“This year’s World Environment Day is an ideal occasion to go out and enjoy your country’s national parks and other wilderness areas. Once you are there, why not set yourself a challenge (seek out a rare mammal, identify five butterflies, reach the remotest corner of the park). Record what you see, and send us a photo of yourself and/or your discoveries so we can post it on our digital channels and encourage others to go exploring too.” — United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Every year, June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day with a new theme. This year the theme is “Connecting People to Nature“. This theme implores us to go outdoors and appreciate nature’s beauty and importance, and take forward the call to protect the planet Earth. Last year’s theme, “Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife trade” encouraged a fight against wildlife crime.
The day is celebrated to raise global awareness about the significance of a healthy environment and to solve various environmental issues by implementing some actions to protect nature and Earth, leading to a positive and healthy environment for all. World Environment Day is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Here is what you can do on World Environment Day:
- You all can start from your home. Build a little garden or start with a sapling
- Fertilize public trees and gardens
- Clean the roads around your house
- Say ‘YES’ to public transportation and carpooling
- Say ‘NO’ to plastic
- Buy items made from recycled products.