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Basketball Star Yao Ming Is UNEP's First Environmental Champion

Article: Basketball Star Yao Ming Is UNEP's First Environmental Champion

BEIJING, China, August 9, 2008 (ENS) – Chinese and NBA basketball star Yao Ming, who carried the Chinese flag in Friday’s opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympic Games, has accepted an invitation from the UN Environment Programme to become its first Environmental Champion. “I am delighted and greatly honored to accept the UN Environment Programme’s…

New York's New First Lady Continues Greening the Mansion

Article: New York's New First Lady Continues Greening the Mansion

ALBANY, New York, May 1, 2008 (ENS) – New York’s First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson Thursday unveiled the first installation of solar panels at the Governor’s Mansion, a step toward reducing the mansion’s energy consumption and pollution. The first solar panels were installed over the pool house, and they will produce 3.5 kilowatts of energy.…