World Environment Day is a chance to reconnect with nature and celebrate the places that matter most to you.
Take part in one of thousands of events across the globe or organise one of your own. Whether you’re a resident, a school, a business or a community group, the website’s toolkit has lots of ideas and resources to help you celebrate and tell the world “I’m with nature”.
Visit the official World Environment Day website to find out more.
- Latest news and press releases
- Find events to take part in
- Inspiring videos and promotional campaigns
- Register your own event
- Download social graphics and resources to rally friends and family #WorldEnvironmentDay
- View the ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ brand toolkit
- Download an Event Kit – School Lesson Plans, Education Partners, Government Partners, Businesses and Organisations.
What is World Environment Day?
A Platform for Action
World Environment Day is the UN’s 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.
The People’s Day
Above all, World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. That “something” can be focused locally, nationally or globally; it can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.
Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2018 is beating plastic pollution.
Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces, and supports the effort to address them.
In recent years, millions of people have taken part in thousands of registered activities worldwide. Please sign up so we can keep you updated on various activities.