World Environment Day: 5 June 2017

Mon 05/06/17

It’s time! Once again UN Environment seeks to make the biggest global call and mobilization for action on 5 June, World Environment Day (WED). 

World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. This year’s host country Canada got to choose the theme and will be at the centre of celebrations around the planet.

World Environment Day is a day for everyone, everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized many thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests.

"Connecting People to Nature", the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. This year’s theme invites you to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship. 

For more information on this year's World Environment Day celebrations and how you can take part, check it out here.

And if you're a UN staff member, there are lots of activities going on at offices around the world to celebrate WED 2017; some examples can be seen here.

Celebrate World Environment Day this 5 June! Every Year. Everywhere. Everyone.