The 5th of June 2022 is designated as World Environment Day. The day marks the most prominent international environmental event of the year. The UN General Assembly declared the 5th of June as World Environment Day (WED) in 1972. As part of the first celebration, “Only One Earth” was used as the slogan. Through WED, we have raised awareness on issues such as air pollution, plastic pollution, illegal wildlife trade, sustainable consumption, sea-level rise, and food security. Furthermore, the UN (United Nations) assigns a distinct theme for World Environment Day (WED) each year.
World Environment Day 2022 Importance:
Each year, this day serves to remind people worldwide about the harm our actions have caused to the environment. It reminds us how we have disturbed its natural balance and how we can reverse it.
The theme of World Environment Day 2022 – Only One Earth:
The theme for Earth Day 2022 is ‘Only One Earth,’ emphasizing the importance of playing our role effectively while remaining in harmony with nature.
It is an appeal for a change in policies and choices that will enable a better, cleaner, and more sustainable way of living in harmony with nature. Using approaches and individual decisions, we can shift to a greener lifestyle by living sustainably in harmony with nature. At the 1972 Stockholm Conference, the motto was “Only One Earth.” Although it has been 50 years, the motto still holds true today – this is humanity’s only planet, and its resources need to be protected.
India on the Cutting Edge:
Meanwhile, a Centre advisory has been issued to states and union territories encouraging them to reduce single-use plastic and improve the environment in keeping with the overarching program “Clean and Green.”
As part of the project, large-scale cleaning and ‘plogging’ drives will be conducted, focusing primarily on collecting plastic waste. Large-scale tree-planting drives will be conducted with the participation of citizens, including students, voluntary organizations, self-help groups, local NGOs/CSOs, NSS and NCC cadets, RWAs, market associations, and companies.
With each passing day, our environment worsens, and we must take action to reverse the damage before it becomes irreversible. As we celebrate World Environment Day 2022, we are reminded of our obligation to protect the environment. So make a pledge today to keep your environment clean! You can also get latest update about government environment portal click here