Ways to Celebrate World Environment Day 2017

Wondering how you can get involved with World Environment Day on June 5, 2017? Check out their handy Toolkit for Businesses and Organizations.

Why Get Involved?

  1. Inform – It’s a great moment to demonstrate what your business / organization is doing to act in support of the environment
  2. Inspire – It’s a way to inspire staff within your organization and partners / suppliers about how to get involved and be more environmentally friendly at work, and at home.
  3. Have an Impact – For businesses and organizations, World Environment Day is a great moment to reflect on the progress that has been made and what more could be done to further the environmental objectives of the organization / business.

Here are “8 Ideas to Inspire You” from World Environment Day and Green Tourism Canada
Download the full toolkit on their website. 

  1. Use World Environment Day as a platform for your key issue – Use the day to get people out and involved in your priority issue.
  2. Get all staff involved – Have a lunchtime talk or get staff out doing a clean-up. Think big about an idea that gets staff excited to join in.
  3. Be the change, make a new pledge -Why not make a new pledge that your organization or company will function more sustainably, like measuring your carbon footprint?
  4. Travel green and clean – Ask staff to leave the car at home and cycle or car pool to reduce their carbon footprint for World Environment Day.
  5. Go greenJoin Green Tourism!
  6. Mobilize your networks – Message staff, suppliers and partners about WED – facebook, twitter, SMS, text, phone, email – it doesn’t matter how, just get the word out.
  7. Green your office – Make a corporate pledge to function more sustainably by reducing energy and water usage, bringing in more plants to the office space or recycling to protect the environment.
  8. Buy local and re-think plastic – Consider where your food in the canteen has come from and the plastic it is packaged in. Is this a chance to reduce plastic and buy local, organic food?

Download the Toolkit

Source: http://worldenvironmentday.global/en/toolkits#event-kits

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