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Thursday, June 05, 2008

80 Ways to Celebrate WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

A
Adopt a ‘green’ way of life
Art made of recycled materials
Auctions to benefit an environmental project
Award presentations for environmental competitionsAwareness 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 programs 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 organization
Guidelines to community-based environmental activities
H

Hoist banners at major road intersections
Help local environmental groups organize 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 neighborhood
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 actionT-shirts for WED
U

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

Vehicle emission monitoring
Vermi-composting
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
Xchange ideas

Xpect environmental responsibility
Y

Youth-led activities
Z

Zero emissions