Thursday, June 5, 2014

World Environment Day

World Environment DayJune 5 is World Environment Day.  The United Nations General Assembly created World Environment Day in 1972 to encourage worldwide awareness and action on the environment.

The United Nations General Assembly also declared 2014 the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).  Accordingly, this year's World Environment Day theme, "Raise Your Voice, Not  the Sea Level", focuses on the effects of global warming on rising water levels for SIDS.

For more information, visit the website of the United Nations Environmental Program.

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