05 June 2011

World Environment Day..



World Environment Day (WED) is observed on June 5 every year to promote awareness on the importance of preserving our biodiversity, the need to identify problems related to the environment and ways to take corrective action. It was on this day in the year 1972 that the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was formed. First celebrated in 1973, World Environment Day, also popularly known as Environment Day, is a means to tackle environmental challenges that include climate change, global warming, disasters and conflicts, harmful substances, environmental governance, ecosystem management and resource efficiency.


Each year, World Environment Day is hosted in a different city with a different theme for one week that kicks off on June 5. A World Environment Day theme is selected along with an Environment Day slogan, which aims to emphasize the importance of protecting our planet and promote an understanding that they each individually can play a significant and effective role in tackling environmental issues.


World Environment Day 2011

This year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has selected India as host of World Environment Day 2011. The Environment Day 2011 slogan is ‘Forest: Nature at your service’. Forests cover 1/3 of the earth’s land mass and play a key role in our battle against climate change, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere while storing carbon dioxide – this is what the theme aims to reinforce.


Theme : Forests

World Env. Day

: Hemant Jain- Mandla (MP)

News from our Readers….


Exclusive stamp exhibition in Stedtlingen, Germany



From July 2nd to July 3rd a philatelic exhibition will be held with the title “ THE WORLD OF ANIMALS IN PHILATELY” in the community Rhönblick, local district Stedtlingen, Germany. The exhibition is organized by the Stamp Collector Group BSV MEININGEN in cooperation with the topical collector group ARGE ZOOLOGIE from Germany. Two pictorial postmarks will be available during the exhibition. One of the postmarks featuring a local ORCHID and the other one the SUNDEW.

Indian residents who are interested in both cancellations, please contact Mr. Matthias Reichel email: reichel.matthias@t-online.de or Wolfgang Beyer , email Wolfgang.Beyer1@polizei.sachsen.de . Postal address of Indian residents is requested for delivery of envelopes.

- Wolfgang Beyer, member of Staff from the topical collector group ARGE ZOOLOGIE

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails