It’s important to think about our impact on our environment every day. Today is a day to help us bring awareness to our environment and spread the word around the globe. In 1972, the UN General Assembly established World Environment Day to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Each year, continuing to celebrate this event becomes even more important. The United Nations Environment Programme emphasizes that the economic recession around the globe shows our need for a Green Economy, which should address social equity AND dramatically improved environment management. Currently, the world population is at 7 billion. It is estimated that by 2050, the world population will be 9 billion. This puts a greater pressure on natural resources; demands for food, water, and energy will continue to rise.
Want to do something?
Support World Environment Day! You can participate in a variety of ways from doing arts and crafts with your kids to engaging in social media activities. UNEP has a list of activities here. You can even register your activity and enter UNEP’s contest. These activities can be done between now and June 8. Some activities require more planning, so I should have got this post up sooner, but the easiest thing to do is spread the word! Inform the kids in your life! Plant a tree, ride a bike, or recycle!
Info materials are available here. Get your learn on!!