Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, 2011!
Established in 1972, World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event organized by the United Nations Environment Programme which is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED’s theme for 2011 is "Forests: Nature At Your Service" in support of the UN International Year of Forests initiative. Forests feed our rivers and are essential to supplying the water for nearly 50% of our largest cities. They create and maintain soil fertility; they help to regulate the devastating impact of storms, floods and fires. Splendid and inspiring, forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land, and are home to more than half of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects.
Whatever you decide to do in celebration of WED, think GREEN!