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Thu 06/03/14
Blessing Ezeibe-Nweke, head of administration of Ethiopia's Country Office (CO), was reviewing Ethiopia's latest greenhouse gas footprints when she noticed a conspicuous trend – carbon emissions were on the rise. When Blessing told country director...
Thu 09/01/14
They may not have won, but the two other finalists in the greening category of the 2013 edition of the UN 21 awards also deserve a mention.Modular Waste Water Treatment Plants in the fieldA milestone towards the greening of peacekeeping missions was...
Fri 03/01/14
The UN 21 Awards Programme was established in 1996 to celebrate the stories of staff who succeeded in introducing innovative ways of delivering UN system programmes and services. There are five categories of award: knowledge management, staff...
Thu 19/12/13
The UN Secretariat in New York has designed five posters under the banner of Greening the Blue that are now available for UN offices throughout the world to download, print and display in their premises.
Mon 23/09/13
The WHO Green Group and UNAIDS Environmental Working Group will host a free screening of the film ‘DIVE!: Living off America’s Waste’, at 19h00 on Thursday 3 October in the Kofi A. Annan room at UNAIDS/WHO. This is the first in a series of enjoyable...
Fri 12/07/13
The theme for World Environment Day this year was Think.Eat.Save - meaning reducing food waste and food loss. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the...
Mon 08/07/13
Celebrating the World Environment Day in MINUSTAH (United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti ) was an ideal opportunity to raise the environmental awareness of the Mission’s personnel, in particular about the recycling program implemented in the...
Fri 28/06/13
Greening the Blue’s raison d'être is to provide UN staff with all the necessary information, advice and tools they need to affect change within their own organization. That’s why we were absolutely delighted to receive a letter from the Uruguayan...
Tue 11/06/13
Birdie turned heads and caused a range of reactions wherever he went on Wednesday 5 June. People took photos, posed for photos, some just stared. There was no mistaking however, that Birdie was in the house.Birdie, who is City Hall’s official mascot...
Wed 15/05/13
Greening the Blue has launched it's World Environment Day campaign for 2013. On 5 June, individuals and organizations around the world will be getting involved with activities to promote this year’s theme: food waste. Food waste is an often under-...