• Water Pollution
    A woman paddles in a makeshift boat as she collects recyclable trash from a polluted river in Navotas city.Reuters
  • Air pollution
    A general view shows the Eiffel Tower and the Paris skyline through a small-particle haze.Reuters
  • Overcrowded building at a college in Wuhan, Hubei province.
    Overcrowded building at a college in Wuhan, Hubei province.Reuters
  • Traffic jam
    Traffic jam at the 6th October bridge and Ramses Street in downtown Cairo, Egypt.Reuters

World Environment Day is observed all over the world on 5 June and the theme for this year is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care."

This special day has been observed since 1973 to raise awareness on saving our planet.

Shocking Photos of Mother Earth

On Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi planted a sapling at his official residence as part of the special day. Even Cricketer Virat Kohli, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar among many others planted a sapling at Paryavaran Bhawan in New Delhi.

World Environment Day 2015 Live Blog ; Events

Check out some interesting and thought provoking quotes to be shared on World Environment Day:

  • "The environment is everything that isn't me". – Albert Einstein
  • "We won't have a society if we destroy the environment." – Margaret Mead
  • "Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed." – Mahatma Gandhi
  • "The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture". – Gaylord Nelson
  • "Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth". – Henry David Thoreau
  • "Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land". – Aldo Leopold
  • "We must return to nature and nature's god". – Luther Burbank
  • "I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment". – Pat Buckley
  • "Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble". – Roger Tory Peterson
  • "By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water". – Aeschylus