5 June is celebrated as World Environment Day and the nation that is hosting a gala of activities this year as the global host chosen by United Nations is India. This year being dedicated to forests, India is all ready with a number of events highlighting the immediate needs for the environment as well as motivating more people to get involved.
It is ‘Destination India’ for the World Environment Day 2011 (WED) which falls on June 5th, for “embracing the process of transition to a green economy”. This year’s theme ‘Forests: Nature at your service” emphasises that quality of life and the well being of forests and that of ecosystems are closely knit. For the first time, India is named as the host by the UNEP-The United Nations Environment Programme. The theme is also in support of United Nations International Year of Forests.