World Environment Day 2018
World Environment Day
World Environment Day takes place every year on 5 June. It is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach, celebrated by millions of people in well over 100 countries. The day is celebrated in countless ways, with everything from beach clean-ups and tree planting to environmental appreciation projects.
Beat Plastic Pollution
“Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme for World Environment Day 2018, is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. The theme invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife – and our own health. While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over reliant on single-use or disposable plastic – with severe environmental consequences.
Enjoy the Outdoors Responsibly – Limit Your Impact
South Africans are privileged to be able to have access to, and appreciate, great stretches of pristine natural environment that abounds with a diversity of plant and animal life not found in other parts of the world.
But even as we enjoy the beauty of nature, we also have a responsibility to ensure that it remains unspoilt for future generations. Have a look at the infographic below for more on how we can all limit our impact when we’re out in nature.
CapeNature reserves are home to great biodiversity and unique species of fauna and flora. We can all play our part in conserving this beauty for future generations. Watch this video to learn more about how we can limit our impact on the environment while still enjoying and engaging with nature.