Happy World Environment Day Everyone!
World Environment Day is the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round but climax on June 5. It has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment as well as encourages political attention and action.
Through World Environment Day, the UN Environment Programme is able to personalize environmental issues and enable everyone to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable development; to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations.
The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you?
In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and far more sustainable way of doing business. Everyone counts in this initiative and World Environment Day calls for action – organize a neighborhood clean-up, stop using plastic bags and get your community/coworkers to do the same, plant a tree, print less, walk to work, start a recycling drive…the possibilities are endless!
Are you included in the green economy?
For more information, visit http://www.unep.org/wed/greeneconomy/