World Environment Day 5th June 2014

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 3rd June, 2014

Desert Island  Indian ocean Maldives.

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

 

World Environment Day 5 June 2013

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 3rd June, 2013

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It is World Environment Day on 5th  June 2013

The UN has hosted World Environment Day every year since 1972, encouraging people to treat the environment more kindly and realise that it’s everyone’s responsibility to make the change.

Because it’s not just us that our actions on the world affects – it will have an impact on all our future generations too.

The theme for 2013 is ‘Think, Eat, Save‘. This is an anti food waste and food loss campaign encouraging all of us to do just that. Figures from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) state that 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is wasted – that is absolutely astonishing! Particularly when you read the sad facts that 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and over 20,000 children under the age of 5 die from hunger every day.

Economists are saying that the financial crisis that started in 2007 is the worst since the 1930s Great Depression. Therefore the new Green Economy is proposed as a more sustainable way of doing business. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness and spread the word of the importance of a Green Economy and the fact that we cannot carry on with business as usual.

Remember to tell the UN Environment Programme what you do and they’ll post it on their website!

Find out how by visiting the World Environment Day website.

 

World Environment Day

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 4th June, 2012

UNEP World Environment Day on 5th June

World Environment Day on 5th June,

Celebrating World Environment Day is about the inspirational power of us

Pan global celebration days can sometimes be lost when it comes down to our own personal hopes and actions..

In some ways at first glance that is exactly what comes to mind with World Environment Day on 5th June.

On this day businesses across the world pledge their positive environmental actions for the annual World Environment Day on 5th June

The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy.

What exactly is a green economy?

‘Green economy’  a couple of words that is being used more and more.

Practically speaking, a Green Economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. These investments need to be catalyzed and supported by targeted public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes… from http://www.unep.org/wed/

Sill not a lot of individual relevancy but the phrase will be added to our Green Glossary of Outdoor Gear

Celebrating World Environment Day is about the inspirational power of us. Our action collectively are multiplied into an exponential force that can bring positive change.

ROG is relevant using ROG to reuse and use again all outdoor gear is a positive individual action towards a more sustainable great outdoors.

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Sarah Howcroft

 

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