World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. It offers a global platform to inspire positive change. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on the 5th of June. The food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature.
World Environment Day is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. It has become a vital platform for promoting progress on the environmental dimensions of sustainable development goals. Moreover, it is celebrated by millions of people in more than 100 countries. Additionally, it is popularly being called “People’s Day” to show their care and support for the Earth and the environment. It is important to know the ways to protect the environment, let us explore the objective, themes, and history of World Environment Day.
About World Environment Day | History Of World Environment Day
World Environment Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. The first World Environment Day was held in the year 1974 with the theme “Only One Earth”. From 1987, different host countries were selected with the idea for rotating the center of different activities for World Environment Day.
Lunar Eclipse On World Environment Day
Eclipse, World Environment Day & A Friday! But One Tree Can Save You From All Ill Effects
This year, World Environment Day is going to be a little different because we will also witness the Lunar Eclipse on 5th June. Lunar Eclipse, World Environment Day, and a Friday, all falling together on 5th June, make it a highly important event, astrologically. It is believed that an eclipse brings some kind of negative energies with it. Lunar Eclipse has a different impact on different moon signs depending on which house is activated in your birth chart. But, you can negate the ill effects of the eclipse by planting a tree based on your moon sign. Also, it helps to reduce the malefic effects of planets and get blessings of God to gain health, wealth, and prosperity.
In Atharvaveda, the Earth is considered as the mother and human beings symbolize her sons. Not only this, but Vedas has also explained the importance of trees and plants. Trees provide us prana Vayu and maintain the harmony between the earth and the sky. As per Vedic astrology, a person can get freedom from ailments, physical, social, and economic problems by planting a tree. This is perhaps one of the reasons, our ancestors worship trees.
TBH, by planting a tree on World Environment Day will not only nurture our mother earth but will also save you from the negative impact of planets. Furthermore, it helps you to get rid of planetary doshas and can improve many aspects of life just by planting or even gifting plant seeds to others on Lunar Eclipse. To know about the lucky plants and trees based on your zodiac sign, consult our expert astrologers!
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World Environment Day 2020 Theme
The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is “Biodiversity”, with a focus on its role in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on Earth and human development. Biological diversity is a concern that is both urgent and existential. Also, the emergence of COVID-19 has underscored the fact that, when we destroy biodiversity, we destroy the system that supports human life. Furthermore, events like the Amazon forest fire disaster, bushfires in Brazil, the United States, and Australia to locust infestations across East Africa, demonstrate the interdependence of humans. Nature is sending us a vital message and we need to hear it now!
World Environment Day 2020 Host
Every year, World Environment Day is hosted by a different country where official celebrations take place. This year’s host is Colombia in partnership with Germany. This year, millions of people will be celebrating digitally, worldwide, due to the global pandemic.
How To Celebrate World Environment Day?
There are many ways that you can celebrate your own World Environment Day today, and can also use the celebration as a start to building more healthy, environmentally friendly habits. Here are some suggestions to consider today and every day:
- Switch to sustainable products: Try to switch to the products that are more eco-friendly, ideally made from natural and biodegradable materials in plastic-free or recyclable packaging.
- Plan a clean-up: Arrange a clean-up activity in your area, park or river.
- Make a commitment to recycling: It might seem like a basic tip, but take every possible opportunity to recycle, be it a piece of paper or a plastic container.
- Plant a tree: This World Environment Day, plant a tree in your garden or society compound. It helps absorb pollutant gases and purifies the air.
- Volunteer: You can volunteer as it can make a huge difference to the whole community. So get out of your comfort zone by volunteering for different activities that reconnect us to nature.
Let’s get together and celebrate this World Environment Day. It’s time to control our lifestyle and contribute to saving the environment by reducing the use of plastic, growing more trees, and using alternative sources of energy. Be a part of the celebrations and make the world cleaner, greener, and brighter.
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