One World Celebrating World Environment Day

On June 5th (EST), sponsored by One World United and Virtuous, WGC U.S. A. organized its 2nd online conference to celebrate World Environment Day. WGC USA (full name Westchester Green County USA) is a student-led green environmental protection federation developed with the assistance of One World. The federation focuses on the “Carbon Neutral Now” (CNN) initiative put forward by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) , to promote low-carbon and green concepts in schools across Westchester County. The slogan of this conference is “hand in hand to deal with the crisis of human civilization”, calling on everyone to take unprecedented cooperation and take more active actions to solve environmental problems.

      The conference received strong support from the Westchester County Administrative Office. The county governor, the director of the Energy Bureau, the director of the Youth Development Bureau, the chairman of the New York State Environmental Protection Association, and the director of the Bedford2030 Community Development Department attended the meeting and gave speeches, strongly supporting the county to become the number one in the United States. A countywide carbon-neutral school effort.

The highlight of the conference was that representatives of high school students from nine schools shared with you the action plans that their schools took in their journey to realize the “Zero Carbon Campus”. Each school’s unique fundraising methods, efficient execution, persistent outreach and publicity, and detailed and feasible implementation plans all inspire every environmental activist! Edgemont students went deep into their communities and cooperated with local businesses. Lincoln High School organized a basketball match between teachers and students. The student representatives of John Jay High School shared how to implement the “Monday Vegetarian Day” activity on campus. The student representatives of Scarsdale High School shared how to cooperate with The teacher cooperates to integrate the environmental protection course with the teacher’s teaching to enhance the awareness of environmental protection. The environmental protection club of White Plains High School protects the school’s big trees from being cut down, which is admirable! Students from Connecticut introduced various environmental protection funds that can be applied for to help disadvantaged communities achieve low-carbon goals.

It is particularly worth mentioning that two student representatives from China shared their efforts to help the school become a certificate and school certified by UNFCCC. Tina introduced the WeChat second-hand school supplies trading platform to the same student, and Eddie shared how he and his teammates promoted the concept of environmental protection and built an environmental protection club, all of which were unanimously recognized and praised by the student representatives participating in the meeting.

This year’s WGC U.S.A. World Environment Day Celebration Conference undoubtedly showed us the power of the joint action of the administrative department, environmental protection organizations, and young students! The students demonstrated their excellent communication skills, superb leadership and organizational skills, and meticulous logical reasoning skills in promoting the “Carbon Neutral” project! I believe that under the leadership of these young leaders, we will be able to achieve the carbon peak proposed by the Paris Agreement by 2030.

At 7:00 am on June 6, Beijing time (7:00 pm on June 5, 2023, Eastern Time), WGC USA, sponsored by One World, organized the second World Environment Day Online Celebration Conference. WGC USA (full name Westchester Green County USA) is a student-led green environmental protection federation developed with the assistance of One World. The federation focuses on the “Carbon Neutral Now” (CNN) initiative put forward by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) , to promote low-carbon and green concepts in schools across Westchester County. The slogan of this conference is “hand in hand to deal with the crisis of human civilization”, calling on everyone to take unprecedented cooperation and take more active actions to solve environmental problems.

The conference received strong support from the Westchester County Administrative Office. The county governor, the director of the Energy Bureau, the director of the Youth Development Bureau, the chairman of the New York State Environmental Protection Association, and the director of the Bedford2030 Community Development Department attended the meeting and gave speeches, strongly supporting the county to become the number one in the United States. A countywide carbon-neutral school effort.

The highlight of the conference was that high school student representatives from nine schools shared with you the action plans their schools took in their journey to realize the “Zero Carbon Campus”. Each school’s unique fundraising methods, efficient execution, persistent outreach and publicity, and detailed and feasible implementation plans all inspire every environmental activist! Edgemont students went deep into their communities and cooperated with local businesses. Lincoln High School organized a basketball match between teachers and students. The student representatives of John Jay High School shared how to implement the “Monday Vegetarian Day” activity on campus. The student representatives of Scarsdale High School shared how to cooperate with The teacher cooperates to integrate the environmental protection course with the teacher’s teaching to enhance the awareness of environmental protection. The environmental protection club of White Plains High School protects the school’s big trees from being cut down, which is admirable! Students from Connecticut introduced various environmental protection funds that can be applied for to help disadvantaged communities achieve low-carbon goals.

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