June 3, 2013 – Washington, D.C. – ACBH joined other Bosnian and international partners this year in showing support for the city of Sarajevo who is this year's host of the World Environment Day (WED) for the European region. On June 5th of each year, cities across the globe celebrate WED with a goal to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. WED is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and this year's theme is "Think.Eat.Save" which focuses on reducing food waste.
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is a country that is rich in natural resources and UNEP has focused its support to ensure that BiH creates economic growth and sustainable livelihoods for all of its citizens. In addition, BiH has a well-established tradition and culture that is based on helping fellow citizens. Gathering around the table and sharing food with others is an important aspect of BiH's culture. In solidarity with those values, BiH's message for the WED celebration is: Because we care: we share!
Organizers of WED in Sarajevo believe that the idea of sharing could spark solutions to many of the current global challenges. To mark the event on June 3rd, there will be a round table on sharing and innovations and the screening of the documentary 'Taste the Waste'.
On June 4th, citizens will have the opportunity to participate in a public event at Wilson's Lane, during which there will be a cycling event for children and youth. The event will conclude with a reception at the Embassy of Austria.
BiH is a nature rich country with a vibrant history, and its natural beauty can be found in both its people and its land and we invite you all to share the unique experience of WED in Sarajevo.
ACBH is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of Bosnian Americans and works to improve relations between the United States and BiH. ACBH advocates for a democratic, multiethnic, and indivisible BiH with a primary goal of advancing the integration of BiH into the EU and NATO.