“Overconsumption of food is detrimental to our health and the environment,” he said. “Land degradation, declining soil fertility, unsustainable water use, overfishing and marine environment degradation are all lessening the ability of the natural resource base to supply food. #WorldEnvironmentDay is less than three weeks away. What’s #just1thing that you can do on #WED2015 to fight overconsumption and food waste?”
This year’s WED theme is 7 Billion Dreams. 1 Planet. Consume with Care.
Dreaming is the first step towards actualizing a Future We Want. Imagine what 7 billion dreams can do when they come true! It starts with an individual action. That leads to collective power… and translates to exponential impact!
This year, the UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors have formed a Dream Team to encourage the global community to share our dreams for a healthier planet and to make pledges in support of the environmental Sustainable Development Goals focusing on the main things we consume and waste – water, food, energy and all natural resources like forests and animal products. The Dream Team includes Ian Somerhalder, Jack Johnson, Li Bingbing and more.
So this World Environment Day, join the Dream Team by sharing your dreams and pledges today. And then inspire others to do the same! Your efforts will help the world consume with care for a healthier planet and happier people!
Find out more here.