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World Environment Day 2016

Published on 3rd June 2016


June 5 is World Environment Day (WED) - a day when the United Nations encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

United Nations World Environment Day 2016

 

This year’s theme is Go Wild for Life, representing a focus on zero tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade.

 

Celebrated in over 100 countries, World Environment Day began in 1974 and serves as a ‘people’s day’ for doing something to look after the Earth or become an agent of change to make a positive impact. That effort can be focused locally, nationally or globally and it can be an individual action or a group activity.

 

How we are contributing:

 

Our volunteers work in areas of continuous environmental concern across the wider Pacific. Of the 10 countries in the world most vulnerable to disaster, four are in the Pacific, with Vanuatu being the most vulnerable.

 

Some of our volunteer assignments making an active contribution to environmental protection include:

 

Disaster recovery and preparedness in Fiji


Waste management in Vanuatu


Sustainable fishing in Papua New Guinea


Horticulture establishment in Timor-Leste


Waste management in the Cook Islands


Agricultural recovery in Vanuatu


Our volunteers and the local people they work with are all agents of change, making a difference and leaving a lasting impact on the communities in which they work together.

 

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