Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Today is World Environment Day

Apparently today is the United Nations Environment Programme World Environment Day.

This year's theme is Green Economy: Does it include you?

On the website a Green Economy is defined as one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. These investments need to be catalysed and supported by targeted public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes.

In what way are you contributing to the Green Economy?  Find out more about World Environment Day (WED) here.

I was investing in local biodiversity this morning by cutting some areas of grass with the garden shears to avoid cutting down some wild flowers before they had finished flowering.  I also planted a few more flowers to provide nectar and pollen for insects that feed on those.  In the end I came indoors because the rain had become heavier and I was getting wetter.

I'm not sure how else I am contributing to the green economy, but the website looks interesting.