World Environment Day 2012
The annual World Environment Day (WED) is humanity’s global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round but climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere. WED celebration began in 1972, and has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. Through this initiative, the UN Environment Programme personalizes environmental issues and encourages individuals to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development.
Further, WED is a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations. Everyone counts in this initiative and WED relies on you to make this happen! Organize a neighborhood clean-up, stop using plastic bags and get your community to do the same, plant a tree or better yet organize a collective tree planting effort, walk to work, start a recycling drive… the possibilities are endless. For more information and ideas, please visit http://www.unep.org/wed/