In order to raise awareness about protecting the environment, every year June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day.Most guesthouse owners and their stuff come together on the 5th of June every year to clean up the roadside from Om beach to Gokarna entrance. This year we collected 5 truck loads of waste and garbage. In the future we like to work more closely together with the Panchayat (head of town) and start banning plastic bags and other plastic items. A fine for littering in town and the beaches would be another project.
Environment might be one of the the most important treasures we have, but human beings do end up treating it recklessly. In order to raise awareness about protecting it, every year June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day as has been designated by the United Nations (UN). The day also enables one to be more responsible in the way they conduct themselves and treat the environment.
India is the global host this year and the theme is Beat Plastic Pollution. It started in 1974 and since then the day has provided a global platform for like-minded people to reach out to each other.