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World Environment Day

Learn how to save our planet from the evil effects of global warming on World Environment Day. Let's make the planet worth living.

Have you been complaining often about the rising heat during summers? We cannot ignore the effects of global warming anymore. The seasonal changes, rise in temperatures, the shrinking biodiversity and animals on the brink of extinction are a stark reminder that something is wrong with our planet earth.
We owe a lot to the world we live in. That is why it becomes important to save the earth in any way we can. If we cannot do much for it than a conscious effort to prevent harm to the environment can help us all. Begin your fight against global warming today and make our world worth living.

How did World Environment Day begin?

In 1972, the United Nations General Assembly established the World Environment Day to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment. This led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for developing awareness, get political attention to environmental issues and stimulate public action. Over the years it has become an occasion to discuss environmental problems, at an intergovernmental forum, to take corrective actions towards the global environment.

World Environment Day 2008 theme

'Kick the Habit! Towards a low carbon economy', is the theme for the World Environment Day 2008. Every year a country takes the initiative to be the host to celebrate this day. This year New Zealand is the host for the international World Environment Day celebrations. The UNEP is asking countries, companies and communities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. World Environment Day is focusing on initiatives and resources that promote a lifestyle with low carbon emissions. Using energy efficiently, alternative energy sources, conservation of forests and fighting pollution are a few highlights of World Environment Day to march towards a low carbon economy. This would affect the environment and every living being on the planet and have an impact on quality of life. The effects of global warming are being felt strongly now, with the world temperature rising a degree every year.

How to celebrate World Environment Day

The United Nations dedicated a day to celebrate the world environment. But what exactly can we do on this day other than remembering that the earth is slowly succumbing to the effects of global warming. Before we get on our knees, its time we rise above the problem. Here are a few small things that you can do to make a big difference.

  • Avoid shopping things you do not need
  • Make use of car pools. Use public transport more often
  • Prevent water wastage
  • Lower use of air conditioners
  • Follow the three R's. Recycle, Reuse and Refuse
  • Buy eco-friendly things
  • Save electricity
  • Plant a tree
  • Avoid wasting stationery
  • Avoid littering. Use dust-bins
  • Separate garbage
  • Say no to using and exchanging polythene bags
  • Be a part of an anti global warming drive in your city, town or may be block

Anything that affects nature will inevitably affect us. The better we treat Mother Nature the happier we will be. You do not need to be a part of a big group to save the environment. Every individual can make a difference in small but important ways. You can play a vital role in the chain of events right from home, school or work. Celebrate World Environment Day with gusto, everyday. Begin your natural combat today!

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