World Environment Day:
United Nations General Assembly in1972 established the World Environment Day (WED). On the same day United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was created too. Today World Environment Day is celebrated world over in many ways. World Environment Day (WED) is not just another day but a special day about you and me. Green concerts, essay and poster competitions, rallies, tree planting, recycling efforts, clean-up campaigns etc. are some of the ways people, organisations and the governments express their concern towards the environment. WED is also used to enhance political attention and action. Pledges are made and actions are taken, which lead to the establishment of permanent governmental structures dealing with environmental management and economic planning. WED is hosted every year by a different city and commemorated with an international exposition through the week of June 5.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the 2008 World Environment Day events will be held in
The focus of the global 2008 celebrations will be on the solutions and the opportunities for countries, companies and communities to de-carbonize their economies and changing habits of present life-styles towards low carbon economy for achieving cleaner environment.
We should not think that, investment in environment-friendly technologies is a burden. On the other hand, it is our moral, social, and legal obligation we must fulfill. Moreover, it makes good business sense in the medium and long term. Wherever possible - and it is possible in many cases - we should also implement low cost green technologies that are appropriate to our needs and conditions.
MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGES IN THIS YEAR’S WED ARE -
* WE MUST REDUCE OUR CONSUMPTION OF NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES.
* WE MUST REDUCE THE GREENHOUSE GASES WE RELEASE.
* WASTE REDUCTION, REUSE, AND RECYCLING ALLOW US TO USE FEWER RAW MATERIALS, CONSERVE NATURAL RESOURCES, PRESERVING LANDFILL SPACE AND MINIMIZING ENERGY USE.
* GROW GREEN, GROW MORE TREES
May our Surround Always Remain …
Healthy and Euphoric …
May All the Trees …
Bloom and flourish …
Sending good wishes…
For World Environment day – 5th June 2008
From: Partha Das Sharma