World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment and is marked on 5th June every year.http://www.unep.org/stories/WorldEnvironmentDay/Stand-with-the-United-Nations-and-Angola.asp
The global theme for WED 2016 celebrations is :’The fight against the illegal trade in wildlife. The slogan is ,’go wild for Life’. In Ghana, the National theme for this year’s celebrations is, ‘Join the race to green Ghana and protect wildlife’.
The Carcass of a whale 13.5m whale washed ashore on Dansoman Beach in March 2016
If you are wondering how to celebrate World Environment Day with advocacy groups in Accra then check out the following activities :
- Tree Planting Exercise by the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) on 3rd June, 2016 at 11a.m at 1st Battalion of Infantry, Michel Camp, Accra
- Osu Beach clean up by Action Accra on 4th June, 2016 at Osu Castle Beach.https://www.facebook.com/events/1009145319134020/
- Quiz competition among 5 schools organised by the EPA on 5th June, 2016 at 11a.m at 1st Battalion of Infantry, Michel Camp, Accra.
- Inauguration of the waste treatment plant at Nestle , Ghana on 6th June, 2016
- No Coal Power campaign by Ghana Youth Environment Movement on 6th June, 2016 at 9a.m.https://www.facebook.com/events/276723529331797/
- Greening Nima by Hipsters of Nature and German Cooperation on 11th June at Nima Community Library at 9:30a.m .https://www.facebook.com/events/1746860608878280/
Make every day World Environment Day!
The word Dumsor has become so popular in Ghana and even beyond. Musicians and Poets have made songs and rap about it, even pastors organise all night service for their congregation to pray for divine intervention to this problem.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WoL7il320
Many Environmental activists and NGOs like Ghana Youth Environment Movement, Green Africa Youth Organisation, Ghana Youth Climate Coalition are campaigning for our government to invest in clean energy such as Solar energy.However, policy, promotion and financing of solar energy has not been fully exploited in the midst of abundant sunlight.Rwanda , for instance has completed a $23.7 million solar energy project, one begin to wonder what Ghana is waiting for. http://cleantechnica.com/2015/02/09/1st-utility-scale-solar-energy-project-east-africa-now-online-rwandas-total-grid-capacity-surges-6/