World Environment Day June 5 2019

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.

World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth. That "something" can be local, national or global. 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 draws attention to a particularly pressing environmental concern.

Theme: Air Pollution, A Silent Killer

Slogan: Hewa Safi, Jukumu Letu (Clean Air, Our Responsibility)

Every World Environment Day has a different host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces and supports worldwide efforts to address them. This year's host is China.

Air pollution critically affects the environment and human beings. Generally, air pollution is caused by presence of toxic substances in the atmosphere mainly produced by human related activities.

This year’s theme invites us all to consider how we can change our everyday lives to reduce the amount of air pollution we produce, and thwart its contribution to global warming and its effects on our own health.

Laikipia University participated in this year World Environment Day celebrations held in Railways Training Institute, Nairobi County where participants planted trees within the institute.

 The celebration of this day provided us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.

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