World Environment Day

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2021 Date5 June 2021
2022 Date5 June 2022
World Environment Day

World Environment Day History

World Environment Day was held by the United Nations for the first time in 1974. The goal of this celebration is to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage people to take action. Every year, a theme is chosen and a country is selected as the official host.

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World Environment Day Facts

  • The offficial host country in 2018 is India, and the theme is "Beating Plastic Pollution".
  • Top environmental issues to watch out for in 2018 include climate change, extreme temperatures and weather, deforestation, and loss of biodiversity.
  • There are pros and cons to the global warming debate. This article discusses both sides.
  • In a 2016 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 74% of U.S. adults said "the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment," while 23% said "the country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment."
  • As reported by the United Nations in July, 2018, a factory is under construction in Netherlands, Amsterdam, that could prove to be a breakthrough in plastic waste disposal. It will use plastic that is unrecyclable using traditional methods as fuel to power ships.

World Environment Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Get involved. You can start by registering for an event at the World Environment Day website. There are events all over the world.
  • The Environmental Media Association awards are handed out each year. Take a look at the nominees and winners and give one a try.

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