"Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference."
World Environment Day is the opportunity for everyone to realize the responsibility to care for the Earth and to become agents of change. World Environment Day is celebrated each year on 5th June. It is celebrated in many ways like street rallies, parades; street plays which helps create awareness about world environment. In many cities contests like poster contests, essay contests, poetry contests, slogan contests and debates are held to celebrate this event further. The main objective always is to get the people involved with the environment. Some cities have art exhibitions with art made from recycled materials. Some get celebrities to endorse these campaigns. Banners are put all across the street promoting the message of World Environment Day.
Tree planting drives are also held in some cities. Awards are given out to those neighborhoods that have made a significant effort to take care of the environment.
Broadcast of public service announcements on TV and radio help to renew people’s efforts to saving the environment. Conferences are held to educate people about the efforts that can be made to preserve the environment.
The World Environment Day’s agenda is to give importance to environmental issues. It hopes to empower people to become active agents promoting the cause of the environment.
Change can happen only if it is affected at the community level; hence programs are held on World Environment Day that creates community consciousness.
World Environment Day is a day for us to inspect the state of our environment. It calls for us to stop in our tracks one day in the year and examine our surroundings. It asks us to pledge, in a small way at least, to do something for the environment.
SRM IHM known for its excellence in the field if hospitality every year celebrates World Environment Day with great pomp and fervor in support to the environment with planting of saplings, an initiative taken by the Director along with the students in the University premises. In lieu of this, students were inspired and motivated to plant more trees in and around their own surroundings contributing to a healthier and cleaner society which in turn will make a greener Earth.