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Blog post from Friday, 6 June, 2014

Today is World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.

Celebrate what is amazing about your environment and think of ways to make it better - every little bit counts!

This image is of Yellow Water, Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory. Kakadu is included on the list of World Heritage places for both its cultural and natural importance. The park was first inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1981, with further areas added in 1987, 1992 and 2011.

For more information read our Global Environmental protection study guide.