World Environment Day Quotes – June 5th

World Environment Day June 5th

World Environment Day [WED] was established by the UN [United Nations] specifically to advance its own environmental efforts.

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Ten Fabulous Fun and Thought Provoking Quotes for World Environment Day

  1. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  Native American Proverb
  2. There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.  Robert Orben
  3. Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.  Bill Vaughn
  4. For 200 years we've been conquering Nature. Now we're beating it to death.  Tom McMillan
  5. You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.  Hal Borland
  6. Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. Cree Indian Proverb
  7. Fall is my favourite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change colour and fall from the trees.  David Letterman
  8. We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need? Lee Iacocca
  9. "Growth" and "progress" are among the key words in our national vocabulary. But modern man now carries Strontium 90 in his bones ... DDT in his fat, asbestos in his lungs. A little more of this "progress" and "growth," and this man will be dead.  Morris K. Udall
  10. Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.  Dave Barry
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World Environment Day 2011 Hosts - India World Environment Day 5th June

India, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world that is embracing the process of a transition to a Green Economy, will be for the first time ever the global host of World Environment Day 2011. Global deforestation destroys 13 million hectares of forest every year, this roughly equates to an area equal to the size of Portugal. India's 1.2 billion population puts pressure on forests, especially in densely populated areas where overgrazing contributes to desertification. India is currently planning one of the largest green energy projects in the world that will generate 20,000 megawatts of solar energy and 3,000 megawatts from wind farms. The country has also introduced a Clean Energy Fund into its national budget which provides subsidies for green technology.

World Environment Day -TreesWorld Environment Day Yearly Themes

This year's theme "Forests: Nature at Your Service" underscores the intrinsic link between quality of life and the health of forests and forest ecosystems. The WED theme also supports this year's UN International Year of Forests. Two of India's most prominent cities  Mumbai and Delhi  will be the venue for this year's global celebration of the environment, with a myriad of activities over several days to inspire Indians and people around the world to take action for the environment. Each year, since 1974, WED has had an official theme for June 5th, usually built around a worldwide environmental challenge or crisis that the UN felt needed to be addressed. 'Many Species. One Planet. One Future', was the theme of 2010 Earth Day. World Environment Day -Trees

World Environment Day Quotes

  • Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  Robin Williams
  • Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."  Robert Byrne

UNEP's Climate Change Programme

UNEP provides environmental leadership on dealing with climate change to the rest of the UN system, international organizations, national governments, civil society and the private sector. It provides guidance and advice to governments on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the consequences of changed climate, and it helped to develop international agreements on climate change.

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