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World Enviroment Day

 

In 1972, the United Nations General Assembly established the World Environment Day to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment. This led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for developing awareness, get political attention to environmental issues and stimulate public action. Over the years, the world environment day is considered one of the largest environmental events of its kind. It has become an occasion to discuss environmental problems, at an intergovernmental forum, to take corrective actions towards the global environment. Each year a theme is selected that focuses the world action. “Many Species, One Planet, One Future”, it has been selected as theme for 2010, the 37th annual celebration with emphasis to “Biodiversity - ecosystem management and the green economy”.
 
United Nations dedicated a day to celebrate the world environment. There is something we can and should do this day, other than remembering that the earth is slowly succumbing to the effects of global warming. Before it is very late, its time we rise above the problem. Here are a few small things that we can do to make the big difference:  


1. increase our awareness about the environment
2. use public transport more often
3. reduce water pointless consumption
4. reduce paper consumption
5. save electricity 
6. lower use of air conditioners
7. reduce litter
8. make the recycling a habit
9. use plastic sachets to a minimum
10. do not pollute the environment, make use of litter buckets
11. buy eco-friendly products
12. plant a tree   

Read more...

http://www.unep.org/wed/2010/english/theme.asp
http://www.unep.org/wed/2010/english/tips.asp


Aegean in collaboration with the Goulandris Natural Museum of History - Greek Biotope/Wetland Centre it will distribute in the passengers of certain destinations on 5 June, informative booklets with regard to the biodiversity in various regions of Greece. Learn more about Natural Environment of Greece here