WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
World environment day is also known as the Environment Day, Eco Day or short form WED. It has been one of the great annual events for years which is being celebrated worldwide by the people aiming to protect the unique and life nurturing Nature on every 5th June.
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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2017
World environment day 2017 will be celebrated by the people all across the world on 5th of June, at Monday.
What was Special on World Environment Day 2016
As per the media, world environment day 2016 was celebrated by focusing on most important point of environmental issue. This year’s theme of world environment day celebration was “fight against the illegal trade in wildlife for life” (zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife) focusing on save the life of wild animals like elephants, rhinos, gorillas, whales, sea turtles, orangutans, pangolins, rosewoods, helmeted hornbills, tigers including other species. This year’s slogan was “Go Wild for Life” to raise the voice against wildlife crime and damages caused by it and take actions to prevent it.
The most important purpose of this year celebration was to take strong actions to restrict illegal trade of wildlife which is putting the biodiversity of this planet into danger. The host country of this event in 2016 was Angola which has organized its celebration regarding safeguard the environment. This year’s theme is the message aimed to eradicate all bad practices of illegal trade in wildlife.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY HISTORY
World Environment Day (also called as WED) has been started celebrating as an annual event on every 5th of June since 1973 in order to raise the global awareness about the importance of the healthy and green environment in the human lives, to solve the environmental issues by implementing some positive environmental actions as well as to make aware common public worldwide that everyone is responsible for saving his environment and not only somebody, government or organizations working for it.
World environment day was first established to be celebrated every year by running some effective campaigns by the United Nations General Assembly and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the conference on Human Environment began from 5th to 16th of June at United Nations in 1972. It was first time celebrated in 1973 with the particular theme “Only one Earth”. Since 1974, the celebration campaign of the world environment day is hosted in different cities of the world.
It is a big annual celebration started by the United Nations General Assembly to engage millions of people from different countries across the globe as well as draw attention of political and health organizations to implement some effective actions.
WHY WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY IS CELEBRATED
World environment day annual celebration campaign was started to address the huge environmental issues like wastage and losses of food, deforestation, increasing global warming and so many. Every year celebration is planned according to the particular theme and slogan of the year to bring effectiveness in the campaign all through the world.
It is celebrated to successfully get carbon neutrality, focusing on the forest management, reducing greenhouse effects, promoting bio-fuels production by planting on degraded lands, use of hydro-power to enhance electricity production, encourage common public to use solar water heaters, energy production through solar sources, developing new drainage systems, promoting coral reefs and mangroves restoration in order to get prevented from flooding and erosion including other ways of environmental preservation. Some of the objectives of the world environment day campaign are mentioned below:
- It is celebrated to make aware the common public about the environmental issues.
- Encourage common people from different society and communities to actively participate in the celebration as well as become an active agent in developing environmental safety measures.
- Let them know that community people are very essential to inhibit negative changes towards the environmental issues.
- Encourage people to make their nearby surroundings safe and clean to enjoy safer, cleaner and more prosperous future.