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Tue 15/08/17
“Be the Change Week”, an initiative by the Department of Public Information to invite all staff to take the Sustainability Challenge, may have ended but the challenge continues! 
Thu 06/07/17
Michael Jenkins is no stranger to getting his hands dirty. Growing up in rural New Zealand, he took part in growing his own food from an early age, planting his first garden of radishes at four years old. During school vacations, he also worked on a...
Wed 07/06/17
The week of June 5th saw UNHQ host the Ocean Conference in New York City, which coincided with World Environment Day and World Oceans Day. UNHQ took this opportunity to ask conference attendees and UN staff in NYC to make a contribution to reduce...
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.
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...
Wed 16/05/12
UNHQ is marking the International Year of Sustainability Energy for All in style.  As of May 2012, the vast bulk of electricity used at UNHQ in New York will be powered by renewable energy.
Tue 03/04/12
At 8.30pm on Saturday 31st March people all over the world turned out their lights as an act of symbolism to show what can be achieved when people come together to raise awareness of and tackle climate change.  This year’s Earth Hour is...
Mon 13/02/12
The UN Desktop Computer Wallpaper Design Competition was launched on 9 February. The competition, to design a wallpaper background (the picture you see behind all your desktop icons), is open to all staff of the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, funds...
Thu 02/02/12
UNHQ in New York is advancing global efforts to reduce the UN system’s footprint. The Department of Management is pleased to announce that a new contract for the provision of environmentally friendly photocopy paper has been implemented by the...
Tue 31/01/12
A massive balloon, over 10-metres-high, was erected outside UN Headquarters in New York last week.  The eye-catching balloon represents a single tonne of CO2 and has been created to draw attention to the quantities of CO2 produced per person,...
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