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World Environment Day (WED) is a day of awareness of the environment and for the community to take action and it is on 5th June. The theme this year is "Many Species: One Planet, One Future." This highlights the theme of "Biodiversity - Ecosystem Management and the Green Economy."


As part of WED, EDA and Al Mahara Diving Center will be participating in ADMA-OPCO's "UAE Free From Plastic Campaign" on Tuesday 8th June - 10th June 2010 at the first Auditorium of ADMA-OPCO. This campaign will hightlight the banning of plastic bags in the future. Plastic bags are set to be banned completely in UAE from 2013 because most of the plastic bags are not reused and end up in land fill sites. By 2013, the Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW) said it wants all residents to use alternatives like cotton or biodegradable plastic bags instead.The production and disposal of plastic adds to CO2 emissions, and the dumping of them contributes to pollution problems, as well as threatens wildlife.


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Best fishes,

The Al Mahara Eco Divers


World Environment Day celebrations have been hosted in the following cities:

(taken from Wikipedia link of World_Environment_Day)

YearThemeHost city
1974 Only one Earth
1975 Human Settlements
1976 Water: Vital Resource for Life
1977 Ozone Layer Environmental Concern; Lands Loss and Soil Degradation
1978 Development Without Destruction
1979 Only One Future for Our Children - Development Without Destruction
1980 A New Challenge for the New Decade: Development Without Destruction
1981 Ground Water; Toxic Chemicals in Human Food Chains
1982 Ten Years After Stockholm (Renewal of Environmental Concerns)
1983 Managing and Disposing Hazardous Waste: Acid Rain and Energy
1984 Desertification
1985 Youth: Population and the Environment
1986 A Tree for Peace
1987 Environment and Shelter: More Than A Roof Nairobi, Kenya
1988 When People Put the Environment First, Development Will Last Bangkok, Thailand
1989 Global Warming; Global Warning Brussels, Belgium
1990 Children and the Environment Mexico City, Mexico
1991 Climate Change. Need for Global Partnership Stockolm, Sweden
1992 Only One Earth, Care and Share Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1993 Poverty and the Environment - Breaking the Vicious Circle Beijing, People's Republic of China
1994 One Earth One Family London, United Kingdom
1995 We the Peoples: United for the Global Environment Pretoria, South Africa
1996 Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home Istanbul, Turkey
1997 For Life on Earth Seoul, Republic of Korea
1998 For Life on Earth - Save Our Seas Moscow, Russian Federation
1999 Our Earth - Our Future - Just Save It! Tokyo, Japan
2000 The Environment Millennium - Time to Act Adelaide, Australia
2001 Connect with the World Wide Web of Life Torino, Italy and Havana, Cuba
2002 Give Earth a Chance Shenzhen, People's Republic of China
2003 Water – Two Billion People are Dying for It! Beirut, Lebanon
2004 Wanted! Seas and Oceans – Dead or Alive? Barcelona, Spain
2005 Green Cities – Plan for the Planet! San Francisco, U.S.
2006 Deserts and Desertification - Don't Desert Drylands! Algiers, Algeria
2007 Melting Ice – a Hot Topic? Tromsø, Norway
2008 Kick The Habit - Towards A Low Carbon Economy Wellington, New Zealand
2009 Your Planet Needs You - UNite to Combat Climate Change Mexico City, Mexico
2010 Many Species. One Planet. One Future Kigali, Rwanda

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