World Environment 2022: The World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 of each year with the aim to mark the importance of nature and raise awareness for its protection. World Environment Day programme is United Nations’ principal platform to raise awareness on issues that are threats to the environment. Each year, the program is organised around a specific theme to mark the importance of the day.
World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment.
World Environment 2022: History
World Environment Day (June 5) was established in 1972 by the United Nations (UN) at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment followed by the first celebration to mark the day in 1974 in the US with the theme – only one Earth.
World Environment Day was established in 1972 by the United Nations at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment ( 5–16 June 1972), that had resulted from discussions on the integration of human interactions and the environment. Two years later, in 1974 the first WED was held with the theme “Only One Earth”
World Environment 2022: Theme for the year
Each year, world environment day is celebrated with a specific theme that depicts the motto of the celebration. This year World Environment Day is celebrated with the “Only One Earth” theme which was also the first-ever theme and the programme is hosted by Sweden.
The theme highlights the fragility of the planet and is designed to re-enforce the idea that the Earth is humanity’s only home.
World Environment 2022: Significance of the day
World Environment Day is a platform for raising awareness on environmental issues such as marine pollution, overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.
The day aims to focus on the importance of the environment and to remind people that nature should not be taken for granted.
World Environment Day Anthem
An Earth Anthem penned by poet Abhay K is sung to celebrate World Environment Day.
Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
the most beautiful planet in the universe
all the continents and all 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 marble flag.
The anthem was launched in June 2013 on the occasion of the World Environment Day by Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor, then Union Ministers of India, at a function organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations in New Delhi. It is supported by the global organization Habitat For Humanity
World Environment 2022: Top 3 quotes to mark the day
1. “If humanity has to live for a long time, you have to think like the Earth, act as the Earth and be the Earth because that is what you are” – Sadhguru
2. “The environment is everything that isn’t me” – Albert Einstein
3. “Our planet’s alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action” – Leonardo DiCaprio