World environment day 5th June
The host country for this year’s celebration is Canada and has chosen the theme “Connecting People to Nature” for 2017, which invites people to enjoy the outdoors and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.
“It reminds us of what a treasure nature is, and encourages us all to protect and appreciate our environment.”
It is an ideal occasion to go out and enjoy your outdoor picnic or have a nature walk in wilderness areas.
Connecting to nature can involve all the physical senses: why not take off your shoes and get your feet (and hands) dirty; don’t just look at the beautiful lake ( if you have one in your area), jump in! Take a hike (if your surrounding area permits) at night and rely on your ears and nose to experience nature.
Why not do your bit to green the urban environment, by greening your street or planting a window box.
In the age of asphalt and smartphones and among the distractions of modern life, connections with nature can be fleeting. But with little help, our environment can be clearer than ever that we need harmony between humanity and nature so that both are able to thrive.