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World Environmental Day 2011 – WED 2011: Forests: Nature At Your Service

Geschreven op 30-3-2011 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

WED 2011Commemorated every year on 5 June, since 1972, World Environmental Day (WED) is a principal vehicle through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment.

See: World Environmental Day 2016 – WED 2016: The Fight Against the Illigal Wildlife Trade

WED 2011, in support of the UN International Year of Forests (IYF), is aimed to be the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive action for the environment. We count on you to make this happen!

This year’s theme – Forests: Nature at Your Service – underscores the variety of life-sustaining services that forests provide and calls us all to take action to protect these resources and move towards a green economy.

The global host country for 2011 is India, a country in which forests constitute more than 20 percent of geographical land mass. Every activity matters – organize a neighborhood clean-up; announce an environmental initiative for your city, state or country; adopt targets for environmental improvements in your company; use cloth bags and motivate your school mates and teachers to do the same; plant a tree or better yet organize a collective tree-planting effort for your family; walk to work, start a recycling drive among your friends . . . the possibilities are endless.

Listen to one of our WED Voices – Sir David Attenborough – bring the WED 2011 message to life in a short animated film that highlights the role forests can play in national development, a green economy and climate change.

See also: World Environmental Day 2016 – WED 2016: The Fight Against the Illigal Wildlife Trade – World Environmental Day 2015 – WED 2015: Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet, Consume with Care – World Environmental Day 2014 – WED 2014: Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level – World Environmental Day 2013 – WED 2013: Think, Eat, Save – World Environmental Day 2012 – WED 2012: Green Economy, Does it include YOU? – World Environmental Day 2011 – WED 2011: Forests: Nature At Your Service – World Environment Day 2010 – WED 2010: Many Species. One Planet. One Future – World Environment Day 2009 – WED 2009: The movie HOME en Gucci HOME T-shirt and bag – World Environment Day 2008 – WED 2008: Kick the Habit ! – Make this heartbreaking video go around the world

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  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    10 mei 2011 om 02:47 | Permalink

    Greening the Blue launches photo competition for World Environmental Day – WED 2011

    As part of the celebrations for World Environment Day 2011, Greening the Blue has launched its first online photo competition on sustainability at the UN, in collaboration with the UN Photographic Society. Read more at Wolfram Publications

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