Today is World Environment Day 5 June 2007 UNEP

June 5, 2007 at 1:08 am | Posted in Alphabet, Art, Children, Children's art, Climate action, Climate change, Environment Program, Glaciers, Ice, List, Paintings, Polar, Students, UNEP, United Nations | 1 Comment

Melting Ice—A Hot Topic?

In support of International Polar Year, the WED theme selected for 2007 focuses on the effects that climate change is having on polar ecosystems and communities, and the ensuing consequences around the world.

The main international celebrations of the World Environment Day 2007 will be held in Norway. UNEP is honoured that the City of Tromsø will be hosting this United Nations day (read the press release). Please visit the Norwegian Polar Institute WED website for more information on the celebrations in Norway [English] – [Norsk].

The day’s agenda is to give a human face to environmental issues; empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and advocate partnership, which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future. World Environment Day is a people’s event with colourful activities such as street rallies, bicycle parades, green concerts, essays and poster competitions in schools, tree planting, as well as recycling and clean-up campaigns.

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Fantastic artwork by children on the topic of climate change is on display in the Global Winners of the 16th International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment.

Sorry I have not had time to look for Climate change songs yet (your latest request!) but here is an alphabet for action today:

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
THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ALPHABET
United Nations Environment Program

77 Ways to Celebrate by UNEP: send your ideas, kids, and I shall add them to this list

A

Announcements by Environment Ministries
Art made of recycled materials
Auctions to benefit an environmental project
Award presentations (for environment-related activities)
Awareness campaigns

B

Bicycle parades/races
Broadcast of public service announcements (TV and radio)

C

Carpools
Celebrity support
Clean-up campaigns
Competitions (banner, drawing, essay, painting, poster, poetry)
Conferences on the environment

D

Debates on environment issues
Discussions (small and large groups)
Distribution of leaflets, brochures and posters

E

Environmental education programmes in schools
Establishment of governmental structures dealing with environmental management
Excursions to nature sites
Exhibitions (drawings, posters, photos and paintings)

F

Fairs
Festivals
Film festivals on the environment/screening of environmental films
Football matches

G

Green concerts
Guidelines on how the community can undertake environmental protection activities

H

Hoist banners at major intersections in cities

Top

I

Involve various partners (NGOs, ministries of environment, youth groups, celebrities, business, industry, private sector)
Issuance of First Day Covers (stamps)

J

Join an environmental group

K

Keep your neighbourhood clean
Kick start an environmental campaign
Know your rights

L

Launch of government environment policies, books and reports
Legislation

M

March for the environment
Media coverage and activities (TV and radio programmes and interviews, newspaper articles, editorials, letters to the editor on the environment)

N

Network
Never litter

O

Organic farming/cooking
Organize a special event

P

Parades
Performances (plays, songs, poetry)
Promotional materials related to theme (T-shirts, stickers, bookmarks)
Puppet shows for children featuring environmental messages

Q

Quizzes related to the theme for schools, youth groups, company staff, etc…

R

Rainwater harvesting
Rallies
Ratify international environmental conventions
Recycle
Rehabilitate natural habitats
Repair
Reuse
Rickshaw rally

Top

S

Save paper
Seminars
Sign international environmental conventions
Sort rubbish
Speeches
Sponsorship from private sector
Stickers with environmental messages
Symposia

T

Tours of nature sites
Tree planting
T-shirts with WED theme

U

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

V

Vehicle emission monitoring
Visits to botanical gardens and other environmental sites
Voice your concerns
Volunteer for organizations such as Clean Up the World

W

Waste collection
Waste composting
Workshops
Write plays, poems, songs
Write letters to your civic leaders, members of parliament, national government and newspapers

X

X-press your concern for the environment

Y

Youth-led activities

Z

Zero emissions

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  1. Hi,

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    http://www.tree-nation.com
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