Theme: ‘Air Pollution’
World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
Firstly it was celebrated in 1974 to raise awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. World Environment Day is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent of change.
Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern.
The theme invites people to think about how they are part of nature and how intimately they depend on it. It challenges people to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship. Last year theme was “Beat Plastic Pollution” and the host was India.
Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps to highlight the environmental challenges it faces and supports the effort to address them. This year China is the global host of 2019 World Environment Day.
Air pollution is a complex problem, and our little effort can do a lot. Air pollution is affecting our health the main reasons for air pollution are Industry, transport, waste, household, and agriculture.
An asthma attack is a horrible experience where it deprives you of your ability to breathe, and life itself. A new study says vehicle pollution results in 4 million child asthma cases a year, equivalent to 11,000 new cases every day.
“Urbanization has been associated with an increase in asthma. But the exact nature of this relationship is unclear,” says the World Health Organization. World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world.
The air we breathe daily is a result of the lifestyle choices we make. We all should set forward for this cause and #BeatAirPollution.
World Environment Day Anthem
An Earth Anthem penned by poet Abhay K is sung to celebrate World Environment Day.
It was launched in June 2013 on the occasion of the World Environment Day by Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor, the Union Ministers of India, at a function organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations in New Delhi.
World Environment Day is a chance to reconnect with nature and celebrate the places that matter most to you. So how will you “connect with nature” on 5 June?