It’s in our hands to Protect the Planet!

World Environment Day serves to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and caring for our planet. (Getty)

Countries in the five continents are preparing initiatives to protect the environment

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5, a day to raise awareness on the importance of protecting and caring for our planet, but also a time to take action through projects and campaigns that help us protect nature.

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), also known as the UN Environment. It is the UN that works to promote environmental policies with more than 100 countries from all around the world.

Since its beginnings in 1972, UN Environment works alongside governments, institutions and organizations to protect wildlife and flora in natural landscapes around the world.

As well as taking part in programs reforestation or reintroduction of species and launching environmental campaigns, UN Environment also produces reports on the environmental situation of the planet.

In 1988 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was created, a committee of experts that studies the progress of global warming by measuring different effects like the rising temperatures, sea level rise or loss of biodiversity.

A day to love Earth

Breathe fresh air, enjoy the clean landscapes, swim on clean beaches, guarantee the future of all species … is everyone’s business.

Our lifestyle can be more or less respectful towards the environment, depending on the resources we spend and the waste we generate. The way we move, the food we eat, the clothes we use or our consumption has an effect on the natural resources.

World Environment Day is celebrated every June 5 to remind us that the planet is our responsibility and we must look after it if we want to enjoy it in the future. It is a day to awaken and take charge of making this world a better place to live in.

Say Goodbye to Plastic

This year’s message at World Environment Day will focus on reducing plastic pollution, one of the most serious environmental problems today.

It is estimated that each year 13 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into the sea, which puts the marine fauna and the food chain that reaches us in great danger.

Through the theme “If you can’t reuse it, refuse it!”, actions have been prepared all over the planet: from garbage collection on the beaches of Latin America to talks and workshops on how we can reduce the use of plastics, as well as a series of documentaries to raise awareness on the matter.

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Another global initiative is Litterati, a free mobile application that turns keeping the planet clean into a game. With this app you can take photos of the plastic waste that you find in your environment, label it and share it in a network with other committed people like you.

One move might not seem much, but if we’re all committed to the environment and the future of the planet, we can change many things. World Environment Day is a good time to start. So, are you in?

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