Happy World Environment Day!2008-06-05
June 5, the World Environment Day, is more than an aspiration to draw the attention of the society, the administration and politicians to the most urgent environmental issues but also a perfect opportunity to thank people whose work and public activities help to foster, protect and enrich the nature of our country and create and care for a more beautiful environment.
Let me congratulate every employee of the Environment Ministry and subordinate institutions on the World Environment Day. It is you who devise and implement the environmental strategy, monitor the quality of the environment, work to preserve environmental diversity, draft legal acts and monitor observance of legal requirements. It is only you who can ensure discontinuation of illegal construction, keeping our water bodies and forests clear of poachers, preservation of unique parts of our nature in order to develop alternative energy, economy and infrastructure in a wise manner rather than for short-term benefits. I wish every one of you strength, patience and persistence with all my heart. This will help all of us to achieve significant results.
Environment Minister Artūras Paulauskas
05 June 2008