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June, Environmental Month
From June 5 this many celebrations on the conservation of the environment are started. Know what activities are carried out on this important issue.
June 5: World Environment Day
June 8: World Oceans Day
June 17: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
June 18: World Day Against Incinerator
Know the site of the National Environmental Education Program

June 5: World Environment Day

The word "contamination" began to be heard often in the 50s but really until the 60s the company began to notice the problem, seeing the consequences in everyday life.

Thus in 1972, the United Nations General Assembly on the occasion of the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, declared June 5 the World Environment Day.

On that occasion, 196 delegates recommended measures for the government and international organizations to take action on environmental issues and promote universal awareness of the issue.

See the special Colombia Learn about the Environment, by clicking here

June 8: World Oceans Day

Considered the lungs of the planet, the oceans are global celebration on June 8. Of the five oceans, the bigger the Pacific occupies 50% of the water surface of the earth. Followed by the Atlantic, Indian and Antarctic and the Arctic in the same proportion.

Learn all about the oceans in the book "The Ocean in the Natural and Social Sciences" of the Colombian Commission of the Ocean, digitally available at: http: // www. cco.gov.co/lciencias. htm

June 17: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Desertification is a serious problem that suffers soils around the globe and its main cause is human activity. Constant logging, agriculture and livestock have become beautiful fertile land, home to millions of species, in arid soils.

In Colombia, entities such as the CAR, IDEAM, INDERENA and DAMA have designed programs to control desertification throughout the national territory. More information by clicking here

June 18: World Day Against Incinerator

Given the huge amounts of waste produced by the planet and saturation of existing landfills, some countries have adopted incineration or burning of waste as a way to get rid of the problem.

However, according to environmentalists, waste incineration releases toxic environmental contaminants that if not controlled can cause disease in humans and animals.

To counter this situation, the United Nations called on the international community to sign the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which aims to eliminate or minimize the release of 12 of the most toxic substances known to science, including dioxins and furans. Colombia is one of the signatory countries.

More information http://noalaincineracion.org/

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