Digital Essay Competition

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About World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) urges the entire world’s population to do just that – make Planet Earth’s environment cleaner and greener, be it our water sources, the air we breathe and the land we inhabit. Observed every year on June 5 since 1974, WED is the United Nations’ principal vehicle to encourage awareness and action for protection of the environment. The need for such a day becomes even more important when climate change threatens the very existence of life as we know it. All is not lost, however, and together, over 143 countries pledge their support to observe WED with strategies that bring about sustainable changes that impact our environment in a positive way.

Competition Background

This June 5, all eyes will be on India, which is the global host for 2018 World Environment Day, whose theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. More than 143 countries are coming together to address the need to end plastic usage and combat single-use plastic pollution, which is threatening the life and health of humans and animals. Thus, the Forest Department, Government of Uttarakhand; Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) and the Dehradun based think tank Gati Foundation are jointly organizing and celebrating the forthcoming World Environment Day (WED) in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The objective of this competition is to make people aware about the ill effects of plastic on human health and environment. We also try to encourage people to minimize their plastic footprint on our planet Earth through this entire campaign on World Environment Day.

Thank you all for the great response to our Essay competition. The deadline for submission of essays to this portal is now over.

About the Organizers

Uttarakhand Forest Department

Uttarakhand Forest Department is responsible for managing some of the richest forests and biodiversity in India and does so through 40 divisions that are spread all over Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB)

The Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) came into existence in 2002, and is a statutory organization concerned with the implementation of Environmental laws and rules within the jurisdiction of Uttarakhand.

Gati Foundation

Gati Foundation is a research and policy think tank based out of Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand. Gati works very closely on the issues of environment, urban governance and public health.

Book your seats for State Level Workshop on 5 June 2018

All participants have an opportunity to attend the state level conference which will be organized on 5 June 2018 at AMN Ghosh Auditorium, ONGC KDMIPE, Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Travel and accommodation expenses have to be borne by the participants only.

Please visit our help desk for further information on 5 June at the above mentioned venue.

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