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How Do You Connect #WithNature? World Environment Day 2017

“Get outdoors and connect with nature!” That’s the message on World Environment Day this year (officially Monday 5th June). The idea is to get people thinking about how they are connected to nature and how important particular places are to each and every one of us. An initiative called iNaturalist has also been launched, inviting users to download an app for their smartphone and contribute to the world’s ‘largest nature database’.

From the event’s website:

“World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. This year’s host country Canada got to choose the theme and will be at the centre of celebrations around the planet.

World Environment Day is a day for everyone, everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized many thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests.”

Using #WithNature and #WorldEnvironmentDay people are getting involved worldwide by sharing images of places that hold meaning to them, in relation to being outdoors. Talking about our favourite places is a great way to start exploring just how vast our planet is (and the importance of conservation).

Our team here were more than happy to share their favourite places, so we’ve collected a few images to inspire you. [Our featured image in this post is from Budapest, Hungary] 

Dayna – Zabljak Black Lake, Montenegro

Image: D Clark

Nick – The Grand Canyon, Arizona US

Image: D Clark

Michael – Moraine Lake (Rockies), Alberta Canada

Image: World for Travel https://goo.gl/x82c4Q

Toby – Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland

Image: Pixabay

Want to get involved? visit World Environment Day here.

For more information on iNaturalist, click here. Tag us in your images on Twitter if you share any, we would love to see your favourite places.