Monday, June 4, 2012

World Environment Day: June 5th 2012

Let's pledge to make earth a better place to live in. To spread this message and create awareness among the public, World Environment Day (WED) 2012 is the right time to initiate solutions on environmental issues.

World Environment Day or popularly known as Environmental Day is observed every year on June 5 to promote awareness on the importance of preserving our biodiversity. It also aims to identify issues related to environment and ways to take corrective action.

World Environment Day 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the event which was first established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

Hence to make the world a better place, many countries across the world have enacted laws to fight against the raising environmental issues.

The idea behind such awareness programmes is to use Environmental Day as a strong and effective platform in protecting the environment and finding solutions for a sustainable living.

Every year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) selects a theme to observe World Environment Day, which also draws the attention for the need for an effective ecosystem management.

World Environment Day is observed with great enthusiasm by organising scores of activities with the support of governments, groups and individuals. The programmes share the ideas to tackle environmental challenges that include natural disasters, global warming and toxic substances.

The theme for World Environment Day 2012 is Green Economy: Does it include you? In this theme, there are two parts: first, emphasizes the subject of the Green Economy to draw the attention of the people. The UN Environment Programme explains the theme the 'Green Economy' as a call to people in reducing environmental risks and carbon.

Throughout the years, the UNEP has remained successful in creating awareness across the world and as a result people have started living in concord with technology enjoying a better lifestyle.

The aim of the day is to :

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

However there are also irreversible changes and to control such threats, World Environment Day can play a vital role. So, let’s extend our full support to Environment Day 2012 to protect the forests, rivers and habitats.
Support a green economy by taking up simple acts of green.
Let us do our bit to Go Green!

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