World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. ‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.
The day isn’t just a day to read about the problems affecting the countryside, it is all about action and physically getting off your chair to do something to help preserve nature.
“We can enjoy nature year-round, but World Environment Day is when the whole world comes together to celebrate our beautiful planet,” said Erik Solheim, the head of UN Environment. “It reminds us of what a treasure nature is, and encourages us all to protect and appreciate our environment.”
We can implement our commitments to substantially cut carbon emissions and support investment in renewable energy, and support for programs delivering policies and actions to adapt and build resilience to the impacts climate change.
‘’But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself’.’- Rachel Carson