Celebrate World Environment Day

June 5, 2013

World Environment Day 2013

World Environment Day 2013: Think.Eat.Save

Today is World Environment Day—a day dedicated to promoting positive social and political environmental action around the world. Established in 1972 by the United Nations Environment Programme, the event focuses on a different environmental issue every year. Past years have highlighted everything from the proper disposal of hazardous waste to the need to save our seas.

This year the theme is “Think.Eat.Save,” and the goal of the campaign is to minimize the amount of food that goes to waste every year—to reduce our global “foodprint.”

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that while 1.3 billion metric tons of food go to waste every year, 20,000 children under the age of 5 die of hunger every day. This egregious disparity indicates that with a concerted effort to change our habits, we can take monumental steps toward improving the efficiency of our food production and consumption cycle and ultimately allow more people to live longer, healthier lives.

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