Today marks 41 years that World Environment Day WED has been celebrated and observed. It’s aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action and millions of people across the globe gather for events and party in the name of environmental awareness and goodness.
Being environmentally conscious should be an everyday affair and your changes in behavior and activities can go a long way when it comes to being kind to the earth. On June 5 this is the day to really pull out all the stops on World Environment Day and bring everything you have.
The day is observed worldwide in order to get the word out on how important environment issues are and what you can do to change your habits now to contribute to a better environment. To help celebrate this great day, here are a few tips to get your started on living a more productively greener lifestyle starting today.
1. Take a walk around your neighborhood to pick up litter. And while you’re out and about today cleaning up the world, take advantage of World Environment Day events happening in your own neck of the woods. To find a list of areas that are holding events on this day, check out the United Nations Environment Programme’s list of registered events.
2. Opt out of plastic and go for reusable with your bags and food containers.
3. Only get the foods you can eat and don’t allow for food waste. This method, practiced regularly, can shrink your waste line as well.
4. Walk, bike, carpool, or even take public transportation instead of driving to work, school, or meetings. Try for one day a week then work up to everyday. Only use your own car for long distances and traveling.
5. Start a recycling program in your own town, if there isn’t one already. A recycling program can be started by speaking with your city officials and getting others involved by petitioning. If you live in the county, speak with your county officials on a recycling drive once a month, year, or even get a program started to pick up recycling once a week.
These tips are just a few things you can do to make a change in your own area. To find other tips on making these changes stick and work for you, visit the United Nations Environment Programme, World Environment Day page.
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