This year’s theme of reducing air pollution marks a global imperative, due to the inaction of the Paris Accord.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With its mission to advance systems thinking and the Triple Bottom Line, the California Green Academy (“CalGreen”), along with its Sustainable Development Goals campaign, is proud to observe this year’s “World Environment Day,” occurring globally, this Wednesday, 05 June.
Since its beginning in 1974, “World Environment Day has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on urgent issues from marine pollution and global warming to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. Millions of people have taken part over the years, helping drive change in our consumption habits as well as in national and international environmental policy” (UN). With this year’s theme being, “Air Pollution: We can't stop breathing, but we can do something about the quality of our air,” China will serve as the host country for official UN events, including the UN event’s “Mask Challenge,” an international advocacy effort to help #BeatAirPollution.
“Given the worldwide, global inaction with the Sustainable Development Goals by all sectors, CalGreen is proud to be taking part in this year’s World Environment Day, doing our part in bringing attention to the need for immediate and lasting global action, while also promoting simple steps anyone can adopt, increasing and improving well-being, decreasing financial obligations and one’s carbon footprint, and other actions to #BeatAirPollution,” remarked Greg Justice, CalGreen’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
If you cannot make it to China to observe World Environment Day, or you are really focused on reducing your emissions for the celebration, you can visit the webpage for registered celebrations, as well as, take part in the hundreds of celebrations occurring throughout United Nations’ Association chapters.
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