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World Environment Day

The United Nations General Assembly named June 5 World Environment Day in 1972. The date was chosen because it marked the opening day of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden.

The UN uses WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY to stimulate awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and public action.

It is hosted every year by a different city and commemorated with an international exposition through the week of June 5.

Each year the emphasis on World Environment Day is placed on a certain earth topic of crisis.

The UN World Environment Day is not a public holiday, so public life is not affected.

 

If your hometown doesn’t have any activities planned to officially celebrate World Environment Day, make time to do something on your own. Plant a tree, clean up a section of road near your home, pledge to recycle more this year, learn more about ecology.

Earth Day

The celebration of Earth Day on April 22 began in the United States in 1970 and it's connected with the name of Senator Gaylord Nelson.

There are actually two Earth Day celebrations (on March 21 and on April 22).

Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. Earth Day was originally aimed at creating a mass environmental movement. Today, the Earth Day unites more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries. More than 1 billion people are involved in Earth Day activities.

Earth Day is a perfect time to reflect about what you are doing to help protect the environment. There are many ways that you can celebrate alone and with others:

1. plant trees;

2. make nature crafts at home and school;

3. learn more about the environment;

4. reduce, reuse, recycle all day;

5. clean up streets, parks from litter;

6. Sing or listen to Earth songs;

7. talk to and teach others about the environment;

8. wear green or brown colours;

9. ride your bike;

 

Remember: Every day is Earth Day. Anything to help our environment is a perfect thing to do on Earth Day and every day. Don't restrict yourself to just one day a year; learn about how you can make a difference to environmental protection all the time. And put it into practice - every day! 

Environmental organizations

There are a lot of special organizations, which try to save our nature. The most known are: The Royal Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (The RSPCA), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Greenpeace.

The RSPCA tries to protect animals from bad use. It operates big nation campaigns aimed at lost pets, circus animals.

The WWF rescued several species of animals, mammals as well as birds. These organization also helped to create more than 250 National parks.

Greenpeace began its work 20 years ago from saving whales. And now Greenpeace is a world-famous organization, which saves plants, animals and people. These organization, want to rescue animals, to help them to survive and to save jungle rain forests, which are in danger of destruction. And they also help animals ‘cause many of them have already gone as they have nowhere to live. Their homes, the trees, have disappeared.

We must save wild animals. And we must find the right way to save land, people and animals. We must take care of nature, because we are part of it.