Updated: Jun 9
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What Is World Environment Day?
Run by the United Nations, World Environment Day aims to raise awareness about the issues the environment currently faces and encourage people to take action. The first World Environment Day was held back in 1973 and has since become a globally recognised day celebrated by millions, including primary teachers and their students.
When Is World Environment Day 2023?
You might have thought World Environment Day lands on a different date each year, but this event doesn’t move. It is always celebrated on 5 June. In 2023, this global event falls on Friday, 5 June and will be an excellent opportunity to get your class involved. So, mark this date in your calendars!
What Is the Theme of World Environment Day?
Each year, the event has a different theme to raise awareness about specific environmental issues and discuss solutions to combat these global topics. Focusing on the theme can help you as a teacher — it focuses where you should expend the most efforts!
In 2023, the theme of World Environment Day is all about finding solutions to #BeatPlasticPollution.
Did You Know That?
According the the United Nations, we produce around 400 million tonnes of plastic waste every year, which accounts for 85% of total marine waste.
Source: Written by Emma (Teach Starter)