World Environment Day is held on Wednesday June 5th 2019, and is on June 5th every year. It isn’t a public holiday, it is an environmental awareness day, run by the United Nations. It is sometimes also unofficially called Eco Day or Environment Day. The aim of the Day is to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues.
This year the focus is ‘Beat Air Pollution’. Hundreds of thousands of people took to social media to participate in the World Environment Day #MaskChallenge — including government leaders. Many made pledges to change their lifestyles for a cleaner tomorrow. The English hashtags #WorldEnvironmentDay and #BeatAirPollution trended globally for much of the day.
World Environment Day (WED) was established in 1972 but first held in 1974, which shows that concern about the environment goes back several decades at least. 143 countries take part in World Environment Day, and the day focuses on environmental concerns ranging from pollution to global warming and sustainable food production to protection of wildlife. Each year a country or Nation hosts WED, and this year China is the host, last year India hosted it, and the theme was ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.With 7 million people dying each year from air pollution, the time couldn’t have been more fitting to encourage everyone to find solutions to this truly global problem. Learn more about how you can contribute and #BeatAirPollution.
Creativkits' June kit is also our Environment Day Special and contains up to four Creative activities each for 5+ and 8+ age groups. For younger kids - Robotic Hand, MYO Bouncy Balls, Cross Stitch Animal Art and Handmade wax candles. For Older Kids - Fridge Robot, MYO Bouncy Balls, Handmade Wax Candles and Pop Up Origami Art. Order Yours now!