x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kw-logo-smaller

World Environment Day

Celebrated every year on June 5th, World Environment Day is a United Nations holiday that celebrates Earth and our environment. This year's theme 'Forests: Nature at Your Service' underscores the intrinsic link between quality of life and the health of forests and forest ecosystems. The 2008 theme for World Environment Day is " CO2, Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy" and festivities will be held in Wellington, New Zealand.

A Little History

The United Nations General Assembly established World Environment Day (WED) in 1972. Each year a different country hosts the event, which aims to create awareness of the environment and encourage the public and world governments to take action to create positive environmental change.

WED 2008

The theme for the 2008 World Environment Day is CO2, Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy. Activities will focus on ways of making countries 'carbon neutral', which has to do with limiting energy usage and emissions.

WED 2011

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that India will be the global host of World Environment Day 2011 (WED) on June 5th 2011.

This year's theme 'Forests: Nature at Your Service' underscores the intrinsic link between quality of life and the health of forests and forest ecosystems. The WED theme also supports this year's UN International Year of Forests.

How Can You Celebrate?

There are a lot of little things you can do to help the environment. The WED web site has 80 ways you can help reduce your carbon footprint. Check them out right here.

  • For more information on World Environment Day, head to the UN's official site at www.unep.org
Related Stories:
4 Comments

related stories

June 5th is World Environment Day and this year's theme is Melting Ice. We take a closer look at ...
Micro_june-holidays-micro
June is the start of the summer, so get ready to celebrate holidays like Father's Day, the Summer...
Catherine Berris gives Kidzworld an inside scoop to the creative career of a landscape ...
Recycle-poll

How Do You Keep the Environment Clean?

  • I recycle everything.
  • I don't litter and I pick up any trash lying around.
  • I walk, skateboard or ride my bike everywhere.
  • I reuse bags and plastic containers.

Latest Videos

Random In The Forums

Solemn_Angel
Never heard of these. I have to check it out.
reply about 2 hours
catsrcute9
catsrcute9 posted in General:
Face
reply about 2 hours
Hoellu
Hoellu posted in General:
Banned cs writing my nickname..!! :'333
reply about 2 hours
Solemn_Angel
Solemn_Angel posted in General:
Facts lol
reply about 2 hours
Maiiin_Chick4u
Maiiin_Chick4u posted in General:
And nobody gives a FFF
reply about 2 hours