UGLearnGreen: June 5 is World Environment Day!
Throughout the school year, UGDSB Environmental Sustainability Lead Karen Acton shares tips and resources that help UGDSB students and staff celebrate our planet. Additional Information on environmental initiative in the UGDSB can be found on the board website.
June 5 is World Environment Day where we learn that protecting the planet is everyone’s responsibility.
Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5th 2019
- World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment and is widely celebrated in more than 100 countries.
- This year’s theme is Beat Air Pollution – Urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world. Together we can #BeatAirPollution. https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/
Ideas for your family to celebrate World Environment Day:
- Create an event for family, friends and neighbours –There is no end of ideas that you could take forward for World Environment Day. Surprise yourself! Think about ideas that we can do to help the planet like fixing a problem in your community. It can be as simple as a community clean-up or a tree planting activity.
- Get out into nature – World Environment Day is all about appreciating the beautiful planet we inhabit. Why not spend time in a park, hiking a trail or appreciating a forest walk? Or, have a picnic in the back yard!
- Inspire others – A great idea will naturally attract others who will join and make your idea awesome. So, take your idea to reduce single use plastics, or to lug a mug to events or to promote an ecofriendly product and share it! Or ask everyone to make their own personal pledge to change one wasteful or harmful habit for the better. Share what you’re doing using the hashtag: #WorldEnvironmentDay
- Make sure you have fun: Make your event for World Environment Day fun, inspiring and interesting. Google events happening locally that you can attend with family or friends, or check out Pinterest for fun, recycled crafts ideas.
For more information, visit the World Environment Day website.
Karen Action is the Environmental Sustainability Lead for Upper Grand District School Board.
See how UGDSB students and staff are making a difference for the environment: #UGLearnGreen