Celebrate World Environment Day!
Today - June 5th - is World Environment Day! Celebrate the wonderful environment we live in and inspire others to do what they can to ensure and protect its beauty.
Hundreds of events and activities are being held to celebrate the day around the world and online.
One event is the worldwide release of the highly anticipated film, HOME (watch it online here), by renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
Each year the UN has a theme and host country for the day. The theme this year is 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'. It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests.
World Environment Day (WED) was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Celebrated annually on June 5th, World Environment Day is one of the principal ways the United Nations generates worldwide awareness of the environment and serves to enhances political attention and action.
Click here for more info on the day and what you can do.