World Environment Day
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) annually organizes events for World Environment Day, which encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It is celebrated on 5 June in over 100 countries.
Why is World Environment Day important
The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature. For instance, each year, marine plants produce more than half of our atmosphere’s oxygen, and a mature tree cleans our air, absorbing 22 kilos of carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen in exchange. Despite all the benefits that nature gives us, we still mistreat it. That is why we need to work on that. That is why we need this Observance.
How to observe World Environment Day
- Plant trees
- World Environment Day Tweetathon: Log in to your Twitter account and organize various messages to be sent during those 48 hours. Use specialized hashtags – Join the online celebrations with #GenerationRestoration and #WorldEnvironmentDay
- Test your knowledge of Biodiversity and learn more about the intricate services nature provides us.
Biodiversity is the foundation that supports all life on land and below water. It affects every aspect of human health, providing clean air and water, nutritious foods, scientific understanding and medicine sources, natural disease resistance, and climate change mitigation. Changing, or removing one element of this web affects the entire life system and can produce negative consequences.
In order to celebrate today effectively, here is a list of resources you can use to make the day special – or to plan ahead
- How to communicate with parents
- Utilize the hashtag: #NationalParentalInvolvementDay
- Ecosystem Restoration Quiz
- UN and other international NGO
- Non-Profits website for the observances