitment towards the cause of Environment, the Reliance Energy celebrated the World Environment day in June 2014 in a very big way at the REMI (Reliance Energy Management Institute) Training center. Company’s endeavours towards cultivating the culture and habits among the employees proved fruitful, as the program witnessed the overwhelming response by the employees irrespective of their hierarchies in the organization. As a part of its various initiatives, Reliance Energy had framed an internal theme, Viz. “Reduce Your Carbon Foot Print” in consonance with the UN Global Theme “Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level”.Advocate Shri Girish Raut, an eminent Environmentalist was present as the Chief Guest on the occasion. His passionate and humane appeal for the need to conserve Environment and it’s intimate linkage to the existence of human race along with other life forms on our planet, moved the audience in a fundamental way.He amply quoted from Ex director of NASA’s Godard Space Institute, James Hansen’s book “The Storms of My Grand Children” as well as from IPCC reports to bring the stark reality to fore. An enchanting ballad, referred in local parlance as POWADA, a popular and historically rooted folk art form of entertainment and mass communication in Maharashtra, was presented on the occasion by employees of the company and it narrated the enchanting story of the birth and an enduring journey thereafter, of the most precious planet that hosts us—our mother earth. During the year leading to the celebration, Reliance Energy contributed it’s bit to the conservation of environment by saving 1500 MT of carbon footprint through it’s various activities of Energy conservation like replacing inefficient fans, ACs and lamps with star rated efficient equipments and by designing and promoting the said program for it’s 2.9 million consumer base.Paper recycling helped the company to save almost 53 MT of paper use in it’s annual use of this precious resource there by indirectly saving felling of trees. Employees, who voluntarily contributed in their neighborhood communities towards the cause of environment so as to keep them inspired on their chosen path of environmental volunteerism, were also felicited. The day concluded on a solemn note and a need to act on an urgent basis by contributing everyone’s bit to arrest the rising sea level.

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Yuvraj Mehta
Head , Corporate Communication, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd
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Singapore , Singapore

In a company-wide effort spanning the globe, Huntsman Textile Effects has mobilized more than a quarter of its 3,000 strong associates at major facilities in eight countries to promote environmental sustainability through community activities. Clocking over 1,500 hours, this ‘Sustainability in Action’ initiative is the company’s latest global effort to support its ‘we see a better world’ focus. The latest ‘Sustainability in Action’ projects organized and conducted by the local Huntsman Textile Effects teams include tree planting, beach and park cleanups, recycling and waste disposal campaigns and community talks, as well as internal workshops and sustainability programs. Most of these activities are being carried out during June and July in support of World Environment Day (WED) 2014, which falls on June 5, with recycling and waste disposal projects continuing throughout the year. The Huntsman Textile Effects WED 2014 initiatives include: • Tree planting in Atoto, Mexico; Baroda, India; Bogota, Columbia; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Istanbul, Turkey and Mahachai, Thailand • Hazardous household waste collection and safe disposal drives in Atoto and Bogota; • Recycling initiatives in Guatemala City, Istanbul and Singapore; • Community clean-up projects in Charlotte, USA; Panyu, China; and Singapore; and • Community education programs in Baroda, Bogota, Istanbul and Panyu. The 2014 Sustainability in Action program also promoted a global Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) initiative to reduce use of disposable plastic bags, which are not only a drain on resources but also a cause of pollution in waterways and oceans. 3,000 sustainable canvas bags were distributed to promote sustainability to Huntsman Textile Effects associates and contractors worldwide after a global poll vote for their favorite canvas BYOB bag.

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Mindy Chee
Huntsman Textile Effects

Singapore , Singapore

In a company-wide effort spanning the globe, Huntsman Textile Effects has mobilized more than a quarter of its 3,000 strong associates at major facilities in eight countries to promote environmental sustainability through community activities. Clocking over 1,500 hours, this ‘Sustainability in Action’ initiative is the company’s latest global effort to support its ‘we see a better world’ focus. The latest ‘Sustainability in Action’ projects organized and conducted by the local Huntsman Textile Effects teams include tree planting, beach and park cleanups, recycling and waste disposal campaigns and community talks, as well as internal workshops and sustainability programs. Most of these activities are being carried out during June and July in support of World Environment Day (WED) 2014, which falls on June 5, with recycling and waste disposal projects continuing throughout the year. The Huntsman Textile Effects WED 2014 initiatives include: • Tree planting in Atoto, Mexico; Baroda, India; Bogota, Columbia; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Istanbul, Turkey and Mahachai, Thailand • Hazardous household waste collection and safe disposal drives in Atoto and Bogota; • Recycling initiatives in Guatemala City, Istanbul and Singapore; • Community clean-up projects in Charlotte, USA; Panyu, China; and Singapore; and • Community education programs in Baroda, Bogota, Istanbul and Panyu. The 2014 Sustainability in Action program also promoted a global Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) initiative to reduce use of disposable plastic bags, which are not only a drain on resources but also a cause of pollution in waterways and oceans. 3,000 sustainable canvas bags were distributed to promote sustainability to Huntsman Textile Effects associates and contractors worldwide after a global poll vote for their favorite canvas BYOB bag.

