World Environment Day
World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round but climax on 5th June every year, involving everyone from everywhere. WED is a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations.
The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? Evidently, there are two parts to this theme and the first tackles the subject of the Green Economy.
The UN Environment Programme defines the Green Economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive. But what does all this mean for you? Well, this essentially what the second part of the theme is all about. If the Green Economy is about social equity and inclusiveness then technically it is all about you! The question therefore asks you to find out more about the Green Economy and assess whether, in your country, you are being included in it. WED underscores the need for everyone to play their part in keeping humankindís ecological footprint within planetary boundaries.
PRL celebrates this event every year to discharge its Corporate Social Responsibility as a member organization of UN Global Compact. This year WED was celebrated at Keamari terminal on 5th June, 2012. The plantation ceremony was arranged within the terminal area and Managing Director & CEO Mr. Aftab Husain honoured the event by planting a sapling in the area adjacent to road number two opposite fire station.