- Conservation related issues.
What to study?
For prelims and mains: about the campaign and its significance, about World Environment Day.
Context: On the eve of World Environment Day, Union Environment Ministry has launched a people’s campaign called #SelfiewithSapling, urging people to advocate the cause on social media.
Under the campaign, people have been urged to plant a sapling and post selfie with the planted sapling on social media.
World Environment Day:
Every June 5th is World Environment Day. On this day, communities and individuals around the world work to increase awareness of the importance of conserving the environment, the positive global impact of environmental regulations and controls and engage in activities that serve to educate and improve their environment locally.
The World Environment Day is a part of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) for creating awareness and action worldwide for the environment. The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1973.
The theme for 45th World Environment Day is Beat Air Pollution. It is the call for action to combat the global crisis for ‘fresh air’.