Related Organisation/Agency: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all, to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.
Make a pledge
To move the UN towards carbon neutrality requires the help of all UN staff, consultants, interns and volunteers.
We can all be part of creating a more sustainable UN, simply by making small changes in our day-to-day work. Make a pledge to fly less or start an office recycling programme – every action counts and will help to reduce the UN’s emissions of carbon dioxide.
We’ve put together some simple ideas to inspire you. You can choose from our selection, or create your own pledges .http://www.greeningtheblue.org/get-involved