5th June 2020 – World Environment Day

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is the United Nations flagship day for encouraging awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach, celebrated by millions of people in well over 100 countries.

This year, World Environment Day is being hosted by Canada and has the theme Connecting People to Nature and the slogan “I’m With Nature” http://www.worldenvironmentday.global/en

Councillor Phil Bateman said today “It was always going to be difficult to make the day special when the Pandemic Corona Virus is still active in our community.

The situation has forced me to look to improving the World’s environment in my own backyard! Shrubs that attract Bumble bees are doing their bit to help the bees who have been having a hard time in England. My plea today is for the readers of this site to plan a corner of their garden or backyard, as a wildlife ‘reserve’. Maybe even set a bird feeder up to help the local bird population, or just plant a native tree or shrub to deliver a home, for bees,bugs and birds! Lets be a little radical and all play a part in developing this years World Environment Day, and provide the footings for next years as well….

Come on Wednesfield, there is still time to do something today!

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more