World Environment Day: What It Means & Ways To Get InvolvedJun 05, 2021 12:04PM ● By Kassidy Garland
World Environment Day has been celebrated on the 5th of June since 1974 in order to acknowledge and address the growing environmental issues. According to the official site, “For too long, we have been exploiting and destroying our planet’s ecosystems. Every three seconds, the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch and over the last century, we have destroyed half of our wetlands. As much as 50 percent of our coral reefs have already been lost and up to 90 percent of coral reefs could be lost by 2050, even if global warming is limited to an increase of 1.5°C. [2.7°F].”
No matter where you are in the world, there are a number of things you can do to protect the environment, from choosing sustainably made products, to supporting charities, nonprofits, and other organizations that aim to make a significant change.
WorldEnviornmentDay.org lists three general ways to help:
- Taking action such as starting or supporting an on-the-ground restoration project.
Making smart choices like buying only sustainable products and changing diets
“With every purchase and donation, you are supporting meaningful income opportunities for artisans and their families, making a difference, and creating a positive, long-lasting impact.”
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Raising your voice in support of ecosystem conservation and restoration
Raise Your Voice
Speak up. Protest lawmakers, companies, or bills that endanger the environment around you.
Use Your Vote
Vote for politicians that support addressing climate change issues.
Do what you can to draw attention to the issue at hand; design shirts, plan concerts, and post on your social media accounts to get the word out.
Kassidy Garland has had a great appreciation for reading and writing since she was young. She graduated from West Chester University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English & Women and Gender Studies. With a concentration in creative writing, Kassidy has 5 years of experience writing blogs, articles, and for social media. Kassidy is also pursuing a Master’s degree in IT with a concentration in Web Development. Based out of Philadelphia, Kassidy loves to write about a number of topics and looks forward to sharing her passion with those at FunTimes Magazine.
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