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Mon 06/08/12
The winners of the 2012 Greening the Blue Pledge-athon were announced today by the Greening the Blue team.  Each of the five winners, all of whom are UN staff, has made a pledge on the Greening the Blue website as part of the celebrations for...
Fri 22/06/12
When sending a few pages to the printer, it is difficult to visualise how those few sheets of paper, when multiplied by all the staff at UNHQ in New York, can add up. The Department of Management at UNHQ is hosting an exhibit on the North Lawn which...
Tue 08/11/11
31 Oct, 2011, Ha Noi: To mark this year’s UN Day, the UN in Viet Nam hosted a green picnic for nearly 600 staff, family and friends. Green booths with environmental quizzes and vegetarian meal options were some of the activities featured during the...
Fri 30/09/11
The long-awaited translations of Greening the Blue’s materials are now available in all the official UN languages. Ready-to-use posters, flyers, PowerPoint presentations and more are now ready to download in Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, French and...
Thu 01/09/11
Inspired by the message that individual actions can collectively become a force for positive change,  ICAO Headquarters has launched a new staff communications and awareness campaign on sustainability management: Greening the Blue - ICAO&Me...
Tue 02/08/11
The World Bank has arranged its own Bike to Work Day as a part of Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s greater ride-to-work event. The initiative proved a great success with over 40 bankers taking part. As Karen Azeez, a Junior Professional...
Fri 25/03/11
Tomorrow evening, at 8.30pm, lights will be go out across the world in celebration of Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a reminder to us all that we only have one planet Earth. And it’s an urgent message that we want to reduce the impact our energy system...
Thu 24/03/11
UNESCO - the UN organization for education, science and culture - has launched some handy new guidance for staff on how to be green. The Staff Guide to Greening is available in French and English and is being communicated to all 5000 UNESCO...
Wed 23/03/11
UN.org - the main website for the UN system - today launched a new web-page on its sustainability performance. The new web-page, which is currently available in English and French, provides information on the UN Climate Neutral Strategy and...
Tue 22/03/11
There were plenty of books, clothes, shoes, DVD’s and CD’s, of course. But also a crash course in Italian for beginners, a home printer, original necklaces from the Gambia and a bright pink hula hoop. These are some of the items available at UNEP's...