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THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ALPHABET
80 Ways to Celebrate

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y   Z

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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