World Environment Day was created in 1974 by the UN to create awareness for different environmental issues that may be occurring all around the world. Generally, World Environment Day embraces smaller, less-developed nations in hopes to generate interest and support from around the world.
In 2020, the theme of World Environment was biodiversity. The focus was to protect habitats around the world, with a call and a goal to protect at least 30% of the world’s land and ocean by 2030.
The theme for 2021 is reviving damaged ecosystems. From forests, peatlands and wetlands, many different ecosystems have been lost at quick rates. The UN has begun to create plans for restoration and has called on countries around the world to help contribute to the restoration effort. Restoration means helping bring back species that are on the brink of extinction as well as creating more access to food and clean water for communities around the world. There is a lot of things that we can do on an individual or business level to help with reviving ecosystems as well. For example, Specialty Environmental has partnered with One Tree Planted to plant trees on behalf of our customers every time a project is completed. One Tree Planted is fully dedicated to the reforestation of different forests that have been damaged from things like wildfires.
So, what does mold, asbestos, and radon removal have to do with the environment? If these toxic substances are not properly removed before demolition, they can infiltrate water and air systems and affect people, animals, and even the food that we grow and eat. Radon has also been considered one of the top environmental hazards in the U.S. It is important that experts identify and remove these toxins before the harm us or our environment.
For more information about World Environment Day, visit www.worldenvironmentday.global.