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World Environment Day

Environment Day
World environment day is also known as the Environment Day, Eco Day or short form WED. It
has been one of the great annual events for years which is being celebrated worldwide by the
people aiming to protect the unique and life nurturing Nature on every 5th June.

World Environment Day 2015

World environment day 2015 would be celebrated by the people all across the world on 5th of
June, at Friday.

World Environment Day History

World Environment Day (also called as WED) has been started celebrating as an annual event on
every 5th of June since 1973 in order to raise the global awareness about the importance of the
healthy and green environment in the human lives, to solve the environmental issues by
implementing some positive environmental actions as well as to make aware common public
worldwide that everyone is responsible for saving his environment and not only somebody,
government or organizations working for it.
World environment day was first established to be celebrated every year by running some
effective campaigns by the United Nations General Assembly and United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP) in the conference on Human Environment began from 5th to 16th of June at
United Nations in 1972. It was first time celebrated in 1973 with the particular theme Only one
Earth. Since 1974, the celebration campaign of the world environment day is hosted in different
cities of the world.
It is a big annual celebration started by the United Nations General Assembly to engage millions
of people from different countries across the globe as well as draw attention of political and
health organizations to implement some effective actions.

Why World Environment Day is Celebrated

World environment day annual celebration campaign was started to address the huge
environmental issues like wastage and losses of food, deforestation, increasing global warming
and so many. Every year celebration is planned according to the particular theme and slogan of
the year to bring effectiveness in the campaign all through the world.
It is celebrated to successfully get carbon neutrality, focusing on the forest management,
reducing greenhouse effects, promoting bio-fuels production by planting on degraded lands, use
of hydro-power to enhance electricity production, encourage common public to use solar water

heaters, energy production through solar sources, developing new drainage systems, promoting
coral reefs and mangroves restoration in order to get prevented from flooding and erosion
including other ways of environmental preservation. Some of the objectives of the world
environment day campaign are mentioned below:

It is celebrated to make aware the common public about the environmental issues.

Encourage common people from different society and communities to actively participate
in the celebration as well as become an active agent in developing environmental safety

Let them know that community people are very essential to inhibit negative changes
towards the environmental issues.

Encourage people to make their nearby surroundings safe and clean to enjoy safer,
cleaner and more prosperous future.

World Environment Day Activities

Variety of activities are planned to celebrate this great event in different countries to encourage
more people towards the celebration. Various news channels take part very actively in the
celebration to cover the news and distribute messages about the celebration among common
public through their news publications to bring effective and positive changes towards the
environment to solve all the environmental issues. Some of the national and international level
activities include street rallies, tree plantation, garbage recycling, surrounding areas clean-up,
parades and so many activities in order to draw people attention towards wide range of
environmental issues as well as bring difference.
People of all age groups actively involve during the celebration to save their planet in original
form as gifted by the nature. Especially modern day youths hugely take part in the celebration
through many activities such as clean up campaigns, art exhibitions, motivating people for treeplanting, dance activities, recycling garbage, film festivals, community events, essays writing,
poster competitions, social media campaigns and lot more. Many awareness campaigns are also
run at schools, colleges and other educational institutions to motivate students towards their
environmental safety. The celebration takes place at national and international level by
organizing various activities in the public places to aware common public about the real causes
of environment status degradation as well as let them know what steps should be taken to solve
such environmental issues.

World Environment Day Theme and Slogan

Each year celebration of the World Environment Day is based on the particular theme decided by
the United Nations to make the celebration more effective by encouraging mass people
worldwide to hugely take part in addressing environmental issues on global scale. Year wise list
of the themes and slogans of world environment day are mentioned below:

The theme of the year 2015 would be One World, One Environment.

The theme of the year 2014 was small island developing states or SIDS and Raise
your voice, not the sea level.

The theme of the year 2013 was Think. Eat. Save. And slogan was Reduce Your

The theme of the year 2012 was Green Economy: Does it include you?.

The theme of the year 2011 was Forests: Nature at your Service.

The theme of the year 2010 was Many Species. One Planet. One Future.

The theme of the year 2009 was Your Planet Needs You Unite to Combat Climate

The theme and slogan of the year 2008 was CO2, Kick the Habit Towards a Low
Carbon Economy.

