World Environment Day (WED) occurs on the 5th of June every year, and is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. WED 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 celebrities worldwide adopt to advocate environmental causes.
It began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth.
This year theme
Each World Environment Day is organised around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for the World Environment Day 2018, “Beat Plastic Pollution”.
The theme invites everyone to consider how they can make changes in their everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife – and their own health. While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over-reliant on single-use or disposable plastic – with severe environmental consequences. So on this World Environment Day “say no to plastic and make our environment green and lush”.
Some polupar tweets on World Environment Day
On Tuesday's #WorldEnvironmentDay, join the global game of Tag to #BeatPlasticPollution – show how you're making the switch from single-use plastic & challenge 3 friends to do the same: https://t.co/lbuv9HH9pT pic.twitter.com/RFLpBL9AUS
— United Nations (@UN) June 5, 2018
— indiaportal (@Indiagovin) June 5, 2018
Plastic is a necessity for us, but it shouldn't become a curse. We have to abolish the use of single-use plastic in the world. We have a responsibility towards environment and mother nature: Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Environment #WorldEnvironmentDay pic.twitter.com/ddEzwsYGEF
— ANI (@ANI) June 5, 2018