Celebrate the biggest day for positive environmental action! World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. In support of the UN designation of 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), WED this year will adopt SIDS in the broader context of climate change as its theme the urgency to help protect the islands in the face of growing risks and vulnerabilities, particularly as a result of climate change. We believe WED will be an excellent opportunity to raise a call for solidarity with the islands. This is also important for all coastal cities where billions of people is living "Planet Earth is our shared island, let us join forces to protect it." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the launch of the 2014 International Year of Small Islands and Developing States WED 2013 generated global coverage and publicity with about 200,000 blog posts and more than 26,000 articles published on WED between 1 and 10 June 2013 alone. Our videos on WED were viewed by close to 120 million people on digital screens in Times Square in New York, Piccadilly in London, and at Live Windows (Benetton stores) in Milan, London, Munich, Barcelona and Almaty. On social media, among Twitter’s reported 200 million active users, WED was among the top 10 most talked about topics in at least 15 countries on 5 June, with an estimated 47.6 million impressions on the Day itself.
How will you make your voice heard this year for the environment? 1. you are here and a part of a valuable action for World Environment day 2. UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors’ WED Challenge UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors Gisele Bündchen, Don Cheadle, Ian Somerhalder and Yaya Touré are sending an SOS to the world on behalf of Small Island Developing States.. Join one of our teams and pledge to make a difference by taking action for Get on Board with Team Don The global climate is changing. Carbon dioxide accounts for 85% of the increase in the Earth’s by human activity. Pledge for
Get on Board with Team İan The time is now to go greener and sustainable. Pledge for Green Cities
3. Join to Tweetathon campaign today
Get on Board with Team Gisele Reduce your foodprint Pledge for saving food
Get on Board with Team Yaya Your plastic bags and plastic waste going to seas and killing marine life pledge to fight for it
Send your tweets to support the cause with #WorldEnvironmentDay. #WED2014, #climatechange,
4. Personally register and post what you done for environment This will Support Turkeys contribution and solidarity with World Environment day. If you know an action for WED make them register too