World Environment Day (Media Advisory)

When: Monday, 5 June, 13:15 – 13:35 am 

Where:  At the UN Visitors’ Plaza, or the Secretariat Lobby, if it rains. 

What: Opening of the UN Green Fair

Artists and exhibitors join the UN Green Fair to promote sustainable lifestyles

Marking World Environment Day, 5 June, the second edition of the UN Green Fair will be held at UN Headquarters in New York. More than 1,200 visitors and 30 exhibitors convened last year for the first edition of this event, aimed at promoting sustainable lifestyles. Canada is the host country of this year’s World Environment Day, under the theme “Connecting People to Nature.”

Speakers:

  • Ambassador Marc-André Blanchard, Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN.
  • Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the UN Environment New York Office.
  • Angela Haseltine Pozzi – Lead Artist and Executive Director of Washed Ashore.
  • Wyland – Marine life artist.

 

For more information and to arrange interviews, please contact: Alejandro Laguna, Information Officer of the UN Environment New York Office. Email: laguna@un.org

 

When: Monday, 5 June, 14:45 – 15:00 

Where:  Conference Room 4 

What: Special World Environment Day Event at the Ocean Conference

World Environment Day celebration at the Ocean Conference with new UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Adrian Grenier

Canada, the host of the 2017 World Environment Day, and UN Environment will hold a special event at the Ocean Conference with actor Adrian Grenier, newly appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador.

Speakers:

  • Ambassador Marc-André Blanchard, Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN.
  • Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the UN Environment New York Office.
  • Adrian Grenier – Actor, film maker, social advocate, co-founder of the Lonely Whale Foundation and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador.

 

For more information and to arrange interviews, please contact: Alejandro Laguna, Information Officer of the UN Environment New York Office. Email: laguna@un.org

2017-06-05T22:18:13+00:00 June 5th, 2017|News, Press material, Sustainable consumption and production|