How to Celebrate World Environment Day

We are so excited about World Environment Day (WED) happening tomorrow that we just could not wait to share some celebration ideas! We know its not easy to bring a new holiday into your life, so we’ve made it as easy as possible for you.

The following is an alphabetized list of 80 ways you can celebrate world environment day taken straight from the UNEP website.

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A

Adopt a ‘green’ way of life
Art made of recycled materials
Auctions to benefit an environmental project
Award presentations for environmental competitions
Awareness campaigns

B

Bicycle parades/races
Broadcast of public service announcements (TV and Radio)
Buy a fuel-efficient car

C

Calculate your carbon footprint
Carpools
Celebrity support
Clean-up campaigns
Competitions (banner, drawing, essay, painting, poster, poetry)
Conferences on the environment

D

Debates on environment issues
Dedicate your blog to World Environment Day on 5 June
Distribute leaflets, brochures and posters
Donate to an environmental cause

E

Environmental education programmes in schools Excursions to nature sites Exhibitions (drawings, posters, photos, paintings)

F

Fairs Festivals Film festivals on the environment

G

Give a gift membership of an environmental organisation Guidelines to community-based environmental activities

H

Hoist banners at major road intersections Help local environmental groups organise WED events

I

Inform all your friends about WED Involve various partners (NGOs, ministries, youth groups, celebrities, private sector) Issue First Day Covers (stamps)

J

Join an environmental group Join UNEP’s carbon neutral network Join the Billion Tree Campaign

K

Keep your neighbourhood clean Kick-start an environmental campaign Kick the CO2 habit! Know your rights

L

Launch of government environment policies, books, reports
Lobby local authorities to adopt sound environmental policies

M

March for the environment
Media coverage and activities

N

Never litter

O

Offset your emissions
Organic farming/cooking
Organize a WED themed event in your neighbourhood

P

Parades

Performances (plays, songs, poetry)
Plant a tree
Plastic bags: avoid them!
Promotional material (t-shirts, stickers, bookmarks)
Puppet shows for children with an environmental message

Q

Quizzes related to the theme for schools, youth groups, company staff, etc…

R

Rainwater harvesting
Rallies
Ratify international environmental conventions
Reduce, re-use, recycle

Rehabilitate natural habitats
Replace your light-bulbs with energy saving ones

S

Save paper
Seminars
Sort rubbish
Speeches
Sponsorship from private sector
Sports activities
Switch off stand-by TV and computer

T

Take action

T-shirts for WED

U

Use sustainable modes of transportation (walking, jogging, cycling, skating, carpool)

V

Vehicle emission monitoring
Vermicomposting
Visits to botanical gardens and national parks

Volunteer for organizations such as Clean Up the World

W

Waste less!
Workshops
Write plays, poems, songs
Write letters to civic leaders, members of parliament, government and newspapers

X

eXchange ideas
Xpect environmental responsibility

Y

Youth-led activities

Z

Zero emissions

1 million women

We are daughters, mothers, sisters and grandmothers getting on with practical climate action to live better for us and the planet. Join the movement at www.1millionwomen.com.au

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