June the 5th is the date of World Environment Day. Today is the perfect day to read about the problems affecting the planet, but also and more importantly, it should be about taking action by helping to preserve nature.
You can find all the info related to this day here, but I’m going to summarize everything in this post for you.
What is the theme of 2017
This is the year of connection between people and nature. That means encouraging people to get outdoors and appreciate the beauty of the planet. This should show us the importance of protecting the Earth for future generations. Canada chose the theme since it’s the host country this year. So the base of operations can be found there.
So…What is World Environment Day
This day is about raising awareness on nature and the importance of protecting it. So anything that has people approaching and embracing the outdoors is a small but positive step towards saving the Earth.
With some alarming growing issues such as pollution, climate change and over-exploitation of the soil, we need to act quickly. This day can remind us of the importance of our actions on the environment that we inhabit.
How can we get involved
As the website mention, World Environment Day is all about the people. We have to do something to take care of the Earth and become agents of change. That ‘something’ can be local, national or global; it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s a positive action.
One way to get involved is to share photos on social media with the hashtag #worldenvironmentday. Today you could also plant a tree, organise litter pick ups, hike or you can contribute to a science project with the app iNaturalist.
There are so many things that you can do with your creativity, so I hope you’ll get involved in this beautiful initiative. Happy World Environment Day!