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Thu 04/10/12
Here’s an excellent example of staff engagement – proving that communicating low carbon behaviours to staff and colleagues can be quite a lot of fun…. 
Wed 26/09/12
The “choose to reuse” campaign, run by the Green Group at WHO HQ, has succeeded in cutting use of paper cups by 20,000 between June to August this year. The “Choose to Reuse” campaign succeeded in getting 1,600 staff members to switch to...
Fri 21/09/12
A new training programme to support the UN's 16 peace operations in improving their management of the environment and natural resources has been launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today. The launch marks the 20th...
Fri 21/09/12
Today, Friday 21 September, is the fifteenth observance of the International Day of Peace. The theme this year is “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future” and focuses on the use of natural resources to finance armed conflict, or how...
Tue 18/09/12
The new automatic blinds are one of the features rendering the renovated Secretariat Building fit for the 21st century. Not only are they instrumental in making the UN Headquarters complex significantly more energy efficient by giving the tower a “...
Thu 30/08/12
Well ok, so it's not really a first screening, but FAO have given Greening the Blue permission to give you a sneak peak of the first film in a series they are currently producing to create awareness and inspire environmentally responsible...
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...
Mon 30/07/12
On Friday night the United Kingdom welcomed the world to London and the 2012 Olympics with an impressive opening ceremony.
Thu 26/07/12
The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) hit the road in June as part of the 2012 'Bike to work' campaign.  Record numbers of UNOG staff participated with 48 teams being formed from 178 participants.  By cycling to work each day...
Mon 23/07/12
Remember that Pointer Sisters song from the 1980’s, “We’re so excited, we just can’t hide it”, the one that you used to do your aerobics classes to?  OK, many of you are probably not old enough, but for some it comes to mind now.
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