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Mindy Chee
Huntsman Textile Effects

Buea, Cameroon

In prelude to celebrating the 2014 World Environment day in Buea, capital of the South West Region in Cameroon, The Centre for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development (CENCOSDEV) organised a tree planting exercise in some schools which were randomly selected and also an environmental quiz for primary school children. The trees planted in these schools were fruit trees, ornamental tree and agroforestry trees in school gardens. The trees were donated to the Environmental clubs of the schools and the pupils were taught how to plant and take care of the trees until they became mature. They were also taught the importance of trees and the role trees play in the environment. The authorities of the schools were encouraged to create tree nurseries and to plant more flowers on campuses. CENCOSDEV on its part promised technical support to the schools when need arises. The event culminated with a march past at the Independence square with other environmental clubs and movements in the town. the Management of CENCOSDEV gave some encouraging prices to winners of the quiz, who promised to actively take part next year.

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Francis Menyoli
Centre for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development (CENCOSDEV)

Buea, Cameroon

In prelude to celebrating the 2014 World Environment day in Buea, capital of the South West Region in Cameroon, The Centre for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development (CENCOSDEV) organised a tree planting exercise in some schools which were randomly selected and also an environmental quiz for primary school children. The trees planted in these schools were fruit trees, ornamental tree and agroforestry trees in school gardens. The trees were donated to the Environmental clubs of the schools and the pupils were taught how to plant and take care of the trees until they became mature. They were also taught the importance of trees and the role trees play in the environment. The authorities of the schools were encouraged to create tree nurseries and to plant more flowers on campuses. CENCOSDEV on its part promised technical support to the schools when need arises. The event culminated with a march past at the Independence square with other environmental clubs and movements in the town. the Management of CENCOSDEV gave some encouraging prices to winners of the quiz, who promised to actively take part next year.

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Francis Menyoli
Centre for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development (CENCOSDEV)

Rouyn–Noranda , Canada

J'ai fait une présentation avec maman dans ma classe de 1ère année sur l'environnement, les animaux menacés (particulièrement le panda, mon animal préféré) et sur les choses que nous pouvons faire pour aider la planète.

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Isis Gagnon

Capital Federal, Argentina

Fundación Argentina a las Naciones Camino a la Verdad- FANCV - Status Consultivo Especial ECOSOC- ONU/12/Asoc. DIP/ONG - Status Obs. Perm. UNFCCC/Status Obs. CMSI/Status Obs. UNCCD/Integ. Comis. Cambio Climat. Amb. Des. Sus. Cons. Consult. Soc. Civ. - Cancillería Argentina-Min. Relac. Ext. y Culto-MERCOSUR/UNASUR/ IEERI-Instit. Est. Estrateg. Rel. Inter. Círc. Legisl. Nac. Arg.-UNASUR/Miembros Comisión de Asoc. Civiles y Fundaciones Consejo Profesional de Ciencias Económicas–CPCECABA/REAL Argentina/Entre otros/ Programa “Proyecto Estrategia ALEZEIA”: s/DÍA INT. MEDIO AMBIENTE 2014/LEMA:"Alza Tu Voz, No El Nivel Del Mar". CONFERENCIA CANCILLERÍA ARGENTINA/Minist. Rel. Exter. y Culto: Co-Fundadores e Integ. Comisión de Cambio Climático/Miembros Consejo Consultivo Sociedad Civil /Cancillería Arg./La Dra. Graciela R. Yanovsky Pte. de FANCV el 7 de Mayo en Conmemoración del “Día Internacional de la Tierra” y del “Día Intern. de la Biodiversidad” Presenta y Expone: Tema:“TIERRA-BIODIVERSIDAD- RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL Y CULTURA DE LA PREVENCIÓN”. Mensaje Sec. Gral/ONU- Sr. Ban Ki-Moon “Día Intern. Madre Tierra2014” /CONVENIO DIVERSIDAD BIOLÓGICA/ ONU: Decl.: “VIDA SUSTENTABLE EN LA TIERRA”. /Alcance de Visión s/Documento ANEXO III - PRESIDENCIA PRO- TEMPORE ARG. IºREUNIÓN EXTRAORD. MINISTROS MEDIO AMBIENTE/MERCOSUR 29 marzo-06-Brasil/Análisis Estratégico – Proyección s/Responsabilidad Social ¿Qué significa el Concepto: “Viciado de Subjetividad bajo la Miopía de la Focalización de Intereses Egoístas”?/Análisis Estratégico-Proyección s/RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL COMO INSTRUMENTO DE LA JUSTICIA SOCIAL”/El Alcance de nuestra Visión, determina la Magnitud de la Sostenibilidad temporal del Éxito de Nuestra Gestión. FANCV- CICLO RADIAL: “DESPERTANDO CONCIENCIA” Miércoles de 19 a 22hs, FM 87.5 -Radio Soldados-Sede del Estado Mayor Gral. Conjunto Fuerzas Armadas Arg./Ministerio de Defensa/Con las Dras. Graciela R. & Adriana B. Yanovsky – Equipo de FANCV & Equipo de FANCV Art Show: Radio Novelas. Bloque Especial Radio-ONU Español. “Programa Especial: Día Inter. Medio Ambiente 2014/RADIO NOVELA: “Honrando la Biodiversidad: El Primer Código Ético… Las Leyes de la Naturaleza… Todos Somos Responsables” (Equipo FANCV Art Show)/Mensaje Sec.Gral. ONU Día Mundial del M. Ambiente/Campaña PNUMA/Mensaje Dir. Ejec. PNUMA, Achim Steiner/FAO Emerg.: Resiliencia/CMSI Declaración CMSI+10 Aplicación Resultados 2014 – Preámbulo Línea C7 Aplicaciones de las TIC: ventajas en todos los Aspectos de la Vida/Año Intern. Pequeños Estados Insulares/Efectos del Cambio Climático Sobre Los Arrecifes de Coral/Información Pequeñas Islas/Medio Ambiente-Niños Víctimas Inocentes de Agresión/Entre otros/Reportaje al Dr. Pedro Gecik Subdirector Posgrado Fac. Ciencias Econ/Univ. Bs As - Pte. Comisión Académica - Consejo Prof. Cs. Es-CABA/Análisis Estratégico Reflexión FANCV/SEDE FANCV: Conf. Especial Antecedentes RESOL. 2994 AS.GRAL.ONU-15DIC-92/¿Cómo afectan los desperdicios Alimenticios al Medio Amb?

