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Portland: UN’s pick to host World Environment Day

February 15th, 2013

We knew Portland was greener than… well, anywhere. But now, the whole world knows it.

The United Nations Environment Programme has selected Portland to host this year’s North American World Environment Day.

This recognition is the latest in the city’s far-reaching achievements in sustainability, livability and green living.

Activities on World Environment Day will include an exhibition of the International Children’s Painting Competition and an interactive environmental workshop for high school students led by Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the nation’s first female African-American astronaut. A variety of additional public events will lead up to the World Environment Day celebration on June 5.

Here’s more:  https://www.portlandoregon.gov/mayor/article/435051