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World Environment Day

Thousands In Nepal Hug Trees In World Record Bid

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 06.05.2014 | Green

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — More than 2,000 people, mostly students wearing their school uniforms, gathered in Nepal's capital on Thursday in a bid to se...

Good Environment for Sustainable Business

Badr Jafar | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Badr Jafar

It is easy to think that one person, or one business, can never make a meaningful difference, and that short-term priorities usually prevail. However that attitude is in itself as unsustainable as the actions that it will precipitate.

World Environment Day 2014: Are You Paying Attention?

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

We have a great opportunity to shape the future health and wellbeing of our planet and to feed the world's growing population at the same time.

Climate Change: A Challenge For Our Times

Ian Somerhalder | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Ian Somerhalder

This is the essence of World Environment Day and the idea at the heart of my challenge to the global community -- to "raise your voice, not the sea level."

Elephants, Bikes and Gardens: Why I Care About All Three - Especially Today

Emily VanCamp | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Emily VanCamp

Today, on this World Environment Day, a day that celebrates all the courageous and positive environmental actions taking place around the world, I stop to reflect on what being an environmentalist means to me.

World Environment Day and the Rights Connection

Jane_Cohen | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

Around the world, real impact on environmental degradation cannot be achieved without protecting human rights. The issues are inseparable.

On World Environment Day, Time To Retire St. Boniface

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

That World Environment Day and the Feast Day of St. Boniface, an axe-wielding, tree-chopping Christian saint, fall on the same date seems strangely -- and sadly -- ironic.

Environmental Heroes Ask World Leaders to Take Risk on Behalf of Humanity

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What would you do, personally, to defend life on the planet we call home? Would you dedicate your life to the future of life on earth?

Now More Than Ever

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

World Environment Day is a good time for taking stock but it is also a time to be inspired. There are many people who provide that inspiration and here are just a few I am proud to stand beside.

Giselle And Ian Somerhalder Take On A Good Cause

Posted 06.04.2012 | Green

This Tuesday marks the 40th observance of World Environment Day, a global day for environmental awareness organized by the United Nations in 1972. ...

Let's Plant a Forest

Don Cheadle | Posted 08.02.2011 | Impact
Don Cheadle

The theme of this year's World Environment Day, Forests: Nature at Your Service, underscores the variety of life-sustaining services that forests provide and calls us all to take action to protect these resources and move towards a greener economy.

What's up With the Rainforest: Need to Save Our Planet Has Never Been More Urgent

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

New research is helping make clear that saving our environment doesn't mean compromising our future. According to one study, protecting rainforests reduces poverty as well as conserving biodiversity.

Waiting on the world to change

Tulsi Tanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tulsi Tanti

World Environment Day - the day we celebrate the environment. But what exactly is different on this one particular day of the year? Do we for one day ...

Celebrate World Environment Day: Adopt a Planet

Lori Pottinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lori Pottinger

You've probably gotten the flyers from well-meaning green groups urging you to adopt a species. I'm here to say you need to do more. You need to adopt the whole planet.

World Environment Day and Global Consumption - We Use, They Lose

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Our lifestyles, our consumption patterns, the way we use resources, the waste we generate and the way we deal with our waste are all major contributing factors in the degradation of our environment.

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

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

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 D...

Prince Charles Calls for Action Against Deforestation

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LONDON (AFP) - Prince Charles called for urgent action to combat deforestation as part of an effort to fight off the effects of climate change, in a c...