World Environment Day 2019 Date, History, Themes, Host Cities, Anthem: World Environment Day (WED) is an annual celebration which is celebrated on the 5th of June and is the United Nation’s principal vehicle in order to encourage the awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
What is World Environment Day?
The first ever event of World Environment Day was held in the year 1974, it has been a flagship campaign that raises the awareness on increasing environmental issues or concerns regarding marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, as well as sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.
When is World Environment Day this year?
This year in 2019, World Environment Day is going to be held on Wednesday, 5th June 2019.
What is the History of World Environment Day?
World Environment Day [WED] was formed by the UN General Assembly in the year 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, bring about from consultations on the incorporation of human interactions and the environment.
Just after two years, in 1974 the first WED was celebrated with the theme “Only One Earth”. Even though the celebration of WED has been held yearly since the year 1974, in 1987 the idea for turning the center of these events through choosing different host countries to bring into being.
World Environment Day 2019 Celebration And Theme
This year in 2019, World Environment Day is going to be hosted by China and the theme for the day will be “Air Pollution”. On this day various activities, debates, rallies, events and much more will be held in order to raise awareness about the Air Pollution concern.
As per to the World Health Organization report regarding Air Pollution concern stated that:
There are 4.2 million deaths every year as a result of exposure to ambient (outdoor) air pollution
There are 3.8 million deaths reported each year as a result of household exposure to smoke from dirty cookstoves as well as fuels.
There are a total number of 91% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits
World Environment Day Themes
Each year, World Environment Day is celebrated with a specific theme and is hosted by different cities. Here is the list of all the themes of World Environment Day from the year 1974 to 2019.
Only one Earth during Expo ’74
Water: Vital Resource for Life
Ozone Layer Environmental Concern; Lands Loss and Soil Degradation
Development Without Destruction
Only One Future for Our Children – Development Without Destruction
A New Challenge for the New Decade: Development Without Destruction
Ground Water; Toxic Chemicals in Human Food Chains
Ten Years After Stockholm (Renewal of Environmental Concerns)
Managing and Disposing of Hazardous Waste: Acid Rain and Energy
Youth: Population and the Environment
A Tree for Peace
Environment and Shelter: More Than A Roof
When People Put the Environment First, Development Will Last
Global Warming; Global Warning
Children and the Environment
Climate Change. Need for Global Partnership
Only One Earth, Care, and Share
Poverty and the Environment – Breaking the Vicious Circle
One Earth One Family
We the Peoples: United for the Global Environment
Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home
For Life on Earth
For Life on Earth – Save Our Seas
Our Earth – Our Future – Just Save It!
The Environment Millennium – Time to Act
Connect with the World Wide Web of Life
Give Earth a Chance
Water – Two Billion People are Dying for It!
Wanted! Seas and Oceans – Dead or Alive?
Green Cities – Plan for the Planet!
Deserts and Desertification – Don’t Desert Drylands!
Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?
Kick The Habit – Towards A Low Carbon Economy
Your Planet Needs You-Unite to Combat Climate Change
Many Species. One Planet. One Future
Forests: Nature at your Service
Green Economy: Does it include you?
Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint
Raise your voice, not the sea level
Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.
Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife trade
Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator
Beat Plastic Pollution
World Environment Day Host Cities
World Environment Day is celebrated every year and is hosted by various different cities each year; here is the list of all the cities that have hosted the celebration of World Environment Day:
Spokane, United States
Mexico City, Mexico
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Beijing, People’s Republic of China
London, United Kingdom
Pretoria, South Africa
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Moscow, Russian Federation
Torino, Italy and Havana, Cuba
Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China
San Francisco, United States
Wellington, New Zealand
Mexico City, Mexico
New Delhi, India
New Delhi, India
World Environment Day Anthem
An Earth Anthem which is penned by poet Abhay K is sung in order to celebrate World Environment Day. Here is the World Environment Day Anthem:
Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
the most beautiful planet in the universe
all the continents and the oceans
United we stand as flora and fauna
United we stand as species of one earth
different cultures, beliefs, and ways
we are humans, the earth is our home
all the people and the nations of the world
all for one and one for all
United we unfurl the blue flag.