World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June every year with the aim of raising awareness about the importance of protecting nature and the environment.
The major goal of the day is to provide a much-needed worldwide forum where we can openly discuss our environmental concerns and discuss solutions to most of the environmental issues affecting our planet Earth such as Pollution, Deforestation, endangered biodiversity, global warming, and climate change. It also highlights issues such as overpopulation, food waste, and crop yield
History of World Environment Day
The United Nations declared World Environment Day on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972, as a result of debates about the integration of human interactions and the environment. The first World Environment Day (WED) was observed two years later, in 1974, with the theme "Only One Earth."
In1987, the idea of the different countries hosting World Environment Day began. Since then till now, over 143 countries participate in celebrating World Environment Day with a different theme every year.
World Environment Day Anthem
Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
the most beautiful planet in the universe
all the continents and all the oceans
united we stand as flora and fauna
united we stand as species of one earth
diverse cultures, beliefs and ways
we are humans, the earth is our home
all the people and the nations of the world
all for one, one for all
united we unfurl the blue marble flag.
World Environment Day 2021
The theme for World Environment Day in 2021 is "Ecosystem Restoration." The 5th of June 2021 will be commemorated on a grand scale, with a focus on rebuilding our relationship with nature. Pakistan will host World Environment Day in 2021, according to the United Nations. The environment has been under a lot of stress due to pollution and other detrimental human activities. The main aim should be how we could restore the Environment by addressing these issues.
Importance Of World Environment Day
The primary goal of World Environment Day (WED) events is to raise awareness about the urgent need to conserve the environment. The day emphasizes the importance of taking immediate action on global challenges such as pollution, endangered marine life, human overpopulation, global warming, wildlife preservation, forest conservation, and, most importantly, sustainable development through natural resource conservation.
It aims at promoting research and development to explore alternative sources of energy. Individuals, committees, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and volunteers are encouraged to raise awareness of these critical concerns among the general population. Only when the general population including the children is aware of the implications of their activities, the environment be rescued from further harm.
The steps taken such as the prohibition of single-use plastics, as well as the limitation on the use of chlorofluorocarbon components, could go a long way toward preserving our natural environment. It is critical to maintaining our resources clean by reducing their use, recycling things, and repurposing existing resources.
What you can do on World Environment Day
People, organizations, educational institutions, and businesses are using World Environment Day to act or increase their efforts to bring civilization back into balance with the Earth. Because the pandemic is almost certainly the result of environmental harm, the economic recovery must be founded on green solutions.
Never underestimate the power of a single person. This is our planet, and we must take responsibility for its preservation.
If you are at home, you can -
- Create an organic terrace garden in your home and harvest small vegetables and fruits.
- Use environmentally friendly products for all of your outdoor programs, including parties, events, and parties.
- Avoid using plastic bags and disposable paper bags, paper cups, and tumblers.
- Use rain harvesting methods to tackle water shortages.
- Write a post or host competitions or events on social media and encourage your family and friends to take steps to protect the environment and to spread awareness.
- Share articles about World Environment Day on your Social Media profiles. You can share this article too.
- Use eco-friendly products on daily basis.
- Adopt 5Rs - Reuse, Recycle, Restore, Replenish and Reduce in your daily life.
- Plant saplings in the surroundings and water them regularly.
- Use a bicycle to travel short distances. You can also walk if it is possible which even has health benefits or you can take public transport to reduce vehicular pollution.
Think of new ideas on how you can reduce the impact of human activities on the environment.
If you any new ideas on how we can restore the ecosystem, post them in the comments.
Why we should do what we can do for our Mother Nature?
After World Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 2021, this is another day for us to realize that we need to take care of our mother nature. She is terribly sick and in distress and is crying for help. She gave humans a place to live but we as humans have ignored her and with our activities have harmed her.
And this is the time we take steps to heal the environment give love to our mother nature.
We have only one planet. We cannot live without nature but nature can live without humans.
If we don't think about global warming, climate change, stopping deforestation, and air pollution at this point in time then it is likely we will face extinction in near future.
World Environment Day is a global platform to help reduce the impact on the environment. It is not only to protect our homes but to protect the homes of all the living species on Earth.
World Environment Day is a perfect opportunity to understand the effects of air pollution and what you and your family can do to assist. Every little bit helps and these projects allow even the youngest members of your family to learn the value of doing their part.
Do your bit for mother nature on this coming World Environment Day.
Happy Environment Day!