World Environment Day
When is World Environment Day? This holiday is always celebrated on June 5
The 1970s was a world a crazy time. A lot was wrong with the world and the country. But, something good came out of these tumultuous times. People became aware of the harm being done by humans to our environment. And so, the United Nations created World Environment Day. This June 5 holiday seeks government and political action to change our environment for the good. One could argue not a lot of progress has been made. On the contrary, positive steps are being made. It’s just not as much or as quickly as we desire.
World Environment Day focuses attention on important environmental issues. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.”
The United Nations selects a different theme every year. Each year, a different city is selected to host World Environment Day celebrations.
How to Celebrate and Participate in World Environment Day
Here are some ideas on how to celebrate World Environment Day:
- Learn more about the environmental topic selected for this year.
- Participate in World Environment Day activities.
- Help to create awareness of the issues.
- Contribute to organizations supporting environmental issues.
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History and Origin of World Environment Day
The United Nations General Assembly created World Environment Day in 1972. We observe it is every June 5, on the anniversary of the opening of the UN Conference on the Human Environment.
We believe the roots of this UN holiday came from Earth Day (U.S.) established in 1970.
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