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World Environment Day is the United Nations’ (UN) most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth.
Each World Environment Day is organised around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for the World Environment Day 2018, “Beat Plastic Pollution”.
Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. This year it is India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an event marking the World Environment Day today. He will also visit the exhibition set up on the occasion at the Rajpath lawns.
PM Modi tweeted a message and conveyed his greeting on this World Environment Day:
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 5, 2018
The Wildlife Conservation trust posted a worrisome image along with a message on twitter:
Plastic constitutes 10% of total waste generated on Earth. Half of it is single-use plastic! Its non-biodegradable nature exposes humans & wildlife to carcinogens. Lets rid our planet of disposable plastics. REFUSE better than REDUCE better than REUSE! @SanctuaryAsia @GargiRawat pic.twitter.com/KX48NWEDjo
— WCT (@WCT_India) June 5, 2018
President Kovind conveyed his wishes and a message on this World Environment Day:
On World Environment Day, we reaffirm our commitment to a cleaner and sustainable planet. India is hosting the global celebrations this year. And we are obligated to bequeathing a greener and eco-friendly legacy to our children #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 5, 2018
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu conveyed a message on this World Environment Day:
*Nature, Culture for Better future*
Let us take a pledge to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, the theme of World Environment Day today. Time has come for every individual to join the campaign to end single-use plastic and protect the environment. #WorldEnvironmentDay pic.twitter.com/uwpmP2cMR1
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) June 5, 2018
Dia Mirza, who is also the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, suggested few initiatives we can take on this World Environment Day:
Tag, I’m it – thanks for tagging me @adriangrenier! I switched to biodegradable sanitary napkins when I realised they are made mostly of plastic!#BeatPlasticPollution with @UNEnvironment for #WorldEnvironmentDay! Hey @sahil_sangha @aliaa08 @JNJCares – Tag, you’re it! pic.twitter.com/gmi8prQERU
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) May 27, 2018
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) June 3, 2018
So guys, what are you doing on this World Environment day to keep your environment clean. Please share it with us in the below comment section.