Today is World Environment Day – a Day to keep our planet clean and cool.
What should we do to keep our planet clean and cool, and turn our focus on environmental changes? Though there are many initiatives started to save our environment and make the planet green, how many of us are on it...is the question?
The date comes on June 5th every year; isn’t just a day to read or understand the problems affecting the countryside, but we need at least a small action from your side so that there will be a change in others too. Come on let's bring the change startingfrom today toget upoffyour chairs and help protect and preserve our nature!
Here is everything you need to know
Try and organize a litter picking outing with your friends, hike in your local park and arrange clean-up campaigns, planting trees in your house or in your area, go for a picnic with your family to a beautiful garden, take a good snap or a beautiful shots of the great outdoors and share them online or you can participate in a nature share contest. You can even send good shots to National Geographic Channel; who knows it can be the "editors pick - pic": and you can grab the good prize for it. Try to do some good outdoor activities by inviting your friends and family and help your city or your local area look beautiful, teach your siblings to do so. If you do one tree per person,then not only your area but, you can make the complete city green and beautiful.
What is this year’s theme?
This year's theme is "Connecting People to Nature"...
The theme is to invite and encourage everyone to get outdoors and understand the beauty of the planet in a bid to show people the importance of protecting the nature for future generations. However, the theme was selected by this year’s host country Canada – which is going to be the centre for the World Environment Day activities.
What is World Environment Day all about?
World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in the year 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. While there was one more declaration, adopted by the General Assembly on the same day, led to the formation of UNEP. However, it is hosted every year by a different city and commemorated with an international exposition throughout a week of June 5.The World Environment Day is not a public holiday, so public life is not affected on this day.
You can see people around the world planting trees, cleaning-up up their neighborhoods and taking action against wildlife crimes or preventing harm tonature.The day itself is all about raising awareness about nature and its importance of protecting it so, anything that has people taking on the outdoors is a small step towards helping.
We know that; there are many scientific advancements thatcame up on growing environmental problems like global warming and are helping us to recognize the innumerable ways in which natural systems support our own prosperity and well-being.
Even today Billions of rural people around the world spend their working day connected to nature and being grateful for their full dependence on natural water supplies and how nature provides their livelihood in the form of productive soil. They are among the foremost to suffer when ecosystems are threatened, by pollution, climate change or over-exploitation.
Nature’s gifts are often hard to value in economic terms. Like clean air, it is often taken for granted, at least until it become scarce. However, economists are developing ways to measure the multi-trillion-dollar worth of many and so-called ‘ecosystem services’, from insects pollinating fruit trees in the orchards of California to the leisure, health and religious benefits of a hike up Himalayan valleys.