Thursday, June 5, 2008

World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day which focuses attention on important environmental issues. According to the United Nations "World Environment Day is commemorated each year on June 5th. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action."

World Environment Day was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972
Each year a theme is selected, The theme for 2008 is "CO2 Kick the Habit". Each year, a different city is selected to host World Environment Day celebrations. Wellington, New Zealand will be hosting for 2008.

Celebrate World Environment Day by:

Learning more about the environmental topic selected this year.
Participate in World Environment Day activities
Help to create awareness of the issue

Here are 80 additional ways to celebrate or participate in World Environment Day:

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