The theme of the year 2007 was Melting Ice a Hot Topic?.

The theme of the year 2006 was Deserts and Desertification and slogan was Dont
Desert Drylands!.

The theme of the year 2005 was Green Cities and slogan was Plan for the Planet!.

The theme of the year 2004 was Wanted! Seas and Oceans and slogan was Dead or

The theme of the year 2003 was Water and slogan was Two Billion People are Dying
for It!.

The theme of the year 2002 was Give Earth a Chance.

The theme of the year 2001 was Connect with the World Wide Web of Life.

The theme of the year 2000 was The Environment Millennium and slogan was Time
to Act.

The theme of the year 1999 was Our Earth Our Future and slogan was Just Save

The theme of the year 1998 was For Life on Earth and slogan was Save Our Seas.

The theme of the year 1997 was For Life on Earth.

The theme of the year 1996 was Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home.

The theme of the year 1995 was We the Peoples: United for the Global Environment.

The theme of the year 1994 was One Earth One Family.

The theme of the year 1993 was Poverty and the Environment and slogan was Breaking
the Vicious Circle.

The theme of the year 1992 was Only One Earth, Care and Share.

The theme of the year 1991 was Climate Change. Need for Global Partnership.

The theme of the year 1990 was Children and the Environment.

The theme of the year 1989 was Global Warming; Global Warning.

The theme of the year 1988 was When People Put the Environment First, Development
Will Last.

The theme of the year 1987 was Environment and Shelter: More Than A Roof.

The theme of the year 1986 was A Tree for Peace.

The theme of the year 1985 was Youth: Population and the Environment.

The theme of the year 1984 was Desertification.

The theme of the year 1983 was Managing and Disposing Hazardous Waste: Acid Rain
and Energy.

The theme of the year 1982 was Ten Years after Stockholm (Renewal of Environmental

The theme of the year 1981 was Ground Water; Toxic Chemicals in Human Food

The theme of the year 1980 was A New Challenge for the New Decade: Development
without Destruction.

The theme of the year 1979 was Only One Future for Our Children and slogan was
Development without Destruction.

The theme of the year 1978 was Development without Destruction.

The theme of the year 1977 was Ozone Layer Environmental Concern; Lands Loss and
Soil Degradation.

The theme of the year 1976 was Water: Vital Resource for Life.

The theme of the year 1975 was Human Settlements.

The theme of the year 1974 was Only one Earth during Expo 74.

The theme of the year 1973 was Only one Earth.

World Environment Day Quotes

Some of the famous quotes (written by the famous personalities) on world environment day are
mentioned below:

The environment is everything that isnt me. Albert Einstein

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a
thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. John Muir

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. Henry David

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, its the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

We wont have a society if we destroy the environment. Margaret Mead

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Ansel Adams

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense
of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to
defend? Robert Redford

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew
your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. John Muir

Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know well soon be in
trouble. Roger Tory Peterson

By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce
food, either. Joseph Wood Krutch

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors
away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse. Sitting Bull

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land. Aldo Leopold

After all, sustainability means running the global environment Earth Inc. like a
corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words,
keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital. Maurice Strong

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and
chop off his left. Aldo Leopold

You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the
soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of
plant and animal life. -Jacob Bronowski

People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame and only one
themselves. Robert Collier

I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment. Pat Buckley

We must return to nature and natures god. Luther Burbank

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to
get everybody involved. Richard Rogers

Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the

serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium. Paul Tsongas

Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime

movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that dont stop at a nations
borders. Warren Christopher

I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and
international priorities. Brian Mulroney

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine

and law; in journalism, literature and art. Barry Commoner

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the
environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it. Barry Commoner

The government should set a goal for a clean environment but not mandate how that
goal should be implemented. Dixie Lee Ray

Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the environment is with heavy-handed
government regulation? Gale Norton

The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the
lack of a conservation ethic in our culture. Gaylord Nelson

Earth provides enough to satisfy every mans needs, but not every mans greed.
Mahatma Gandhi

What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are
doing to ourselves and to one another. Mahatma Gandhi