Created in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly, World Environment Day (WED) is a global holiday that celebrates a healthy environment, creates environmental awareness, and encourages people all over the world to take positive environmental action.
Find out more about WED at the United Nations Environmental Programme’s WED website.
When is World Environment Day?
WED is celebrated on June 5 of each year to commemorate the opening of the 1972 Stockholm Conference.
How do I celebrate World Environment Day?
This year, celebrating WED is as simple as planting a tree, but if you’re looking for even more ways to celebrate WED or want to involve your whole community, check out the United Nations Environmental Programme’s suggested WED activities for ideas.
Don’t just help keep the environment clean on June 5. Go green and adopt eco-friendly habits and behaviors all year round by following these guidelines from the United Nations Environment Programme.