Friday, June 02, 2006

World Environment Day is on June 5th

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city and there is an international exposition in the host city. The 2006 World Environment Day is to be held in Algeria and the topic for 2006 is Deserts and Desertification. According to the UN site "World Environment Day can be celebrated in many ways, including street rallies, bicycles parades, green concerts, essay and poster competitions in schools, tree planting, recycling efforts, clean-up campaigns and much more." In the UK the Environment Agency has a page where you can Promise the earth for World Environment Day. I think that most of these should be doable for most people. Certainly 1 to 7 should be easily achievable without any significant additional effort or expenditure although I am not sure if sharing a bath counts for item 1!

5 comments:

leila said...

Well I for one can highly recommend the bath sharing option, good for in depth discussions on politics, the state of the nation and football. Hmmm. Silence is good too.

Tony Ferguson said...

You missed out Bikes!!

Nicola said...

Have a good weekend you two - hopefully we will get to catch up soon.

Will you be taking the bikes out for a spin?

Useless Man said...

what is the difference between this and Earth Day (April 22nd in Canada)?

Tony Ferguson said...

this is a UN one and as far as I understand it the same week all around the world