what are the importance of world environment day?1.why we should celebrate this day? 2.what conservations need to be done?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would say that any type of consciousness raising activity has merits.  World Environment Day is no different.  It seeks to bring to all a heightened awareness and understanding of the environment and the problems that besiege it.  This is really important on many levels.  One way this is important is that it starts with the premise of disseminating information.  For a concern like the environment, this is critical for if one possesses the information needed, understanding how the environment can be helped, action might not be very far behind.  Another way this is important is that it helps to build solidarity and collective action.  The more people can assume this point of view in their perception of any cause, in this case environmental consciousness, the better chance local action can spurn into greater effects.

booksnmore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I'm not familiar with World Environment Day other than what the posters above have said. Years ago, I would have grabbed something like that and run with it in the classroom. But a section from the book, Last Child in the Woods, gave me pause. It talked about how introducing environmental worry (at least that's how I recall the discussion) can backfire when introduced to children too soon. So, for example, if you make the demise of the rainforest--a place that's far away and seemingly unreachable--seem too serious to a second grader, it may cause the child to shut down. Rather, it is suggested, that children be introduced to the local environment--grow to love the local environment--so that they will naturally want to care for it. Food for thought. And discussion.

lrwilliams eNotes educator| Certified Educator

World Environment Day is celebrated as a way to raise awareness about things that affect the world and the environment. I feel this is an important thing to do as it provides a chance for us to show what kinds of things we can do as individuals to protect our environment.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
I think every day should be Earth Day. However, it is also good to stop and think about the things we can do for our planet on this one day. If everyone focuses at once, maybe some people will change their ways that don't usually think about the environment.
epollock | Student

I am not sure if we need to celebrate this day.  It seems to be too obtuse like celebrating breathing or celebrating blood circulation day. Why not universe day?  Conservation does play a large part in the natural process of life, but I think people do enough and if it is our destiny to continue then we will, if not, we won't.

krishna-agrawala | Student

Environment day, like so many other similar days dedicated to specific issues, is celebrated globally as well as locally to give publicity to and focus attention of people on those specific issues.

Protection of environment has become a very important and urgent level affecting the whole world and which requires positive actions at global level as well as at local and individual levels. In this context celebration of environment days can promote the cause of world environment protection by educating individuals on the measures they can take at individual level.

Some of the action for conservation and protection of environment include avoidance of unnecessary use of energy in form of heating and driving, substituting non-biodegradable products and packaging for the bio-degradable varieties, and proper disposal of wast products.

lit24 | Student

World Environment Day [WED] was established by the United Nations General Assembly in the year 1972.


The theme for WED 2009 is 'Your Planet Needs You - UNite to Combat Climate Change'. Which is in preparation to the climate change convention to take place in Copenhagen.

This year's WED host is Mexico. It has an important role to play in the fight against climate change.

The country  is also a leading partner in UNEP's "Billion Tree Campaign."  The country, with the support of its President and people, has spearheaded the pledging and planting of some 25 per cent of the trees under the campaign. It is the country's  way of  demonstrating its commitment to climate change on several fronts.

The Mexican President states that the WED celebration will “further underline Mexico's determination to manage natural resources and deal with the most demanding challenge of the 21st century – climate change.”

The importance of WED lies in the fact that highlights and draws our attention to all things needed to conserve and preserve the pristine beauty  and purity of the environment as far as possible.

Some of things which all of us can do easily is plant more trees and reduce our carbon footprints.

mkcapen1 | Student

World Environment Day is an excellent concept that is much needed due to today’s negative environmental impact on our planet. Every individual gains benefits by participating in their ideas. Our planet is changing at a fast pace and without intervention our society will use up all the resources that we use to function. Our planet is not replaceable and in order to leave behind a planet that is habitable for future generations, societies the world over must work together to improve the quality of our planet. Participating in World Environment Day is a good first step to achieve the necessary goals of environmental protection.

The United Nations General Assembly set -up World Environment Day in 1972. It is held annually on June 5th and serves to make the world alert about the environment and create political action to address the needs of protection for our planet. This year's focus will be on humanity addressing climate change. There are four primary reasons for World Environment Day: Giving a human presence to environmental problems, empowering citizens to engage in projects to heal the earth and prevent further damage, help communities understand that it is their responsibility to make changes and that they can do it together, and to implore people to become partners in the cause of protecting the environment.

Conservation methods include addressing the climate changes on our planet, destruction of habitats, soil erosion caused by over development of land, the ozone layer, and the general protection of eco-systems.

realworld | Student

The main aim of the International Environmental Day is to remember us of our "Existence". It means, the dependency of man kind on our earth planet and our relationships, responsibilities towards protecting, saving our Oxygen, with out which we can’t live. This day has assumed a greater place in our lives by tuning attentions from Comfortable living (Pizzas, Fuel, Cars, and Air conditioners) to the very foundation on which our entire man kind has been dwelling. We may have different opinions on various issues but our Planet, Environment doesn’t. If we imagine that there is no Planet, Environment, then where is the discussion to fight for comfortable living. What ever we are, how ever we are, what ever may be our strength or the development, does not equated with our lovely Planet and its Environment. We are just a single drop of this entire ocean called universe. All our relations are desperately related with and subjected to the very effects of this World, Universe. Almost we have damaged our environment for our selfish need (development) by thinking that we are the owners of this Planet. But we are just the Guests on this planet and we have so many responsibilities to save, protect the place in which we are being given an opportunity only to live. If we are forgetting of being Guests and starting doing damage (already made colossal damage) as the owners, then this Planet will throw us out through its disastrous effects caused by us which are beyond our control .only way out may be to Extinct for no gain. At least every year The Environmental Day reminding us not only to create awareness, carving out developmental strategies, just holding brain storming sessions, but also ordering us for immediate ACTION TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT  and the  PLANET.    



versatilekamini | Student

World enviornment day is celebrated on June 5.All governments in the states,U.Ts,academic institutions,universities,colleges,schools and voluntary organisations organise suitable activities on this day. Department of enviornment support this financially.

The goals of this organisation are to develop a world population that is aware of and concerned about,total enviornment and its associated problems,and commitment to work individualy and collectively towards solution of current problems.

The chief goals of enviornmental education in world must be

1.to improve the quality of enviornment,

2.to create an awareness among the people on enviornmental problems and conservation,and

3.to create an atmosphere so that people participate in dicision making and develope the capabilities to evaluate the developmental programmes.