World Environment Day - History, theme, Slogans, Quotes, Activities

World Environment day

World environment day is usually called the Environment Day, Eco Day or In Short WED. It is often one amongst the big yearly occasions for years and that is getting recognized globally by the people looking to preserve the unique and life nurturing Nature on each 5th June.

World Environment Day 2016

World environment day 2016 is well-known by the people all over the earth on 5th of June, at Sunday.

World Environment Day History

world environment day

World Environment Day ( generally known as WED ) have been began recognized as a yearly event on every 5th of June since 1973 to be able to increase the worldwide understanding regarding the importance of the healthy and green environment in the human beings lives , to fix the environmental problems by applying certain positive environmental steps along with to create aware normal public worldwide that everyone is responsible for preserving his environment and not just someone , authorities or organizations working for it .

World environment day was very first recognized to be celebrated annually by operating certain helpful promotions by the United Nations General Assembly and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the conference on Human Environment began from 5th to 16th of June at United Nations in 1972. It had been very first time celebrated in 1973 with the specific theme “Only one Earth”. From 1974, the celebration campaign of the globe environment day is managed in various cities in the world.

It is a huge annual celebration began by the United Nations General Assembly to engage huge numbers of people from various nations around the world along with get notice of political and health organizations to apply several helpful steps.

Why World Environment Day is Celebrated

World environment day yearly celebration strategy was started to face the huge environmental problems like wastage and losses of meals , deforestation , raising global warming and so many . Each year celebration is prepared in accordance with the specific theme and slogan of year to bring success in the campaign around the globe.

It is celebrated to effectively obtain carbon neutrality , specializing in the forest management , lowering greenhouse impact , marketing bio-fuels growth by planting on degraded lands , utilization of hydro-power to improve electrical power production , motivate general community to make use of solar power water heaters , power generation by solar power resources , creating new drainage techniques , marketing coral reefs and mangroves restoration to be able to obtain prevented from flooding and erosion including other ways of environmental maintenance . A few of the goals of the world environment day campaign are pointed out below:

It is celebrated to get aware the normal public regarding the environmental problems.
Motivate general public from various culture and communities to positively take part in the celebration along with become an energetic agent in growing environmental safety measures.
Make them aware that community persons are very essential to reduce harmful changes toward the environmental problems.
Support people to create their near surroundings secure and clear to enjoy risk-free, better and successful future.

World Environment Day Activities

Various actions are organized to enjoy this fantastic event in numerous nations to motivate more and more people in the direction of the celebration. Different news programs are involved really positively in the celebration to cover up the information and spread messages regarding the celebration among common people via their news publications to carry useful and real improvements to the environment to fix all the environmental problems. A few of the country and international activities consist of road rallies , tree plantation , waste recycling , surrounding areas maintanence , parades and so many actions to be able to get people interest toward lots of environmental issues along with bring difference .

Folks of all age groups actively involve during the celebration to save their earth in actual shape as given by the nature. Particularly present day youths greatly be a part of the celebration by way of a lot of actions like cleanup promotions , art exhibitions , encouraging people for tree-planting , dancing activities , recycling waste , film festivals , local community events , essays creating , poster competitions , social networking promotions and much more . A lot of awareness campaigns are too maintain at colleges, schools along with academic institutions to inspire pupils to their environmental security. The celebration occurs at national and worldwide level by arranging numerous actions in the open public areas to conscious general public regarding the true reasons behind environment level degradation and also informs them exactly what actions should be captured to resolve this kind of environmental difficulties.
World Environment Day Theme and Slogan

each year celebration of the World Environment Day is based on the particular theme decided by the United Nations to make the celebration more effective by encouraging mass people worldwide to hugely take part in addressing environmental issues on global scale. Year wise list of the themes and slogans of world environment day are mentioned below:
The theme of the year 2016 would be “fight against the illegal trade in wildlife”.

  • The theme of the year 2015 was “One World, One Environment”.

  • The theme of the year 2014 was “small island developing states” or “SIDS” and “Raise your voice, not the sea level”.

  • The theme of the year 2013 was “Think. Eat. Save.” And slogan was “Reduce Your Foodprint”.

  • The theme of the year 2012 was “Green Economy: Does it include you?”.

  • The theme of the year 2011 was “Forests: Nature at your Service”.

  • The theme of the year 2010 was “Many Species. One Planet. One Future”.

  • The theme of the year 2009 was “Your Planet Needs You – Unite to Combat Climate Change”.

  • The theme and slogan of the year 2008 was “CO2, Kick the Habit – Towards a Low Carbon Economy”.

  • The theme of the year 2007 was “Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?”.

  • The theme of the year 2006 was “Deserts and Desertification” and slogan was “Don’t Desert Drylands!.”

  • The theme of the year 2005 was “Green Cities” and slogan was “Plan for the Planet!”.

  • The theme of the year 2004 was “Wanted! Seas and Oceans” and slogan was “Dead or Alive?”.

