June Week 1 Activity

World Environment Day – 5th June 2021

Type of Activity – School Level Activity

Introduction

5th June is the United Nations’ flagship day, held annually since 1974 for promoting worldwide awareness on environment preservation and protection.

In 1974, UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) declared World Environment Day in the opening of Stockholm Conference on Environment.

This year, Pakistan in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is going to host the World Environment Day 2021. The theme of World Environment Day 2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’.

World Environment Day is celebrated worldwide in almost all the countries (more than 165 countries) every year on 5th June to encourage the awareness on preserving and protecting the environment.

Ecosystem restoration means assisting in the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded or destroyed, as well as conserving the ecosystems that are still intact. Restoration can happen in many ways – for example, through actively planting or by removing pressures so that nature can recover on its own. It is not always possible – or desirable – to return an ecosystem to its original state.

This World Environment Day, let us encourage our ACTIZENS to take small-small steps to help the larger goal.

Eligibility

Each and every student can take part in the activity, grade/age no bar.

  1. Share the activity with students and ask them to select any one of the below areas where they can support in the Ecosystem Restoration process –
    • Energy conservation
    • Water conservation
    • Wild-life protection
  2. Ask them to make a list of 10 things where they can help the ecosystem through their own efforts.
  3. Prepare a pledge (5 practices under each theme) to stop the practices of harming your ecosystem like:
  • I pledge to save water by not using shower for next 7 days.
  • I pledge to keep all switches off while I am not in the room for the next 7 days.

4. Ask them to try to make their pledge realistic and achievable and sign it.

5. Ask them to share their pledge with all their family members and ask them to join hands or just keep monitoring their practices for 1 week.

6. Ask them to share their experience and parents' feedback along with their pledge  –

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