Friday, May 27, 2011
WED = World Environment Day ~ June 5, 2011
What is this, you ask?
An annual, global event to promote environmental action. Of course we want to do this year round (just the same with Earth Day), but sometimes we need those "kick in the pants" days of remembrance to get us in gear. A time honored tradition since 1972 from the United Nation's Environment Program. (http://www.unep.org/wed/about/)
This year's theme?
"Forest: Nature at Your Service." Forests cover 1/3 of our landmasses...so to the masses, we need to take care of them. To learn more about the importance of forests to each and every one of us, go to http://www.unep.org/wed/theme/.
This year's host country?
India. With 1.2 billion people, they're taking special aim to lessen the pressure that the dense population puts on the forests...so it's a good fit this year given the theme! (Galore more India info @ http://www.unep.org/wed/news/hostcountry.asp)
So TEAM WED?
Nope, we're not talking "Team Edward" or "Team Jacob." Instead, we're talking Team Gisele Bundchen and Team Don Cheadle, the two
More Wonderful WED Finds:
For an amazing short WED informative film, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, click here
(Darn and drat: I wanted to embed it here yet kept experiencing technical difficulties--it's truly worth your clicking time!!)http://www.unep.org/wed/A-Z/
So, what are you doing June 5th??
Video & Images from http://www.unep.org/wed/