World Environment Day 2019
Beat Air Pollution
Celebrated on June 5 every year to stress the importance of our active participation in environment conservation, World Environment Day emphasizes on sustainable living in this age of indiscriminate waste production. The theme for this year was ‘Beat Air Pollution’.
Though environment conservation is not just a one-day affair, the United Nations’ message is to inspire people and at the same time, also educate them as to why it is important to conserve the environment. In fact, ever since its inception in 1972, the campaign has laid great emphasis on the need for active conservation efforts.
The day is marked by planting trees, planning awareness programmes and conducting exhibitions. Some of the national and international activities also include street rallies, garbage recycling, area clean-up and parades to draw people’s attention towards environmental issues.