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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
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rainbowpoptart
Nope. Good riddance.  :) Okay, I'm totally kidding. I'm gonna miss that guy so much that I don't even know how to properly put it into words. He's such a great person, and I can't recall ever thinking of him as anything else. Everything about his personality is truly admirable, and I can proudly (but also maybe not so proudly because this is embarrassing) say that I look up to him; I think I kinda always have, even when I'd never communicated with him in any way. His debating skills - as everyone has mentioned - are outstanding, his intelligence is amazing, and his sense of humor is one of the best I've seen on this site (no offense to anyone else! you all have unique charms of your own!). He's always been so respectful to everyone, even if he strongly opposes their views. I can safely say he's one of the coolest people I've ever met thus far. Mark's username is one of the first I remember seeing when I first joined KW, and I'm sure it's one I'll never forget. I really hate seeing yet another legend go. But I'm truthfully certain he'll go places in life, and I hope the world treats him well. ♥
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Say Anything:
All this does help somewhat. Though I prefer listening to music that suits my mood.
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Quirks
Quirks posted in Debating:
Contrary to popular belief, don't have a large group of people. If you have a large group; you'll have more people you'll have to look out for, plus zombies like having the idea of more people because it means more flesh. Don't take any items that you can't carry onto.
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Quirks
Quirks posted in Debating:
Yes. I've been thinking about him lately and how he'll be gone soon. I don't agree with his views but he left an impact on the debating community of Kidzworld. I'm turning 18 in October so I can relate to him about leaving KW.
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Shaz1302
Shaz1302 posted in Debating:
Definitely! While I disagree with some of his views, it was always enjoyable to read about his views and arguments.
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