12 Interesting Facts About World Environment Day

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FACTS ABOUT World Environment Day

Every year, the world unites to celebrate the annual occasion of World Environment Day on June 5. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the urgent need to safeguard our environment and natural resources and conserve them for future generations. Moreover, World Environment Day also urges people to acknowledge their individual and collective responsibility towards the environment. As the day is around the corner, here are some interesting fun facts about World Environment Day for students to learn important points about it. 

Fun Facts About World Environment Day

  1. World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  1. It is celebrated every year on 5 June.
  1. The first World Environment Day was celebrated on 5 June 1973 in Switzerland with the theme, “Only One Earth”. 
  1. The UN General Assembly designated 5 June as World Environment Day to commemorate the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. 
  1. The theme of the first World Environment Day was, “Only One Earth”.  
  1. Sweden was the hosting country for the celebrations of World Environment Day in 2023. 
  1. The theme of World Environment Day in 2023 was #BeatPlasticPollution. 
  1. The 50th anniversary of World Environment Day was observed in the year 2023. 
  1. The theme of World Environment Day in 2024 is #GenerationRestoration. It aims to revive water sources, and soil health, and grow forests to reverse the side effects of human activities on our planet Earth. 
  1. In 2024, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host the World Environment Day 2024 celebrations. 
  1. Frank Walter Steinmeier, the President of Germany, will host a World Environment Day forum with youth at the Bellevue Palance in Berlin. 
  1. Countries organize different activities to celebrate this day. Popular examples include clean-up drives and tree-planting campaigns.

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