Welcome to World Environment Day and Environment quotes….
It is well known that World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June every year.
Here, in this post, our effort is to give clear-cut idea about the importance of environment, something on World Environment Day and a few important quotes will be given for proper understanding of this post.
The quotations will add more information and ideas of important personalities about this vital topic of World Environment Day.
At the outset let us understand the dictionary meaning of environment taken from internet.
DICTIONARY MEANING OF ENVIRONMENT:
When used as noun…
- The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant lives, or operates.
“survival in and often hostile environment.”
similar words : habitat, territory ,domain, home, abode, surroundings etc.
- The natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity.
“the impact of pesticides on the environment.”
similar words : nature, the world, the earth etc.
Now we have understood the meaning of environment. Let us proceed further and try to find out some more ideas on environment from internet.
DEFINITION OF ENVIRONMENT:
Environment means anything that surrounds us. It can be living (biotic) things. It includes physical, chemical and other natural forces. Living things live in their environment. They constantly interact with it and adopt themselves to the condition in their environment.
Now let us know about World Environment Day.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY :
- June 5th is celebrated as World Environment Day every year.
- This is an important day to spread awareness in the entire world about protecting the environment.
- UN General Assembly at the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment in 1972 declared June 5th as World Environment Day. This led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme.
- In 1974 in Spokane, USA, the first World Environment Day was celebrated.
- Every year a different country hosts this day with a theme and slogan. China was the host country for 2019 and the slogan was ‘Beat air pollution.’
- In the year 2020 the slogan was ‘Biodiversity’ and the hosts were Columbia and Germany.
- This theme of Biodiversity was chosen on looking into the recent bush fires, locust infestations in East-Africa and the Covid 19 Pandemic.
- Pakistan will host World Environment Day 2021 in partnership with UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The theme chosen for this year is ‘Eco system restoration’ and focus on resetting our relation with nature. It will also mark the formal launch of the UN Decade on Eco system 2021-2030.
- World Environment Day involves governments, businesses, environmentalists as well as the citizens to promote greener future.
- Global fairs are held.
- Schools encourage their students to make posters and banners.
- Street rallies are performed. Plays and skits are performed to spread awareness. Art exhibitions and various contests are held.
- World Environment Day is a global platform to promote environment conservation and sustainable development.
With the fair ideas of World Environment Day let us proceed and read few important Environment Quotes….
01. The single biggest threat to our planet is the destruction of habitat and along the way loss of precious wild life. We need to reach a balance where people, habitat, and wild life can co-exist – if we don’t everyone loses… one day. …STEVE IRWIN
02. We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment….MARGARET MEAD
03. The earth is what we all have in common. …WENDEL BERRY
04. A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people…FRANKLIN D.ROOSEVELT
05. Deforestation is changing our climate, harming people and the natural world. We must and can reverse this trend…JANE GOODALL
06. Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth…these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between the climate change, water scarcity, energy storages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solution to one problem must be solutions for all….BAN KI MOON
07. Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wild life are in fact plans to protect man. …STEWART UDALL
08. What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. …CHRIS MASER
09. The movement to address climate change is about something deeper than justice. It’s about solidarity. Human solidarity. …BILL McKIBBEN
10. Our planet’s alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action! …LEONARDO DICAPIRO
11. It is our collective and individual responsibility…to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live….DALAI LAMA
12. We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand. …CHRISTOPHER DODD
13. If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. …ALBERT EINSTEIN
14. To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed! ….THEODORE ROOSEVELT
15. One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken. …LEO TOLSTOY
16. Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has the rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans. …EVO MORALES
17. If you are fearful of the destruction of the environment, then learn to quit being an environmental parasite. …WENDELL BERRY
18. Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented. …BERRY COMMONER
19. To damage the earth is to damage your children…WENDELL BERRY
20. Every day I supply oxygen for up to 4 people. Don’t you think I’m worth saving? ….A TREE
21. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed! ….MAHATMA GANDHI
22. The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. …LADY BIRD JOHNSON
23. It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. …ANSEL ADAMS
24. Water and air the two essential fluids on which all life depend, have become global garbage cans. …JACQUES YVES COUSTEAU
25. You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition. …GRO HARLEM BRUNDTLAND
26. The earth does not belong to us : we belong to the earth. …CHIEF SEATTLE
Going through the entire post it can be concluded that our environment is in danger due to high level of pollution.
Again let us look into this vital matter and understand that everything around us constitutes our environment. All the living and non-living things make our environment.
Living things are the biotic components that include plants, animals and microbes.
The non-living things or biotic components are air, water, soil etc.
Let us be aware that our environment is in danger due to high levels of pollutions. The major components of the environment like hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere are full of pollutants. The level of pollution is rising and it is a threat to the normal environmental conditions.
The pollutants we face are either natural or manmade. The natural pollutants are volcanic eruptions, forest fires etc.
The manmade pollutants are released from industries, emissions from motor vehicles etc.
Let us also be aware that the manmade pollution is causing rapid destruction of the environment. We all are facing air pollution, water pollution and soil pollution.
We all have to bear in mind that our environment is one of the most important tools for our survival on this planet earth. We may not realize but environment nurtures us and help us to survive.
Life is not possible without air, water and soil. Plants and animals also help us in our survival.
We get food from plants and animals. The plants also help in purifying the air around us.
The components of the environment are dependent on each other. There is a web of relations which we call it ecological web. If there is any imbalance, the entire web will crumble destroying all life forms in the planet. So we must chose to work together towards preserving the environment and make good the damage already done.
We all have to take steps to improve the environmental conditions. The government, and the International Organizations have to come together to tackle the problems and save our environment.
We all have to increase the awareness that our environment is very much important. At the same time introduction of strict laws are also necessary so that people do not harm our environment rather they should plant trees or clean up local areas or lands.
Without the involvement of people and without concern, we cannot save our planet. Let us preserve, improve and handover a better earth to our next generation.
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