World Environment Day: June 5

Rhino WEDWorld Environment Day is a global day set aside to grow and encourage global awareness and action on care for creation.  In Genesis 15:2 God gave us a mandate to look after his earth, and as  people made in  his image we ought to care for his creation and keep it clean and intact just like he made it beautiful.

This day serves as an opportunity for people to focus on giving back to our wonderful planet by becoming agents of change as well as curbing global warming, climate change and other related issues while cutting down their carbon foot print.

As people of faith our actions can begin in our place of worship and trail down to our communities, reminding people on how God took his time to make this earth beautiful. This we can achieve if we work together as people of God.

The theme for this year is “Go Wild for Life” which is focusing on the high volume of illegal trading of wild life.  Visit World Environmental Day for materials and activities that you can do on the day.

The campaign began in 1974 and has grown since, celebrated across by over 100 countries worldwide, every year different countries are chosen to host the official celebration and this year, it’s Angola.  Angola is seeking to restore its elephant herds and conserve its biodiversity, and safeguard the environment as it continues to rebuild after a quarter century of civil war.

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Environmental Network “Green Anglicans” will be hosting an Earth Festival on the 4th of June 2016 in Cape Town to celebrate World Environmental Day. Be part of the global action and let us unite to save our planet, be Bright and Green in the corner where you are.

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