World Environment Day 2015

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Celebrate positive environmental action today with . . . the entire world!

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ main vehicle for encouraging awareness and action to save our environment on a worldwide basis.

According to information gathered, the human race will need three planets to sustain our way of life and consumption by 2050 if changes are not made. At this present time, a number of the Earth’s ecosystems are nearing their critical point. Meaning depletion or irreversible change. All resulting from the vast economic growth and rising population.

The WED theme this year is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” This theme has been chosen to show that the well-being of humans, the environment, and the functionality of the economy, depend on the responsible management of Earth’s natural resources. Some alarming information however, is that human beings are now consuming much more natural resources than our planet can sustainably provide. Hence the three planets!

The bottom line of this theme then, is to think more about our consumption. We as people are more than capable of living within planetary boundaries to ensure a healthy future for ourselves and the generations to come. We must live sustainable lives by doing more and better with less.

Remember, Every Action Counts

WED give us the opportunity to realise our own responsibility to care for our Planet.

“Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

People from all over the world, from all different walks of life take part is WED at each celebration. Hundreds and thousands have participated in individual and organised positive environmental action. On this day of enforcing change, the world comes together, no matter who you are, or where you are, we have one planet

So make that change now. You can register your activity by following the link below; share your activity with the world and be part of the change! Push to inspire others to join in and be counted.
http://www.unep.org/wed/about.asp#sthash.Th9wxO6I.dpuf

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