UN World Environment Day is observed worldwide every year on the 5th of June to raise awareness about protecting nature and the planet Earth. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 and was first observed on June 5, 1974. This day is also known as Eco Day, Environment Day and WED.
Official name – UN World Environment Day
Other names – Eco Day, Environment Day, WED
Observed – globally
Aim – to raise global awareness about environmental problems faced by any particular nation or the world and take measures to protect the nature and the planet Earth
First time observed on – June 5, 1974
Observed on – 5th June every year
World Environment Day is celebrated on a different theme every year. Last year’s theme for WED celebration was – ‘Seven Billion Dreams; One Planet; Consume with Care’. For 2016, the theme is – ‘Go Wild For Life; Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife Trade’.
The Jaipur city runs on the occasion of World Environment Day. A marathon race is organized on this occasion on 5th June, where Jaipurites run for the environment together during the early morning hours. It’s a fun activity, which lets you connect with other Jaipurites and is also good for your health.
It is the responsibility of everyone in the world to contribute in protecting the world resources and help in maintaining ecological balance. Here are a few things that you can bring into practice this World Environment Day to protect the environment.
Let’s work together to save nature and the planet and to make this world a better place to live in!