World Environment Day is nearly upon us and this year there is a special focus on food waste, encouraging people from around the world to come together and educate themselves, as well as, enact change in the ways in which we can improve global food conditions by cutting down on waste.
The theme for this year's World Environment Day campaign will occur over a three-day period and is being coined "Think.Eat.Save." shedding light on the enormous disparities in lifestyles around the world, decreasing possibilities of sustainable food practices, and its damaging effects on the environment.
According to the United Nations Environment Program - the group that launched the campaign - 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted every year, causing 1 in every 7 people to go to bed hungry.
And as the world population continues to grow, the ramifications of the inept food practices have become absurdly uneconomical and will only get worse as the population is set to hit 9 billion by 2050.
This year's main events will be hosted in Mongolia.
"Mongolia is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, and is aiming to ensure this growth goes hand in hand with a green economy and civilization. While Mongolia does not waste significant food, the traditional nomadic lifestyle of some of its people - who developed ways to preserve food for long periods of time - offers some ancient answers to the modern-day challenge of food waste."
Sunday was International Children's Day where a number of parties and flashmobs were planned in Ulaanbaatar in order to educate children on all the ways they could help the environment.
On Monday the country hosted the Green Development National Forum, which accented the prohibitions on new mining concessions while exploring a more sustainable future surrounding renewable energy.
On Tuesday Mongolia will launch their first wind farm in Tuv Province and then the 'Smallholders, Food Security and the Environment' report will go public.
On Wednesday, June 5, the official World Environment Day celebrations will take place wrapping up the events with the release of the 'Sustainable Food Futures' paper.
Watch UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors Don Cheadle and Gisele Bündchen ask us to reduce your "foodprint" here: