Happy World Environment Day!

5 Jun

This holiday, started by the UN, occurs on June 5 and is assigned a different theme every year.  For 2011, the theme is “Forests: Nature at Your Service.”  This host country for this year is India.

According to WED’s website, forest do a lot more than just look pretty.  In addition to covering about 1/3 of the Earth’s surface, they also supply more than half the water used in cities around the world.  They are also home to lots of super cute animals.

However, each year an area the size of Portugal is destroyed.  Check out World Environment Day’s website for ways to help or activities going on today around you!

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