World Environment Day

June 1, 2020

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on the 5th June and is run and organised by the United Nations day to raise awareness of our planet and the environment. This year the theme is ‘Celebrating Biodiversity’ and it will be hosted in Colombia, a country that holds over 10% of the planet's biodiversity. Biodiversity is more important now than ever as more species are becoming extinct and the world around us is changing.

Biodiversity itself is the variation of all the wonderful things that make up the Earth, whether this be terrestrial, freshwater, marine species and habitats along with the survival of all life on earth. Biodiversity itself is vital to the survival of all life on Earth along with providing us food, water and having correct climate control, pollination and much more.

Part of the problem with biodiversity is that changing or removing one element of this web affects the entire life system and can produce negative consequences.

To celebrate biodiversity, we have several resources you can use on Purple Mash.

Why not write about how different animals have adapted to the environments in which they live in? Some animals have adapted to the tundra, whereas others have adapted to live in the sea, the mountains and even the desert. What makes them different to survive in different climates?

Water is vital for our survival and therefore, why not write about why water pollution is so bad using our writing template. Try and persuade others about the importance of fresh and clean water. Or you could write all about how the rivers flow and why describing the features from the source all the way to the sea. You can even tell us what water is used for and look at the features of a river.

One of the biggest problems facing our seas and our land is that of littering and pollution. We need to ensure that we are working together in stopping all littering and therefore reducing waste which in turn will bring pollution levels down. Use our template to write a report about litter and why it is so bad for the environment, or alternatively create a poster about why littering is bad. You can also let us know why recycling is so important with our writing templates.

Whatever you are doing to celebrate World Environment Day, we would love to see and share your work. Tweet us @2SimpleSoftware or @PurpleMash, or go to 2SimpleUK on Facebook.