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World Environment Day

World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. Let's organize a neighborhood clean-up, stop using plastic bags and get your community to do the same, stop food waste, walk to work, start a...

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action.
Let's organize a neighborhood clean-up, stop using plastic bags and get your community to do the same, stop food waste, walk to work, start a recycling drive . . . the possibilities are endless.
It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972.The first World Environment Day was in 1973.
Source:
http://www.unep.org/wed/about/#sthash.ieUzRxrN.dpuf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Environment_Day

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Grundlovsdag – Constitution Day (Denmark)

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