To celebrate World Environment Day and the Year of the Anacostia, Connect4Climate partnered up with the UN Information Center and the UN Environment for cleanup action at the Anacostia River. District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment, the Alice Ferguson Foundation, the Anacostia Riverkeeper, the Embassies of Finland, Norway, Barbados, Canada, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, Mobike and the UN Foundation also joined the initiative.
World Environment Day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Above all, World Environment Day is the “people’s day” to take action to take care of the Earth. The theme for 2018 is Beat Plastic Pollution.