By The Editors
Today we go back to the foodprint: The World Environment Day (WED) 2013 theme is Think.Eat.Save. Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, concluded her WED 2013 message by saying: “From production, transport and storage to sales and consumption, we need to stop food waste at every step of the way. Each of us must rethink our eating habits to have an impact throughout the food chain. This is how we will lay the foundations for greater sustainability, and this is UNESCO’s message on this World Environment Day.”
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 and it’s one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention. It aims to be one of the biggest and most widely celebrated global days for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round but climax on 5 June every year, coordinated by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The first World Environment Day was in 1973 and is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme. The 2012 theme was “Green Economy: Does it include you?” and the 2011 theme was “Forests-Nature At Your Service.”
World Environment Day is also a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations. Below is one example of the many global activities organized to celebrate World Environment Day: Volunteers in Amritsar, Punjab, India, participate in a cleanliness drive.