Friends of Gulf St Vincent

The Friends' principal aim is to:
Foster a unified community approach
to the protection and wise use of
the Gulf of St Vincent
Fly the Flag on World Environment Day

We invite all community groups and individuals to fly the flag for Gulf St Vincent
on World Environment Day. Next year it will fall on Thursday June 5th, 2008.

Let us know what action you are planning for this day,
by contacting any of our committee members.

If you are interested in purchasing a FoGStV flag,
details and an order form are available in :
Blue Swimmer   No. 8   October 2006   (in PDF format - 692 Kb)

World Environment Day 2004

World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

The World Environment Day theme selected for 2004 was 'Wanted! Seas and Oceans * Dead or Alive?'

"The theme asks that we make a choice as to how we want to treat the earth's seas and oceans. It also calls on each and every one of us to act. Do we want to keep seas and oceans healthy and alive or polluted and dead?

"Our agenda is to give a human face to environmental issues; empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and advocate partnership that will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future. World Environment Day is a people's event with colourful activities such as street rallies, bicycle parades, green concerts, essays and poster competitions in schools, tree planting, as well as recycling and clean-up campaigns.

For more information, see:   UNEP - World Environment Day 2004.

(UNEP - World Environment Day 2007 had the theme Melting Ice - A Hot Topic?)

Last modified 11th September 2007.