World Environment Day (WED) occurs on 5 June every year, and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide 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 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.
World Environment Day [WED] was designated by the UN General Assembly in 1972 on the first day of UN Conference on the Hyman Environment, resulting from discussions on the integration of human interactions and the environment.
Two years later, in 1974 the first WED was held with the theme "Only One Earth".
The theme for 2017 is 'Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator'. The host nation is Canada.a. Now we can aggressively plant many trees to mitigate our species' harms to the shared earth.
The theme for 2016 was to prohibit illegal trade of threatened. Angola was the host country of this year
The theme for 2015 was 'Seven Billion Dreams; One Planet; Consume with Care'. The host country for this year celebration was Italy
Theme for 2014 :-'Small Islands and Climate Change',
Slogan:-'Raise Your Voice Not The Sea Level. And the hosting city for the campaign was Barbados
The 2013 theme for World Environment Day was Think.Eat.Save.
The campaign addressed the huge annual wastage and losses in food, which, if conserved, would release a large quantity of food as well as reduce the overall carbon footprint. The campaign aimed to bring about awareness in countries with lifestyles resulting in food wastage. It also aimed to empower people to make informed choices about the food they eat so as to reduce the overall ecological impact due to the worldwide production of food
The theme for the 2012 World Environment Day was Green Economy: Does it include you?[
The theme aimed to invite people to examine their activities and lifestyle and see how the concept of a "Green Economy" fits into it. The host country for the year's celebrations was Brazil
The theme for 2011 was Forests-Nature At Your Service. Thousands of activities were organized worldwide, with beach clean-ups, concerts, exhibits, film festivals, community events and much more. This year's global host, India, is a country of wide biodiversity
'Many Species. One Planet. One Future', was the theme of 2010.
It celebrated the diversity of life on Earth as part of the 2010 International Year of bio-diversity It was hosted in Rwanda