It’s World Environment Day!

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event celebrated on the 5th of June every year across the world. It was on this day in the year 1972 that the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was formed. First celebrated in 1973, World Environment Day is a means to tackle environmental challenges that include climate change, global warming, disasters and conflicts, harmful substances, environmental governance, ecosystem management and resource efficiency.

It’s a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and the future generations. The 2014 theme for World Environment Day focuses on ‘Small Islands and Climate Change’. The official slogan for the year 2014 is ‘Raise Your Voice Not The Sea Level.

In recent times, eco-friendly weddings have also become a rage. It’s possible to have a lavish dream wedding and yet be a bit more considerate to mother Earth. All it takes is a little tweaking and rethinking of your invitations, decoration, catering and honeymoon.

Quick Facts» This day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972
» The theme for 2014 is ‘Small Islands and Climate Change’
» India was selected as the host of World Environment Day 2011 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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This entry was posted by Shaadilive on June 5, 2014 in Events and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to It’s World Environment Day!

  1. neetu says:

    We need to do something for our environment spread greenery around the world…

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