June 5 marks World Environment Day. Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on an environmental concern. The theme for 2018, “Beat Plastic Pollution,” is a call to action for all of us to come together to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife, and our own health.
Let’s take a look at how some of our embassies and missions are taking action on World Environment Day 2018!
Its #WorldEnvironmentDay today! Find out how we're helping to protect Cambodia's natural resources like #Mekong River with our partners @mekongwonders! https://t.co/fQLT5y7RNQ pic.twitter.com/fJvAGdg3Lp— USAID Cambodia (@UsaidCambodia) June 5, 2018
Tiny hands can make a big difference too! The consulate community, including its youngest members, joined forces with changemaker @chinukofficial and the #BeachWarriors this Sunday to mark #WorldEnvironenmentDay. RT or like if you’re inspired by these kids’ amazing work! pic.twitter.com/y4s17G2Rfu— US Consulate Mumbai (@USAndMumbai) June 5, 2018
How are we recognizing #WorldEnvironmentDay on June 5 and #WorldOceansDay on June 8 in #TimorLeste? Watch @USAIDTimorLeste's new environmental short film "The Sea That Sustains Us" at https://t.co/QTlktWgJwc and #BeatPlasticPollution! pic.twitter.com/L3DeEsHPbI— U.S. Embassy Dili (@USEmbassyDili) June 5, 2018
#WorldEnvironmentDay Let's get serious about ending plastic pollution. If you can't reuse it and it's not biodegradable, refuse it!— U.S. Embassy Bamako (@USEmbassyMali) June 5, 2018
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As we celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay, the USG reaffirms its commitment to continue working with the gov. of Nepal on env. protection issues like— U.S. Embassy Nepal (@USEmbassyNepal) June 5, 2018
wildlife conservation, soil & water conservation, forest & natural
resources mgmt., anti-pollution initiatives & technologies, & more. pic.twitter.com/B4awFAps5V
50% of the consumer plastics are designed to be used only once, providing a momentary convenience before being discarded. Eliminating single-use plastic, both from design chains to our consumer habits is a critical first step to #beatPlasticPollution. #WorldEnvironmentDay pic.twitter.com/jJScUpvRN6— U.S. Embassy Nairobi (@USEmbassyKenya) June 5, 2018
For more information:
- Learn more about World Environment Day here.
- Follow the hashtag #WorldEnvironmentDay on Twitter.
Editor’s Note: This entry also appears in the U.S. Department of State’s publication on Medium.