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Preserving the environment

Jun 5, 2013, 1:02 PM

Environmentalists and activists all over the world are today marking World Environment Day.

The theme for this year’s celebration is Think.Eat.Save, an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages one to reduce one’s footprint.

It also encourages us to become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices we make each day and empowers us to make informed decisions. 

It is an indisputable fact that, the preservation of the environment is, no doubt, in the best interest of all.

The country has over the years been experiencing the devastating effects of climate change, thus the need for concerted efforts to tackle the menace of environmental hazards.

Collectively, we need to combat deforestation, generate clean energy, reduce air emissions that are harmful to the ozone layer, and the preservation of water resources.

The theme for the 2013 World Environment Day is once more a gentle reminder to all and sundry of the need to preserve and protect the environment.

Activities, such as tree-planting, environmental clean-ups and reduction of greenhouse emissions could help in the preservation of our environment.

We, therefore, encourage communities to consider planting more trees in their environments.

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

However, another resolution that’s adopted by the General Assembly on the same day led to the creation of UNEP.