Since 1974, world environment day has been celebrated on 5 June every year. It is crucial and renowned day for environmental action. Government, businesses, celebrities and citizen comes together and makes efforts on pressing environmental issue. However, it will be celebrated digitally this year. You can sign up at their official website for regular updates.
Every year a country hosts World environment day, this year Colombia has partnership with Germany to focus on the biodiversity. 2020 has been a critical year till now, however, we are still rooting the things to fall back to normal soon. This year of urgency and action for the crisis that nature is facing should be acknowledged well.
Moreover, the theme for this year is biodiversity. The bush fire in Brazil, Australia and United stated followed by a deadly virus resulting into pandemic. Furthermore, the locust infestations across many countries. This is a way of nature trying to converse with us.
UNEP is the leader of global voice of environment. The reason behind leadership and partnership for better environment is UNEP. Also, it promotes to improve the quality of life in nations to make the best for your future generations.
Interesting facts to share with your family and friends on World Environment Day
- In next 10 years, one out of every four species will be wiped off from the planet.
- Biodiversity includes 8 million plant and animal species.
- The live coral reef cover has been reduced to half in last 150 years.
- 25% of the bottled water you buy is municipal tap water.
- We need 1.76 more Earths to provide resources and absorb out waste.
This is the time to be awake and introspect the harm we have caused to nature. However, we still continue to waste resources.