World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED)

Basic Information about WED

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event observed on June 5 with an aim to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.


Observed on: June 5

Organized by: UN

Introduced in: 1974 (First World Environment Day)

Observed: Worldwide


About World Environment Day (WED)

Every year June 21st is observed as World Environment Day (also called as Environment Day, Eco Day). This day is observed to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. The first World Environment Day was observed in 1974. WED Observation is helpful in people doing something to protect their environment.


Activities and Programs on World Environment Day (WED)

World Environment Day is one of the popular and wide-spread observing UN Day with a participation of governments, local bodies, NGOs, communities, corporations and companies, schools and colleges, celebrities, etc.

Programs are conducted around the world to raise awareness and actions to protect our environment. Some of the programs includes planting trees, exhibitions, film presentations, street plays, street rallies and parades, clean-up campaigns, etc. Social media campaigns and announcement of steps and practices to protect environment are some programs organized at different places.


Theme for World Environment Day (WED)

World Environment Day 2021 Theme is “Ecosystem Restoration

World Environment Day 2020 Theme was “Biodiversity” – “Time For Nature

World Environment Day 2019 Theme was “Air Pollution

Environment Day 2018 Theme was ‘Beat Plastic Pollution

2017 Theme: Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator

2016 Theme: Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife (highlights the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife)

2015 Theme: One World, One Environment

2014 Theme: Small Island Developing States or “SIDS” and Raise your voice, not the sea level

2013 Theme: Think. Eat. Save. And slogan was Reduce Your Foodprint

2012 Theme: Green Economy: Does it include you?

2011 Theme: Forests: Nature at your Service

2010 Theme: Many Species. One Planet. One Future

2009 Theme: Your Planet Needs You – Unite to Combat Climate Change

2008 Theme: CO2, Kick the Habit – Towards a Low Carbon Economy

2007 Theme: Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?

2006 Theme: Deserts and Desertification and slogan was Don’t Desert Drylands!

2005 Theme: Green Cities and slogan was Plan for the Planet!

2004 Theme: Wanted! Seas and Oceans and slogan was Dead or Alive?

2003 Theme: Water and slogan was Two Billion People are Dying for It!

2002 Theme: Give Earth a Chance

2001 Theme: Connect with the World Wide Web of Life

2000 Theme: The Environment Millennium and slogan was Time to Act

1999 Theme: Our Earth – Our Future and slogan was Just Save It!

1998 Theme: For Life on Earth and slogan was Save Our Seas

1997 Theme: For Life on Earth

1996 Theme: Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home

1995 Theme: We the Peoples: United for the Global Environment

1994 Theme: One Earth One Family

1993 Theme: Poverty and the Environment and slogan was Breaking the Vicious Circle

1992 Theme: Only One Earth, Care and Share

1991 Theme: Climate Change. Need for Global Partnership

1990 Theme: Children and the Environment

1989 Theme: Global Warming; Global Warning

1988 Theme: When People Put the Environment First, Development Will Last

1987 Theme: Environment and Shelter: More Than A Roof

1986 Theme: A Tree for Peace

1985 Theme: Youth: Population and the Environment

1984 Theme: Desertification

1983 Theme: Managing and Disposing Hazardous Waste: Acid Rain and Energy

1982 Theme: Ten Years after Stockholm (Renewal of Environmental Concerns)

1981 Theme: Ground Water; Toxic Chemicals in Human Food Chains

1980 Theme: A New Challenge for the New Decade: Development without Destruction

1979 Theme: Only One Future for Our Children and slogan was Development without Destruction

1978 Theme: Development without Destruction

1977 Theme: Ozone Layer Environmental Concern; Lands Loss and Soil Degradation

1976 Theme: Water: Vital Resource for Life

1975 Theme: Human Settlements

1974 Theme: Only one Earth


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