United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Get onboard world environment day 2011!


Commemorated every year on 5 June, since 1972, WED is a principal vehicle through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment.

WED 2011, in support of the UN International Year of Forests (IYF), is aimed to be the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive action for the environment. We count on you to make this happen! This year's theme - Forests: Nature at Your Service - underscores the variety of life-sustaining services that forests provide and calls us all to take action to protect these resources and move towards a green economy.

The global host country for 2011 is India, a country in which forests constitute more than 20 percent of geographical land mass. Read about the measures the country is taking to combat land-degradation and conserve critical forest ecosystems on www.unep.org/wed/hostcountry .

Every activity matters - organize a neighborhood clean-up; announce an environmental initiative for your city, state or country; adopt targets for environmental improvements in your company; use cloth bags and motivate your school mates and teachers to do the same; plant a tree or better yet organize a collective tree-planting effort for your family; walk to work, start a recycling drive among your friends . . . the possibilities are endless.

Whether you're new to WED or a loyal supporter, we welcome you to what is possibly the biggest WED celebration in history.

Register your activity and join the Wide World of WED

Download WED logo, posters, videos, web banners and other materials to promote your activity

Listen to one of our WED Voices - Sir David Attenborough - bring the WED 2011 message to life in a short animated film that highlights the role forests can play in national development, a green economy and climate change. You will find the film on our homepage: www.unep.org/wed )

Customer comments

  1. By V.G Sathyamurthy on

    'WED 2011', the Golbal event is going to be hosted by our nation on June 5th. Are we really ready emotionally and practically to host WED? Our babus (both - politicians and administrators) are busy with their own problems as for them it is just a routine mela! Let us do our mite - our activities matter (Pl read 4th para once again and follow them)