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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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