Today is World Environment Day, a day designated by the United Nations as a day to raise awareness around the importance of protecting and improving our environment. First held in the United States in 1974, this campaign has grown to a global platform celebrated in over 100 countries. This year, China is the host country and the theme is Air Pollution.
The World Health Organization estimates that around 7 million people die every year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air that penetrate deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system, causing diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and respiratory infections, including pneumonia.
By identifying the main sources of air pollution, we are better able to take steps to improve the quality of the air that we breathe every day and thus making our Earth a healthier place to live.
The main human sources of air pollution are: Agriculture, Household, Industry, Transport, and Waste. Here are some ways that we can take small steps to reduce air pollution…
To learn more, you can visit the United Nations’ World Environment Day website.
Wesley Enhanced Living’s Kindness Committee is focused on raising awareness around ways we can Be Kind to the Earth and we hope you will also take action to #BeatAirPollution and Be Kind to the Earth.
If you want to make a compelling difference in the lives of others, are enthusiastic about life-long learning, and are seeking employment where your strengths will be valued, then please learn more about Wesley Enhanced Living’s career opportunities.
Our Employees are Why WEL is ranked #4 in the Nation!
At Wesley Enhanced Living, we have cultivated a Culture of Kindness, Compassion, and Respect where our employees are able to bring their full self to work doing what they love! Our employees are made to feel welcome right from Day 1 and we have created an environment where employees can learn and grow and truly make an impact in the lives of others. We strive to provide excellence in service and promote forward thinking and innovation as we work to enhance the lives of our residents every day.
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