Aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive enviromental action, World Enviroment Day (WED) is annual event celebrated on 5 June every year. The celebration began in 1972 and grown become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.
Forest : Nature at Your Service
In 2011, the WED themes is “Forests: Nature at Your Service”. It underscores the intrinsic link between quality of life and the health of forests and forest ecosystem. The theme also support this year’s UN International Year of Forests. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) elected India, one of the fastest growing economies in the world that is embracing the process of a transition to a green economy, as the global host of WED celebration.
In celebration of Indonesian Environment Day 2011, the theme is adapted into “ Hutan Penyangga Kehidupan”. It emphasizes the essence of forest as guardian of the balance between the interests of human and all other living things in the world. Consequently, maintained forest conservation is required to run that function. Nothing is more precious then the harmonius life between humans and environment which includes the beachhead ecosystem of flora and fauna.
As part of the celebration, a stamps series of enviromental care is issued on 5 June 2011. The stamp design features pine forest as one of the forest ecosystem commonly found in Indonesia.
Think – Eat – Save
The Theme for celebration of World Environment Day at 5 June 2013 are Think – Eat – Save. These is a global campaign to encourage for an anti-food waste and food loss that reduce our foodprint. According to UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) For every year at least 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. These equivalent to the same amount produced in whole of Sub Saharan Africa. At the same time 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under age of 5 die daily from hunger.
Given these enormous imbalance in lifestyle and the resultant devastatingeffects on the environment, this year’s theme “Think – Eat – Save”, encourage people to become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices you make, and empowers you to make informed decisions.
While the planet is struggling to provide is with enough resources to sustain its 7 billion poeple (grwoing to 9 billion in 2050), FAO estimates that a third of global food production is either wasted or lost. Food waste is an enormous drain on natural resources and a contributor to negative environmental impacts.
In 2013 campaign rallies to take people action from their home
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Making informed decision therefor means, for example, that you purposefully select food that have less of environmental impact, such as organic foods that do not use chemicals in the production process, Choosing to buy locally can also mean that foods are not flown halfway across the world, therefore limit emissions.
So, think before you eat and help save our environment !