A very Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to Honorable Principal Sir/Madam, respected teachers, seniors and my dear friends, Warm Greetings to Everyone!
Thank you all for taking out time and being present at this seminar session. My name is XYZ (Name) I study in class …… Today, we are here to celebrate a most important day, ‘World Environment Day’. I will recite a speech on the importance of celebrating world environment day.
My dear friends, United Nations (UN) had established a special day named as ‘World Environment Day’ (WED) in 1972 to save the worldwide environment for our better future on the earth. In the happiness of worldwide technological development, we have forgotten that we are losing something too. Such developments have given happiness to us however on the other hand; it has snatched many natural heritages from us. My dear friends, do you know that our many favorite foods have been predicted to go extinct just because of our mistakes have been done for years in the form of developments like high use of electricity, deforestation, industrialization, direct sewage outing to the big river canals, invention of polythenes, etc harmful inventions. Such inventions have given rise to the global warming, pollution, rise of sea level, etc and declining the healthy condition of environment.
World Environment Day (WED) has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, WED has a new theme that major corporations, NGOs, communities, governments, and all celebrities worldwide adopt to advocate environmental causes.
We like honey a lot and want to add one spoon of it to our daily diet especially morning smoothie. Soon, it will be called as liquid gold and we will get it at jewelers shop because 2 out of 5 honeybees are on the way to extinction due to the high level use of insecticides and pesticides in farming as well as increasing temperature and changing weather conditions. Such herbicides are toxic to the bees and other pollinators. Decline in the population of bees will also affect the food supply as they responsible to pollinate around 250,000 species of plants and 90 food crops.
Ever increasing rate of climate changes is snatching the chocolate from us. The main cause of difficulty in producing cocoa is continuous rising temperature and change in weather patterns. High temperature causes evapotranspiration from the cocoa trees means lack of water from the trees which ultimately lowers cocoa production. Its production will diminish more by 2030.
High temperature, extremely changing weather conditions and depleting water supply are causing rust and fungus which inhibiting the production of coffee. The production of seafood is also in danger and decreasing due to the global warming. Numbers of water-species, fishes including planktons are on the way to extinct. King corn is also saying us bye-bye because of the huge climatic changes and global warming. Deforestation at large-scale is pushing many plant species like palm oil, etc towards extinction.
Wildlife trade has negatively affected the wild life and some of the animal species are near to the extinction in many countries. Wildlife traders are loading their purses from many years but they are emptying the nature’s store. Such as Javan rhino in Vietnam and western black rhinos in Cameroon in 2011; Great apes have also been disappeared from Gambia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo and other countries. It is our responsibility too that we should actively involve in this campaign to completely remove the wildlife crime worldwide. This global crime forces us to stand together to stop the trafficking of wildlife. We should promote the activities regarding solution of environmental issues through arts, crafts exhibitions, flash mobs, film festivals, social media, etc. We should be conscious what is going wrong in our environment and try our best to stop that in nearby areas.
My dear friends, we live on earth, so earth is our first home. Just forget about your individual home and focus on the joint home which is earth. We should keep it clean, green and crime free so that environment can nourish us and not bother us forever. I am sure that if all the human being understand and follow their responsibilities regarding earth and environment, that day is not so far when all the living beings will be happy under one roof of healthy environment on this planet.
Thank you all.