  • The theme of the year 2003 was “Water” and slogan was “Two Billion People are Dying for It!”.

  • The theme of the year 2002 was “Give Earth a Chance”.

  • The theme of the year 2001 was “Connect with the World Wide Web of Life”.

  • The theme of the year 2000 was “The Environment Millennium” and slogan was “Time to Act”.

  • The theme of the year 1999 was “Our Earth – Our Future” and slogan was “Just Save It!”.

  • The theme of the year 1998 was “For Life on Earth and slogan was “Save Our Seas”.

  • The theme of the year 1997 was “For Life on Earth”.

  • The theme of the year 1996 was “Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home”.

  • The theme of the year 1995 was “We the Peoples: United for the Global Environment”.

  • The theme of the year 1994 was “One Earth One Family”.

  • The theme of the year 1993 was “Poverty and the Environment and slogan was “Breaking the Vicious Circle”.

  • The theme of the year 1992 was “Only One Earth, Care and Share”.

  • The theme of the year 1991 was “Climate Change. Need for Global Partnership”.

  • The theme of the year 1990 was “Children and the Environment”.

  • The theme of the year 1989 was “Global Warming; Global Warning”.

  • The theme of the year 1988 was “When People Put the Environment First, Development Will Last”.

  • The theme of the year 1987 was “Environment and Shelter: More Than A Roof”.

  • The theme of the year 1986 was “A Tree for Peace”.

  • The theme of the year 1985 was “Youth: Population and the Environment”.

  • The theme of the year 1984 was “Desertification”.

  • The theme of the year 1983 was “Managing and Disposing Hazardous Waste: Acid Rain and Energy”.

  • The theme of the year 1982 was “Ten Years after Stockholm (Renewal of Environmental Concerns)”.

  • The theme of the year 1981 was “Ground Water; Toxic Chemicals in Human Food Chains”.

  • The theme of the year 1980 was “A New Challenge for the New Decade: Development without Destruction”.

  • The theme of the year 1979 was “Only One Future for Our Children and slogan was “Development without Destruction”.

  • The theme of the year 1978 was “Development without Destruction”.

  • The theme of the year 1977 was “Ozone Layer Environmental Concern; Lands Loss and Soil Degradation”.

  • The theme of the year 1976 was “Water: Vital Resource for Life”.

  • The theme of the year 1975 was “Human Settlements”.

  • The theme of the year 1974 was “Only one Earth during Expo ’74”.

  • The theme of the year 1973 was “Only one Earth”.

World Environment Day Quotes

Some of the famous quotes (written by the famous personalities) on world environment day are mentioned below:

  • “The environment is everything that isn’t me”. – Albert Einstein

  • “God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools”. – John Muir

  • “Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth”. – Henry David Thoreau

  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”. – Margaret Mead

  • “We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment”. – Margaret Mead

  • “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment”. – Ansel Adams

  • “I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend”? – Robert Redford

  • “Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you”. – John Muir

  • “Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble”. – Roger Tory Peterson

  • “By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water”. – Aeschylus

  • “If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either”. – Joseph Wood Krutch

  • “They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse”. – Sitting Bull

  • “Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land”. – Aldo Leopold

  • “After all, sustainability means running the global environment – Earth Inc. – like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital”. – Maurice Strong

  • “Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left”. – Aldo Leopold

  • “You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life”. -Jacob Bronowski

  • “People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame – and only one – themselves”. – Robert Collier

  • “I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment”. – Pat Buckley

  • “We must return to nature and nature’s god”. – Luther Burbank

  • “The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved”. – Richard Rogers

  • “Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium”. – Paul Tsongas

  • “Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don’t stop at a nation’s borders”. – Warren Christopher

  • “I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities”. – Brian Mulroney

  • “Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art”. – Barry Commoner

  • “Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it”. – Barry Commoner

  • “The government should set a goal for a clean environment but not mandate how that goal should be implemented”. – Dixie Lee Ray

  • “Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the environment is with heavy-handed government regulation”? – Gale Norton

  • “The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture”. – Gaylord Nelson

  • “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed”. – Mahatma Gandhi

  • “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another”. – Mahatma Gandhi

Care for the Environment
you Care not only for yourself
for the entire Universe
all that is a part of it.
Happy World Environment Day
Do plantation
& You will get much greenery
Happy Environment Day
The Best Environment Day Slogan!
Save Earth,
This Is The Only
Planet With Girls !:-)
Let the
peace of Nature
flow in your life..
World Environment
and always !
Have a Great Environment Day
Save Trees,
Save Environment,
Save the Earth From
Global warming is so Uncool,
Save our precious earth,
Clean & Live or
be lazy and die!
Our Earth is most precious
It`s not my fault green house
gases hate earth!
The chance of saving earth is eroding away,
So recycle today!
If it`s just to be thrown away,
in the shop is where it should stay.



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