Bulgaria Joins World to Mark Environment Day

Society | June 5, 2005, Sunday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

Children gathered in Sofia's biggest park to draw chalk pictures on the asphalt, marking the World Environment Day on Sunday.

The chalk drawing competition, named "Green Cities", was a part of long range of events, organized all across Bulgaria to mark June 5.

The competition, which took place at the Borissova Garden in the heart of the city, ended with a concert of some of children's favourite Bulgarian singers.

Bulgaria joined more than 100 countries worldwide in the celebrations of World Environment Day, promoting the idea of "green cities".

Almost half the world lives in cities and a third of these people dwell in slums and squatter settlements, mainly in the developing world. Air pollution is a major problem.

The UN estimates that more than 60% of people will live in cities by 2030.

This year's World Environment Day focused on ways of making cities more environmentally friendly and resource-efficient.

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