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September 14-16: Clean Up the World Weekend 2007

Clean Up the World Weekend is an annual campaign supported by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The campaign encourages individuals and communities to clean up, repair and conserve the environment. Organizers estimate 35 million people from more than 120 countries will take part, in activities ranging from tree planting to educational talks.

www.cleanuptheworld.org

September 26-28: Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, New York

The Clinton Global Initiative is former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s initiative to tackle poverty, climate change, religious conflict and governance. The themes of the 2007 Annual Meeting will be education, climate change, global health and poverty alleviation.

www.clintonglobalinitiative.org

October 25: UNEP Global Environment Outlook

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) will release its annual flagship report, the Global Environment Outlook (GEO), on the state of the world’s environment.

www.unep.org/geo

November 5: Solar Plane Prototype unveiled, Zurich, Switzerland

The Zurich-based Solar Impulse project will unveil part of its prototype solar-powered plane to the press. The project aims to circumnavigate the world in 2010/11 using a solar powered aircraft.

www.solarimpulse.com

November 16: IPCC Final Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releases its final 2007 report, examining the scale, impact and action plan for global warming.

www.ipcc.ch

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  1. I wish we could clean up the world in one weekend. Maybe they should hold this once a month, like the first weekend of every month, then we might accomplish something worthy.

    madmouser

    September 10, 2007 at 11:55 am

  2. Even better, why not make every day ‘Keep The World Nice and Clean So We Don’t Need An Annual Clean Up The World Weekend’ Day?

    Pete Smith

    September 10, 2007 at 5:20 pm

  3. Yes, these things are meaningless if we only behave for the event itself and revert back to type when the moment has gone.

    I’m looking forward to the IPCC final report. I wonder if this will be the thunderbolt the world needs. The last report was damning enough yet the deniers still tried to find reasons to discredit the report and government officials still tried to have it watered down. Others still sit on the fence and will only act when it eventually bites them on the bum.

    “Procrastination is the thief of time”.

    earthpal

    September 11, 2007 at 7:17 am


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