World Environment Day 5 June at AISHK 2019/06/05 Updated

World Environment Day 5 June is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Above all, World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. That “something” can be local, national or global. It can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.

Each World Environment Day is organised around a theme that draws attention to a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019 is “Air Pollution”. Every World Environment Day has a different host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces and supports worldwide efforts to address them. This year’s host is China.

Here at AISHK, we are all doing our best to take care of the Earth. Earlier this term a schoolwide Sing for the Environment competition was held. Year 6 students Remi Apostolopoulos and Matilda Dear were the winners with their song ‘Change for Good’. To celebrate World Environment Day today, we are releasing a sneak preview of the song and music video, showcasing a lot of “something” we at AISHK are doing to take care of the Earth. There is a longer version of the song and video in production and we look forward to sharing this schoolwide project with the wider community in the near future.

What action are you going to take to #BeatAirPollution on #WorldEnvironmentDay ?