World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. 

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day, led to the creation of UNEP.

United Nations Environment Programme website

CDA World Environment Day Activities  

World environment day is celebrated not as a festival, but to contemplate the ills that are currently affecting the environment. These will include the constant removal of the forest cover, the polluting of our seas and rivers and other contributors towards the green house effect. Little emphasis is placed on this day by most governments of the world, leaving the burden to environmental groups and other Non-governmental and Community based organization.

As far as the CDA is concerned World Environmental Day is an opportunity to educate the public about our environment. This is accomplished through invitation sent to schools there after they are given a lecture on the environment and the need for us to plant trees before actually engaging in a planting exercise.  The occasion is an opportunity to launch the CDA ’s Reforestation program as it occurs at the commencement of the planting or rainy season. This planting nurses our soils back to health. Reforestation is the planting of forest in areas that have had forest in the past but it was destroyed by fires, deforestation and other forms of tree removal. 

Beach Clean ups  
Beaches are major recreational areas in Chaguaramas and the Caribbean; as such The National Park Department of the Chaguaramas Development Authority has been involved in numerous cleanup exercises over the years via The International Coastal Clean-Up.