Tuesday, April 30, 2013

World Environment Day Portland, Oregon - June 5, 2013

The United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office of North America has selected the City of Portland to host this year’s World Environment Day (WED) on June 5, 2013. The worldwide theme this year is Reduce Your Foodprint. However, all environmental and sustainability groups can be part of the celebration by scheduling events in the six weeks between Earth Day on April 22nd and World Environment Day on June 5th.

World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round and climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere. 
The World Environment Day celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.
Through World Environment Day, the United Nations Environment Programme is able to personalize environmental issues and enable everyone to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development.
World Environment Day is also a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations.
Everyone counts in this initiative and World Environment Day relies on you to make it happen! We call for action — organize a neighborhood clean-up, stop using plastic bags and get your community to do the same, stop food waste, walk to work, start a recycling drive . . . the possibilities are endless.

World Environment Day comes to Portland!
on Facebook too

Just a FEW of the Events:
June 1, 9 a.m. – noon
Mike Houck of the Urban Greenspaces Institute and Greg Raisman of the Portland Bureau of Transportation lead this 10-mile bike ride to explore southwest Portland’s Gabriel Park, Fanno Creek Greenway, and Nicol Road Marsh.
Directions: Meet Mike and Greg promptly at 9:00 a.m. at Gabriel Park
Community Center in the southwest corner of the park, 6820 SW 45th Avenue

June 5, 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
This event will include music and fun educational activities. 
Keep Checking www.portlandoregon.gov/wed and www.facebook.com/2013wedportland for details

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