World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. First held in 1974, it has been a platform for raising awareness on environmental issue such as marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. World Environment Day is a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, the program has provided a theme and forum for businesses, non government organizations, communities, governments and celebrities to advocate. environmental causes
The EMA is involved in ecosystem restoration through the IWEco project which engages local community in rehabilitation of degraded quarry lands in East Trinidad. Nine hectares have already been restored and work continues on an additional 8 hectares. #CaringForOurFuture #EcosystemRestoration http://www.iweco.org
Each of us can do one thing to contribute towards ecosystem restoration. Commit to plant a tree, reduce waste, start a composting system or reduce your carbon footprint in celebration of World Environment Day.