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The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has teamed up with Treehugger to draw attention to World Environment Day June 5th. (Mark your calendars!)

In honor of this day of global action, UNEP and Treehugger are running a blogging contest — the topic is “The Green Economy, Does it Include Me?”

Since the Green Economy is one of our favorite topics, our writers had a lot to contribute. Here are their submissions. Make sure to like them on Facebook and tweet them in order to show your support for TriplePundit!

The Green Economy: It May Not Include Me, by Jonathan Mariano

Our resident libertarian Jonathan wonders if there’s really room for him at the sustainability table.

Tweet: The Green Economy: It May Not Include Me #susty #WED2012 http://bit.ly/zf8E7m

Does Gender Equality Have a Place in the Green Economy? by Andrea Newell

Andrea reaches out to some of the female leaders in the sustainability movement to get their thoughts on the role of gender and social equality in the green movement.

Tweet: Does Gender Equality Have a Place in the Green Economy? http://ow.ly/902VI #WED2012 #susty @anewell3p

The Green Economy: Does it Include You? by RP Siegel

RP makes the case for why the green economy should include everyone.

Tweet: The Green Economy: Does it Include You? http://j.mp/yvewk4 #susty #RPsiegel #WED2012

From Detroit to Doha, Citizens Are Building a Greener Economy by Leon Kaye

Leon looks at how cities around the world are embracing the green economy.

Tweet: From Detroit to Doha, Citizens Are Building a Greener Economy #WED2012 http://ow.ly/8PM29 via @leonkaye

LA’s Transition to a Greener Economy by Kara Scharwath

Kara examines how her home city is faring in the quest to get greener.

Tweet: LA’s Transition to a Greener Economy #WED2012 via @karameredith http://ow.ly/8NmNi

Tell us what you’ll be up to on June 5th in the comments, or register your action here.

Jen Boynton

Jen Boynton has been the editor in chief of TriplePundit for 8 years. With over 6 million annual readers, TriplePundit is the leading publication on sustainable business and the Triple Bottom Line. Prior to TriplePundit, Jen received an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School and a degree in Sociology from Pitzer College. She spent a few years in the non-profit policy sector as well, but we won't talk about that. In her work with TriplePundit she's helped clients from SAP to PwC with their sustainability communications messaging. When she's not at work, she volunteers as a CASA -- court appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system. She enjoys losing fights with her toddler overlord and eating toast scraps. She lives with her family in sunny San Diego.

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