The deadline is approaching for the UNEP / TreeHugger blogging contest!


The deadline for entry in the World Environment Day blogging contest is almost here! As a prize, the lucky winner will travel with UNEP and TreeHugger cover WED 2013, which this year is being hosted in Mongolia!

The deadline for entry is February 28 at (23:59hrs +3 GMT). Once you've written and published your blog post, 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.” Read the official rules here.

If you're not up on the latest environmental news of Mongolia, UNEP explains the progress being made there:

Mongolia’s President Tsakhia Elbegdorj was named as one of six recipients of UNEP’s Champions of the Earth 2012 award for leadership that had a positive impact on the environment.

“Mongolia is facing enormous challenges including growing pressure on food security, traditional nomadic herding and water supplies as a result of the impacts of climate change,” said UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. “Indeed it is estimated that annual mean temperature has increased by over 2°C during the last 70 years and precipitation has decreased in most regions, except the western part of the country, indicating that Mongolia is among the most vulnerable nations in the world to global warming.”

“Yet its government is also determined to meet these challenges and seize the opportunities of a less-polluting and more-sustainable future – from a moratorium on new mining pending improved environmental regulations to plans to become a renewable energy power-house and exporter of clean energy regionally,” added Mr. Steiner. “I am sure that as the global host of WED, Mongolia will demonstrate to the world that a transition to a Green Economy is possible, even within some of the most traditionally challenging industrial sectors, when leadership,
vision, smart policies and political will are translated into action on the ground.”

Read more about Mongolia's role in World Environment Day here. And don't miss the deadline to enter the contest! We look forward to reading your entries!

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