Year of Living Sustainably

2706, 2017

PGA on “Be the Change for SDGs Week”

June 27th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News, Year of Living Sustainably|

The President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Peter Thomson, joined staff on a tour of the United Nations Food Gardens this week to learn more about urban agriculture and locally-sourced food. The event, organized as part of the “Be the Change for SDGs Week”, showcased the composting efforts and healthy food growing taking place on the grounds of the Secretariat Building. It also touched on the need to raise awareness about food security. 

2206, 2017

What’s the buzz at UNHQ?

June 22nd, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Year of Living Sustainably|

The President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson, was on hand to officially welcome three colonies of honeybees to UN Headquarters as part of the UN’s ongoing greening efforts.

2206, 2017

Be the Change: Week in Photos

June 22nd, 2017|News, Sustainable consumption and production, Year of Living Sustainably|

In order to promote the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals — 17 goals that range from ending poverty to reducing consumption to taking climate action — UN staff are participating in Be the Change week from June 18-24. Each day during this week, staff take a different sustainability challenge that helps them “walk the talk” […]

1906, 2017

Restaurants near UNHQ NY that commit to sustainability

June 19th, 2017|Year of Living Sustainably|

Here's a list of the restaurants that commit to participate in the UN's Be the Change week and allow customers to bring their own containers for food and drinks.

106, 2017

Be the Change: Take the Sustainability Challenge!

June 1st, 2017|News, Year of Living Sustainably|

During the week, staff will be encouraged to live more sustainably, by changing their consumption patterns, using active transport and buying local foods.

1205, 2017

‘No Impact Man’: Individual behaviour can drive institutional change

May 12th, 2017|News, Year of Living Sustainably|

The UNICEF Conversations with Thought Leaders series recently welcomed Colin Beavan, author of “No Impact Man,” a memoir about his efforts toward living a carbon-impact free existence for one year, and Eva Mennel, Director of the UNICEF Department of Human Resources.

712, 2016

Tourism can damage or help conserve biodiversity – you decide

December 7th, 2016|News, VIDEO: Biodiversity, forests, desertification, Year of Living Sustainably|

411, 2016

#Recipe4Change sustainable cooking contest heats up

November 4th, 2016|Climate change, News, Year of Living Sustainably|

As the Paris Agreement begins, the SDG Fund and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors the Roca brothers launch a sustainable cooking contest: #Recipe4Change

1610, 2016

How could your city be more sustainable?

October 16th, 2016|VIDEO: Cities, Year of Living Sustainably|

1406, 2016

‘Audacious’ Solar Impulse airplane showcases power of clean energy

June 14th, 2016|Climate change, Energy, News, Secretary-General, Year of Living Sustainably|

Calling it an "audacious, historic and transformative expedition," Ban Ki-moon visited the Solar Impulse aircraft as it awaited the next leg of its worldwide, solar-powered journey.