Happy World Environment Day!

Written by on June 5, 2013 in Other News

Today is World Environment Day (WED) which is held annually on June 5 and hosted by a different city every year. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. The goal of WED is “to be the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action.”

Mongolia was chosen to host this year’s World Environment Day because it is a nation that has made great progress in the shift towards a green economy.

The theme is “Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Footprint” which builds on the campaign of the same name launched earlier this year by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and will focus on reducing food waste.

According to data from FAO, about one-third of all food produced globally (worth about one trillion U.S. dollars) is wasted in food production and consumption systems, yet one in every seven people in the world go to bed hungry. That’s why Think.Eat.Save is encouraging people to become more aware of “the environmental impact of the food choices” we make.

This theme can be directly applied to the choices we make when purchasing seafood.

So, this World Environment Day, think about what you’re eating, take note of how much food in your fridge gets thrown out, and buy a little less next time.

World Environment Day 2013

World Environment Day 2013

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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