World Environment Day 2008
World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action
The World Environment Day slogan for 2008 is Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy. Recognising that climate change is becoming the defining issue of our era, UNEP is asking countries, companies and communities to focus on greenhouse gas emissions and how to reduce them. The World Environment Day will highlight resources and initiatives that promote low carbon economies and life-styles, such as improved energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, forest conservation and eco-friendly consumption
Awareness camp - Elgin & Chowrangee Crossing
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Foundation held an environmental exhibition to showcase 2006/07 WED celebration activities.Distribution of badges and leaflets as well as stickers for vehicles was done as part of the occassion. The exhibition focused on "Kick the habit" and de-carbonizing economies and life-styles. On deforestation segment their foundation film HAADSA (Directed by Manjit Dada) VCD was distributed alongside the publication.