World Environment Day “Air Pollution”
Date & Time
Wed 5th Jun 2019
World Environment Day is held on Wednesday June 5th 2019, and is on June 5th every year. It isn’t a public holiday, it is an environmental awareness day, run by the United Nations. It is sometimes also unofficially called Eco Day or Environment Day. The aim of the Day is to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues.
Wold Environment Day (WED) was established in 1972 but first held in 1974, which shows that concern about the environment goes back several decades at least. 143 countries take part in World Environment Day, and the day focuses on environmental concerns ranging from pollution to global warming and sustainable food production to protection of wildlife.
Every year there is a new main focus for WED. This year the focus is “Air Pollution”, and the press and media are already gearing up for this by reporting on events and efforts to reduce air pollution.
Participants of WED include NGOs, governments, communities, individuals, charities, organisations and celebrities, and together they raise awareness of environmental issues. Each year a country or Nation hosts WED, and this year China is the host, last year India hosted it and the theme was ‘#beatplasticpollution’. World Environment Day has had its own anthem since 2013.
World Environment Day can be celebrated in many ways, activities such as clear up campaigns are popular and will be prominent this year, also concerts, conventions and parades, tree planting, and lectures. What will you do?! Get involved and join in the fight against air pollution by signing up here.