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World Environment Day 2022

World Environment Day is coming up so we thought we’d tell you a bit about it, cause we’re nice like that. It was founded by the UN in 1973. Since its origins, it has been a day to raise environmental awareness and push for action on urgent planetary issues. And let’s face it we need all the action we can get. It started after the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972. This conference was super important and is widely seen as the first international meeting on the environment. Seems mad that the world only started paying attention to the environment 50ish years ago doesn’t it? As well as World Environment Day, the Stockholm Conference led to the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It also encouraged the creation of many environmental agencies worldwide. So all in all it was pretty significant.

The theme

The theme for this years World Environment Day is #OnlyOneEarth. This was the slogan for the Stockholm Conference 50 years ago. The world has come a long way since then but the message still rings scarily true. The host country this year is Sweden (climate daddy) to further link to the historic conference held in their capital where it all began. Sweden is a bit of a climate hero, leading the charge in its goals and actions to decarbonise.
 
Over 150 countries are participating in World Environment Day. The UN will be engaging with all levels of society from governments to schools to celebrities and maybe even you if you want. The aim? To raise awareness and celebrate environmental action. Want to be involved? Head to their website to register an event. Or download their practical guide to living in harmony with their environment. Psst it’s not too preachy, don’t worry and it’s nice and easy to read.
 
Fun fact: “Sustainable consumption and production can drive economic development, mitigate climate change, positively impact health and pollution, and help alleviate poverty – potentially increasing incomes by an average of 11% in low- and medium-income countries by 2060, and 4% in high-income countries.” – UN
 
Or in simpler terms – companies like Bagboard and our brand partners are really important for helping to solve the climate crisis. We help society grow into something better for everyone. (Not just the super rich)

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