World Environment Day - Paragraph
World Environment Day is a campaign celebrated every year on 5th of June to solve environmental issues by implementing new and effective plans in order to make environment safe, secure and healthy for better future. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 during the opening of a special conference for environment named as “Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment”. It is a most important day commemorated annually to spread awareness about environment among people all over the world as well as encourage and motivate them to take positive actions regarding clean and beautiful environment on the earth. It is celebrated with lots of preparations as a big event of the year during which political attention and public actions are enhanced.
WED was established with various plans, agenda and objectives to remove all the environmental issues from this planet and make it really a beautiful planet. It was necessary to establish this particular event to focus on environmental problems and give people a face to environmental issues. Its celebration helps us to understand the importance of healthy environment for our healthy life as well as to empower public to be the active agents of sustainable and environment-friendly development worldwide. It spreads the common understanding among people that it is must to change their attitudes towards environmental issues to ensure the availability of a safer and more prosperous future to all the nations and peoples.
World environment day campaign is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Its headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya however celebrated in over 100 countries all across the world. It was established in 1972 however celebrated first time in 1973. The celebration event of it is hosted every year by the different city (known as host city) with different theme (declared by the UNGA). It is celebrated through the international collaboration of people. The theme of world environment day celebration 2016 was “fight against the illegal trade in wildlife for life” and host country was Angola.
It focuses to bring people from all countries at one track to deal and combat with the climate changes and improve the management of forests. It is celebrated with many creative activities such as tree plantation, cultural activities by students, drawing, painting, quiz competitions, debate, lectures, essay writing, banner display, speech recitation, etc on topics related to the environment protection. Workshops (regarding sustainable project management) are also organized to encourage youths about the environment and climate change issues for safe future on the earth.
In 2009, an environment fair was held in Chennai and Bangalore with the activities like on the spot painting competition, training programmes for students over e-waste management, renewable energy devices, wildlife conservation, rain water harvesting systems, waste recycle and reuse processes, debates on rising global warming, biodegradable wastes, awareness drives about “go green” revolution, etc for eco-friendly infrastructure and energy efficiency to curb global warming and save natural resources.