Help Celebrities Plant Trees For World Environment Day!

Lots of international events are meant to raise awareness about global issues. World Environment Day, celebrated each year on June 5th, is a day for positive environmental action.

The theme for this year’s WED is “Forests: Nature At Your Service.” Forests feed our rivers and are essential to supplying the water for nearly 50 percent of our largest cities. They create and maintain soil fertility; they help to regulate the often devastating impact of storms, floods and fires.

Make A Difference! Send your loved ones a World Environment Day e-card. Small changes in our everyday habits can help protect forests and preserve the ecosystems they contain:

  • Don’t print unless it’s absolutely necessary. And when you do print — always print double-sided.
  • Whenever you feel like buying books, magazines, or newspapers go to your local library or borrow from friends and neighbors.
  • Bring a mug with you whenever you go for take-out beverages, so you avoid using paper cups.

You can also help celebrate World Environment Day by participating in the celebrity challenge.

As UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors, model Gisele Bündchen and actor Don Cheadle are doing whatever they can to encourage people to plan a forest-friendly action for WED.

When registering a WED activity, visitors to the website are asked to credit their activity to either Don or Gisele. Gisele has pledged to plant a tree for every activity registered in her name. Full of confidence, Don Cheadle has pledged to plant two. Either way, the planet wins!

When the votes are calculated on June 5th, the result will be a new forest planted by the winner leaving a perfect legacy from the global WED community.

Click here for a quick guide to finding and registering events that celebrate World Environment Day.

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Image Credit: UNEP

59 comments

Aimee A.
Aimee A.3 years ago

Great article! Thanks for posting!

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g d c.4 years ago

only 500 butterfly credits needed to plant a tree on care2...

ii q.
g d c.4 years ago

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Mariana Reyes
Mariana Reyes4 years ago

Trees are VERY VERY IMPORTANT for our enviroment. Plant some trees! :)

patricia A.
Pat A.4 years ago

Coppicing trees provides us with timber (small timber, but useful nonetheless) and gives us trees with 5 - 10 times the lifespan! Worth thinking about rather than just clear felling...

Janine H.
Janine H.4 years ago

Trees and other plants are very important. A world without them and without animals is it that what we want? Hopefully not. In my case, i love trees, plants and animals.
Other animals and plants have to go only because "we" humans do not want to share the world with other life forms, these life forms "we" would not eat (vegetarian food is not a bad idea, or eating with conscience as the so called primitive cultures did and still do, if they still exist. No meat/fish every day). "We" destroy everything around us and "we" forget, that everything is important to survive, too.

As little child i thought that rain is when God and the angels cry - because "we" humans have forgotten that we need this "intelligence", someone who could help... if "we" hadn't turned away for many centuries ago...

"Only when the last tree has been cut down; Only when the last river has been poisoned; Only when the last fish has been caught; Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten." (Native American proverb)

"We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together as brothers." (Martin Luther King)

Jelena L.
Jelena L.4 years ago

thanks

Daniel Kaula
Daniel Kaula4 years ago

For some people, hopefully more and more, World Environment Day is every day! Everyone who has the ability to do so should plant trees wherever possible. Too many trees gets cut, I've seen so much relentless cutting of trees in the gardens of house owners, it's like their hobby to be dominant over nature, they think they're doing something important, but actually it's a terrible disease in my view, the unstoppable urge to cut, trim & clip trees and bushes.

Ankit K.
Ankit K.4 years ago

The Lalit Hotels is going to plant a tree for each new ‘Like’ that they get on their page. Do like it everyone, so that there are more trees being planted all around. I’m attaching the link so that you can guys can see it. Do you your bit on this World Environment Day!! Just follow the link... http://www.facebook.com/TheLaLit.Hotels.Palaces.and.Resorts

Patti Tray
Patti T.4 years ago

Oh, and I don't just wait till "Earth Day" or "Environment Day" or any other Day. I give as often as I can & as much as I can--and I don't advertise every time I do it. GOD knows, that's good enough for me.
Just Sayin'.................