World Environment Day June 5th 2016

Mode is always aware of our environment not only locally but also globally. So on 5th June we would like to acknowledge and support World Environment day.

Since its inception in 1974, World Environment Day has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on increasingly urgent issues from marine pollution and global warming to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. Millions of people around the world have been motivated by the ‘people’s day’ for action, and this has increased in momentum into a global movement through the expanding WED website and social media.


This year’s theme for World Environment Day – Go Wild for Life – encourages us to celebrate all those species under threat and take action of your own to help safeguard them for future generations. This can be about animals or plants that are threatened within your local area as well as at the national or global level. Whoever you are, and wherever you live, show zero-tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife in word and deed, and make a difference.

Wildlife crime endangers iconic elephants, rhinos, tigers, gorillas and sea turtles. In 2011, a subspecies of Javan rhino became extinct in Vietnam, while the last western black rhinos vanished from Cameroon the same year. Great apes have disappeared from Gambia, Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo, and other countries could quickly follow. Lesser-known victims include helmeted hornbills and pangolins as well as wild orchids and timbers like Rosewood – flowers and timber are also considered wildlife!

Mode already plays its part in being committed to being a Zero Carbon company as well as our internal recycling policies that we encourage all our clients to participate in. We also recognise that whilst as individuals we often feel that we cannot make a difference, we know that together by each playing a part either in business or individually, we CAN make a difference to protect our environment.

To find out more about our environmental policies, visit Mode’s environment page on our website.

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This post was written by Anwen Haynes1

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