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World Environment Day: Be a responsible consumer to save Earth
"Today is World Environment Day– A day when we turn our focus to cleaning up the planet."
What is World Environment Day?
Our environment is the future of our world. If it is not healthy, then we can not think of taking a breath of peace. World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5th June. Its goal is “to encourage global awareness and action to protect our environment”.
Since its inception, WED has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action, and it is celebrated in over 100 countries. On the occasion of World Environment Day, people are invited to take care of the Earth and take action in order to become part of the change. The Earth is biodiversity, natural resources, water, food and air, and much more. World environment day is also a celebration of brotherhood, wherein people from different countries come together and think about ways and means to protect environment collectively. As they come together, they pledge to make our planet a clean and green place to live in.
Purpose of World Environment day
It has become one of the primary ways to raise global awareness of environmental issues and to help stimulate political attention, public action, and personal commitment to environmental preservation.
The agenda for World Environment Day is to:
• Give a human face to environmental issues.
• Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development.
• Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues.
• Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.
World Environment Day : What we can do to Save the Earth and Environment
Every year people all over celebrate World Environment Day, with plans in mind to save earth and the environment. But sometimes we need to ask ourselves “will we really execute our plans?” The existence of nature is the proof of our own existence and everybody appreciates the existence of water, forest, animals, songbird, flora and fauna, but unfortunately these can be misused and end up being harmed. The environment is polluted by various things such as radioactive elements, plastics, sewage, domestic waste and industrial pollution.
Some of these strategies may seem a little radical, but they are among the most valuable actions you can take to protect and preserve Earth’s environment :
• Eat Responsibly
• Conserve Energy — and Switch to Renewable Energy
• Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
• Save of the water
• Reduce environmental pollution
• Reduce the amount of solid waste
• Stop the global warming
• Save natural vegetation
How World Environment Day be Celebrated?
World Environment day is celebrated each year by various means like:
• Street rallies
• Bicycles parades
• Green concerts
• Essay and poster competitions in schools
• Tree planting
• Recycling efforts
• Environment cleanup campaigns and much more.