What are World Environment Day and World Ocean Day?
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5th. The United Nations created this day as a way to raise awareness for global environmental issues of all kinds, including climate change and sustainable consumption.
World Ocean Day is observed every year on June 8th. This day was suggested by Canadian representatives at the Earth Summit as a way to spotlight the need to protect the world's oceans and their resources.
Why are these days important?
Even with important topics such as the environment, constant spotlighting of ongoing issues is needed. People will eventually stop worrying about causes, even major life-and-death issues, unless people continue to put these issues front-and-center and make sure that people are paying attention to them.
There are many human-created problems harming our environment, such as man-made climate change, overpopulation, pollution of all kinds, and water mismanagement. These issues affect both the oceans and the environment at large. World Environment Day and World Ocean day make sure that these causes stay in the public conscience.
What can you do to help?
The most important thing that you can do is to teach your children about these issues. Making sure that the next generation is education about the problems that have been created is key to making sure that humanity continues to work on the problem.
Next, you can make sure that you do your part in your home. Recycling, reducing waste, saving water, and eating from sustainable sources are all important changes you can make to help the problem.
Buying sustainable goods is another important plan you can put in place in your home. Research the items that you buy and make sure that they have a minimal negative affect on the environment.
This year's celebrations
World Environment Day 2022 is being hosted by Sweden with the theme of "Only One Earth". This theme focuses on living sustainably and in harmony with nature.
World Ocean Day is celebrated all around the world and events are held in many cities. You should check out the United Nations' World Ocean Day Event Calendar to see what events are happening in your area.
Macpherson Toy House was created with an eye towards sustainability. We concentrate on selling handmade items with a focus on local producers. We choose to use organic and natural materials that are produced and harvested ethically. This helps us to provide you with amazing products that have a low impact on the environment around us.
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