WED (World Environment Day ) is held on June 5th every Year. Established in 1972 but first held in 1974. 143 countries take part every year 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. It is a public awareness day, run by the United Nations also known as Eco Day or Environment Day. The main aim of the Day is to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues.
Every year there is a new main focus for WED. This year the focus is ‘Beat Plastic pollution..
Participants of WED include NGO’s government, communities, individuals, charities, organizations and celebrities, and together they raise awareness of environmental issues. Every year a country or Nation hosts WED, and this year India is the host, last year Canada hosted it, and the theme last year was ‘Connecting people and Nature’.