As you are aware, 5th June is being celebrated across the globe as World Environment Day. The day provides the widest global opportunity to raise environmental concerns. All over the world celebrate the biggest day for positive handprint actions. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.
On "World Environment Day", let's take a joint resolution - which has reached the highest peaks in various fields like agriculture, industry, education. Let's make it sustainable through conservation and promotion of natural resources
WHY WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY IS IMPORTANT
It reconnects us to nature
Sometimes we forget just how much natural systems support our own well-being. we're part of nature, and we depend on it. So today is the perfect occasion to go out and enjoy your country's national parks, and celebrate the vital relationship.
It raises awareness
More and more people are starting to understand that we need to sustainably manage our planet's resources and ecosystems. However, that belief is far from universal. That's why World Environment Day is so important: it provides an occasion to raise awareness and teach friends and family that the physical environment is fragile and indispensable. But before you begin promoting environmental awareness in your own community, make sure that you have a thorough understanding of environmental issues yourself. There's always more to learn!
It encourages us to take action
The environment has become increasingly polluted with contaminants and toxins, and these have a harmful impact on our health. They can cause respiratory diseases and cancer—and that's just for starters. By raising awareness of the issues with the air that sustains us, World Environment Day inspires us to do something about it and fix the environment we can't live without
Plant a tree
Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide, and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark. Placed strategically around a single-family home, they can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 percent. By reducing the energy demand for cooling our houses, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants.
Make a commitment to recycle
It might seem like a basic tip, but are you really taking every possible opportunity to recycle? Next time you're thinking about throwing that piece of paper in the trash because a recycling bin isn't accessible, think twice. Holding a plastic container and too lazy to see if it's one of the biodegradable kinds? Everyone's responsible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions — including you.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that India is feeling proud in hosting this year’s event, which shows the growing concern of Indian leadership on issues concerning climate change. Each year, the day emphasis any particular earth crisis degrading the environment.
The theme announced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this year is “Ecosystem Restoration”. Ecosystems are defined as the interaction between living organisms - plants, animals, and people - with their surroundings. This includes nature, but also human-made systems such as cities or farms. The emergence of COVID-19 has also shown just how disastrous the consequences of ecosystem loss can be. By shrinking the area of natural habitat for animals, we have created ideal conditions for pathogens – including coronaviruses – to spread.
To celebrate this day our Gajerians (learners and educators) have attended a webinar organized by Sundarvan, CEE – Ahmedabad in collaboration with the Eco-schools program and Young Reporters for the Environment(YRE) program for school students.
Today there was a live webinar on world environment day based on ecosystem restoration that gave us glimpses of biodiversity which is set in the heart of Ahmedabad. Our teachers as well as students attended and learned a lot about awareness programs related to bats, snakes, etc, and their restoration.
All the stack holders have planted the trees in the school campus to celebrate World Environment Day.