Today in History: World Environment Day

| June 5, 2018

180604_News_219x365World Environment Day began in 1974 and is recognized annually on June 5th as an effort by the United Nations to increase global awareness of and action towards the protection of planet Earth. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 in support of its Conference on the Human Environment and has addressed many many topics and concerns through the years. This year’s theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution” and India is host the 2018 celebration which aims to combat single-use plastic pollution.

The following articles are drawn from Proquest Historical Newspapers, which informs and inspires classroom teaching and learning.



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