Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 as the UN’s “principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment”. The number of nations participating in the holiday has grown to over 100, with thousands of activities planned around the globe each year.
The 2015 WED theme and motto is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.”, and encourages sustainability and living within planetary boundaries. This year, Italy is serving as the host country, headquartered at the Milan Expo . The Expo will run from May 1 through October 31, and visitors will find a variety of activities, as well as environmentally friendly new technologies to check out.
Can’t hop a flight to Italy? Follow this link to find events taking place in your area, or create and register your own!
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