World Environment Day – World environment day is also called as the Environment Day, Eco Day or short form WED. It has been one of the special annual events for years, which is existence commemorating worldwide by the people aiming to save the unique and life nurturing Nature on every 5th June.
This year’s slogan was “Go Wild for Life” to raise the voice opposite wildlife offence and damages caused by it and take actions to stop it. The most main purpose of this year festivity was to take powerful actions to restrict the illegal trade of wildlife which is putting the biodiversity of this planet into the hazard.
The host nation in this event in 2016 was Angola which has arranged its festivity regarding safeguard the environment. This year’s theme is the message aimed to eradicate all bad action of illegal trade in wildlife.
World Environment Day – HISTORY
World Environment Day (WED) has been begun commemorate as an annual event on every 5th of June since 1973 in sequence to raise the global awareness regarding the main of the healthy and green environment in the human lives, to solve the environmental problems by executing some affirmative environmental actions as well as to create aware common public worldwide that everybody is responsible for saving his environment and not only somebody, government or institution working for it.
WED was first fixed to be commemorated each year by running few effectual campaigns by the United Nations General Assembly and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in the meeting on Human Environment began from 5th to 16th of June at United Nations in 1972.
It was first time commemorating in 1973 with the specific theme “Only one Earth”. Since 1974, the festivity campaign of the world environment day has been hosted in divergent cities of the world.
It is a big annual festivity begun by the United Nations General Assembly to engage millions of people from divergent countries across the globe as well as draw attention of politicians and health institution to execute some effective actions.
WHY WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY IS CELEBRATED
A WED annual commemoration campaign was begun to address the huge environmental problems like wastage and losses of food, deforestation, growing global warming and so many. Every year commemoration is arranged according to the specific theme and slogan of the year to bring effectiveness in the campaign all during the world.
It is commemorate to successfully get carbon neutrality, focusing on the forest management, decrease greenhouse effects, promoting bio-fuels manufacture by planting on degraded lands, use of hydro-power to increase electricity generation, encourage common public to use solar water heaters, energy manufacture through solar sources, spreading new drainage systems, promoting coral reefs and mangroves renovation in sequences to get prevented from flooding and erosion involving other ways of environmental preservation.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ACTIVITIES
Variety of activities are arranged to commemorate this great event in divergent countries to encourage more people towards the commemoration.
Different news channels take part very actively in the commemoration to cover the news and spread messages about the commemoration among the common public through their news publications to bring effective and affirmative changes towards the environment to solve all the environmental problems.
Few of the national and international level activities involve street rallies, tree plantation, garbage recycling, surrounding area clean-up, parades and so many activities in order to draw people’s attention towards a wide range of environmental problems as well as bring difference.
People of all age groups actively including during the commemoration to save their planet in original form as gifted by the nature.
Basically, modern day youths hugely take part in the commemoration through many activities such as clean up campaigns, art presentation, motivating people for tree-planting, dance activities, recycling garbage, film festivals, community events, essays writing, poster event, social media campaigns and a lot more.
Many awareness campaigns are also run at schools, colleges and other qualification institution to motivate students towards their environmental safety.
The commemoration takes place at the national and international level by organizing different activities in the public places of aware common public about the real causes of environment status ignominy as well as let them know what steps should be taken to solve such environmental problems.
Each year, June 5 is commemorated as WED 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 main, and take forward the call to save the planet Earth. Last year’s theme, “Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife trade” encouraged a fight opposite wildlife offence.
“CONNECTING PEOPLE TO NATURE”
In the each World Environment Day is arranged throughout a theme that concentrated heed on a specially pressing environmental worry. The theme for 2017, ‘Connecting People to Nature’, urges us to get outdoors and into nature, to admire its beauty and to think about how we are piece of nature and how intimately we based on it.
Nature’s presents are frequently hard to value in monetary terms. Like clean air, they are frequently taken for granted, at least until they become scarce.
However, economists are growing ways to measure the multi-trillion-dollar worth of many so-called ‘ecosystem services’, from insects pollinating fruit trees to the leisure, health and spiritual advantages of a hike up a valley.
WHAT WAS SPECIAL ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
World environment day 2016 was commemorated by focusing on most main point of environmental problem. This year’s theme of WED festivity was “fight against the illegal trade in wildlife for life” concentrate on safeguarded the life of wild animals like elephants, rhinos, gorillas, whales, sea turtles, rosewoods, tigers involving other species.
The most vital purpose of this year commemorated was to take strong actions to restrict the illegal trade of wildlife which is putting the biodiversity of this planet into the hazard.
The host nation of this event in 2016 was Angola which has arranged it’s commemorated regarding protecting the environment. This year’s theme is the message aimed to eliminate all bad practices of illegal trade in wildlife.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY THEME AND SLOGAN
Every year festivity of the World Environment Day is based on the specific theme decided by the United Nations to make the festivity more effectual by inspiring mass people globally to hugely take part in addressing environmental problems on a worldwide scale.
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