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World Environment Day

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

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When : Always June 5th

World Environment Day focuses attention on important environmental issues. According to the United Nations "World Environment Day is commemorated each year on June 5th. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action."

Each year, a theme is selected, The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? Each year, a different country is selected to host World Environment Day celebrations. Brazil a country with one of the fastest growing economies in the world, will host World Environment Day 2012 (WED) on 5 June.

Celebrate World Environment Day by:

Learn more about the environmental topic selected for this year.
Participate in World Environment Day activities.
Help to create awareness of the issues
Contribute to organizations supporting environmental issues.

The Origin of World Environment Day:

World Environment Day was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972.
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