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Be part of the solution #GenerationRestoration

Get involved in this vital campaign around World Environment Day (5 June) and beyond!

Credit for photo above: Todd Brown

World Environment Day is a United Nations (UN) Environment initiative held annually on the 5th June. It has highlighted important global issues since its origins in 1974 – including climate change, marine pollution and wildlife crime. Each year we work to champion the initiative in the UK and beyond – and 2024 is no different!

Discover this year’s theme below…

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Regreening Ethiopia

CEnv insights on this year's theme

An introduction to this year’s World Environment Day on the theme of 'land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience' - with reflections from Chartered Environmentalists.

"By 2030 NASA will have spent about $9 Billion on bringing less than a kilogram of Martian soil back to earth for analysis. We do not similarly value the soil of our own planet."

Credit for photo above: Frank Machiya

soils and stones

Soils and Stones progress report

Since 2019, the SocEnv Soils and Stones project has brought together experts from across a diverse range of sectors related to soil health and soil reuse, to share good practice, support and influence policymakers and foster collaboration. Our volunteers are united by a clear vision: to inspire policy makers to remove barriers and to provide incentives for our profession to realise the optimum value of soils and stones. Closely aligned to this year's World Environment Day theme, check out our progress report below.

Photo credit: Jane Gilbert CEnv

construction site soil

World Environment Day CPD: Sustainable soil management and reuse in construction

Check out this blog from our Soils and Stones project lead, Martin Ballard CEnv, exploring challenges and strategies for soil reuse and management on construction projects. Martin is also group head of environment at Wates.

Our World Environment Day event

We held an event on the eve of World Environment Day, which included a panel of expert speakers discussing this year's World Environment Day theme, as well as the announcement of this year's SocEnv Awards winners and a celebration of our 20th anniversary. Recap and catch-up recording coming very soon.

Explore World Environment Day 2024

In this video, Chartered Environmentalist Andrew Marlow offers some important facts about World Environment Day, its special importance in 2024, the theme and global support for actions to safeguard and protect our shared environment.

Credit for photo above: Celine Barakat

How you can get involved

Some ideas…

  • Hold an event around World Environment Day (making sure to register it online to spread the word).
  • Book your ticket to our flagship event on 4th June – via the livestream or join the waiting list to attend in-person.
  • Share good practice by publishing a case study. Get in touch with your ideas!
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Practical guide to ecosystem restoration (UN)