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World Environment Day has seen an outpouring of video messages from the WED community from all over the world.

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LG encourages to “Consume With Care” on World Environment Day

To commemorate its sixth year of support for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), LG Electronics (LG) marked the occasion of World Environment Day by screening the organization’s WED video on its outdoor LED displays in Times Square in New York City, which will continue throughout the month of June.

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Tripartisan support for food waste reduction by Australian Political Parties announced at Think.Eat.Save event in Canberra, Australia

(Canberra: 4 June) All attending a Think.Eat.Save event in Canberra, this week, welcomed the announcement by Australian federal environment Minister, Mr. Greg Hunt, inviting the Labor party, the Australian Greens, and any interested federal cross-benchers into a dialogue to establish a National Food Waste 2025 Strategy.

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WED 2015 Milan Highlights!

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WED Ceremony at the Expo Milano!

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Sustainable pavilions highlighted at Expo Milano

Margaret Badore, Treehugger: Last Friday, a number of the pavilions participating in that program were highlighted in honor of World Environment Day. Mexico, Ireland and New Holland Agriculture where among the day's honorees.

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Slow Food highlights the need for food biodiversity at Expo Milano

Margaret Badore, Treehugger: Slow Food’s involvement in the Expo is not limited to its pavilion at Milan Expo. On June 5, World Environment Day, the organization hosted a cooking class for local school children.

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Cooking to save food at Expo Milano!

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Football star Yaya Touré joins the World Environment Day celebrations as Goodwill Ambassador

Yaya Touré, the star footballer (or soccer player to my fellow Americans), joined the offical World Environment Day celebrations at the Expo Milano in Italy today. Touré is named a goodwill ambassador of the event, for using his celebrity to bring attention to the day, which is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme.

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UNEP’s official blogger reports live from WED celebrations at Milan expo!


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UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner speaks on the occasion of World Environment Day at Expo Milano

Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production - Individual Decisions, Collective Impact.

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World Can Avert Financial and Environmental Costs of Resource Depletion and Save Millions in Efficiency Gains - New UN Report Shows How

Milan, 4 June 2015 - As the financial and environmental costs of resource depletion begin to affect economic growth worldwide, countries need to find ways to manage finite resources while meeting the needs of a growing and increasingly urban world population. By integrating sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns into national development planning and implementation, policy makers can make it easier and cheaper to produce goods and services more efficiently, with lower risks to humankind and the environment.

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Tropical Rainforests Can Be Saved - UNEP Executive

Milan, 4 June 2015 – “The future of tropical rainforests can still be saved, but a political message must go out that we cannot lower our guard,” said Chief of United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Executive Office, Michele Candotti, following an expert meeting taking place on the eve of World Environment Day.

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UNEP’s Chief and Goodwill Ambassador Yaya Touré Make a Carbon-Free Entrance at Expo Milano

Milan, 5 June 2015 – UN Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Achim Steiner  and  UNEP’s Goodwill Ambassador and football star Yaya Touré made their way to World Environment Day (WED) celebrations hosted by Milano Expo in a standard passenger car retrofitted with an electric engine.

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Musician and Environmentalist Jack Johnson Designated UNEP Goodwill Ambassador on World Environment Day 2015

Eleuthera, The Bahamas, 5 June 2015 - Jack Johnson, the multi-platinum recording artist, widely acclaimed for his environmental work, was appointed United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador today, during a ceremony on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera.


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Li Bingbing, Chinese Celebrities Promote Sustainable Lifestyles on Posters at Beijing Airport

Beijing, 4 June 2015 - A poster exhibition encouraging passengers to consume with care opened on Thursday at Terminal 3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), one of the most advanced airport buildings in terms of environmental sustainability. The posters feature ten of the most prominent personalities of Chinese art world, including United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador, Li Bingbing.

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UN Green Fair in Celebration of World Environment Day

UNICEF New York Staff Association Greening Committee in coordination with UNEP and the UN Secretariat held the 3rd Annual United Nations Green Fair in celebration of World Environment Day on Thursday, 4 June 2015.

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Italian top chef Carlo Cracco cooks a “Recipe for Change” on World Environment Day

Rome - 3 June, 2015 – To celebrate this year’s World Environment Day, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) partnered with Italian celebrity chef, Carlo Cracco, to bring attention to the impact that climate change is having on many of the world’s traditional foods.

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Waste Not Want Not - From Wasted Economy to Wasted Planet: Why Changing Our Consumption Patterns is a Choice We Must Make!

An Editorial by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP

As we sit down to lunch or dinner on this World Environment Day, it is important to consider this: one-third of all food produced globally each year – 300 million tonnes – is wasted. This waste costs the global economy a staggering one trillion dollars a year. Industrialized regions account for almost half of the total. The food we discard is still fit for human consumption and could feed more than 800 million people in the world today

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Biggest Day for Positive Environmental Action Kicks off with a Call to 'Consume with Care

Nairobi/Milan, 29 May 2015 - World Environment Day (WED), the UN's principal vehicle to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment, will be celebrated around the world on 5 June with a call to governments, communities and individuals to improve their consumption patterns.

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WED 2015 official blogger travels to Milan Expo for World Environment Day Celebrations

Kara Brussen was the official winner of the WED 2015 blogging completion! She will be reporting live via this blog and social media on WED celebrations at Milan Expo.

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"An Appetite for change on food waste" by Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director

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WED posters now online!

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United Nations Greening Group Brings World Environment Day Messaging Home

The 2015 World Environment Day (WED), focusing on the theme of “Consuming with Care,” is being celebrated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and other UN agencies in Nairobi with the launch of a Green Week on Tuesday 2 June. 

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WED panel discussion at the Water for a Sustainable World Conference in Venice, Italy

Venice, 21 May 2015 - A high level panel dedicated to the theme of this year’s World Environment Day - “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” – is being held today at the Water for a Sustainable World Conference in Venice, Italy.

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Official Opening Ceremony Expo Milano 2015

Milan, 1 May 2015 - Expo Milano 2015 will be hosted in Milan, Italy, between 1 May and 31 October 2015 with the theme, "Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life". The UN Commissioner-General for Expo 2015, Mr. Eduardo Rojas-Briales, will participate in the official opening of the Expo, along with the Commissioners-General of some 130 participating countries. The United Nations' participation at Expo 2015 provides a unique opportunity to build momentum around food-related issues.

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World Environment Day 2015 to Take Centre Stage at Milan Expo

Nairobi/Rome, 7 April 2015 - Italy has today been named host of this year's World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June, in a joint announcement made by the Government of Italy and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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