SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2021
This is your calendar for today Saturday, June 5th, 2021
NATIONAL BLACK BEAR DAY
It’s a ‘beary’ good day to celebrate National Black Bear Day on June 5 this year, which has been observed each year on the first Saturday in June for the sole pur-‘paws’ of teaching people about black bears and dispelling the myths surrounding them. This was the last pun, we promise. Just bear with us.
NATIONAL PRAIREI DAY
Celebrates the beauty and ecological value of this often-overlooked ecosystem. Spanning more than a dozen American states and several Canadian provinces, the North American prairie is a vast grassland that offers more biodiversity and beauty than most people realize. With their endless, gently rolling plains and highly productive soils, prairies have been a valued location for farming and ranching for thousands of years. Today, only 1% of tallgrass prairie in the United States remains untouched by farming or development. National Prairie Day promotes the appreciation and conservation of America’s native prairies.
NATIONAL VEGGIE BURGER DAY
It’s a meat-free burger feast at our house this National Veggie Burger Day, held annually on June 5. This day celebrates the veggie burger and its positive impact on the environment. More and more people are gobbling up these delicious, nutrient-loaded meat alternatives, and are coming back for more! Have you tried one yet?
WORLD ENVIRONMEN DAY
World Environment Day urges all of us to protect our natural surroundings. The stunning facts? An estimated 7 million people die each year from causes related to air pollution, with a majority occurring in the Asia-Pacific region. This day, which falls on June 5, encourages worldwide activism. That means everything from littering to climate change. World Environment Day is both a global celebration and a platform for public outreach.
China, which now owns half the world’s electric vehicles and 99 percent of the world’s electric buses, hosted the 2019 event. “The country has demonstrated tremendous leadership in tackling air pollution domestically,” said Acting Head of UN Environment Joyce Msuya. “It can now help spur the world to greater action.” The UN first established World Environment Day in 1972.