what you can do

5 quick steps

World Environment Day can be celebrated in many different ways: through arts and crafts exhibitions, film festivals, competitions, demonstration activities, drama and poetry, flash mobs, online and social media activities, sports activities and so on. Whatever you decide to do for WED, here are five quick steps to consider in making your day a success.

Determine the interests for WED

World Environment Day can be celebrated in many different ways: through arts and crafts exhibitions, film festivals, competitions, demonstration activities, drama and poetry, flash mobs, online and social media activities, sports activities and so on. Whatever you decide to do for WED, here are five quick steps to consider in making your day a success.

Dozens of event attendees in the Atrium in the Discovery Building

Determine what activities are planned at national level

Find out what is being prepared for celebrations at the international, regional and national levels. You can see some of these activities on our website. Speak with organisers of these events and see how you can support them.

Link the WED theme to your activities

Figure out clever ways to link your activities to the official theme – Illegal Trade in Wildlife. Think of punchy messaging that will attract the most attention and motivate others to get involved.

Dozens of event attendees in the Atrium in the Discovery Building

Plan early

Early planning is essential to your success. Draw up a basic plan of action for discussion with friends, colleagues or senior management. Set objectives and determine a preliminary series of activities as well as a provisional timetable.

Make sure you get permission or clearance from your relevant local authorities well in advance – especially if you are planning public demonstrations or other open activities – to avoid disappointment on the day of celebration.

Seek partnerships and possible financial support for your activities (e.g. local companies to help you print t-shirts, caps, posters and banners with WED messaging). Artwork for download will be available on the WED website soon.

Celebrate with us

This is the most important step of your planning. Why celebrate alone? You can get instant visibility for your activities by registering them on our website. Also think of compelling, smart, quirky or funny ways to motivate people around you. Invite the local media to your event! Engage leaders, celebrities and government officials that will help attract the media!