World Environment Day was started by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution on the very same day by the General Assembly led to the creation of the UNEP i.e. United Nations Environment Programme. Every year it is hosted by a different city and commemorated with an international exposition through the week of June 5.
It is celebrated in various ways throughout the world like Kenya, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and the United States. Activities such as parading on the streets, concerts, tree planting drives and clean-up campaigns are common. In most countries, it is used as an annual event to enhance political attention and mass action towards improving the environment. This also becomes an occasion to sign and ratify international environmental treaties and conventions.
The symbols used are mainly natural colours depicting nature, the Earth and its natural resources. Colours like greens, browns and blues are most commonly used in posters and hoardings. Images of natural landscapes and beauties of the planet like mountains, clean beaches, unpolluted rivers and photos of floral and fauna are used to promote campaigns supporting this day.
World Environment Day 2020 will be held on the 5th of June, 2020 in Colombia and the environment day theme is biodiversity. It will be doing so in partnership with Germany. Biodiversity means the variety and variability of life on Earth. It’s a measure of variation at the genetic, species and ecosystem level. Terrestrial biodiversity is usually greater around the equator due to the warm climate and high primary productivity.
Biodiversity isn’t evenly distributed on the planet and is richest around the tropical belt. The tropical forests around the world occupy only 10 percent of the Earth's surface but contain 90 percent of the world’s species. Hence, biodiversity tends to cluster around the hotspots and has been increasing through time. However, in the future this all is likely to decline if strict action isn’t taken.
There is no doubt that the environment needs to be saved and protected and we must take individual as well as global action to rally around it. Here are some environment day quotes that will motivate you to share with your closed ones to spread save environment quotes:
If you want to make posters or shout some save environment slogans on World Environment Day then we’ve got you covered. Here are the best environment day slogans for you:
So, you can take your pick and send your favourite Environment day quotes, slogans, posters and theme to your family and friends to inspire them to care for the environment to have a better tomorrow.