World Environment Day urges all of us to protect our natural surroundings. This day, which falls on June 5, encourages worldwide activism. That means everything from littering to climate change.
We have #OnlyOneEarth. Let's take care of it.
This year hosted by Sweden. “Only One Earth" is the campaign slogan, with the focus on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”.
Sustainability and the protection of the environment are without a doubt among the most pressing issues we face in the world today. The core necessities of life all come from Mother Nature and, unfortunately, we take it for granted.
World Environment Day encourages everyone from individuals to large-scale corporations to be more conscious of their impact on the environment.
HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Humans impact the physical environment in many ways: overpopulation, pollution, burning fossil fuels, and deforestation. Changes like these have triggered climate change, soil erosion, poor air quality, and undrinkable water.
These negative impacts can affect human behavior and can prompt mass migrations or battles over clean water.
90 billion tons – the number of resources extracted from Earth every year
7.8 billion – the number of people populating Earth
4.1 billion – the number of consumers in the world
5.6 billion – the number of consumers expected by 2030
70 percent – the percentage of the world’s resources currently being overused
2.12 billion tons – the number of waste dumped every year
50 million tons – the number of e-waste produced every year
$7.8 trillion – the value of the global production of synthetic chemicals
2050 – the year when the world population is expected to be too big to feed
2070 – the year when coral reefs are expected to be gone altogether
HOW TO HELP WORLD ENVIRONMENT?
For example, make a commitment to recycle. It might seem like a basic tip, but are you really taking every possible opportunity to recycle? Next time you're thinking about throwing that piece of paper in the trash because a recycling bin isn't accessible, think twice.
Holding a plastic container and too lazy to see if it's one of the biodegradable kinds? Open up your smartphone and look it up! Everyone's responsible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions - including you.
Sources: unep.org , nationaltoday.com
LET'S FIGHT TO SAVE WORLD ECOSYSTEMS
VAKOVAKO will soon fight to save world ecosystems. 100 % of all donations given via our app to „WORLD ECOSYSTEMS“ area will by transfered to related NGOs. Let’s help them expand their activities together.