World Environment Day

No matter the day of the week, World Environment Day falls on June 5 each year, and has done since its inaugural year in 1974.

Established by the United Nations Assembly in 1972 – on day one of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment – it was conceived to raise awareness of environmental issues of all kinds, from marine pollution to overpopulation and, of course, global warming.

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It wasn’t until two years later, however, in 1974, that the first World Environment Day took place and it was themed under the slogan of ‘Only One Earth’.-Standard.Co.Uk

 

 

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