#GreenBuzzWeekly International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition: August, 23rd

#GreenBuzzWeekly International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition: August, 23rd

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is on August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. That date was chosen by the adoption of resolution 29 C/40 by the Organization’s General Conference at its 29th session. Circular CL/3494 of July 29, 1998, from the Director-General invited Ministers of Culture to promote […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly International Youth Day: August, 12th

#GreenBuzzWeekly International Youth Day: August, 12th

On 17 December 1999,  the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 54/120 supported the recommendation of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that 12th of August should be declared International Youth Day. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000. However, this year the International Youth Day is special, it is about achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. There is […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: August, 9th

#GreenBuzzWeekly International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: August, 9th

  The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on August 9 each year since 1994 to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. By resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year during the International Decade of the […]

Burn calories, not electricity

Burn calories, not electricity

I think humans are biologically wired to optimize movement, while using the least amount of energy possible. Look at us taking the car, standing still on the escalator, and taking the elevator instead of the stairs. If you are human…. Just admit that you are lazy too! This little green hack is, like most of them, all about changing a habit: Taking the stairs instead of the elevator. […]

TTIP – Five Major Concerns

TTIP – Five Major Concerns

This post is part of the on-going collaboration between S&S and GreenBuzz to promote increased dialogue between sustainability practitioners, academic experts, and the general public. GreenBuzz chapters in different cities coordinate on-the-ground events for a word-of-mouth driven community of professionals engaged in sustainability, bringing sustainability leaders together to connect with each other and to discuss specific sustainability topics. S&S will publish excerpts, summaries, and discussions generated by these […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly International Co-operative Day: July, 2

#GreenBuzzWeekly International Co-operative Day: July, 2

On 2 July, co-operatives from across the world will be celebrating the International Day of Co-operatives. International Co-operative Day is an annual celebration of the co-operative movement observed on the first Saturday in July since 1923 by the International Co-operative Alliance. The United Nations General Assembly on December 16, 1992 proclaimed in resolution 47/90 “the first Saturday of July 1995 to be International Day of […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Refugee Day: June, 20

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Refugee Day: June, 20

On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. In this resolution, the General Assembly noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. According to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide […]

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Five Major Concerns

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Five Major Concerns

On the 31st May 2016 GreenBuzz Berlin organised and hosted a Sustainability Panel Discussion on the subject of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This agreement is currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA). Commenting on why the topic was chosen Carolin Kruse, a board member of […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: June, 17

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: June, 17

The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared (General Assembly Resolution A/RES/49/115) June 17 the “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought” to promote public awareness of the issue, and the implementation of the United Nations Convention to […]

Promoting Sustainability in Education

Promoting Sustainability in Education

This post is part of the on-going collaboration between S&S and GreenBuzz to promote increased dialogue between sustainability practitioners, academic experts, and the general public. GreenBuzz chapters in different cities coordinate on-the-ground events for a word-of-mouth driven community of professionals engaged in sustainability, bringing sustainability leaders together to connect with each other and to discuss specific sustainability topics. S&S will publish excerpts, summaries, and discussions generated by these […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Oceans Day: June, 8

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Oceans Day: June, 8

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. World Oceans Day has been unofficially celebrated every 8 June since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008. It has been coordinated since 2003 by The Ocean Project, with greater […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly World No Tobacco Day: May, 31

#GreenBuzzWeekly World No Tobacco Day: May, 31

World No Tobacco Day is celebrated around the world every year on May 31st. It is intended to encourage of quitting smoking at least for 24 hours all forms of tobacco around the world. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to nearly 6 million deaths each year worldwide, […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly European Neighbours’ Day: May, 27

#GreenBuzzWeekly European Neighbours’ Day: May, 27

European Neighbours Day spans 36 countries, with over 20 million people taking part in the celebrations. All across Europe communities and groups will be celebrating European Neighbours Day, the aim of which is to bring neighbours and local people together and encourage community links and empowerment. In modern life of mobility it is often that we do not know who lives next to us. All […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly International Day for Biological Diversity: May, 22

#GreenBuzzWeekly International Day for Biological Diversity: May, 22

  The International Day for Biological Diversity, also known as World Biodiversity Day, is celebrated on May 22nd every year. It is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. During the last century, decreases in biodiversity have been increasingly observed. In 2007, German Federal Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel cited estimates that up to 30% of all species will be extinct by […]

Promoting Sustainability in Education

Promoting Sustainability in Education

September 2015 was a momentous occasion in the history of the United Nations as it marked the occasion in which governments around the world agreed upon, and accepted, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a replacement to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The United Nations acknowledges this and says that “2016 presents an unprecedented opportunity to bring countries and citizens of the world together to […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Fair Trade Day: May, 14

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Fair Trade Day: May, 14

  World Fair Trade Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of May and is endorsed by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the global authority on fair trade, comprised of over 450 member organisations from 75 countries around the world. World Fair Trade Day was created by the the WFTO in 2004, though the WFTO itself came into existence 15 years earlier, in 1989. […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Press Freedom Day: May, 3

#GreenBuzzWeekly  World Press Freedom Day: May, 3

The United Nations’ 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers”. May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom. On this day international community evaluates press freedom around the world, defends […]