Adopt as many eco-friendly lifestyle choices as you can this WED and make them habits!
Be a vegan once a week (no animal products).
Bring a cloth bag to do all your shopping. But not just for groceries, even on your trips to the mall!
Car-pool or Choose a Hybrid. Hybrid cars produce 90% less pollutants than comparable non-hybrid cars.
Cut your carbon footprint by Changing to energy-efficient bulbs.
Don’t run the water when brushing your teeth. You will save as much as 3 gallons every time!
Engage in an environmental activity like school or neighborhood beautification or tree-planting.
Educate your friends on how individual actions can have an exponential impact and motivate action for WED.
Find an unusual insect in your garden. Fewer than 10% of the world’s described species have been assessed to determine their conservation status.
Form a group of peers or colleagues to oversee the greening of your school, neighborhood or workplace with recycling, car=pooling, energy-efficiency)
Grow an organic garden.
Give memberships to an environmental organization or seedlings as birthday gifts.
Host a World Environment Day celebration. Clean up your neighborhood, carpool with friends, have a vegan (no animal products) dinner party! And don’t forget to register your activity on the WED website!
Identify the nature that surrounds you – take note of the beautiful plants and animals that you may not always appreciate.
Improve the insulation of your home – it will really help your energy consumption…and your monthly bills!
Join a local environmental or conservation group. You can team up with those around you and make a real difference for your community.
Jog outside and save the energy you would have used on the treadmill!
Kick the habit! Don’t print unless it’s absolutely necessary. And when you do print – print double-sided!
Learn more about Rwanda, this year’s host country. http://www.unep.org/wed
Leave a WED legacy. For every action registered on the site, $10 will go towards gorilla conservation in Rwanda.
Mobilize your networks!
Message your friends about WED – facebook, twitter, orkut, SMS, text, phone, email – it doesn’t matter how, just get the word out!
Nominate a WED Hero from your world. Notify us about the great environmental work they’re doing and why they should be a WED Hero.
Optimize the use of your washing machine – use the cold-wash option and significantly save energy and reduce your carbon emissions.
Offset your travel whenever possible – most airlines provide an option to offset your travel when you book your tickets.
Power down! – The International Energy Agency estimates that standby mode could be causing a full 1 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Quantify how much money you could save each winter if you lowered the temperature inside your home by 2 degrees Celsius. It could reduce your energy consumption by 14 per cent!!!
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
Register a WED activity at www.unep.org/wed!
Sacrifice something small each month – eat local fruit instead of the imported fruit; do without steak; carpool with co-workers.
Think about your daily routine. Turn out your lights when leaving a room.
Just by making a few small changes you could cut your daily emissions by more than 60 per cent.
Use your common sense!
Understand your options. Learn about the small ways you, as an individual, can make a positive impact on the environment.
Visit the WED website and see how you can get involved! Every year. Everywhere. Everyone.
Whenever possible, it’s a great way to exercise and save energy.