Mark your calendar! World Environment
Day is June 5.
Planeta.com invites friends
to share photos of eco-friendly cities, food, parks and beloved
trees as part of this year's celebration.
"We recommend celebrating
World Environment Day every day of the year," said Planeta.com
founder Ron Mader. "This year we issue a photo challenge
- to post pictures in different Flickr
Groups starting with
Environment Day Group."
Among the topics for the group: photos of biodiversity,
environmental education, low carbon lifestyles and celebrations
of World Environment Day.
HISTORY OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
In 1972 the United Nations General Assembly established the first
World Environment Day to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference
on the Human Environment.
was without doubt the landmark event in the growth of international
environmentalism," writes John McCormick in Reclaiming
Paradise. "It was the first occasion on which the political,
social and economic problems of the global environment were discussed
at an intergovernmental forum with a view to actually taking corrective
Another resolution led to the creation of the United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
More details about World Environment Day online the UNEP
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY LINKS
Environment Day - Newsgoogled
Environment Day - Wikipedia
Environment Day - Slideshare
Environment Day Group
Tourism Business Seminar
UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP)
Biodiversity into the Tourism Sector
Development of Ecotourism Conference