World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5th, to increase global awareness of the environment and its protection. It was founded in 1972 and is celebrated in over 100 countries, with more than 1 billion people taking part in the celebrations every year.
It is a day when people worldwide come together to celebrate their love for nature and to raise environmental awareness. Each year, different themes are selected for World Environment Day.
The main aim of this day is to bring together people from all over the world to take action against pollution and other environmental problems that threaten our planet today.
In addition to celebrating World Environment Day every year, thousands of events are planned around the world every year to highlight local environmental issues and encourage positive action toward environmental protection. This includes eco-friendly events such as tree planting and beach cleanups, as well as educational programs such as lectures, exhibitions, and workshops.
We are all aware that we need to protect the environment. We know that we should not litter and we should recycle. But what can we do as travelers?
The good news is that there are many ways you can travel without harming the environment. Below are a few tips for Eco-friendly Travel:
1. Stay in hotels with energy-efficient light bulbs or Choose sustainable accommodation options.
2. Take a pledge not to litter and to keep the environment.
3. Bring your reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic ones at stores.
4. Travel with low-impact materials, like bamboo toothbrushes and unbleached toilet paper.
5. Stay away from plastic straws and use washable utensils.
6. Bring your reusable coffee mug instead of using disposable cups at coffee shops.
7. Take local transport.
8. Reduce your carbon footprint.
9. Reduce food waste.
10. Plan and book in advance.
11. Look for accommodation near public transport hubs.
12. Travel in groups.
13. If you must drive, use fuel-efficient vehicles or electric ones (if available). You can also carpool with other travelers or try sharing rides with locals who may want to make extra money while helping tourists get around their city cheaply.
14. Skip the souvenirs and buy locally made items instead – it’ll help support local economies instead of giving money away to corporations that export their products from developing countries all over the world (and often use child labor).
On this day, people around the world are encouraged to carry out activities that will help protect the environment, such as planting trees or cleaning up local parks and waterways. You can practice this daily and you can always encourage people around you to keep the environment clean. Try to be a responsible tourist and practice the above tips and share it with your friends and family on this occasion of World Environment day!