Saving Forests for World Environment Day 2011
Earth Day Network firmly believes that Earth Day should be celebrated every day. Here’s another opportunity to act for the environment – our partners at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are organizing events and a global competition for World Environment Day 2011 on June 5th. World Environment Day (WED) aims to propel environmental awareness and to serve as a day of action for positive environmental action globally. This year’s theme is “Forests: Nature at Your Service” and New Delhi, India will serve as the host city. Earth Day Network – India staff are putting on an event with the Mayor of Kolkata to celebrate WED.
You can take action too! Here are a few ways:
- Pledge your positive environmental actions to A Billion Acts of Green®, Earth Day Network’s ongoing campaign to aggregate global action for sustainability.
- Since this year’s WED commemorates the UN International Year of the Forest, you can join in re-foresting the world by planting trees or contributing Earth Day Network’s Canopy Project.
- Would you rather take action for an endangered species? Check out UNEP’s Legacy Project, which has gathered over $100,000 in individual donations to support gorilla protection in Rwanda.
Since 1970, Earth Day has been a platform for individual, community, and global awareness for our planet’s wonderful and threatened resources. Earth Day Network and WED share the belief that everyone can make a difference in achieving positive change for the environment. Join us, on Earth Day, World Environment Day and every day!