As part of our ongoing efforts to gain recognition for the status of campaigning seniors as a force for environmental good, Green Seniors is delighted to say that the Green Seniors Movement, of which www.greenseniors.org is a key part, has been formally endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The full text of the Endorsement reads:
This is to certify that the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) endorses the environmental initiatives by the Green Seniors Movement and notes that these initiatives are in compliance with UNEP’s objectives on environmental education.
The Green Seniors Movement seeks to promote environmental awareness among senior citizens and to encourage them to contribute towards environmental protection. The Movement is based on the premise that in many communities, senior members of society possess vast knowledge and experience in a variety of areas, including environmental matters.
UNEP would like to recommend this initiative for support to individuals and institutions. UNEP will, on its part, support the initiative by providing information materials; and has linked to the Green Seniors Movement website as a key resource on senior citizens and the environment.
A downloadable copy is available by clicking on this link.
We have been working with UNEP’s Major Groups Office for some time, to develop new global objectives focussed on Seniors. This work is ongoing and may take a while to come to fruition, for it is vital to ensure that the correct balance of people (known as stakeholders) are included, and that adequate resources are allocated to ensure a successful global movement can thrive. Green Seniors is expected to play a key role in this.
This is a huge boost for the Green Seniors Movement, and we will make sure that this site contains details of all significant developments as they happen.
Joyce Emery, USA
Keith Farnish, UK