World Environment Day (WED) is a very important day in our lives.
It is celebrated annually on the 5th of June. It’s the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
The theme for this year, implores us to get outdoor and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the earth that we share.
World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action. This year’s host country Canada got to choose the theme and will be at the centre of celebrations around the planet.
The date (June 5 every year) isn’t just a day to read about the problems affecting nature; it is all about action and physically getting off your chair to do something to help preserve nature.
World Environment Day is a day for everyone, everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests.
Your activity doesn’t have to take place on the 5th June alone.
For instance, The UN Environment, will soon begin testing your knowledge and raising your appreciation of a healthy environment with competitions and online quizzes and provide a whole menu of ideas to help you celebrate the day.
This year’s theme invites you to think about how we depend on nature, and to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish that vital relationship.
Traditionally, world environment day has received tremendous support from the public, non-profit organizations and governments around the world.
In recent decades, scientific advances as well as growing environmental problems such as global warming are helping us to understand the countless ways in which natural systems support our own prosperity and well-being.
Hence, World Environment Day can make clearer than ever the essence of harmony between humanity and nature so that both are able to thrive.