World Environment Day 2018

Today, marks the World Environment Day celebrated worldwide on the 5th of June every year. Humanity’s entire life support system depends on the well-being of all environmental factors.

The World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 in order to raise global awareness about the environmental issues. Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2018, “Beat Plastic Pollution,” is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. The theme invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife – and our own health.

Did you know that 50% of the plastic we use is single use? With small changes in our daily lives, we can make a huge change in the world!

It’s not only on World Environment Day that we must combat pollution!

Join BSL in recognizing and celebrating the importance of this day by attending our event being jointly organized with INSEE Cement and the Base for Enthusiasts of Environmental Science and Zoology (BEEZ) on the 7th of June from 4 pm onward at the Senate Hall, College House, University of Colombo.