UNA-Queens Celebrates United Nations Earth Day

Join the United Nations Association – Queens Chapter in celebrating Earth Day at Queens Museum.  On February 26, 1971, U.N. Secretary-General U Thant signed a proclamation saying that the United Nations would celebrate Earth Day annually on the vernal equinox, thereby officially establishing the March date as the international Earth Day.

In his Earth Day statement on March 21, 1971, U Thant said, “€œMay there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life.”€ The United Nations continues to celebrate Earth Day each year by ringing the Peace Bell at U.N. headquarters in New York at the precise moment of the vernal equinox.

Presentations:

Introductions by UNA-USA Representative Sultan Maruf

Remarks by UN Representive TBD

Performance by Polish Folkloric Dancers

Malikka Karterton from Sustainable Society

Multimedia Presentation by Raquel de Anda, People’s Climate Arts

Thomas A. Edison High School Students Presenting Solar Battery Charger

Tables:

Anandi Premlall, Sustainable Queens

Pat Hollander, UNA-Queens Chapter

Andrew Newman , A Million Trees Initiative

Nancy DePas, Flushing CSA

NYC Green Tech

 

ABOUT UNA-QUEENS

The UNA USA Queens Chapter is a 501(C)3 organization funded by membership dues and donations. We have no staff or offices. The Directors of the Board and committee members from the membership perform all tasks and functions related to our mission. We meet monthly on the first Tuesday at Queens Borough Hall for committee business and quarterly for membership meetings. Quarterly and Annual Meetings are announced to all members.

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