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GRACIELA R. YANOVSKY
FUNDACION ARGENTINA A LAS NACIONES CAMINO A LA VERDAD - FANCV
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Pune, India

Nektarina Non Profit is an international non-profit organization dedicated to educating, connecting and inspiring people to care about their communities and their environment. Together with its Indian Partner, Zest Youth Movement, Nektarina celebrated World Environment Day 2014 in the City of Pune, India. Not simply a celebration, the event aimed to contribute to raise environmental protection awareness among the population with a particular focus on youth and education for sustainability. More than 200 people took part to the rally through the city of Pune. Among them, students from different institutions and universities, colleges school children, representatives of civil society organisations, companies and political parties. Girls and women have been notably present, as well as disabled and elderly people. This has comforted the concern that we have to strive towards inclusive and sustainable progress. The rally was launched by a special guests delegation, among them Prof. Madhav Gadgil world famous environmentalist and Mr Anil Shirole, current Member of Parliament of the Pune Constituency. Several municipality members were also present. The participants then walked in procession through the roads of Pune by showing banners and giving environmental awareness slogans and reached the polluted riverbank. With appropriate equipment, participants started to pick up waste and finally took an oath for a non-polluted river. During the whole event, all guests and participants were invited to write a message on a 20 feet banner. We are proud to affirm that this celebration was successfully conducted as shown by the numerous participants and their involvement during the day, as well as the interest demonstrated by the media.

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Nektarina Non Profit
Nektarina Non Profit
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Cochabamba, Bolivia

Todos los años por el DMMA en mi empresa organizamos diferentes actividades con los trabajadores y sus familias durante el mes de mayo y junio. Este año queremos hacer conocer sobre las actividades que se organizaron y los resultados que obtuvimos: - Jornada de conferencias sobre el DMMA. Se presentaron conferencias sobre la problemática alimentaria mundial, el cambio climático, economía verde, los estados insulares y se presentaron cortos de cine sobre temas de medio ambiente. Asistieron 86 trabajadores. - Jornada de limpieza de nuestras instalaciones con nuestros trabajadores. Se suspendieron todas las actividades durante 1 mañana para que todo el personal participe de la limpieza de nuestras instalaciones de 80 hectáreas y se logró recolectar aproximadamente 4,5 toneladas de residuos. Participaron 118 trabajadores. - Jornada de juegos y teatro para los trabajadores con mensaje sobre el DMMA y la problemática ambiental actual. Participaron 70 trabajadores. - Paseo en bicicleta por un recorrido de aproximadamente 12 kilómetros con el personal y sus familias para promover el uso de medios de transporte alternativo. En las bicicletas se colocaron mensajes para concienciar a la población. Participaron 60 trabajadores y familiares. - Jornada de limpieza de las áreas turísticas del Parque Nacional Tunari con nuestros trabajadores y sus familias. En esta oportunidad se recolectaron alrededor de 10 toneladas de residuos. Participaron 140 trabajadores y familiares. Todos los años se llevan a cabo estas actividades y se enseña a nuestro personal el mensaje del tema escogido por el PNUMA para el DMMA. Cada año aumentó la participación de nuestros trabajadores y sus familias, involucrando principalmente a niños pequeños a los que queremos inculcar valores de conservación desde sus primeros años. Consideramos que el medio ambiente no debe recordarse sólo 1 vez al año, sino ser parte de nuestro día a día, por lo que durante todo el año, nuestros trabajadores reciben charlas sobre temática ambiental y participan de actividades con este mismo enfoque.

