World Environment Day 5th June 2014
The UN has hosted World Environment Day every year since 1972, encouraging people to treat the environment more kindly. The UN General Assembly have declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). So this year World Environment Day will be raising awareness of the challenges and successes of these environments
We’ve all heard about climate change and how global warming is causing sea levels to rise. And, we are aware that sea levels rise when ice melts. But, did you know that when the global temperature warms, seawater expands and occupies more space. So, small island communities around the world are regularly exposed to floods and storm surges.
World Environment Day is an opportunity for people to get together to work towards a greener and cleaner world for everyone. So, why not make a ‘call to action’ and arrange a community clean up, do your bit to reduce food waste or seek out a reuse or recycling option for all your unused and unwanted possessions. Including your outdoor gear!
Remember to tell the UN Environment Programme what you are planning to do and they’ll post the details on their website!
Raise your voice not sea levels - World Environment Day