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Get Involved in this vital campaign around World Environment Day and beyond.

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 2023 is no different!

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World Environment Day EnvCast Special

This month's episode of EnvCast is a World Environment Day Special, featuring Becky McLean CEnv, Head of Sustainability at Sweco, and hosted by Dougal Driver CEnv, CEO at Grown in Britain.  

Listen and subscribe via the link below. 

Case studies webinar

To share what is being done in practice to prevent and address plastic pollution, two Chartered Environmentalists working in resource management and registered as CEnvs via the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), provided their insights on our World Environment Day webinar: Helene Roberts CEnv FIMMM and Iain Ferguson CEnv FIMMM. The recording is now available to watch back for free.

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CEnv Insights on this year's theme

An introduction to this year’s World Environment Day on the theme of 'Beat Plastic Pollution' - with reflections from Chartered Environmentalists.

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CEnv blog // How well do civil engineers reduce, reuse and recycle?

For World Environment Day, Chartered Environmentalist Catherine Topliss reflects on the three Rs, the cornerstone of a sustainability professional’s work.

Video // Explore World Environment Day 2023

In this video, Chartered Environmentalist Andrew Marlow offers some important facts about World Environment Day, its special importance in 2023, the theme and global support for actions to safeguard and protect our shared environment.

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New UN report // Turning off the Tap

Ahead of World Environment Day, the UN Environment Programme have published a report "Turning off the Tap: How the world can end plastic pollution and create a circular economy". The report examines the economic and business models needed to address the impacts of the plastics economy.

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There are a range of events being held by organisations and communities around the world in celebration of World Environment Day.

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Tree Guard Research (Woodland Trust)

View this interesting feature from the Woodland Trust on the topic of single-use plastic tree guards - including plastic free alternatives.