In the book One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment, Cheryl Simon Silver states: “ It is abundantly clear that human activities—burning fossil fuels, emitting pollutants from industry, and clearing forests that are habitats for plant and animal species, for example—now match or even surpass natural process as agents of change in the planetary environment”(1).
Human activity still harms the environment in many different ways.
Seas and Oceans - Dead or Alive?"
World Environment Day 2003 Theme - "Water - Two Billion People are Dying for It!"
World Environment Day 2002 Theme - "Give Earth a Chance"
World Environment Day 2001 Theme - "Connect with the World Wide Web of Life"
The World Environment Day was established in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly to honour the memory of the opening of the ceremony of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.
The United Nation which is foremost in importance for environmental action also created the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to solemnly make all nations participate in it, where a different host city is nominated each year from around the world for a rhetorical discourse intended to give information internationally.
World Environment Day is one of the most important days in the United Nations calendar where at least 100 countries participate in it.
The agenda for the day is to sort out a list or program of things to be done towards environmental issues and to delegate power to people for equitable development.
Having such day dedicated will help people know the vital importance towards environmental issues and make sure that throughout the world people enjoy healthy surroundings and protect the earth's natural resources.
World Environment Day 2015 Theme - "One World - Our Environment"
World Environment Day 2014 Theme - "Small - Islands and Climate
World Environment Day 2013 Theme - "Think - Eat save"
World Environment Day 2012 Theme - "Green Economy - Does it include you?"
World Environment Day 2011 Theme - "Forests - Nature at your service"
World Environment Day 2010 Theme - "Biodiversity - Ecosystems Management and the Green Economy"
World Environment Day 2009 Theme - "Your Planet Needs You - Unite to Combat Climate Change"
World Environment Day 2008 Theme - "Kick The Habit -Towards A Low Carbon Economy"
World Environment Day 2007 Theme - "Melting Ice - a Hot Topic?"
World Environment Day 2006 Theme - "Deserts and Desertification - Don't Desert Drylands!"
World Environment Day 2005 Theme - "Green Cities- Plan for the Planet!"
World Environment Day 2004 Theme - "Wanted!
The most common events includes street rallies, bicycles parades, green concerts, essay and poster competitions in schools, tree planting, recycling efforts, clean-up campaigns and much more.
There are many non-governmental organizations, community and youth groups, industry and the media participate in organizing these activities, only follow the features of the World Environment Day.
We pick up the phone and the client asks for a team-building day. When we begin asking some questions we discover that it is really … “All About Harry.” And if we can only get “Harry” to be a team player, show some respect and be to work on time, we would be golden!
The World Environment Day is more of people's event where they themselves take an active participation for a wide range of environmental issues and to an extent it enhances political attention and action.
Also, in accordance with the article “What is The Impact of Animal Production on the Environment?”, “Animals can negatively affect water quality by having free access to water sources where they are able to deposit waste and cause the water to become cloudy from stirring up mud.
This day is marked by events where the UNEP along with Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, VIPs and different organizations commit themselves to care for the Earth and its environment.
It is very easy and helpful to recycle things which can be recycled.
A healthy environment for people means that human beings can live or exist for one more day.
As university students, we should try our best to protect our environment, such as organizing an environment association to let more students participate in the action of saving earth and appealing to society to concentrate more on environmental issues.
Today, the power of human activity cannot be underestimated.
The credit of the finding of the World Environment day goes to the United Nations for it was designated by them to increase worldwide awareness of environmental issues and thereby motivate the people to work towards the progression of it.