International Environment Day is celebrated every year on the 5th of June. This day is celebrated across the globe where people and major stakeholders participate to address pressing environmental issues and restore our ecosystem.
Why Do We Celebrate Environment Day
Environment Day is celebrated to address grave environmental issues such as global warming, pollution, and deforestation. This day brings our attention to the challenges that the environment is facing.
The theme of this year’s Environment day is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ and Pakistan is the host for the day. This theme brings our focus towards the global mission to revive billions of hectares, from farmlands to forests, from the peak of the mountains to the depth of the sea.
worldenvironmentday.global is organizing workshops, panel discussions around the topics of climate literacy, restoration technologies, reforestation efforts, and much more.
During these turbulent times, all the information about the deteriorating condition of mother earth can be distressful. If you want to do something for the environment but feel overwhelmed about where to start, you are at the right place.
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Here are few tips that you can follow to bring a little goodness to the earth and celebrate World Environment Day 2021:
Walk To Preserve Earth
Might seem too simple, but it makes a whole lot of difference. Choosing eco-friendly options to get to your work will not only reduce your part of the pollution but also save you money. So either walk,
ride a bicycle, or carpool to take care of the environment.
Opt For E-Bills To Save Environment
Make all possible financial transactions online and avoid paper invoices, statements, and bills. It can save millions of trees every year. If you are comfortable with online transactions then you should start opting for e-bills.
Environment Day Activities
You can join an NGO which organizes events to celebrate Environment day. Educate the people around you about conserving the forests. Being part of a support group will help you in keeping you motivated.
Make pledge boards and leave them in public places to remind people of this beautiful cause.
Since we have access to clean water in abundant quantity, we rarely think about saving it. But it’s way more important than you think. Only 0.5% of the earth’s water is freshwater. Take small steps to save water in your household.
Reuse water from your kitchen to water your plants. Switch off the faucet while brushing the teeth. Use a bucket instead of a shower. There are endless things that you can do in this regard.
Plant A Tree
You must be knowing all about oxygen and carbon dioxide and how trees help in balancing the two. They are a huge part of the world’s ecosystem. Planting a tree is a small step towards restoring the environment.
You can start a tradition of planting a tree on your special occasions such as your birthday or anniversary. Just imagine, by the time you’re 50, how many plants you must have planted.
Even you can take an oath to plant at least 3 trees each year. This can also help in aforestation.
Cut Down The Plastic Usage
Plastic is used only once and then it ends up in dumps and landfills. It is almost impossible to recycle them. That is why take steps to reduce plastic consumption in your household.
Stop drinking bottled water, take cloth bags for groceries and whenever possible choose eco-friendly alternatives.
With these tips, you can celebrate International Environment Day not just on June 5, but all around the year. Always remember, if you want to enjoy the enchanting beauty of this earth you will have to take steps yourself.
No matter how small they are. Trade giants are exploiting the resources of the world to increase their profits. Just by being a mindful consumer, you can take an initiative in preserving the environment, today and every day.