World Environment Day is held each year on June 5. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances attention and action. World Environment Day promotes ways to improve the Earth’s environment, such as conserving forests.
The year 2020 began with environmental crisis revealing itself in a disturbing manner. Wildfires ravaged tropical rainforests, Cyclones and floods washed away trees and buildings. Now, locust attacks across Africa and India and the corona virus pandemic — all these calamities act as a reminder that human health is linked to the planet’s health.
The theme of World Environment 2020 is ‘Celebrating Biodiversity’ — a concern that is both urgent and existential. The fact is that the current environmental crisis is a warning that we must heed collectively. We must now fundamentally rethink our relationship with the living world.
A small concern by Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital with joining hands in this crusade was by planted saplings round the campus.