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Sunday, June 5, 2011

World Environment Day is being observed today (05-June-2011)

Rallies, awareness programmes and seminars will mark the World Environment Day today (05-June-2011). It is arguable just how effective awareness days such as this actually are.
This year's theme is Forests: Nature At Your Service which highlights the critical role of forests in providing services essential to every aspect of life.

World Environment Day was first celebrated on 5th June in 1972, and has since become an important vehicle through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

The World Environment Day (WED) is being observed today in an effort to overcome global warming and to promote greenery. This day also promotes forests, the lungs of on the earth, which cover 31 per cent of the total land of the world.
These forests keep the environment clean and neat and provide fresh air to living beings. Air contains 70 per cent oxygen, which is essential for the survival of living things.

Forests can absorb 40 per cent greenhouse gas emissions which are harmful for human lives. Deforestation is depriving us of such natural resources. Therefore, more and more plants need to be sown to make the earth green and beautiful.

Our ecosystems are fragile and under extreme pressure. We need more than an awareness day every year if we are to save them for future generations.

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