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Celebrating the First Official World Bicycle Day!
We proudly celebrated the first official World Bicycle Day on 3 June! A resolution adopted by the UN earlier this year aims to promote the bicycle as a sustainable mode of transport and recognizes its profound benefits for human and planetary health.
In honour of World Bicycle Day, we want to draw attention to one of our Lighthouse Activities that is using the bicycle not just as a means of transportation but as a tool for development. The Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative trains young people with little or no education in the manufacturing and assembling of bamboo bikes.
Producing stable, cheaper and reliable bikes in Ghana is helping the country reduce its dependence on fossil fuels while increasing economic opportunities for rural Ghanaians.
Learn more about this amazing project by watching our video below.
Join the #BeatPlasticPollution Campaign
's #BeatPlasticPollution campaign urges the world to quit single-use plastics and choose more sustainable alternatives.
There are so many things that we can do
- from asking the restaurants you frequent to stop using plastic straws, to bringing your own coffee mug to work, to pressuring your local authorities to improve how they manage your city
's waste. Here are some other specific ideas:
Bring your own shopping bags to the supermarket
Pressure food suppliers to use non-plastic packaging
Refuse plastic cutlery
Pick up any plastic you see the next time you go for a walk on the beach
What else can we do to tackle this problem? Follow the hashtag #BeatPlasticPollution on social media this summer for more updates and challenges, and become a part of the global movement to beat plastic pollution!
Lights, Camera, Action: Win Your Way to COP 24
Young people are invited to tell the world how they are shaping a more sustainable future by entering the fourth annual Global Youth Video Competition.
Two winners will get a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland in December 2018 (COP 24), where they will join the UNFCCC communications team as youth reporters, helping the team with videos, articles and social media posts.
Young people between the ages of 18 and 30 can enter via the tve website until 31 August 2018.