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World Environment Day (WED)

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5 June every year, and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on environmental issues emerging from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. World Environment Day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, WED has provided a new theme that major corporations, NGOs, communities, governments and all celebrities worldwide adopt to advocate environmental causes.

What is Environment and its use?

The environment can be defined as a sum total of all the living and non-living elements and their effects which influence human life. While all living or biotic elements are animals, plants, forests, fisheries, and birds, etc. The non-living or abiotic elements include water, land, sunlight, rocks, and air, etc.

Who Started Environment Day:

In 1972, the United Nations General Assembly established the World Environment Day on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Two bears later, in 1974 the first WED was held with the theme "Only One Earth".

How can we celebrate Environment Day:

People celebrate World Environment Day (WED) in many different ways all over the world: planting trees, cleaning up local beaches, organising meetings, joining online protests. Each year the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) chooses a particular issue to focus on.

What is the importance of Environment Day:

World Environment Day is the UN's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.

APCOST ACTIVITY IN ANDHRA PRADESH:


Andhra Pradesh State Level World Environment’s Day Quiz Results


Sl. No.
Name
Rank
School
Class
Marks
1 Roulin Banik First Montessori High School Kurnool 9 19
2 Srikar Second Sri Krishna Public School, Srikakulam 9 19
3 Gnana Deepika P Second SPSMCH School, Krishna 10 18
4 Munjeti Srikanya Third ZPHS, Regidi Anadalavalasa, Srikakulam 7 17
5 Jyothi B Third Z.P.G.H School, Kadapa 10 17
6 Jaswath Anjali Third Z.P.G.H School, Kadapa 9 17