Commemorated every year on 5 June, since 1972, WED is a principal vehicle through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment. WED 2011, in support of the UN International Year of Forests (IYF), is aimed to be the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive action for the environment. We count on you to make this happen! This year’s theme –
Forests: Nature at Your Service – underscores the variety of life-sustaining services that forests provide and calls us all to take action to protect these resources and move towards a green economy. The global host country for 2011 is India, a country in which forests constitute more than 20 percent of geographical land mass. Read about the measures the country is taking to combat land-degradation and conserve critical forest ecosystems on www.unep.org/wed/hostcountry. Every activity matters – organize a neighborhood clean-up; announce an environmental initiative for your city, state or country; adopt targets for environmental improvements in your company; use cloth bags and motivate your school mates and teachers to do the same; plant a tree or better yet organize a collective tree-planting effort for your family; walk to work, start a recycling drive among your friends . . . the possibilities are endless.
Whether you’re new to WED or a loyal supporter, we welcome you to what is possibly the biggest WED celebration in history.
Listen to one of our WED Voices – Sir David Attenborough – bring the WED 2011 message to life in a short animated film that highlights the role forests can play in national development, a green economy and climate change. You will find the film on our homepage:
#plasticfreejuly has been a great initiative over the years to bring a focus to cutting down and out with plastic. 2019 is no different so join in and get great tips for the month to eliminate the use of plastic as much as possible on a more long-term basis. Alternative options are increasing in retail outlets which is a welcome trend.
The Dance Academy Limerick presents 'Dance for our Oceans'
A joint project between Limerick City Council and The Dance Academy culminated in the short film 'Dance for our Oceans'. This is our way of highlighting the need to fight the tide of plastic pollution. Be the change you want to see in the world. Say NO to single use plastic.
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Music: Scott Robinson