Winner announced in World Environment Day blogging contest

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From 100+ to one, the field has been narrowed and Charles Akhimien, a 24-year-old doctor and environmentalist from Nigeria, has won the 2013 World Environment Day Blogging Contest! Akhimien will join TreeHugger and members of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in attending the World Environment Day (WED) festivities in Mongolia in June. Previous winners of the WED blogging contest have reported from Rwanda, India and Brazil.

“As a doctor, I have found that the state of our environment is directly related to our personal health, so I have decided to champion environmental issues,” said Mr. Akhimien.

“I look forward to seeing some of the two million trees planted across Mongolia’s vast desert regions since 2011, and to observe how Mongolia is using renewable energy by exploiting its huge solar power potential,” he added.

This year's theme for WED is food waste and Akhimien wrote about the role of social media in encouraging sustainable consumption. TreeHugger sends our thanks to all the writers that entered this year's contest. And we congratulate Charles for a job well done!

You can read his winning entry on the WED website.

To learn more about World Environment Day and the ‘Think.Eat.Save campaign visit UNEP.org/WED And to help spread awareness about food waste, visit UNEP’s Facebook and Twitter pages and use hashtags #WED2013 and #ThinkEatSave.

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