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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Environment Day June 2006

These images are for World Environment Day, which is celebrated June 5th of every year. It was established in 1972 to focus the world on sustainable practices. Every year a theme is choosen as is a different host city. In China Bejing, Hong Kong, Liaoning,and Shenzen have been recognized for their activities and support. There is a web site sponsored by the United Nations here: http://www.unep.org/wed/2006/english/Around_the_World/inspiring.asp?Region=ROAP. This year the activities of Jishou University, Jishou City, Hunan Province, China, has been registered with UNEP. The local television station will provide coverage on cleanup activities on the campus of Jishou University. The city of Jishou has also been contacted and the city environmental agency has voiced their support of this important world wide event.

President You Jun of Jishou Unviersity, is committed to making the university a more beautiful envirnment, which includes the planting of trees and trash clean-up.

There will be more images posted as this coverage continues. The UNEP logo has been used with the permission and request of UNEP.

Click on thumbnail to enlarge image and read captions.
o4%2f14%2f637114%2f1%2f61168118.uneplogobl.gif Discussing World Environment Day with the Environmental Protection Division, Jishou City, Hunan Province, China
Discussing World Environment Day with the Environmental Protection Division, Jishou City, Hunan Province, China
Burning a pine tree to death. 1
Burning a pine tree to death. 1
Burning a pine tree to death. #2
Burning a pine tree to death. #2
Burning a pine tree to death. #3
Burning a pine tree to death. #3
Finding recyclables.
Finding recyclables.
Reading earth prayers from around the world.
Reading earth prayers from around the world.
Tools and equipment borrowed from the campus sanitation department.
Tools and equipment borrowed from the campus sanitation department.
Dr. Amy Eisenberg and her minority graduate students going to clean-up site.
Dr. Amy Eisenberg and her minority graduate students going to clean-up site.
Reading United Nations Environmental Sabbath Programme prayer.
Reading United Nations Environmental Sabbath Programme prayer.
Cleaning up dumped building materials and trash.
Cleaning up dumped building materials and trash.
Cleanup.
Cleanup.
A university history major and journalist major reading about UNEP World Environment Day (WED).
A university history major and journalist major reading about UNEP World Environment Day (WED).
Viewing images that will be used for broadcast.
Viewing images that will be used for broadcast.
This clean-up remains to be picked up by the campus sanitation.
This clean-up remains to be picked up by the campus sanitation.
Veiwing another site on campus that needs clean-up.
Veiwing another site on campus that needs clean-up.
Watching past impacts to the earth.
Watching past impacts to the earth.
Jishou University, June 4th, educating students on environmental impacts.
Jishou University, June 4th, educating students on environmental impacts.
How long can you live without air?
How long can you live without air?
One of many posters on environmental impacts.
One of many posters on environmental impacts.
Factory in south Jishou. #2
Factory in south Jishou. #2
Stacking the compressed coal, one by one.
Stacking the compressed coal, one by one.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f61133089.unloadingtruck1.jpg Not the best thing for anyone to breathe, especially a young person.
Not the best thing for anyone to breathe, especially a young person.
Near an open market digging through garbage for food.
Near an open market digging through garbage for food.
Hmong (Miao) elder picking through garbage for recyclables.
Hmong (Miao) elder picking through garbage for recyclables.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f55879461.Freeforthepicking...jpg Recycling for food and plastics.
Recycling for food and plastics.
Miao elder collecting scrap metal.
Miao elder collecting scrap metal.