Five billion say thank you across the world
One million people in fields where they toil
Five billion say thanks to their chosen God
Five billion people, but can we applaud?
Five billion eyes see the world’s plight
As one million icebergs disappear from sight
Five major continents trying to save One million trees from the feller’s blade
One summer night we remember and share
One more heart who will preserve it and care
Don’t wonder what you can do
Take ownership. It’s up to you.
Happy World Environment Day
WED is the opportunity for everyone to realize not only the responsibility to care for the Earth and to become agents of change.
How will you make your voice heard this year for the environment? The call this year is to recognize that we all face the same challenges and are connected and united by our common goal of a sustainable and prosperous life for all on this planet. The call is to raise our voice in solidarity with one another, particularly with the citizens of the small island states. Whether it is to organize clean up campaigns, food waste reduction initiatives, walk-to-work days, plastic bans, art exhibits, tree-planting drives, concerts, dance recitals, recycling drives, social media campaigns and different contests – every action counts. When multiplied by a global chorus, our individual voices and actions become exponential in its impact.