World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5th since 1973. Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach. It is a global initiative that encourages awareness and action for the protection and preservation of the environment. The day serves as a reminder of the importance of environmental conservation and the need for sustainable practices to ensure a healthy planet for future generations.
World Environment Day 2023 is hosted by Côte d’Ivoire and supported by the Netherlands and the theme focused on solutions to plastic pollution under the campaign #BeatPlasticPollution. It is a reminder that people’s actions on plastic pollution matters. The steps Governments and Businesses are taking to tackle plastic pollution are the consequence of this action. Plastic waste not only harms human health but also wreaks havoc on the environment and biodiversity. From mountaintops to ocean floors, every ecosystem is marred by the destructive impact of plastic pollution.
At Hydrobiology, we recognise and embrace the challenges ahead, and the global quest to respect, protect our environment. It is our ongoing responsibility to continue to look after our environment to support environmental health and wellbeing, now and into the future for generations to come!
By celebrating World Environment Day, we contribute to the collective effort of creating a sustainable and resilient planet. It is an opportunity to reflect on our relationship with nature, recognize the importance of environmental stewardship, and take steps towards a more sustainable future.