The UN World Environment Day was set up in 1972 to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and public action.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is also sponsoring a “Twitter for Trees” program, promising to plant a tree for every new follower at UNEPandYou on Twitter by today. There is still time to help them reach 10,000. Last time I looked it was 9,358!
Whatever one may think about all the hype concerning climate instability, global warming and other environmental issues, it’s for sure that special days like World Environment Day do remind us that we are all interconnected. As Chief Seattle, the Native Americal Chief is reported to have said: ”
“Man did not weave the web of life – he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” Chief Seattle, 1854.
Links: Larry West’s article : Today is World Environment Day on About.com’s “Guide to Environmental Issues”.
United Nations Environment Programme http://www.unep.org/wed/2009/english/
Today I dropped off some work at the Broomhill Art Hotel, hidden in the steep, densely-wooded Devon hills. I wandered into the Sculpture Park, but but spent all my time sitting under the trees gazing into the sparkling stream.