Friday, June 5, 2009

5 de junio: Día Mundial del Ambiente

June 5th: World Environment Day (WED)

Today is an important day for Costa Rica. Because of its world-renowned biodiversity and abundance of natural resources, any special days or events related to the environment get a lot of attention here in la selva. And since WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action, Costa Rica leverages it as a day to take stock on its own environmental status. One such example are EARTH University students - here in Costa Rica - who designated today to be their "Day Without Cars". The university teaches its students how to implement agricultural techniques to make profit, but preserve and respect the environment at the same time. It's mission is to promote sustainable development and eco-sensitive agriculture in the developing world.

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has a special website where friends of the environment can learn more about keeping the world healthy, clean, and sustainable. This website is helpful for learning how to help the environment in your own way, as well as learning about the current issues around the world. Today's tip is

When you must have a paper copy, make sure you default your printer option to use both sides!

Or, you can also get daily updates by following UNEP on Twitter through the user name: UNEPandYou. Check these updates to do your part in helping to respect the Earth!

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