World Environment Day,June 5 – Points you must know !!

World Environment Day


World Environment day is celebrated on June 5 every year to create awareness for protection of environment and an everlasting impact on the planet.  More than 100 countries actively celebrate the day.


History of World Environment Day?


World Environment Day ('WED') is celebrated every year to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1973. It was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 on the day the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began.


History of World Environment Day


What is the importance of World Environment Day?


The environment supports the life on the planet. We choose convenience over conservation. The unscrupulous misuse of the environment with scant respect for the mother earth is causing irrevocable damages to the environment,  even questioning the existence of the planet itself.  We cause Global Warming through the exorbitant emission of Greenhouse Gases.  We generate unimaginable quantum of garbage every day. The garbage we generate is burnt illegally releasing toxic gases which in turn heats the earth’s atmosphere. Burning of plastic waste is one of the major reasons for this.  Remember the awareness that has been created in the recent past against burning of plastics and also the pollution being caused by automobiles.


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What is the theme of the World Environment Day, 2014?


Melting of icecaps on the poles is one of the direct impact of the increased temperature. The water thus generated reaches the seas causing water level in seas to increase. This causes beautiful beaches, towns and villages and houses and agriculture  on the banks of the sea getting immersed in sea. Thus the melting of ice on the poles and rising of sea level result in imbalance in the environment.  The Theme of WED,2014 is “ Small Islands and Climate Change”  with the official slogan “Raise Your Voice, Not The Sea Level”.


theme of the World Environment Day, 2014


Excess of everything is bad and we have to restrain ourselves from the misuse of the planet, if we bother about handing over the beautiful planet to our next generation. We need to change our lifestyles and the change must start with us.



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