World Environment Day, June 5, is the United Nations’ flagship day to inspire global awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it was established in 1974, World Environment Day is celebrated each year by millions of people in over 100 countries.
Marking World Environment Day in Washington D.C. is the Nature Summit hosted by the Embassy of Canada. in This year’s theme for World Environment Day is ‘Connecting People to Nature.’ The discussion will be moderated by renowned adventurer and environmental storyteller, David de Rothschild, a PPC notable member.
“The goal of my work has always been to try and give the narratives we tell ourselves around Nature a new voice, one that’s bold rather than bleak,” said de Rothschild. “I believe tackling our biggest environmental problems begins by changing our frame of reference to how we view ourselves in the web of life and more importantly by changing our relationship with Nature.
“Nature needs to become something we appreciate, celebrate, and elevate not something we fear and forget. Which is why I have been excited to work alongside UN Environment to make this years World Environment day theme ‘connecting to Nature.’ If you can’t feel Nature you can respect it, if you can’t respect it you can’t understand it and if you can’t understand it how can we expect to move forward to a place of respect and protection? Change has to starts within all of us! From refusing pointless toxic single-use plastics that are clogging up our Natural system to taking your shoes off and feeling the planet beneath your feet. Every action, we take as individuals and communities has the ability to sculpt the future and our ability to keep living on Spaceship Earth. What’s your voice for Nature?”