World Environment Day 2012

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Calling all local environmental stewards: World Environment Day DC is just around the corner! The District of Columbia has been named North American Host City for this year’s World Environment Day event, which is sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme and will take place on and around Wednesday, June 5, 2012.

The District Department of the Environment and UNEP encourage you to Unite for a Sustainable DC and join a host of environmental and energy-efficiency awareness activities taking place between Earth Day on April 22 and World Environment Day on June 5, referred to as the “bridge the gap” period.

Any environmental event or activity during the bridge the gap period can be registered as an official World Environment Day event. Register your event today!

Thank you for your interest in being an exhibitor at World Environment Day 2012 - Fair and Expo at Wilson High School. Registration for this event is now closed as of May, 30th.

World Environment Day DC Calendar Upcoming Events:

[Saturday, June 2]

- WED Partner Event with Neighborhood Farm Initiative: Spring Open House at Fort Totten Farm
- WED Partner Event with Empowerhouse Collaborative:  Green Economy Workshops in Deanwood, Washington DC.

[Sunday, June 3]

- WED Partner Event with DC Strokes Rowing Club: Regatta at the Anacostia Community Boathouse

[Sunday, June 3 -  Monday, June 4]

- World Environment Day  Expo

  • 10:00am - 6:00pm - Wilson High School Football Field
    3950 Chesapeak St. NW.

[Monday, June 4]

- U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony
- International Children’s Painting Competition Awards Ceremony
- Student workshops with Mae Jemison on Green Communities
- WED Partner Event with Earth Force: Earth Force Youth Summit at the WED Family Fair and Expo

[Tuesday, June 5]

  • WED Partner Event with Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School: Environmental Audit in Action: Recycling and Energy from 8:30 A.M. – 11 A.M.
  • WED Partner Event with Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School: Monarch Butterflies: A Study of Culture & Environment from 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

[Wednesday, June 6]

- Launch of UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook 2012 Report

  • 9:30am - 10:30 am - National Press Building

- Panel Discussion on Sustainable Issues Facing Cities / Sharing Best Practices

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm

- Student workshops with Mae Jemison on Green Communities

[Thursday, June 14]

- Mayor’s Sustainability Awards

[Saturday, June 16]

- WED Partner Event with DC SUN: DC Solar Flare at H.D. Woodson High School

You may also be interested in downloadable versions of the World Environment Day DC logos for outreach/promotional materials.

For a list of World Environment Day DC partners, or to register your organization as a partner, please see the World Environment Day DC partner organizations.

World Environment Day DC is administered by a Host Committee, chaired by Allen Burris of Earth’s Natural Force, as well as representatives from UNEP and the D.C. Department of the Environment.

- More information about World Environment Day 2012.

World Environment Day DC Sponsors needed!
Sponsors are needed to support the World Environment Day DC Family Fun Fair and Expo and other World Environment Day DC activities. Sponsorship represents a partnership with UNEP and is a chance to position your company or organization at the forefront of the global environmental movement.