It’s World Environment Day today, and three days later, World Ocean Day


My blog header image is usually designed based on something unique or special of the respective month. For this month of June, I thought of nothing else besides than a beautiful image of a seaside. I felt comfortable just by looking at it at the top of my blog for this whole month. At first thought, there is no relationship between this nature-inspired image to any events or anything within this month of June. Not until now that I found out that there is a link to that.

Today is the World Environment Day, and I got to know it from the radio station I have been hearing to every morning when I’m going to work. Ahh, my blog’s header is something related to environment too obviously. But that’s not all yet. Three days later, on 8th June, it would be the World Ocean Day. And my blog’s header image did show an ocean in it. What a coincidence. Hence, my blog’s header is actually marking these two special days which are celebrated in this month itself.

World Environment Day is something similar to the Earth Day. Well, both objectives are similar. Today’s theme of the morning programme of the Chinese radio station I have been hearing to (I mentioned earlier)  in conjunction with the World Environment Day is on environmental-friendly solutions to our current daily lifestyle.

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The 2013 theme for World Environment Day is Think.Eat.Save.

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The campaign addresses the huge annual wastage and losses in food, which, if conserved, would release a large quantity of food as well as reduce the overall carbon footprint. The campaign aims to bring about awareness in countries with lifestyles resulting in food wastage. It also aims to empower people to make informed choices about the food they eat so as to reduce the overall ecological impact due to the worldwide production o World Environment Day (WED) is observed on June 5 every year to promote awareness on the importance of preserving our biodiversity, the need to identify problems related to the environment and ways to take corrective action. It was on this day in the year 1972 that the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was formed. First celebrated in 1973, World Environment Day, also popularly known as Environment Day, is a means to tackle environmental challenges that include climate change, global warming, disasters and conflicts, harmful substances, environmental governance, ecosystem management and resource efficiency.

Every people should carry an environmental-friendly mindset, so that from there onwards, we will do things taking into account the importance of the environment to all living things on Earth. So, start not to waste food. I’m quite sad over the news today that in Malaysia, my country, people are dumping a lot of food wastes daily. Put a stop to that! From now onwards, let’s practice environmental-friendly lifestyle! Go green. Ok? ….then, Happy World Environment Day!

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