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Mariana Carrasco Arandia
Refinería Gualberto Villarroel
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Pune, India

Nektarina Non Profit is an international non-profit organization dedicated to educating, connecting and inspiring people to care about their communities and their environment. Together with its Indian Partner, Zest Youth Movement, Nektarina celebrated World Environment Day 2014 in the City of Pune, India. Not simply a celebration, the event aimed to contribute to raise environmental protection awareness among the population with a particular focus on youth and education for sustainability. More than 200 people took part to the rally through the city of Pune. Among them, students from different institutions and universities, colleges school children, representatives of civil society organisations, companies and political parties. Girls and women have been notably present, as well as disabled and elderly people. This has comforted the concern that we have to strive towards inclusive and sustainable progress. The rally was launched by a special guests delegation, among them Prof. Madhav Gadgil world famous environmentalist and Mr Anil Shirole, current Member of Parliament of the Pune Constituency. Several municipality members were also present. The participants then walked in procession through the roads of Pune by showing banners and giving environmental awareness slogans and reached the polluted riverbank. With appropriate equipment, participants started to pick up waste and finally took an oath for a non-polluted river. During the whole event, all guests and participants were invited to write a message on a 20 feet banner. We are proud to affirm that this celebration was successfully conducted as shown by the numerous participants and their involvement during the day, as well as the interest demonstrated by the media.

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Marianne Poisson
Nektarina Non Profit
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Manjoor, India

The Nilgiris Education and Research Foundation Observed World Environment Day 2014 at TNEB Recreation Hall, Manjoor, The Nilgiris on 05.06.2014 The Nilgiris Education and Research Foundation (The NEAR Foundation) observed World Environment Day 2014 an awareness programs focused on the school children, teachers, women self help group members and government functionaries in Kundha taluk the Nilgiris region which was attended by over 300 people. At the outset celebrities planted tree saplings at Upper camp. Mr.R. Muthukrishnan,, Forest Range Officer, Kundha range participated as chief guest, planted tree sapling at TNEB campus, Upper Camp, Manjoor, distributed appreciation certificates to the teachers and students those who best performed in the environment activities and delivered World Environment Day address. In his World Environment Day address he urged that the district forest proposed to fulfill 23 percent of forest areas i.e. 66,000 tree sapling to be planted this year. He appreciate the NEAR Foundation and its team has organized this kind of programme. Mr.B.Sugumaran B.Sc.,LLB., Senior Advocate and Member Trustee, The NEAR foundation was preside over the function. In his presidential address, he said that this year World Environment Day theme is raise your voice not the sea level fixed by United Nation Environment Programme. In order mark this world environment day, we all ensure to plant at least one tree sapling in and our place. On behalf of The NEAR Foundation, I am happy that school children, teachers and members of women self help groups are enthusiastically participate this programme. Dr.K.Somasundaram, Member Advisory Committee, The NEAR Foundation (Liaison Officer, Annamalai University Study Centre, Ooty) explained various measures to conserve our nature and forest. Saving water is most important, at that this childhood stage, children take up the habits to do in their regular life. Mr. N.Thangavel, Inspector of Police, Manjoor Police Station, Dr.B.Chandrasaker, Assistant Professor of Physics, Kongunadu College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Dr. Ranjith, Coimbatore, Mrs.B.Sabitha, Centre Head, Talentsprint, Coimbatore, Mr. Senthil, PG Assistant, Government Higher Secondary School, Yedakad, Mr.Sundararajan, Assistant Head Master, P.U. Middle School, Kilkundha, Mr.N.Halan, Former Teacher and Organic Farmer, Bikkety were participated in the programme. Earlier Mr.N.Siva, Managing Trustee, The NEAR Foundation welcomed the gatherings and Dr.L.Ragunath, Member Trustee, The NEAR Foundation delivered vote of thanks. The entire programme has been well organized by Mr.N.Maga Maga Belliappan, Member Trustee, The NEAR Foundation. The press release of the programme published by The Hindu on 06.06.2014 and Dinamalar Tamil on 09.06.2014.

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Siva N
The Nilgiris Education And Research Foundation
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