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UNEP Event



Date: 06/Feb/2013 to 28/Feb/2013
Location: http://unep.org/wed/blog-competition/

by | 22-02-2013 09:03 Comments 15 Comments

In 2010 the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) World Environment Day campaign sponsored an amazing trip for a green blogger, Tuesday Phillips, to go to Rwanda. In 2011 it was Ximena Prugue who won the prize to go to India. For 2012, Scott Bartlett got to blog about World Environment Day from Brazil. This year, we are looking for the next green blogger to take the campaign to the next level.

UNEP, in partnership with TreeHugger, invites you to enter the 2013 World Environment Day blogging competition by writing an inspiring blog on this year’s theme: Think.Eat.Save.

The task is to call for heightened awareness and immediate action to reduce food waste and loss across the food supply chain. There is so much to blog about! Just consider some of these facts:

  • The total quantity of wasted food around the globe, 300 million tonnes, is more than the total net food production of Sub-Saharan Africa==enough to feed the estimated 900 million people hungry in the world.
  • Worldwide, one in every seven people go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 people die of hunger every day.
  • Australians throw out more than 4 million tonnes of food every year: close to a thousand kilograms per household

Getting food from farm to fork in the US eats up 10% of the total energy budget, uses 50% of its land and swallows 80% of all fresh water consumed in the US. The equivalent of $165 billion each year.

Uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills as the single largest component of US solid waste where it accounts for almost 25% of methane emissions.

Or you can blog about your own food consumption discovery – what and how much are you wasting? Will you commit to reduce your foodprint? How will you inspire others to do the same?

The top ten bloggers, to be selected by a UNEP-TreeHugger jury, will be invited to a second round of blogging.

The winner of this second online showdown (blogdown) will be determined by an online community via the World Environment Day website through a voting system.

The blogger who accumulates the most votes by 15 April 2013 wins the competition and will be invited to blog about World Environment Day in this year’s amazing new host country for the campaign. The host country will be announced soon, but don’t miss the opportunity and enter the competition today.

In the spirit of World Environment Day, you can bet that it will be bigger and better!

What’s included?

Flights and daily allowance for accommodation, food and travel within the host country to report on WED events will be covered, subject to applicable UN rules and regulations.


World Environment Day is on June 5th, 2013. The contest winner will be flown to the host country for about three days, beginning June 3rd and ending June 6th 2013. Short-listed and winning posts will be published on TreeHugger and the World Environment Day websites.

  1. Inform and Inspire. Write a compelling blog post about food waste in line with the theme, Think.Eat.Save – Reduce your foodprint!  Inform people about the extended environmental impact of food waste. Not only does discarded food produce harmful methane emissions when stashed in landfills, but it also wastes the resources used in food production and transport. Your post should also inspire and excite people to reduce their food waste.
  2. Post a link to your story on the UNEP Facebook fan page with this comment, “I just entered to win an amazing  trip to blog for UNEP’s World Environment Day 2013. Read my blog post about the impact of food waste and be inspired to reduce your foodprint.”
  3. Entries must be received between 6 February and 28 February 2013 (23:59hrs +3 GMT).
  4. To increase your chances of winning, post your story on Twitter with the hash tag#WED2013, and encourage friends to comment, ‘like’ the post on Facebook, andretweet your post across Facebook and Twitter.

Important: If you do not have a Facebook account you may email a link to your entry toworldenvironmentday@unep.org. Entry article must however be live on your own blog webpage. An email entry without a web link to your active online article will be rejected.


  • says :
    great hope such competition happen again!!
    Posted 29-07-2013 12:48

  • says :
    Good to know
    Posted 20-06-2013 02:02

Czar Demeterio

  • Czar Demeterio says :
    when will be the next regional event? I'm excited to join and witness..
    Posted 05-04-2013 22:19

  • says :
    its good.......
    Posted 23-03-2013 02:24

Czar Demeterio

  • Czar Demeterio says :
    I am anticipating for the next regional event to come. I hope I can participate this time.
    Posted 14-03-2013 22:25

  • says :
    Please post next regional event soon
    Posted 14-03-2013 18:56

  • says :
    If we always open our eyes, chances are everywhere! Don't be so disappointed, guys! :D
    Posted 11-03-2013 16:07

  • says :
    too late so sad......
    Posted 07-03-2013 01:30

  • says :
    Posted 06-03-2013 00:24

  • says :
    Too late!!Hope I 'll participate in the next one.
    Posted 03-03-2013 00:05

  • says :
    ow deadline over....
    Posted 02-03-2013 01:38

  • says :
    missed it so sad.........
    Posted 02-03-2013 01:24

  • says :
    Anyone can enter but the winner will be 18+......=(
    Posted 25-02-2013 15:46

  • says :
    Follow the link: http://unep.org/wed/blog-competition/FAQs/
    It says anyone can enter :)
    Posted 25-02-2013 09:44

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