World Environment Day 2011

“FORESTS: Nature at your service”

WED_2011_logoJune 2, 2011: The Royal Society for Protection of Nature in collaboration with Dzongkhag administration, Paro will be observing the World Environment Day 2011 in Paro on 5th June. The day will be observed with an exhibition staged by eight schools of Paro on the theme “FORESTS: Nature at your service”. Essay writing competition among students and plantation are some of the major activities for the day.

The venue for the program is at Town Plaza, Paro. It is expected that officials from the Dzongkhag and other sectors, students and teachers, and hundreds of local communities will join the celebration.WED celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

Through WED, the UN Environment Programme is able to personalize environmental issues and enable everyone to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development.

WED is also a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations.

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