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World Environment Day

World Environment Day - Green Tips

  1. World Environment Day, 5 June,  is a day to celebrate the environment and take global action – everyone’ s participation counts!
  2. Green your daily routine! Say no to plastic bags when you shop. Use cloth bags instead.
  3. Conserve energy! Turn off the lights to brighten our environment.
  4. Use rainwater for your indoor plants – they love it, and you’ll save water at the same time.
  5. Don’t keep the water running while brushing your teeth. You will save as much as 11 litres every time!
  6. Green your office: print double-sided, turn off monitors, start an office recycling program.
  7. Host a World Environment Day celebration. Clean up your neighbourhood. And don’t forget to register your activity on unep.org/wed
  8. Mobilise your friends to celebrate World Environment Day! Use Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, SMS, text, email – it doesn’t matter how, just get the word out!
  9. Plant a tree this year!  This is the International Year of Forests so why not celebrate by planting a tree with friends or family.

 Source: UNEP

 

India hosts Environment Day

India will be for the first time ever the global host of World Environment Day 2011 (WED) on 5 June.

This year's theme 'Forests: Nature at Your Service' underscores the intrinsic link between quality of life and the health of forests and forest ecosystems. The WED theme also supports this year's UN International Year of Forests.

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UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors Gisele Bündchen and Don Cheadle go head to head for the WED Challenge.