Tuesday, March 15, 2016


United Stations, NYC

French haircare/skincare company parent INSTITUT KLORANE-a non-profit, celebrated the UNESCO Green Citizens Partner For Change project's photography exhibit-which included images/info of this foundation's financial support and ongoing initiatives enacting the Great Green Wall against desertification in Africa.

A pre-viewing breakfast took place for a group of beauty editors- in a spacious dining room overlooking the East River -inside the United Nations building complex- busier than usual-filled with a large international group of women attending the 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women to focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

on the UN Plaza sculpture gift of ITALY "Sphere Within A Sphere" by Amaldo Pomodor 
Remarks from Klorane USA employees gave attendees a brief overview of Klorane Institut's sustainable development efforts worldwide-it's mission to protect endangered plant species, explore the plant world and educate local communities-and us all, really-creating an awareness of the fragility and potential of botanicals. Appropriate given Klorane's company's product line and commitment to corporate responsibility.
the Great Green Wall Project...includes planting Desert Date trees in Senegal-with support from Klorane Institute
Next - UNESCO's Director-New York,  Marie-Paule Roudil briefly recounted UNESCO's  history and touched on some of the five program sectors of this worldwide entity including the well known World Heritage Sites preservation program, and efforts to not only encourage sustainable development but also pointing out we not only need green industries "...but also green societies."
Accordingly, the importance of changing the relationship with nature for children was mentioned as 'a must'---which also included-everyone-as in everyone needs to save the planet-not to assume someone else will.

Amen to that!

Unesco Green Citizens Pathfinder For Change Photo Exhibition - till April 17th, 2016
United Nations Headquarters-Visitors Entrance at 46th Street/1st Avenue
actual Desert Date tree...nuts, leaves and kernels provide sustenance for human s and animals. A multi-tasker.