World Environment Day falls on 5 June every year. This day is an initiative by the United Nations. The idea behind the day is to confront the problems of the degrading environment. So every year the UN tries to focus on a new problem clouding the environment of the world.
Did you know?
India was the host of World Environment Day 2018. And the theme that year was ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’
While this year it is China who is hosting the concern of ‘Beat Air Pollution’.
The main event of this year’s World Environment Day is the ‘MASK CHALLENGE’.
What is the Mask Challenge?
Well, all you have to do is choose an action that you can take to cut down air pollution. After you have decided the task, take a picture while performing it. In addition to this, you have to wear a mask and post the image on social media.
The President and Prime Minister of India and many other prominent leaders took to social media. Yes, they too joined in hands and spread the message of a cleaner environment.
Beating pollution with glamour-
This initiative of the World Environment Day commenced in 1974. And has been a success ever since.