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Support your planet on World Environment Day

May 16, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, IN — This special day, which is celebrated every year on June 5, helps raise global awareness about the need to always think about the environment and how our personal and work lives impact it, according to a press release.

World Environment Day was started in 1972 and is sponsored each year by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the release stated.

According to the release, Similar to Earth Day, which is celebrated each April, World Environment Day was specially designed by the United Nations (U.N.) to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and action to protect it.

Each year, World Environment Day follows a different theme; for 2013, the theme is "Reduce Your Foodprint" and focuses primarily on encouraging people and countries to minimize food waste and food loss, the release noted.

"We are getting to the point in many parts of the world where World Environment Day is honored every day. It is becoming part of our culture and we see more and more businesses, industries, and individuals question how their actions today will impact the environment in the future," said Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group and chief executive officer (CEO) of Sustainability Dashboard Tools LLC.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.