May 21, 2010 07:15
Actress Choi Kang-hee has been named the Korean goodwill ambassador for World Environment Day 2010 by the local committee of the United Nations Environment Programme. She was also selected to be the main model for the official Korean-language website marking the annual event.
World Environment Day, which falls June 5 every year, was established to raise awareness of environmental issues and promote worldwide campaigns. The local UNEP committee launched the new website to encourage more environmental participation among Koreans.
"Environmental problems are becoming serious around the world these days, as signs of climate change are evident already," said Choi. "I hope the website will serve as an impetus for many people to initiate participation in environmental campaigns."
Choi will also contribute writings to the website sharing her thoughts on ways to help preserve the environment.
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