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Thursday, June 5, 2008

World Environment Day - Kick The Habit! Towards A Low Carbon Economy

Yes, we know it's dying... Everybody knows, but among us who really did something to save our planet? Sigh... Human don't really appreciate things and when they lose it, they know the consequences, but this time, don't just wait till the earth disappear then only regret, that doesn't really mean anything anymore, right?

So, here's some 80 methods in A-Z form to help us know from where and how we can really do our best to save our earth...

A
Adopt a 'green' way of life
Art made of recycled materials
Auctions to benefit an environmental project
Award presentations for environmental competitions
Awareness Campaign

B
Bicycle parades/races
Broadcast of public service anouncements (TV and Radio)
Buy a fuel-efficient car

C
Calculate your carbon footprint
Carpools!! (Yes, I do this so often)
Celebrity support
Clean-up campaigns
Competitions (banner, drawing, essay, painting, poetry, poster)
Conferences on the environment

D
Debates on environment issues
Dedicate your blog to World Environment Day (WED) on 5th June!! (Yes yes~!!! I'm doing it now!! ^_^)
Distribute leaflets, brochures and posters
Donate to an environmental cause

E
Environmental education programmes in schools
Excursions to nature sites
Exhibition (drawings, posters, photos, paintings)

F
Fairs
Festivals
Film festivals on the environment

G
GIve a girft membership of an environmental organization
Guidelines to community-based environmental activities

H
Hoist banners at major road intersections
Help local environmental group organise WED events

I
Inform all your friends about WED
Involve various partners (NGOs, ministries, youth groups, celebrities, private sectors)
Issues First Day Covers (stamp)

J
Join an environmental group
Join UNEP's carbon neutral network

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 show for children with an environmental message

Q
Quizzes related to the theme for schools, youth groups, company staffs, etc...

R
Rainwater harvesting
Rallies
Ratify international environment 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
Sport activities
Switch off stand-by TV and computer

T
Take action
T-shirts for WED

U
Use sustainable modes for 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

So now, do you know what you have to do to reduce the burden of the earth?

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