The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, the approximate date on which the world's population reached five billion people. World Population Day aims to increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. In 1968, the International Conference on Human Rights was held.
The World Plastic Bag Day is celebrated on July 3rd of each year to warn about the environmental impacts of these disposable bags. The world consumes 5,000 billion plastic bags a year!
The Ocean Project has promoted and coordinated World Oceans Day globally since 2002. Get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean.
World Environment Day urges governments, industries, communities, and individuals and so on to come together and discover sustainable alternatives and urgently decrease the production and excessive use of single-use plastic polluting our oceans, damaging marine life and threatening human health.
Maybe we are not aware that over a third cross pollination of the food supply rely on bees; Without bees, the global food supply will suffer. For this reason, it’s essential renting some hives from beekeepers by farmers and placing them near the farm or orchard to help pollinate crops or stone fruits, almonds, alfalfa, cherries, pumpkins, berries and so on. There are other animals and insects helping cross pollination, however bees are by far the most necessary and play key role in this field.
eeling slightly blue over reports of extreme weather patterns and rising temperatures? The World Economic Forum reported early this year that weather change tops their list for global risks in 2018. So it’s natural to experience some alarm over the state of the world’s climate.
But along with these alarming reports come remarkable inventions, findings, and movements. Humans in all fields are rising to the challenge to do their part in the fight against climate change.
During the time when the Hurricane Harvey hit the coastal part of Texas last year, a lot of industrial companies had to close their operations before the storm reached and resurfaces itself once the rainfall and flooding subsided.
New and shutdown industries, as well as the damages caused by the storm, led to the release of air pollution around the city. Within that period of time, lots of information where gotten from Texas’ Air Emission Event Report Database indicated that about two thousand tons of greenhouse gases were released in these areas.
Pigeons might be seen as the scourge of cities, but researchers say they could help us explore both the levels and impacts of a host of toxins in the air, from lead to pesticides.
Scientists say feral pigeons are a valuable way of probing contaminants in environment, since they are exposed to the same air, water, food and other factors as humans, and don’t venture far from home.
Advances in the waste management sector – especially in car recycling – don’t get a lot of attention in the mainstream media, which means that lots of people often don’t realize quite how quickly it’s advancing. In particular, vehicle recycling laws and practices in the US, Canada and Europe are all contributing to an ever more sustainable global economy, and we’ve come a long way in just the last few years. To demonstrate, here are six of the most positive facts about the modern car recycling industry!
The largest single threat to the ecology and biodiversity of the planet in the decades to come will be global climate disruption due to the buildup of human-generated greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. People around the world are beginning to address the problem by reducing their carbon footprint through less consumption and better technology. But unsustainable human population growth can overwhelm those efforts, leading us to conclude that we not only need smaller footprints, but fewer feet.