World Environment Day 2014 Logo


World Environment Day (‘WED’) is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972[1] on the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began.[2] The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1973. Since then it is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme.
World Environment Day falls in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern Hemisphere, and midsummer in the Tropical regions. (Source: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia)

This year’s theme focuses on SIDS or Small Island Developing States. Island nations around the world are particularly vulnerable to climate change, natural disasters and rising seas. However, they have also come up with some amazing solutions to cope with these problems. (Source: Tree Hugger and UNEP)

This means that there are so much to learn about these small island-states even if they have little resources. Let us therefore unite for the environment in celebration of world environment day.
For more information and details on how to celebrate World Environment Day, please check the link stated hereunder:

Photo Credits:

1. Marmar Dagu-ob for Photo 1 and 2 of Suyac Island Mangrove Tree Planting Project, Sagay City, Philippines.

2. Henry C. Libo-on for photo # 4 of Merizo Port, jump-off point to Cocos Island, all of Guam, U.S.A. and photo #5 of El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

3. WED – World Environment Day Logo by

Other reference – for the theme of 2014 WED

2 thoughts on “WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY JUNE 5, 2014

  1. Pingback: Environment Day Special: The Story of Ozone Recovery | Engineer's Digest

Leave a Reply to boteotu Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s