“Raise your voice, not the level of the sea” is the title of a podcast yesterday from Radio des Nations Unies. It is about World Environment Day, June 5. News of this has been “censored” in Duluth. I cannot easily find it in the Duluth News Tribune. My top find in the New York Times was a picture of a worker in India wading through recycled plastic bottles.
Is this “censorship” or lack of interest. I can certainly find many other references in English to World Environment Day.
My translation of the text that iTunes shows me for this seven-minute podcast is:
“Each year on June 5 millions of people across the planet celebrate World Environment Day, at the levels of community, nation, and region to promote a positive action on the most pressing environmental challenges. The host of World Environment Day this year is Barbados, …”
The top Google search item I found was http://www.unep.org/wed/, UNEP stands for United Nations Environmental Programme.
Barbados was chosen as the host for this year’s WED because it is considered a leader in solar power. See http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2788&ArticleID=10851&l=en
BTW, WED is not going totally ignored in the U.S. I did see an item that Secretary of State John Kerry did make a statement about WED.