Yes, it’s the annual celebration of World Environment Day. Even though the occasion usually draws a yawn, if that, in most of the U.S. and Europe, it is celebrated enthusiastically in other parts of the world. “Kick the Carbon Habit” is this year’s World Environment Day theme. Celebrants are urged to find ways to reduce their own personal carbon emissions, and support progress toward low carbon economies. Click here to read about how World Environment Day is being marked in a number of countries and regions, including those set to be most affected by (and least ready to adapt to) climate change.
Quick World Environment Day update: after reaching its goals of first, one, and then two billion trees planted around the world…the Billion Tree Campaign has set a new goal: seven billion by 2009. Read more, see who’s pledged and register your tree planting efforts here.