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Jun 02

World Environment Day is June 5th

So what exactly is World Environment Day? you may ask. It was created by the United Nations in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. World Environment Day is June 5th.

World Environment Day’s agenda is the following:

  • Give a human face to environmental issues
  • Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development
  • Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues
  • Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.

World Environment Day 2009 Logo

World Environment Day has a different theme every year. Below are the great themes since 2004:

  • 2004 – Wanted! Seas and Oceans – Dead or Alive?
  • 2005 – Green Cities – Plan for the Planet!
  • 2006 – Deserts and Desertification – Don’t Desert Drylands!
  • 2007 – Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?
  • 2008 – Kick The Habit – Towards A Low Carbon Economy
  • 2009 – Your Planet Needs You – UNite to Combat Climate Change

There are numerous activities throughout the world affiliated with World Environment Day. For more information, go to the official World Environment Day website.

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