World Environment Day Essay Competition

5th June 2022


Fifty years ago World Environment Day was created with the motto ‘Only One Earth’. Celebrated on the 5th of June every year this year celebrates 50 years of environmental action and awareness with the same theme. The day is commemorated for celebrating and appreciating the richness of the earth’s biodiversity alongside raising public awareness and action towards the threats our wonderful planet faces . It also gives the platform for promoting progressive green solutions towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s theme for World Environment Day  #OnlyOneEarth – calls for transformative changes to policies and choices to enable cleaner, greener, and sustainable living in harmony with nature. It will focus on the need to live sustainably in harmony with nature, and our possibilities for shifting to a greener lifestyle through both policies and individual choices. “Only One Earth-” was the motto for the 1972 Stockholm Conference.

50 years on, the motto is as pertinent as ever – this planet is our only home, and humanity must safeguard its finite resources.


 A Rocha Ghana is committed to the conservation of the natural world for the wellbeing of people and nature and our commitment to Sustainable Development Goals 4,6,7,11,12, 14,13,15, we seek to promote quality education and learning, while we protect, restore and promote sustainable solutions towards addressing environmental loss. Thus, we together with our partners Open Foundation West Africa and GH Environment, are inviting children and students to partake in an essay contest launching on the 5th of June 2022 to commemorate this important day. This contest is to allow children to express what the theme means to them and the Earth as a whole and how children and youths can contribute to issues such as climate change, health issues, food and water security, sustainable livelihoods and biodiversity loss. Young people are encouraged to use their literacy skills to raise awareness, featuring on the theme of World Environment Day.

Who May Enter

The contest is open to Ghanaian children within the country in these three categories

Category 1

Ages: 6 to 9

Category 2


Category 3

Ages: 14-16

Topic: Only One Earth- How will you take care of it?


How to Enter


Contest Rules



Each category winner will receive;

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