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World Environment Day 2017
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World Environment Day celebrates and promotes environmental awareness and sustainability across the globe – a United Nations initiative held annually on the 5th June. 

The Society for the Environment is keen to champion World Environment Day and what it stands for. It has highlighted important global issues since its beginning in 1974 including climate change, marine pollution and wildlife crime. For a brief history, please click here.


World Environment Day Conference

To mark the significance of World Environment Day, alongside our 24 Licensed Bodies, the Society for the Environment has organised an expert led conference to take place on the day (5th June 2017). Titled ‘Innovation, Partnership and the Value of Nature’, this event is not only open to registered environmental professionals, but also welcomes interested parties, volunteers and aspiring environmental professionals to attend and contribute to discussions.

A series of specialist speakers will provide insight into their respective fields, highlighting how their work is contributing to the underlying principles of World Environment Day. Speaker subjects cover green cities, innovation and evidence based conservation in a post truth era, to name just a selection. 

In addition to a great line up of speakers, we are delighted to announce that Chief Executive Officer of Bristol Natural History Consortium (BNHC), Savita Custead, will be officially launching the 2017 ‘Festival of Nature’ during the conference. To find out more, please visit or click here to read our press release about the launch. 

To register for this free event, for further information, speaker details and location, please click here.


Join the Conversation

Alongside the World Environment Day conference, we are also looking for each of our 24 licensed bodies to get involved and show how their environmental professionals are contributing to the promotion of sustainability and what they are doing to protect the environment. We are therefore asking environmental professionals – Chartered Environmentalists and Registered Environmental Technicians – to showcase just that. This can be done through a number of platforms in the run up to the 5th June 2017:

  1. A blog post on what you are doing in the next 12 months to help the environment
  2. An article for your licensed body newsletter/magazine about how your work aligns with what World Environment Day stands for.
  3. Post a picture or short video on Twitter of you at work to illustrate your connection with the environment.

We would like everyone to share their stories and provide a platform for discussion for environmental professionals across the sectors that our registrants cover. Therefore, when posting on Twitter, please use the hashtags #WorldEnvironmentDay and #EnvProfsWED, and tag @SocEnv_HQ into the post for us to share.

The content for each option is flexible ,so be creative! Please forward any blogs or articles to to add to the Society's website. All contributions will be available from this page. 

For information on how and why to get your organisation involved, please download the UN Environment Programme guide. But, remember, please use our unique hashtag #EnvProfsWED. 


Published Articles

CIWM - Make A Difference: Where do CIWM and its members fit in to the wider "environmental" picture and, more specifically, this year's theme – connecting people to nature?

» Discover more from the CIWM Journal website. 


Twitter Posts

View the latest Tweets regarding World Environment Day in the live feed below:

Disclaimer: Use of the United Nations Environment Programme World Environment Day logo does not imply an endorsement by the United Nations Environment Programme of the user, its goods, services or activities, or the content of its website or linked sites or the accuracy of the information, opinions or statements provided therein.


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