World Environment Day is celebrated every year globally on June 5th. This year the theme is “Beat the Air Pollution – caring for our planet is vital for our survival.
There is a paramount need to protect the environment at the moment, and this is what World Environment Day, which is celebrated every year on June 5, highlights. t began in 1974 and is a well-known global platform for positive change that is celebrated in over 100 countries.
WED is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and is the pinnacle of environmental activities undertaken all year round by UNEP and other organizations and individuals around the world. Being a part of the celebrations gives you an opportunity to share your ideas and activities for making our world cleaner, greener, and brighter.
This year, Hangzhou, situated in the province of Zhejiang, China will host the main event.
In India #SelfieWithSapling – a campaign by the Union Environment Minister was launched as part of the celebrations on World Environment Day. The campaign is meant to encourage people to plant more trees. It requires you to plant a sapling and post a picture of it on social media with the hashtag given above. He, along with cricketer Kapil Dev and actor Jackie Shroff planted saplings in the Paryavaran Bhawan premises in New Delhi, were the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is based.
Insisting that environment protection had to be a people’s movement, Javadekar said, ‘Jan Bhagidari’ was integral to tackling environmental issues.
What can you do to save the environment?
1. Practice sustainable development
2. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle
3. Get your vehicles pollution checked
4. Avoid burning wood and other ingredients that increase pollution
5. Spread the message of environment day on social media