World Environment Day 2018: To raise awareness about protecting the environment, United Nations (UN) has designated June 5 as World Environment Day.
NEW DELHI: World Environment Day is the United Nations’ (UN) 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.
World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. Each World Environment Day is organised around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for the World Environment Day 2018, “Beat Plastic Pollution”. The theme invites everyone to consider how they can make changes in their everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife – and their own health. While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over-reliant on single-use or disposable plastic – with severe environmental consequences.
Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. This year it is India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an event marking the World Environment Day today. He will also visit the exhibition set up on the occasion at the Rajpath lawns.
Let us See some Updates on the World Environment Day 2018:
- Tamil Nadu government bans plastic manufacture and use of water bottles, bags, cups, straw etc from January 1, 2019.
- Plastic packaging will only be allowed for milk, curd and medical items.
- Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami has announced the plan for plastic free Tamil Nadu in state assembly
PM Modi tweeted a on this World Environment Day:
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 5, 2018
President Twitted on this World Environment Day:
आइए, विश्व पर्यावरण दिवस पर हम स्वच्छतर पृथ्वी और सतत विकास के प्रति अपनी प्रतिबद्धता दोहराएं। भारत इस वर्ष आधिकारिक वैश्विक समारोहों की मेज़बानी करेगा। हमारा दायित्व है कि अपनी भावी पीढ़ियों के लिए हम अधिक हरी-भरी और पर्यावरण अनुकूल दुनिया छोड़कर जाएं – राष्ट्रपति कोविन्द
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 5, 2018
Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal tweeted about on this World Environment Day:
A Small Step to Beat Plastic Pollution: On #WorldEnvironmentDay, Indian Railways has started using fully biodegradable packages in 4 Shatabadi and 4 Rajadhani trains from Delhi, contributing towards a greener planet. pic.twitter.com/ILcwHN1wgK
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) June 5, 2018
To mark the occasion of #WorldEnvironmentDay and as a small step towards its contribution to greener environment, IRCTC has today introduced complete biodegradable containers #BeatPlasticPollution for serving of breakfast and meals in several Shatabdi and Rajdhani Trains. pic.twitter.com/HApjtK6TZ4
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 5, 2018
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted on the World Environment Day:
Today is World Environment Day. Following this year’s theme, let us pledge to ‘beat plastic pollution’. Let us pledge to make every day #WorldEnvironmentDay
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 5, 2018
Crickter Rohit Sharma tweeted a message on World Environment Day:
Let’s not make ‘looking after our environment’ an event which comes few times a year. Let’s make it a part of our daily routine. Something we pass on to the next generation #ThereIsNoPlanetB #WorldEnvironmentDay
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 5, 2018