>Pittsburgh’s Green LightPosted: March 29, 2010
Pittsburgh got the Green light once again. The city will be the North American host of the United Nation’s Environment Programme’s 37th World Environment Day. On June 5th, the region will converge on the Pittsburgh confluence to promote environmental awareness, promote action and develop partnerships. This year’s theme is “Biodiversity: Ecosystems Management and the Green Economy,” perfect for the city that shed its rust-belt status for a Green and sustainable economy.
World Environment Day is the capstone of six weeks worth of events beginning with Earth Day on April 22.
Check out the calendar.
Here at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, we are getting involved as well.
On May 19th, the Council will host a Student Summit, providing an opportunity for high school students around the region and world to engage in dialogue concerning the transnational nature of water issues, which affect individuals, states, and regions. The Summit will be hosted by South Park High School, and is open to 350 students throughout the region. Others will participate remotely via video conference or webcast. Students will hear presentations on the topic and will discuss creative solutions to water issues during breakout sessions with local experts.
Registration begins in April. Be sure to visit our site.