Today is World Environment Day
Friday 5 June 2015
World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, and is celebrated every June 5th. The United Nations Environment Program describes WED as its “principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment.” More than 100 nations will be involved in this year’s celebration, with all manner and scale of activities, including marathons, music, clean-ups and educational events.
This year’s World Environment Day theme is: “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” – focusing on conscious consumption, food waste, water conservation, and energy consumption patterns.
As we strive to live within our planetary boundaries, while population growth and economic development persevere unabated, World Environment Day serves as an opportunity to channel our collective power to treat our planet and its resources responsibly.
Source : www.ecology.com