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The United Nations World Environment Day 2005

The UN's World Environment day has been held each year in a different city for over 30 years. Held in 2005 for the first time in the United States, the San Francisco event was themed "Green Cities." Each day of the 5-day event focused on a specific theme: Urban Power, Cities on the Move, Redesigning Metropolis, Pure Elements, and Flower Power.

Perhaps the most historic legacy that San Francisco will leave for the future of the global environment will be the Urban Environmental Accords, a compendium of concrete and achievable goals for critical environmental areas that was signed by the mayors of the planetís largest and most progressive cities.

June 2005 also marked the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations in San Francisco. GCI is excited to be contributing to this month of global awareness and local initiatives. For details on World Environment Day see the official WED2005 site.

The Green Century Institute at World Environment Day 2005

Green City Solutions Exhibit
June 1-5, 2005
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, SF

In collaboration with the UN's World Environment Day and the Natural World Museum's Art Into Action. A showcase of sustainable community models. This art exhibition is free to the public.

Presenting displays by:
American Institute of Architiects: Going Green exhibit, a showcase of Bay Area sustainable architecture projects ? Planet Drum: Bioregional Sustainability, Education, and Culture
? Auroville: Sustainability Design and Industry at the southern India intentional community. ? Arcosanti: Paolo Soleri's model Arcology (architecture-ecology) in central Arizona, and latest eco-city design The Lean Linear City for China. ? Seascape One: Sustainably designed Floating Eco-city ? Balanced Planet Technologies: High tech Wind Turbines designed by former Star Wars scientists from Russia and the U.S.

Redesigning Metropolis:
Ecology, Community, and the Greeing of the City

Thursday, June 2

Presented by the Commonwealth Club and the Green Century Institute.
5:30 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Program
Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., 2nd Fl., SF
World Environment Day program featuring a talk by Peter Calthorpe.

Green City Models:
Auroville and Califia
June 3rd, 2005

Symposium at California Institute of Integral Studies
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Namaste Hall, CIIS, 1453 Mission St., SF
$10, $5 with CIIS student identification
An exploration of Auroville, a sustainable community planned for 50,000 in Southern India, and the proposed Califia Bay Area eco-city project - with key representatives here from Auroville.

Eco Visionary Summit:
Friday, June 3, 2005 - 9am to 4pm
Fort Mason Firehouse (next to the Festival Pavilion)

Experience leading ecological visionary minds of our time as they share their life works.

GCI and Synergy Developers Consortium
at Green Cities Expo

June 3-5, 2005
Green Cities Expo - Interactive Booth Exhibit # 615
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, SF

Available for design consulting, state-of-the-art technologies, renewable energy systems, disaster preparedness, transportation solutions, community development, and integrated project implementation for cities, towns, villages, and developments throughout the world. Design Earth Synergy ? Transit Plaza ? Aerotecture Synergy California ? Ecostructure Financial

Inspiring Sustainable Culture:
An International Symposium

June 4, 2005

Produced by World Environment Day 2005, Natural World Museum, and Green Century Institute
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, SF
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Al Gore, Randy Hayes, Francine Cousteau, Joanna Macy, Mike Fay, Wyland and more.

Green Cities



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The United Nations Environment Programme presents


June 1-5, 2005
San Francisco, California, USA

Green Cities
Expo Exhibitor

"Green Cities Solutions Exhibit"

"Green City Models: Auroville and Califia"

"Redesigning Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the Greening of the City"

"Eco Visionary Summit at Fort Mason Firehouse"

"Inspiring Sustainable Culture: An International Symposium"


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