June 5 is World Environment Day. Atmospheric pollution, global warming, and the disappearance of many species are rapidly disrupting the natural balance, leading to cataclysms. People are the cause of this plight, and they can subsequently turn into victims through their own imprudent activities.
Sweden launched a similar initiative in 1968. The UN decided to celebrate the holiday to unite environmental activists; the first event was held in 1972. An international conference was headed by Maurice Strong. A person directly related to the hydrocarbon industry became the leader in a movement to restore the environment.
China is at the forefront of environmental activism. The country has an enormous fleet of electric cars, and accounts for half of the world’s total facilities. Public transport structures have long abandoned the use of hydrocarbon fuel.
- Every person on the planet has an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the environment. It is not necessary to be famous or have a million-dollar fortune. Simply give up your personal car, sort your garbage and consume less.
- Solar panels became an effective and proven alternative energy source, helping to save resources.
- A new type of plastic was invented in Indonesia, created from plant components, which decompose without harming the environment.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep are eco-activists. Public figures become role models, personally taking part in actions, and becoming founders of charitable foundations.
How to take part
Plant a tree, and make it a family custom to plant one in open ground with the onset of summer. Against the background of the rapid reduction of forested areas, every tree matters.
Give up your air conditioner, or use it less this summer. Spend more time outdoors.
Join a volunteer society, start helping as part of an organized group. This is an opportunity to learn interesting things and make new friends.
This is an event of great importance, and an appeal to the population and company leaders to pay attention to the issue of pollution. This applies to every person who wants to preserve harmony, balance, and comfortable living conditions on our green planet.
When is World Environment Day celebrated in 2023?
World Environment Day is observed on June 5 each year.