World Environment Day, June 5
World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. It is also known as Environment Day, Eco Day, or WED. It is a spectacular annual event focusing on environmental issues and trying to resolve them completely. It has been celebrated all over the world with many creative activities and enthusiasm to bring positive changes to the environment. Its purpose is to protect the natural environment on Earth for a healthy possibility of life.
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.
It aims to attract and attract the attention of millions of people, including political and health organizations from various countries around the world so that they can formulate new plans and implement them accordingly. In order to control the negative environmental changes, it is very important to pay attention to issues like wastage and loss of food, increasing global warming, deforestation, pollution, industrialization, etc.
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. Sweden announced that it will host World Environment Day 2022 in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
The theme of World Environment Day 2022 is “Only One Earth” and focuses on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”.
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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 Sweden is the global host of 2022 World Environment Day.
Sweden and Kenya, with support from UNEP and partners, are hosting a high-level international meeting in Stockholm on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2022 titled “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity” to commemorate the 1972 UN Conference on Human Environment.
Stockholm+50 will provide an opportunity for the international community to strengthen cooperation and show leadership in the transformation towards a more sustainable society, in line with the declaration that was recently adopted in conjunction with the marking of the 75th anniversary of the UN.
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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 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.
Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
the most beautiful planet in the universe
all the continents and all the oceans
united we stand as flora and fauna
united we stand as species of one earth
different cultures, beliefs, and ways
we are humans, the earth is our home
all the people and the nations of the world
all for one and one for all
united we unfurl the blue marble flag.