World Environment Day
Hayley Carmichael
Communications Manager
3 minute read

Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration.

World Environment Day is an international annual event taking place on Wednesday 5th June. World Environment Day encourages people to act and creates awareness around the protection of the environment.

The event is led by the United Nations Environment Programme and is supported by millions of people across the world.

The 2024 campaign focuses on land restoration, drought resilience and desertification (the process in which fertile land becomes desert).

One way to get involved with World Environment Day is to join or host an event that celebrates the environment but also focuses on the importance of protecting it.

Watch this video from the UN:

Things you can do:

  • Plant a tree – Explore to see if there are any plant a tree events in your local area to join. Or try it yourself at home. Planting trees have a very positive impact on the environment, they purify our air and are great for our lungs and our mental health. Check out how trees benefit our healthcare sites.

  • Let’s get picking – Litter picking is a perfect way to get started with cleaning our environment. All you need is a bin sack and a litter picker stick. Consider joining a beach clean too if you live close to the coast.
  • Organise a plant-based bake sale - Hosting a plant-based bake sale to promote the benefits of a plant-based diet has long-term benefits to our environment. Choosing one plant-based meal a week saves up to 50kgs of CO2 a year. You can donate any money raised to an environmental charity of your choice.

Other ways to get involved:

  • Personal changes – making small changes in your life like switching to a plant-based diet, minimising your waste, and reducing your own energy consumption all help towards tackling climate change.
  • Raise awareness – Using your social media platforms to raise awareness about the environment helps you reach a wider audience. Content is shared a lot easier, allowing communication from different perspectives from around the world.
  • Educating your loved ones – Talk about the environment and the impact climate change has on our health with friends and family. It is sometimes difficult to start these conversations, but these help drive change and even ease anxieties!

Explore our site further to see what we are doing to reduce our emissions. Add your voice to support the call for Net Zero Carbon Healthcare. The more voices we have, the bigger the impact.