World Environment Day 2022 – Sunday, June 5 (Happy World Environment Day): Date, History, Theme, Facts, Celebration Ideas, Wishes & Quotes! Every year, World Environment Day or WED is celebrated on 5 June to raise awareness regarding the significance of preserving and protecting Mother Nature and the entire planet against further damage and devastation caused by man-made natural disasters.
World Environment Day is definitely the most widely spread day which is solely based on the theme of preserving the environment. Since its inception on 5th June of 1974, it has been performing the solemn duty to engage all the relevant stakeholders for focusing their effort towards pressing issues related to the environment.
This is the signature day of the United Nations to foster understanding and movement for the environment surrounding the world. It has turned into the biggest global platform for public environmental activism over the years and is commemorated by millions of folks in more than 100 countries.
World Environment Day History:
It was the year 1974 when the event called World Environment Day was initiated for the first time. The slogan during that year was “Only One Earth”. From that time, it is being celebrated each year in a different city in the world with the theme changing as well.
World Environment Day is a part of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). The main purpose behind the establishment of the day was to raise understanding and foster engagement for the environment around the globe. UNEP formation is done through electing representatives from diverse countries around the world. They come together for the singled out purpose of advocating for environmental issues through the construction of pacts and regulations to be signed by countries. These pacts and regulations tend to revolve around environmental sustainability, environmental law.
World Environment Day Theme 2022:
Just like all the years before this year’s theme for World Environment Day will also be held on 5th June. The selected for the year is “Biodiversity.” According to the announcement of UNEP, this year’s host for World Environment Day would be Colombia and Germany.
How to Celebrate Happy World Environment Day 2022?
The day can be celebrated in numerous ways. Some of the ways are mentioned as follows-
- Join in an event near your community and spread awareness within your circle and take actions that are within your capabilities.
- Collect the piled up trash in your locality and spread the word among the people of the community not to throw their garage here and there.
- Save energy and water resources in your own home.
- DO your research regarding environmental issues and hold an event to spread that knowledge and foster the culture of collective action among the people.
- Help a recycling plant by being a volunteer for the platform
- Plant trees in areas where trees are needed most.
- Raise your voice in environmental degradation in your area whenever you can.
- Share your celebratory ways in social media with this year’s hashtag of #ItsTimeForNature and #biodiversity.
Due to pandemics some of the feats mentioned above cannot be performed, however, to know more about how you can participate in the celebration of this year’s event, keep an eye on the website- www.worldenvironmentday.global
Why Should The Day Be Celebrated?
We think it’s a bizarre question to ask since we all can see the vast amount of environmental damage we have done which has made so many animals and creatures around the world go extinct. All one needs to do is a bit of googling to find out the nasty imprints we have made on the environment which is supposedly our mother and only home. It’s time we all stopped fooling around with our environment and tried to send out our own collective mess.
Let us all come forward to join in and take actions that are within our limit to save the environment by participating in this and the coming year’s world environment day to leave the world safer for the generations to come.