National Environment Month is celebrated in June, with the South African government and captains of industry leading the way by stimulating awareness on environmental issues and challenging all to become agents for change. June is Environment Month under the theme “Think, Eat, Save and reduce your foodprint”. we celebrate our Antarctic region environment.

The theme for World Environment Day and National Environment Month rests on three pillars. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted. Therefore, communities are encouraged to “Think” before discarding food off as waste. The second pillar, “Eat” encourages consuming food in such a way that the environmental impact is reduced. Third pillar encourages communities to make wise decisions about discarding food and “Save” as far as possible.

World Environment Day 2024 focuses on land restoration, halting desertification and building drought resilience under the slogan “Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration.”  We cannot turn back time, but we can grow forests, revive water sources, and bring back soils. We are the generation that can make peace with land.

Environmental events celebrated during National Environment Month include:

  • 5-Jun World Environment Day 
  • 8-Jun World Oceans Day
  • 19-Jun World Albatross day
  • 21-Jun International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice
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