World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 05 June, and is the United Nation policy to spread action and awareness for the protection of the environment. WED is first celebrated on 1974 for raising awareness on environment issue such as global warning, human overpopulation, marine population, wildlife crime and sustainable consumption. Every year, World Environment Day has provided a theme for communities, business, non government organization and celebrities to protect environment. It’s a global platform for public outreach, with participate around 143 countries around the globe.
World Environment Day – Date, Theme, History
History: WED was made in 1972 by United Nations on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, resulting from discussion about the harm on environment due to humans activities. First WED was held two years earlier with a theme name “Only One Earth”. From that theme idea begins and it start rotating around the globe.
Date 2020: Friday, 5 June
Date 2021: Saturday, 5 June
Date 2022: Sunday, 5 June
Annual Theme Names
|2009 – ‘Many Species. One Planet. One Future’||2015 – Consume with Care|
|2010 – ‘Many Species. One Planet. One Future’||2016 – “Go wild for life”|
|2011 – Nature At Your Service||2017 – Connecting People to Nature|
|2012 – Green Economy||2018 – “Beat Plastic Pollution”|
|2013 – Think.Eat.Save||2019 – “Beat Air Pollution”|
|2014 – International Year of Small Islands Developing States||2020 – “Time for Nature”|
WORLD Environment Day Anthem
Earn Anthem is written by poet Abhay K is sung to celebrate World environment day.
Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
the most beautiful planet in the universe
all the continents and all the oceans
united we stand as flora and fauna
united we stand as species of one earth
different cultures, beliefs and ways
we are humans, the earth is our home
all the people and the nations of the world
all for one and one for all
united we unfurl the blue marble flag.
It was launched in occasion of environment day in 2013 by Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor.
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