World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5 June every year.
World Environment Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972. The first WED was held with the theme “Only One Earth” in 1974. World Environment Day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, WED has a new theme that major corporations, NGOs, communities, governments and all celebrities worldwide adopt to advocate environmental causes.
Every year World Environment Day is hosted by a different country. This year Colombia will host World Environment Day 2020 in partnership with Germany and it will mainly focus on biodiversity.
Theme for World Environment Day 2020:
World Environment Day 2020: theme will be on “Biodiversity.” UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that Colombia will be hosting World Environment Day 2020 in partnership with Germany. The main focus of World Environment Day 2020 would be on Biodiversity.
The theme for the World Environment Day 2019 was “Air Pollution“.
World Environment Day 2018 Theme: “Ban Plastic Pollution”
Environment Day Quotes:
“The environment is everything that isn’t me”. – Albert Einstein
“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth”. – Henry David Thoreau
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”. – Margaret Mead
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” -Native American Proverb
“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment”. – Ansel Adams
“Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble”. – Roger Tory Peterson