World Environment Day

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World Environment Day has been celebrated every year on the 5th of June since 1974. This day is about engaging governments, businesses and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues. For too long, we have been exploiting and destroying our planet’s ecosystems. On the website of World Environment Day is mentioned:

“Every three seconds, the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch and over the last century we have destroyed half of our wetlands. As much as 50 percent of our coral reefs have already been lost and up to 90 percent of coral reefs could be lost by 2050, even if global warming is limited to an increase of 1.5°C.

Ecosystem restoration means preventing, halting and reversing this damage – to go from exploiting nature to healing it. This World Environment Day will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the sea.

Only with healthy ecosystems can we enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change and stop the collapse of biodiversity.”

World Environment Day offers a global platform for inspiring positive change. As an individual you can think about the way you consume, if you have a company you can think about the development of green models, farmers can produce more sustainable products and governments can repair the environment. Everyone on this planet can be part of #GenerationRestoration.

This year the host of the celebrations is Pakistan. Do you want to join and be part of the movement to restore the earth? Subscribe here for updates. If you want to check the event schedule, click here. There are physical and virtual events. Or play a game to restore the planet and revive the planet! My suggestion: join #GenerationRestoration everyday of your life. There is always something you can do to restore the earth.

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Sources:
World Environment Day

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