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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY Is June 5: All You Need To Know

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World Environment Day, which falls on June 5 every year, was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 -- shortly after the US instituted Earth Day.

While there are many ways of observing World Environment Day, one of the easiest and certainly the newest is Twittering for Trees:

United Nations World Environment Day is coming up on June 5th, and in an effort to get things rolling, the organization launched a Twitter contest (that is also a great way to market the earth-focused day) that for each new Twitterer that follows @UNEPandYou before June 5th, a tree will be planted.

Hard to say if the US will notice -- we did just have Earth Day, after all, and then there's the weird little issue of the official North American World Environment Day host city -- Omaha, Nebraska. Though it is Nebraska's largest city, it's awfully difficult to get the coast's attention from Omaha, unless you're the Oracle.

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