#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 […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Day for Safety and Health at Work: April, 28

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Day for Safety and Health at Work: April, 28

World Day for Safety and Health at Work takes place on April 28 every year. The day was declared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an awareness-raising campaign “intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health and on […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly International Mother Earth Day: April, 22

#GreenBuzzWeekly  International Mother Earth Day: April, 22

International Mother Earth Day was established in 2009, by the General Assembly stating that “the Earth and its ecosystems are our home” and that “it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.” The term Mother Earth is used because it “reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit”. This day also recognises a […]

#GreenbuzzWeekly International Day of Human Space Flight: April, 12

#GreenbuzzWeekly International Day of Human Space Flight: April, 12

April 12 was declared as the International Day of Human Space Flight in dedication of the first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961 by the 27-year-old Russian Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Gagarin circled the Earth for 1 hour and 48 minutes aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft. In 2011 General Assembly decided “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the […]

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Health Day: April, 7

#GreenBuzzWeekly World Health Day: April, 7

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). Established in 1950 this event has a theme each year to draw attention to a current world health issue. The WHO puts together regional, local, and international events on this day related to that theme.   This year WHO decided […]