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World Environment Day 2013 with theme of 'Think.Eat.Save'

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The annual day set aside to celebrate the environment we live in is today (June 5).

World Environment Day was created to inspire people around the globe to become active about the environment and learn more about ways they can help to ensure the future of our planet is safe.

Each year this day is celebrated with a theme and this year the theme is "Think.Eat.Save".

Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodprint.

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted every year.

This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, one in every seven people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of five die daily from hunger.

"We live in a world of plenty, where food production outstrips demand, yet 870 million people are undernourished and childhood stunting is a silent pandemic. To create the future we want, we must correct this inequity," said United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.

This year’s campaign rallies you to take action from your home and then witness the power of collective decisions you and others have made to reduce food waste, save money, minimize the environmental impact of food production and force food production processes to become more efficient.

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