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
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."
Last modified 11th September 2007.