5th June,2013- The day when the whole world will celebrate the World Environment Day in their own way!
World Environment Day is established by the United Nations General Assembly to mark the opening of the 1972 Stockholm Conference.
This day is celebrated around the world in many ways, including Street Rallies, Bicycle Parades, Green Concerts, Essay And Poster Competitions In Schools, Tree Planting, Recycling Efforts, Clean-Up Campaigns and much more. World Environment Days thematic celebrations included caring for the earth and water, the ozone layer, climate change, desertification and sustainable development, to mention a few.
This year, the World Environment Day theme is Green Economy: Does it include you?
This theme highlights that the Green Economy as an essential rethink to the way we do business, if we are to create a brighter future.
But more importantly, the theme lay emphasis on the fact that 'You' are an important element to its success and invites you to evaluate whether the steps being taken by the government, private sector, civil society and community in your area 'Include You.'
Green Economy: Does it include you?
The 2012 World Environment Day theme is Green Economy: Does it include you? 2013 is also the 41st anniversary for World Environment Day, since the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1972.
Why celebrate World Environment Day?
When we see or experience the negative effects of climate change and environmental degradation, it is easy to blame others by saying that: -
Governments have not prioritized environmental policies
Corporate organizations have raised greenhouse gas emission
NGOs is not strong enough to initiate any action plan to save the environmen
Individuals are not concerned in taking any action.
But we should not forget the fact that World Environment Day however is a day we put aside our differences and instead celebrate the achievements we've made towards protecting the environment. By celebrating World Environment Day, we remind ourselves and others of the importance of caring for our environment. Remember that every action counts, so join us: every year, everywhere, and everyone!
Source: - http://www.unep.org