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The World Environment Day Alphabet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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