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World Environment Day

Jun 01, 2016

World Environment Day is celebrated annually (every year) on June 5th and was created to inspire people around the globe to become active about the environment and learn more about ways they can help to ensure the future of our planet is safe. Find out more about World Environment Day!

World Environment DayWorld Environment Day is here to remind us that the future of our planet rests in our hands!

What is World Environment Day?

The very first World Environment Day took place in 1973, inspired by the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment that took place the year before starting on June 5th. Each year the United Nations pick a theme and a host city where environmental topics can be discussed , followed by different kinds of exhibits and displays to promote environmental awareness, in many ways very similar to Earth Day. This year (2015)  World Earth Day discussions will be hosted by Italy, and the theme is Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consumer with Care, environmentalists, academics and scientists will come together to bring new ideas to the table concerning the environment.

The smallest thing can make a difference, like recycling.The smallest thing can make a difference, like recycling.

How Do You Celebrate?

Even though the United Nations pick a specific host city every year, people around the world still celebrate World Environment Day int heir hometowns with parades, concerts, clean up and recycyling initiatives, tree planting groups and all kinds of green action initiatives that are ment to promote and inspire people in every community to work towards maintaing our beautiful planet and battling pollution.

What Can I Do?

World Environment Day is not a public holiday, so you won't be getting the day off school, but if you want to celebrate why not bring it to the attention of your parents, teachers and classmates? World Environment Day is all about working together to take action for the planet, so try to get everyone you know interested in helping make a difference. Something as small as making sure people have a way to recycle in your school can make a difference. You could also try beautifying your neighborhood by planting gardens, learn about organic and local foods, or raise money for a local wildlife and conservation charity or simply learning about the effects of different products on the earth.

You can create a greener earth by doing something as simple as planting a gardenYou can create a greener earth by doing something as simple as planting a garden

Remember, we only get one planet, so let's keep it clean and beautiful for generations to come!

Have Your Say

How will you celebrate World Environment Day? Let us know in the comment section below!

 

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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.

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