Double Up on Eco-Celebrations this Weekend
Established in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly, World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on June 5. Correspondingly, the U.N. has organized thousands of events worldwide with a mission to give people the knowledge and resources to help change things for the better.
This year, the official North American WED celebrations will be in Pittsburgh and will include a citywide cleanup, movie screenings, tree plantings, and scientific forums. But if you’re elsewhere, there are plenty of ways you can observe this international holiday: plant your own tree, install compact fluorescent bulbs, or set up a compost system in your backyard.