Year of Living Sustainably

27 06, 2017

PGA on “Be the Change for SDGs Week”

2017-11-16T15:33:56+00:00 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. 

22 06, 2017

Be the Change: Week in Photos

2017-11-16T15:34:14+00:00 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” [...]

22 04, 2016

UN leaders go green for Earth Day, plant tree in Food Garden

2017-11-16T15:43:33+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Climate change, News, Year of Living Sustainably|

In honor of Earth Day, the UN Deputy Secretary-General and President of the General Assembly lead a team in planting a tree in the UN Food Garden.

21 03, 2016

Help your local parks this International Day of Forests

2017-11-16T15:43:59+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Year of Living Sustainably|

We spoke with Bram Gunther, co-director of the New York City Urban Field Station, to find out what we can do to help our parks and forests.

3 03, 2016

The future of wildlife is #InOurHands

2017-11-16T15:44:06+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Sustainable consumption and production, Year of Living Sustainably|

Here are actions you can take to encourage living in a way that's sustainable for wildlife and reduce demand for illegal products.