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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-...
Wed 20/03/13
20 March 2013 marks the International Day without meat. A day when everyone is encourage to experiment with a diet without meat.  UNOG decided to participate this year as part of it’s environmental policy, in order to raise awareness among all...
Thu 07/02/13
The team behind Greening the Blue are currently hard at work creating an on-line tutorial to help raise awareness of how UN staff can make more sustainable decisions in their everyday working lives.