A Platform for Action World Environment Day is the UN's day for encouraging worldwide awareness 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.
The People's Day Above all, World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth. That "something" can be focused locally, nationally or globally; it can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.
The Theme Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2018 is beating plastic pollution.
The Host Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces, and supports the effort to address them. This year's host is India.
Concerned about the rising amount of plastic in our ocean? Have an idea that can help #BeatPlasticPollution? Want to present it at the UN in Geneva on #WorldEnvironmentDay?— UNEnvironment Europe (@UNEnvironmentEu) May 7, 2018
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