Tuesday 5th June is World Environment Day, which has been celebrated annually since 1974. Over the years, the day has focused on such issues as acid rain, oceans, water, and green cities. The image left is a work (CG or photograph) by Danilo Prudêncio Silva.My Flickr. via Wikimedia Commons.
World Environment Day is the UN's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Over the last 14 years, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
World Environment Day is also encouraging individuals into doing something personally to take care of the Earth. It doesn’t matter whether the effort is on a local level or whether it is a group effort nationally or even globally; everyone is free to choose.
World Environment Day has a new theme annually which focuses attention on a pressing environmental concern. 2018 is themed on beating plastic pollution. Decades of crusades by concerned environmentalists highlighting the appalling state of the world’s oceans and seas and the negative footprint on wildlife (both marine and land-based) has failed to lead to any kind of public interest. However, a recent (November 2017) spotlight from Sir David Attenborough - via his Blue Planet II broadcast - on the impact of plastic waste on the marine infrastructure has finally led to a national and international outcry for action. Already this has resulting in a ban on plastic straws and an active discouragement of plastic waste.
Each World Environment Day is hosted by a different nation. The official celebrations take place this year in India with the host country helping by highlighting the environmental challenges it faces, and supports the effort to address them.
The annual initiative has led to millions of people globally participating in thousands of registered activities. Activists with any level of commitment are invited to sign up so they can be kept you updated on various activities.
Living in Harmony with the Environment
We can all do our bit to reduce our individual impact on the environment by championing the use of Permaculture; which is the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. We can tray and buy/grow our fruit and vegetables utilising organic methods (or at least minimising the use of pesticides which are damaging bees and other beneficial insects (such as aphid reducing ladybirds/ladybugs).
We can enhance our lives by choosing carefully resourced products, which have been created in an ecologically 'green' manner, thereby helping to live harmoniously with our environment.
Wikaniko was formed to assist everyone to gain a better understanding of the ‘green’ word. At Wikaniko, ‘green’ is not being rammed down your throat at every opportunity, just to scare you into buying something. Instead, through a process of education, the supply of information, and explanation, we hope to help you improve your outlook with regard to the environment. Here at Wikaniko we don't just make money. We make a difference. In the short time that we have been in business, our distributor team has already sold a couple of million pounds worth of product, etc.
Never doubt that a small group of committed people can take on the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has……
Enjoy the Wikaniko experience, and the UK's largest online eco supermarket.