Have you considered cycling to work?
On 26 January 2012 Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Philip Parham, gave a presentation on green best practices during a special sustainability event hosted by the Chilean Mission titled: ‘Greening the Blue: Sharing Lessons and Best Practises on Sustainable Initiatives’. Ambassador Parham highlighted the extensive work the UK government and the Mission has been doing to promote sustainable practices in and outside of government offices. Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that he wants to be the ‘greenest government ever’, in terms of both external policies and internal practice. The UK Mission has risen to this challenge to become one of the greenest Missions in the UN and has also begun helping others on how they too can facilitate sustainable practices. To get full details on how the UK Mission is turning green from the inside out, please see the Ambassador Parham's full statement.
View photos from the Greening the Blue event on our Flickr site
Sunday 5 June is World Environment Day. Organised by the United Nations Environment Programme, the day is an annual event to draw attention to a key environmental concern; this year the theme is ‘Green Economy: Does it include you?’
The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations marked last year’s World Environment Day through its annual ‘Green Day’ on 3 June 2011. Our staff showed their commitment by wearing green, and cycling, walking or taking public transport to work. They brought in old clothes, shoes and batteries for recycling. And a series of displays allowed staff to measure their own carbon footprint and learn about how to reduce their environmental impact, both at work and at home.
Find out more about World Environment Day at the UN Environmental Program website.
View photos from The UK Mission's Green day event on our Flickr site.