Taking place every year on 5th June, World Environmental Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. We may not be aware of it but our relationship with the environment is one of the most important that we have. The built, social and ecological environment that surround us shapes us, our lifestyle and our choices. There is a huge need for a deep undivided attention to understand our environment for the betterment of our and the future generation.
The aim of World Environment Day is to:
1. Give a human face to environmental issues.
2. Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development
3. Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues.
4. Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.
The host nation for this years World Environment Day 2012 is Brazil. The nation which is one of the fastest growing economies of the world fits the theme of ‘The Green Economy’ perfectly! The Folkestone Nepalese Community will be celebrating the day from 2.30PM-6.30PM at the community centre in Mackenzie Drive. The activity-packed day will have a live drama, presentations and poetry aimed at all ages. Now here is where you come in, there will also be a Quiz Competition which will test your knowledge on the basic environment. You can contact any members of the Yuva Vibes team if you are interested and decide to participate in your own group. There can be up to four people in one team and all participants must be above the age of 15.
Aside from various schools and organisations marking such days in Nepal rarely have I seen events held to mark such occasions in the UK. I am surely looking forward to it. I love my geography and that consists largely of studying the environment so I cannot wait to attend the World Environmental Day in Folkestone.
PS. The video below might be of interest. It’s about the changing environment and women, has bits of Nepal too.