June 5 is World Environment Day.
Mark your calendar! World Environment Day is June 5.
Planeta.com invites friends to share photos of eco-friendly cities, food, parks and beloved trees as part of this year’s celebration.
“We recommend celebrating World Environment Day every day of the year,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. “This year we issue a photo challenge – to post pictures in different Flickr Groups starting with the World Environment Day Group.”
Among the topics for the group: photos of biodiversity, environmental education, low carbon lifestyles and celebrations of World Environment Day.
In 1972 the United Nations General Assembly established the first World Environment Day to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.
“Stockholm was without doubt the landmark event in the growth of international environmentalism,” writes John McCormick in Reclaiming Paradise. “It was the first occasion on which the political, social and economic problems of the global environment were discussed at an intergovernmental forum with a view to actually taking corrective action.”
Another resolution led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
More details about World Environment Day online the UNEP website.
2013 – Food Waste
2012 – Green Economy
2011 – Forests
2010 – Biodiversity
2009 – Climate Change
2008 – Low-Carbon Economies
2007 – Melting Ice
2006 – Deserts and Desertification
2005 – Green Cities
2004 – Seas and Oceans: Dead or Alive?
2003 – Water – Two Billion People are Dying for It!
2002 – Give Earth a Chance
2001 – Connect with the World Wide Web of Life
2000 – The Environment Millennium: Time to Act
1999 – Our Earth: Our Future
1998 – For Life on Earth: Save Our Seas
1997 – For Life on Earth
1996 – Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home
1995 – We the Peoples: United for the Global Environment
1994 – One Earth One Family
1993 – Poverty and the Environment: Breaking the Vicious Circle
1992 – Only One Earth, Care and Share
1991 – Climate Change. Need for Global Partnership
1990 – Children and the Environment
1989 – Global Warming; Global Warning
1988 – When People Put the Environment First, Development Will Last
1987 – Environment and Shelter: More Than A Roof
1986 – A Tree for Peace
1985 – Youth: Population and the Environment
1984 – Desertification
1983 – Managing and Disposing Hazardous Waste: Acid Rain and Energy
1982 – Ten Years After Stockholm (Renewal of Environmental Concerns)
1981 – Ground Water; Toxic Chemicals in Human Food Chains
1980 – A New Challenge for the New Decade: Development Without Destruction
1979 – Only One Future for Our Children – Development Without Destruction
1978 – Development Without Destruction
1977 – Ozone Layer Environmental Concern; Lands Loss and Soil Degradation
1976 – Water: Vital Resource for Life
1975 – Human Settlements
1974 – Only one Earth