This yearâ€™s event will celebrate the incredible diversity of life on Earth as part of “The 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.”
According to Wikipedia, World Environment Day (WED) is a day that stimulates awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and public action. It is on 5 June. It was the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began. The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was from 5-16 June 1972. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. The first World Environment Day was on 1973. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week of 5 June. World Environment Day is in summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere.
This yearâ€™s global host, Rwanda â€“ a country of exceptional biodiversity that has made huge strides on environmental protection â€“ will lead the celebrations with three days of keynote events.
Thousands of activities will also be organized worldwide, with beach clean-ups, concerts, exhibits, film festivals, community events and much more!
“Every 2.7 square miles of wetlands that a storm passes over, brings the storm surge for communities behind those wetlands down by one foot.”
David Muth, chief of planning and resource stewardship for Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Professor Larry McKinney, executive director at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M in Corpus Christi, explain the importance of the Louisiana wetlands in protecting Greater New Orleans from storm surges and as a source of food for the entire country. (msnbc.com) Louisiana – New Orleans – Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve – Texas – United States
Click on Link or Photo Below To Watch The Clip of “Why Louisiana’s Wetlands Are So Important” From The Rachel Maddox Show
70% of the Earth’s surface is Water and is undoubtedly the most precious natural resource that exist on our planet.
So why as humans do we recognize this, but continue to disregard it by polluting our rivers, lakes and oceans?Â When are we going to wake up and take responsibility for our actions?Â Â Are we even thinking about the consequences?Â Â Is anyone aware that the pollution of rivers and streams with chemical contaminants has become one of the most crucial environmental problems within the 20th century?