Vote now for World Environment Day Blogging Contest!

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Did you know that 50% of food produced is wasted? It is true, but thankfully, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and TreeHugger are helping shine a light on this problem with our fourth annual World Environment Day Blogging Competition.

After receiving more than 100 entries, we've narrowed the field to the top ten finalists and need your help choosing the winning writer! The winner will travel with UNEP and TreeHugger to Mongolia to help us cover the World Environment Day activities.

For the final round, each of the ten finalists has written a blog post on the theme of food waste. Visit the UNEP page to vote on which articles you think best encapsulates the theme: Think.Eat.Save.

Additional info via UNEP is below:


The blogger gaining the highest number of votes via the WED website will be declared the competition winner, before traveling to Mongolia – host country of WED 2013 – to report on behalf of UNEP.

The finalists’ articles are addressing the following themes:
1. How can this generation as a whole make the shift from conspicuous to conscious consumption?
2. How can we promote a culture of conscious consumption using the power of social media?

The blogs are available on the World Environment Day website www.unep.org/wed from today, and votes can be cast on the site until 14 to April 2013.

Please help spread the word about reducing food waste by voting and sharing your favorite articles! And don't forget to use the hashtag #WED2013.

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