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|World Environment Day 2017|
World Environment Day, as the name suggests, 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 licensed bodies, the Society for the Environment has organised an expert led conference to take place on the day (5th June). Titled ‘Innovation, Partnership and the Value of Nature’, we invite all environmental professionals, as well as those aspiring to be future 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.
To register for this free event, for further information, speaker details and location, please click here.
Spread the Word
Alongside the World Environment Day conference, weare 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 mediums in the run up to the 5th June 2017:
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 social media, please use the hashtags #WorldEnvironmentDay and #EnvProfsWED.
The content for each option is flexible ,so be creative! Please forward any blogs or articles to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
View the latest Tweets regarding World Environment Day in the live feed below:#WorldEnvironmentDay Tweets
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.