World Environment Day, 2015

June 5 every year had been designated by the United Nations as World Environment Day. Celebrated by all nations of the world, WED activities ranges from Information and Education Campaigns, Tree Planting, Clean-Up Drive of the coastal areas, rivers, forest parks and oceans and global forum, among others.

Here is a glimpse of the 2015 video produced by the UN with the theme: Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet, Consume With Care.

Source: youtube, uploaded by UN

Another issue that is worth looking into is the experiences encountered by the Karen people of Burma, now Myanmar.  Here’s a video on the environment issues that greatly affected the Karen people.

Source: youtube, uploaded by KESAN Channel

To read more about the history of the Karen people, please click this link:

http://rainbowends.org/karen/history.htm

 

 

 

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY JUNE 5, 2014

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World Environment Day 2014 Logo


(Source: freegreatimages.com)

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.
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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.
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For more information and details on how to celebrate World Environment Day, please check the link stated hereunder:

http://m.wikihow.com/Celebrate-World-Environment-Day

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 freegreatimages.com

Other reference – altiusdirectory.com for the theme of 2014 WED