World Environment Day : Climate Change And Small Islandsby The Daily Eye Team June 6 2014, 11:45 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 52 secs
As we celebrate World Environment Day (WED) every year on 5th of June, many people pledge to make some positive contribution for the environment, whereas for some this day is just `another event` that happens annually. Our Mother Earth - we owe it for our life, existence and much more. We need to preserve it not just for ourselves, but for our future generations as well. This year, the event is being globally hosted by Barbados, a small Caribbean island, leading the way in solar energy. The Caribbean island, which is at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, becomes the first Small Island Developing State to host World Environment Day. The theme for this year is `Small Island Developing States and Climate Change`, and the official slogan is `Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level. Although, WED activities take place all year round, the climax is on June 5. On this day, leaders from around the world gather at Independence Square in the capital Bridgetown, Barbados, for the celebration.