World Environment Day

1637 Words Apr 30th, 2011 7 Pages
A short Speech on:

World Environment Day

Good morning my dear friends and respected teachers. I hope all of you know today is World Environment Day. So, that our school has kept this program. Today I am going to deliver a short speech on World Environment Day.

It gives me great pleasure to address you on this World Environment Day 2011. World Environment Day is commemorated worldwide each year under the direction of the United Nations to heighten public awareness of the environment. In recent times, the need to promote more earth friendly practices in order to maintain the health of our planet has come to the forefront, as world nations struggle to reverse the present trend of climate change. The World Environment Day is a reminder to
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With the theme, “Connect with Nature … Explore the BVI!” participants were exposed to a number of the BVI’s areas of natural and historical value. As always much hard work and dedication on the part of the employees of these Departments went into the planning and implementation of this programme. However, this challenging undertaking would not have been successful without the cooperation and volunteer support of individuals in our sister island communities. Funding for materials and transportation costs were also defrayed in part through sponsorship from local businesses. The annual summer programme makes a lasting impression on the young minds of our territories youth as many of them are given the opportunity to explore and experience nature in ways that they are unaccustomed. I understand that many of the youngsters in this programme demonstrated sound knowledge of the environment around them and understood the need to preserve and protect it. Some of this knowledge can be attributed to their parents and other elders in our communities. Our educational institutions also play a key role in sensitizing our territory’s youth to the importance of caring for the environment. Conservation & Fisheries Department regularly assists students in carrying out school projects assigned to them involving research into some areas of the natural environment or fisheries. The Annual BVI National Science Fair organized by the Ministry of Education deserves…