Governments, industry, communities and individuals around the world today commemorated World Environment Day, the United Nations’ biggest annual event for positive environmental action, encouraging worldwide awareness and commitment to protect our planet. Click here for more information.
This year’s celebrations, held under the theme ‘Beat Air Pollution’, called upon people to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world. More than 6 billion people – one-third of them children – regularly breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and well-being at risk.
Spearheaded by China, the official host of the global World Environment Day celebrations, UN Environment’s campaign to #BeatAirPollution culminated into a record number of registered events and commitments.
“Protecting our blue skies may be difficult, but our future relies on it,” Joyce Msuya, acting Executive Director of UN Environment, said during the global celebrations in Hangzhou. “And they are our blue skies. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Beijing or Beirut, when we look up we see the same sky. And I think when we look to China, we see many examples of how to protect it.”
For more information on how Green Motion customers #BeatAirPollution by donating to our Green Heart carbon offset initiative every time they rent with us, visit https://greenmotion.com/green-heart-donation.
Restore the Balance
The Green Heart Donation is an initiative that allows our customers to reduce their CO2 footprint, by offsetting the emissions produced while driving one of our vehicles. Through our partnership with FONAFIFO, Green Motion and our customers have contributed over $40,000 to reforestation and sustainable farming in Costa Rica, benefiting the global environment and doing our bit to #BeatAirPollution.