WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for North America Director Amy Fraenkel, District Department of the Environment (DDOE) Director Christophe Tulou and Earth's Natural Force CEO and World Environment Day Host Committee Chair Allen Burriss will make a major announcement regarding UNEP's World Environment Day 2012. The event will include musical performances by environmental youth group Earth’s Natural Force Rangers.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
(REPORTERS, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY MAYOR GRAY’S REGULAR BIWEEKLY PRESS BRIEFING IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARY)
WHERE: Anne Beers Elementary School, Auditorium (press briefing to follow in library)
3600 Alabama Avenue SE
(Parking lot entrance on 36th Street SE, blue double-door entrance for media)
BACKGROUND: World Environment Day, established by the U.N. General Assembly in 1972 and celebrated annually on June 5, is a global event that raises awareness about the environment in an effort to galvanize political attention and action. With thousands of events in the UN’s six global regions, World Environment Day is considered one of the largest environmental events of its kind.