|Artwork by: Mike Yap|
We often used “WED” as an abbreviation for “Wednesday”, which is the day between Tuesday and Thursday, the fourth day of the week, or the third day of the working week. Well aside from that, “WED” is also an acronym for “World Environment Day”. It may sound something new for some individuals.
World Environment Day is initiated by the United Nation as a worldwide awareness and action for the environment. It encourages humans to take full responsibility in managing and utilizing the planet’s natural resources. Earth’s ecosystems are getting closer to critical depletion or irreversible change caused by increasing population growth and economic development. By 2050, if this continues and with a 9.6 billion population it is presumed that man will need three planets in order to sustain his ways of living and consumption.
As we celebrate WED with the theme, “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.”, may we all realize our own responsibility to take care for our planet. Let’s keep in mind that to secure good and healthy future need not cost the Earth. Your action counts. My action counts. Every action counts. Be an agent of change.
“Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference.”
– UN Scretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
UNEP. World Environment Day 2015. SevenBillion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care. June 5 [Accessed 06/05/2015].