June 01, 2018

2018 will see India hosting the United Nations World Environment Day on June 5. Initiated in 1972 by the United Nations, World Environment Day is the single largest global celebration of the environment. This year, there are over 1,341 events planned across the globe.

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The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is Beat Plastic Pollution. The world is ready to fight the war against plastic and so is India.

With India having one of the highest recycling rates in the world, it is only fitting that it hosts the #BeatPlasticPollution events. The series of events started on June 1 and will continue till June 5. These include conferences, rallies and much more, and will be attended by many from across the world. Beat Plastic Pollution | World Environment Day‎

Come June 5, Bengaluru joins in this fight with a focus on increasing greenery around the city. Over the years the city has seen rallies, campaigns, short films and awareness programmes promoting varied issues like global warming, deforestation, sea levels and similar subjects.

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AIKYA is launching Namma Bengaluru, Hasiru Bengaluru campaign on June 3, and will be distributing fifty thousand saplings in 25 locations all over the city including lakes, malls and all other public hotspots.

The garden city will be conducting a tree plantation drive on June 5, 2018 at MVT ISKCON in Rajajinagar. The rally will take volunteers to government schools where they can interact with the children and talk to them about the importance of afforestation. World Environment Day.

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The Rotaract Club of Bengaluru has decided to go all out with Project 15K and is going to plant fifteen thousand saplings in a single day. In an effort to offset carbon footprint around the city, members of the club and volunteers will assemble on the morning of June 9 at Makalidurga hills to observe World Environment Day. World Environment Day: PROJECT 15K

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Forum Mall in Koramangala along with Posh Garden is celebrating the day with a string of gardening themed events on June 5 from 9am to 6pm. Garden based photography and ‘pick your seed’, where you can take seeds of your choice home or plant it around the city, are some of the events to look forward to. Forum Koramangala World Environment Day

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Robocraze in HRBR layout has announced its Green initiative as part of World Environment Day. The initiative aims at increasing the green population in the city by planting a sapling with every order placed. Starting from 7am onwards on June 5, this initiative is their way of contributing to making Bengaluru a greener place. Green Initiative for World Environment Day by Robocraze

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With plastic bags a no-no, it is time for alternative packaging. Jute Cottage at HSR layout is having a sale from June 5 to June 15. Contributing to the no plastic pledge, Jute Cottage is ditching synthetic materials and going natural with their products for the given time period. World Environment Day Sale

This day hopes to bring to light the changes happening in nature and its direct and indirect effect it has on us. It urges us to remember that we are a part of nature and must preserve it. So let’s ditch the plastic and go green.  


By Minnal Paranan