World Environment Day : 5 June 2014 : Gandhinagar Portal

World Environment Day 2013

World Environment Day 2013

World Environment Day (‘WED’) is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The first World Environment Day was in 1973. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week of 5 June.


This Year Mongolia is Representing World Environment Day 2013


The campaign addresses the huge annual wastage and losses in food, which, if conserved, would release a large quantity of food as well as reduce the overall carbon footprint. The campaign aims to bring about awareness in countries with lifestyles resulting in food wastage. It also aims to empower people to make informed choices about the food they eat so as to reduce the overall ecological impact due to the worldwide production of food.

Here are the few tips which can help all of us to save food, and so Environment.






Important Links of World Environment Day:


Folow UNEP on Facebook:


India was a Host country in year 2011 with the theme

Forests: Nature at Your Service

Forests-Nature At Your Service-cover one third of the earth’s land mass, Performing vital functions and services around the world which make our planet alive with possibilities. In fact, 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods. They play a key role in our battle against climate change, releasing oxygen into the atmosphere while storing carbon dioxide. Thousands of activities were organized worldwide, with beach clean-ups, concerts, exhibits, film festivals, community events and much more. This year’s global host, India, is a country of wide biodiversity.


All the Content is taken by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) official Website.




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