World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 and is a holiday to reconnect with nature along with learning about the issues facing Earth environmentally. There are several volunteer programs and events that will be taking place around the world today. It isn’t just a day to read about the problems affecting our environment but about action and doing something to help preserve nature.
Even the little things matter, such as hiking in your local park, organizing a group of people to pick up litter or sharing beautiful shots of the great outdoors. If you have been on Twitter today, you have seen that #WorldEnvironmentDay is trending.
The World Environment Day website allows you to celebrate with others whether you want to attend a register event or to register your own event. You are able to search and see if there are any events happening in your area. The day is all about coming together and to do our part in preserving the environment as this year’s theme is ‘connecting people with nature’. Almost 1,700 events were registered on the website, which is only a fraction of the amount of actual events happening around the world.
The day was kicked off by actor Adrian Grenier and singer Jack Johnson as they called on people around the world to connect with nature, appreciate how it sustains us and to make sure we do more to keep it safe. Host of this year’s celebrations is the country Canada. The two stars met with minister for environment and climate change, Catherine McKenna, and UN environment chief Erik Solheim ahead of a special concert in Toronto by Johnson.
At a pre-concert showcasing event for local conservation groups, actor Grenier said, “I encourage you all to get out there, get in nature, get in the ocean. We can become a sea of change.” Grenier is a strong advocate for ocean protection.
World Environment Day is the largest global day for positive environmental action. It is a day celebrated by thousands of countries as people come together for the environment. This year’s theme highlights the vast benefits, from food security and improved health to water supply and climatic stability, that clean environments provide to humanity.
Source(s): World Environment Day