World Environment Day 2015


World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. It also serves as the 'people's day' for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.

The WED theme this year is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." The wellbeing of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet's natural resources. And yet, evidence is building that people are consuming far more natural resources than what the planet can sustainably provide.

Every Action Counts and WED is the opportunity for everyone to realize the responsibility to care for the Earth and to become agents of change. The Department of the Environment and Climate Change will once again be participating in UNEP's World Environment Day celebrations. As part of these, an environmental Trade Fair will be held at the John Mackintosh Square on Friday 5th June between 10am and 2pm. The trade fair will be officially launched by the Minister for the Environment and Climate Change with the support of several local schools that will be performing at the event.

This event offers an excellent opportunity for business, environmental professionals and all those interested in environmental issues, to showcase their ideas, latest environmental innovations, products and green technologies.

Don't miss this opportunity to develop business initiatives, exchange ideas and network! If interested in taking part, phone up the Department on 20048450 and book yourself a stall. Hurry though, places are limited.