World Environment Day:
World Environment Day (WED) is a day to create awareness about the well-being of the environment and how to protect it. It is celebrated each year on 5th of June. It is a project of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
World Environment Day 2017:
WED 2017 will be hosted by Italy. The theme of this year is to save the natural resources. The natural resources of earth are being depleted at a very fast pace. We are wasting these resources. Moreover, the population is increasing day by day. There aren’t enough resources for the entire world. Many of the resources are irreplaceable. We need to consume them with care. This year’s theme is about sustainable life style. It urges us all to think about how we eat, sleep and shop. We need to change the way we are living if we want to make the most of what is left of the world’s resources.
History of World Environment Day:
The project was approved in 1972 in the General Assembly of United Nations. The purpose behind this project is that each and every individual realizes that he or she has a role to play for the betterment of environment. Every person is responsible for keeping the environment clean and healthy for the future generations. United Nations chooses a host city every year, but people all over the world celebrate this day.
Reason behind Celebrating World Environment Day:
The World Environment Day is Celebrated to bring to light the major environmental issues like global warming, shortage of resources, deforestation etc. Every year this day is celebrated with a different theme and slogan. Each year it brings to light a different environmental problem. It is celebrated to create awareness among the masses about the importance of our environment. Educating people about problems of the environment is very crucial. The importance of this day is to create awareness as well as encourage people to actively participate in activities to protect the environment.
How to celebrate World Environment Day:
The first thing you can do is to visit the website and find out about this year’s theme. Then find out about the World Environment Day activities that are taking place near your area. You can also plan your own World Health Day event. Invite family and friends, and start your campaign together with them.
You can also start by changing your lifestyle. Start using paper bags, don’t waste water, plant more trees, and don’t burn the waste and so on. There are many activities which you can perform in the honor of World Health Day. Do some research about the environmental problems in your area and try to do something about it.