World Environment Day 2016

World Environment Day (WED) is observed every year on June 5 to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP). “World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.” (Wikipediamicronation

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus:

Yes, today is the International World Environment Day and we are reminded that climate change, environmental damage and greed is putting an ever harder pressure on the ecosystems of the Earth. People are fleeing to get away from floods and draughts and the resulting famines and wars. We are called to examine our habits. We must learn to abstain from the unnecessary. We must understand that within a closed system of resources, such as Planet Earth, one man’s abundance is the result of another man’s scarcity.

Today is the International World Environment Day. Our blue and green planet have lost some of its lustre and we, the humans, are responsible. But we shouldn’t give up and just walk over the edge of the cliff! Let’s instead get to work: we need to produce responsibly and consume sustainably. Where there’s a will, there’s also a way.

I remain hopeful that the desert shall blossom, that Earth shall thrive and that Humankind shall know peace.

Prince Freï

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