World Environment Day, the biggest day out with nature, celebrated every 5 June, is a chance to reconnect with nature and celebrate the places that matter most to us. The theme for this year’s celebration Connecting People to Nature, calls for us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to lead the call to protect the Earth that we share.
Since it began in 1972, people everywhere have organized thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests.
World Environment Day
“World Environment Day is the United Nations’ flagship day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach celebrated by over a million people in well over 100 countries. It is the ‘People’s Day’ for doing something positive for the environment. Its aim is to harness individual actions and transform them into a collective power that has a legacy of real and lasting impact on the planet. From Bahrain to Bangkok, the day is celebrated in countless ways with everything from beach clean-ups and tree planting to petitions and photo competitions, with thousands of children getting involved through their schools. The beauty of the day is in this diversity. It’s when citizens across the world collectively act, care and show their love for the planet.” – United Nations Environment Programme.
What Can You Do?
As we seek to connect with nature this year, here are some things you can do;
- Host a picnic for your loved ones
- Go hiking
- Take a road trip
- Take a solo walk on the beach
- Sit with nature (ideally in a park with flowers) and listen.
We wrote about the universe desiring a relationship with us. Here is our chance to reach out and get the relationship going. There is no better way to connect with nature than to spend time with it.
We hope the above activities help you connect with nature, open your eyes to its beauty and importance, and that you develop a lifelong relationship with the universe, taking the lead to protect the Earth we all share.
Wondering what else you can do? Find more info here.