Presentation on theme: "TODAY - 5 th June “ THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY” C……I am getting into ashes...Pay some attention….."— Presentation transcript:
TODAY - 5 th June “ THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY” C……I am getting into ashes...Pay some attention…..
World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day, led to the creation of UNEP (United Nation Environment Programme). World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. When it begin ?
The World Environment Day slogan for 2008 is “Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy”. Recognizing that climate change is becoming the defining issue of our era, UNEP is asking countries, companies and communities to focus on greenhouse gas emissions and how to reduce them. The World Environment Day will highlight resources and initiatives that promote low carbon economies and life-styles, such as improved energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, forest conservation and eco-friendly consumption.
The main international celebrations of World Environment Day 2008 will be held in New Zealand. UNEP is honored that the city of Wellington will be hosting this United Nations day. The day's agenda is To give a human face to environmental issues; empower people To become active agents of sustainable and equitable development To promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues To advocate partnership, which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future
Why all these themes, awareness, day celebrations, mails ……….? B’coz our near future is going to be ………..?
Drinking water scarcity Can I get some gud water to drink ???? Drinking water scarcity.. Levels of Air pollutants..... Air pollution....
Population growth.... Dad…What is Acid rain??? Enough…Ho w much I will handle……...
Can’t we save our Environment? YES, We can Few tips that helps you to save our Environment
Simple things “U” can do at your OFFICE/ WORK PLACE Turn off the lights/Fans when you leave the place/conference rooms Print and photocopy on both sides of the paper Communicate mostly mail or telephone instead of documents as far as possible Eliminate all unnecessary driving and/or combine trips. Ride the bus, carpool, vanpool or telework. Let’s think of an Engineering solutions to reduce CO 2 emissions in our Industrial processes
Purchase Energy saving appliances Choose products with recyclable packaging. Do not get products which has too much of packaging Reuse paper bags. Use Recycled products Recycle paper, plastics, and metals Say NO to plastic bags. Carry a bag for shopping Use Renewable energy source Select products that are water-based or have low amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Use water-based paints. Look for paints labeled "zero-VOC." What “U” can do at your HOME
Walk or ride a bicycle. Shop by phone or mail. Use public transportation. Telecommute Plant a tree which consumes less water Do not use chemical pesticides Plant a “TREE” TODAY
A SMALL change can make a BIG difference TOGETHER we can do it TANKSGBRBL Source: UNEP, other internet sources Spread Environmental awareness among others