World Environment Day – a time for nature
The food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the climate that makes our planet habitable come from nature. For example, each year, seaweed produces more than half of the oxygen in our atmosphere, and mature trees purify our air by absorbing up to 22 kg of carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen in return. For all the goodness that our nature gives us, we often mistreat it. From the recent fires in Brazil, the United States, and Australia to the locust infestation in East Africa, nature has always given us a sign.
That is why we need more intensive work in this direction, as well as a need for more eco-cognitive projects. That’s why it is necessary to have similar days and why it is necessary to be involved in such events.
World Environment Day, the most well-known environmental event, is celebrated annually on June 5, dating back to 1974. World Environment Day, celebrated in more than 100 countries, raises global awareness and encourages environmental action. With the involvement of the government, businesses, celebrities, and citizens, they were able to increase the awareness of the day and focus on environmental issues. According to the United Nations, "By commemorating this day, we have the opportunity, in matters of the environment and conservation, to deepen the foundations of conscious thinking and responsible behavior - both in enterprises and in different societies."
P.S. in 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm Human Environment Conference, the United Nations General Assembly declared World Environment Day. Two years later, in 1974, the first WED was held with the theme "Only One Earth." Although Environment Day has been celebrated annually since 1974, the idea of changing the center of this activity by selecting a different host country began in 1987.