World Environment Day 2019
This World Environment Day, learn more about the air pollution around you, and how we can #BeatAirPollution
A platform for Action
World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
The People’s Day
Above all, World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. That “something” can be local, national or global. It can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.
Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that draws attention to a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019 is “Air pollution”.
Every World Environment Day has a different host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces and supports worldwide efforts to address them. This year’s host is China.
In recent years, millions of people have taken part in thousands of registered activities worldwide. You can sign up here so they can keep you updated on what’s happening.
What You Can Do
This year’s World Environment Day provides an opportunity for each of us to combat air pollution around the world. And you don’t have to wait until 5 June to act.
There are so many things that we can do: from cycling or walking to work or school and back, to recycling non-organic trash, to pressuring local authorities to improve green spaces in our cities.
Here are some other ideas:
- Turn off lights and electronics not in use.
- Check efficiency ratings for home heating systems and cookstoves to choose models that save money and protect health.
- Never burn trash, as this contributes directly to air pollution.
What else can we do to tackle this problem? Share your ideas on social media using the hashtag #worldenvironmentday.
Air pollution is preventable, and the solutions are there. Let’s show the world that the time to act is now.
What: World Environment Day
When: Wednesday 5 June 2019
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Image Source: World Environment Day Facebook page
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