environmental champions

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…

President Bush Honors 36 Young Environmentalists

Article: President Bush Honors 36 Young Environmentalists

WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2008 (ENS) – High school senior Bianca Locke of Pasadena, Texas was recognized by President George W. Bush today during a ceremony at the White House for her environmental education program that produced books on stormwater and recycling, skits, presentations, activities and posters. Locke has taken her program to more than…