Monday, 5 June 2017

World Environment Day 2017

World Environment Day 2017

The date isn't just a day to read about the problems affecting the countryside, it is all about action and physically getting off your chairs to do something to help preserve nature.

That could mean organizing a little picking outing, hiking in your local park, planting trees or snappings some beautiful shots of the great outdoors and sharing them online.

Here is what you need to know.

What is this year's theme?
This year is all about connecting people to nature.
That means encouraging people to get outdoors and appreciate the beauty of the planet in a bid to show people the importance of protecting it for the future generations.
The theme was chosen by this year's host country-Canada-which will be the center of World Environment Day activities.

What is World Environment Day all about?
Around the world people will be planting trees, cleaning up their neighborhoods and taking action against wildlife crimes.
The day itself is all about raising awareness about nature and the importance of protecting it so anything that has people embracing the outdoors is a small step towards helping.
The World Environment Day website explains: 'In recent decades, scientific advances, as well as growing environmental problems such as global warming, are helping us to understand the countless ways in which natural systems support our own prosperity and well-being.

What events are taking place and how can I get involved?
1. The World Environment Day website advise people to get down to their local parks and not just look at the views but involved in them. That means not just looking at a lake but whipping off your clothes and jumping in. Share photographs on social media with the hashtag #worldenvironmentday too.
2. Plant a tree or check out insects
3. Organizers are also encouraging people to organize litter pickups, not only in their neighborhoods but down at local beaches and in forests and woods


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