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Monday, June 5, 2017

World Environment Day 2017

Today is World Environment Day (WED). WED, according to Holiday Insights (HI), is a holiday that "was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972." HI explains that WED's mission is to focus "attention on important environmental issues." 

Recycling is one of those issues, hence, I chose to include the Mutts comic strip that is atop this posting. Moreover, in last Monday's blog post, I discussed composting as a way to recycle.

Be that as it may, HI proclaims that The United Nations describes WED in this manner: "World Environment Day is commemorated each year on June 5th. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action." 

HI goes on to describe WED's agenda stating that "each year, a theme is selected," For example, the theme for 2006 was "'Deserts and Desertification' The slogan (was): 'Don't Desert Drylands!'  Each year, a different city is selected to host World Environment Day celebrations. Algiers, Algeria was selected for 2006." 

Wiki explains that WED's theme for 2017 is "'Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator.' The host nation is Canada."

In any event, back in 2011, I wrote about WED here on Blogger, and, if you'd like to reference that post, please click here.

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