Planning for World Environment Day?

 

Here are 5 Quick Steps

 

  1. DETERMINE THE INTERESTS FOR WED
    Discuss the possibility of organizing an event around World Environment Day with your colleagues, your community, environmental co-ordinators, NGOs and local government. Brainstorm on possible areas of interest. Review past World Environment Day celebrations.
  2. DETERMINE WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL
    Find out what is being prepared for celebrations at the international, regional and national levels. Speak with organisers of these events and see how you can support them.
  3. LINK THE WED THEME TO YOUR ACTIVITIES
    The official theme for 2013 is Think.Eat.Save. This theme concerns issues such as food waste, and sustainable consumption and production. This year’s theme gives you plenty of room to be creative. Figure out clever ways to link your activities to the official theme! Think of punchy messaging that will attract the most attention and motivate others to get involved!
  4. PREPARE A PLAN
    Early planning is essential to your success. Draw up a basic plan of action for discussion with friends, colleagues or senior management. Set objectives and determine a preliminary series of activities as well as a timetable. Make sure you get permission or clearance from your relevant local authorities well in advance – especially if you are planning public demonstrations or other open activities – to avoid disappointment on the day of celebration. Seek partnerships and possible financial support for your activities (e.g. local companies to help you print t-shirts, caps, posters and banners with WED messaging
  5. CELEBRATE WITH US
    This is the most important step of your planning. Why celebrate alone? Also think of smart, quirky or funny ways to motivate people around you. Invite the local media to your event! Engage leaders, celebrities and government officials that will help attract the media!

 

This sounds expensive

 

Participation in World Environment Day does not require a huge financial investment. World Environment Day is a people’s event so the objective is to get everyone to participate in one way or another. By including local communities and other partners in your World Environment Day events, the possibilities of finding interested sponsors are more likely. All you need is passion for the cause, and well-planned activities. Good luck!

 

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Our goals for planting  trees are as simple as they are important:

- Fight climate change and pollution;
- Support communities, their local economies, and their way of life;
- Protect biodiversity; and
- Inspire millions of people to join us in environmental citizenship and stewardship.
  

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