Every year, the United Nations honors World Environment Day on June 5 to raise awareness about environmental issues and call for action. The UN Environment Program just announced the theme of this year’s event: sustainable lifestyles.
The topic is a particularly powerful one, because there’s room for everyone to take a moment to question how we live and how it impacts the planet.
The UN Environment Programme says creating more sustainable lifestyles is crucial:
“By 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same and with a rising population expected to reach 9.6 billion, we will need three planets to sustain our way of life. Living well within planetary boundaries is the most promising strategy for ensuring a healthy future.” (www.un.org/en)
Each year, the UN Environmental Programme runs several campaigns to get the word out about the World Environment Day theme. Environmental organizations, schools and groups of all kinds typically organize events leading up to and taking place on June 5.
“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 Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
Here at the Green Leaf offices our team has taken the time to step back and re-evaluate how our business impacts the environment.
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