World Environment Day: June 5th 2013, UNEP

World Environment Day: June 5th 2013, UNEP

petits-poissons-indo
Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

Excerpts;

World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round and climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere.

The World Environment Day celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

Through World Environment Day, the United Nations Environment Programme is able to personalize environmental issues and enable everyone to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development.

The theme for this year’s World Environment Day celebrations is Think.Eat.Save. Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodprint. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.

Given this enormous imbalance in lifestyles and the resultant devastating effects on the environment, this year’s theme – Think.Eat.Save – encourages you to become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices you make and empowers you to make informed decisions…

Read Full Article and Learn More, Green The Blue, UN

World Environment Day, UNEP

Coastal Care

Related Posts

The ship that leaked oil into pristine Mauritian waters could break in two. That would be an environmental catastrophe

The ship that leaked oil into pristine Mauritian waters could break in two. That would be an environmental catastrophe

New study warns: We have underestimated the pace at which the Arctic is melting

New study warns: We have underestimated the pace at which the Arctic is melting

A warming California sets the stage for future floods

A warming California sets the stage for future floods

World’s tallest prefab skyscrapers will rise in Singapore — but they’re being built in Malaysia

World’s tallest prefab skyscrapers will rise in Singapore — but they’re being built in Malaysia

SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.