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World Environment Day: Connecting People to Nature


by Aisha Abdulrazaq

World Environment Day: Every June 5 is World Environment Day or Eco Day, the United Nations set this date aside in 1972 and held the first event in 1974 to promote and encourage awareness and action for the
preservation of our environment worldwide.

According to WED official website, this year’s theme, ‘Connecting People to Nature’, chosen by its host country, Canada, is, to implore 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”.


WED is unarguably the biggest event set aside to encourage people globally to take positive environmental action and also create awareness, on the need to protect and conserve the environment from
harsh physical and weather conditions.

WED website explains, “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”.

As part of the activities lined, to celebrate with the rest of the world, the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that there would be photo and art exhibition, public lecture, school debate and quiz competition, tree planting, stakeholders meeting with CSOs, music and lots more. at the Sarius Palmetum Botanical Garden, Ibrahim Babangida Blvd, Maitama Abuja.

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