June 5th is World Environment Day! Today is an annual global observance created by the UN to promote awareness among people for the protection of the environment. Each World Environment Day is centered around a pressing environmental issue, with this year’s theme calling upon the global community to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. While the global host of this year’s WED is India, the call to action spans across the globe. Above all, the World Environment Day is truly a day for the people, where environmental action can be done at the local, national, and international level. So how can you get involved?
- Pledge to stop using plastic carryout containers or plastic water bottles.
- Use the recycling and compost bins at events around the city.
- Participate in one of the upcoming neighborhood cleanups. Check out cleanups hosted by KNOX or find more events led by the City’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission’s (PRAC) new CleanHartford initiative.
- Attend an anti-litter campaign meeting hosted by PRAC. The next meeting is June 18th at 5:30PM @ 50 Jennings Road, Hartford.
- Support Vecinos Unidos, the City of Hartford and CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as we raise awareness of recycling rules in Frog Hollow this summer through a Waste Reduction Initiative grant.
So, Hartford: The Office of Sustainability would like to challenge you to take part in the #beatplasticpollution challenge. Show us what ways you are celebrating #worldenvironmentday and making our community a healthier, greener place.
Do you accept?
Photo Source: Vecinos Unidos