World Environment Day is the United Nations’ biggest annual event for positive environmental action. The United Nations, realize that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world and designated 5 June as the World Environment Day.
‘Connecting People to Nature’ is the theme for World Environment Day 2017. This year’s theme invites us to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.
‘Connecting People to Nature’ appeals us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.
World Environment Day is a day for everyone, everywhere; it is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth. Every World Environment Day has a different global host country. This year it is Canada.
“India to mark World Environment Day with massive waste management drive”:
Prime Minister has urged Indians to “connect with nature” on World Environment Day and chosen 5 June to launch a massive push to improve waste management in the world’s second most populous country. Authorities will install colour-coded litter bins in 4,000 towns to encourage people to separate solid waste from compostable waste and ensure more of it can be recycled or re-used, for instance as fertilizer. He urged Indians to recognize the importance of nature for human well-being.