United Nations World Environment Day – 5 June 2012

The United Nations World Environment Day is on 5 June this year (2012).

UN World Environment Day 2012 Logo
UN World Environment Day 2012 Logo

This year’s theme – Green  Economy:  Does it include you? – underpins the concept of an economy that is low-carbon, resource  efficient and socially inclusive.  The theme, also, supports one of the main objectives of the Rio+20 Summit, the United Nations Conference  on Sustainable Development, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20 to 22 June 2012.

For the United Kingdom, it falls during the special celebrations for the combination of the Queen’s Official Birthday on 4 June with an extra bank holiday (5 June) for the Diamond Jubilee, which may mean we are going to be distracted from issues of our global responsibilities.

Whatever your celebrations are over the Queen’s Official Birthday & Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday consider what you can do to reduce your environmental impact and have a more sustainable lifestyle.

For further information on the World Environment Day 2012 and useful resources, go to http://www.unep.org/wed/

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