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World Environment Day

World Environment Day on 5 June is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Above all, World Environment Day is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent of change. That ‘something’ can be focused locally, nationally or globally; it can be a solo action or involve a crowd – everyone is free to choose.

Activity Options
  • Do your bit to green the urban environment, by greening your street or a derelict site, or planting a window box?

  • You could put a spade in the soil or lift a paving slab and see what creatures live beneath 

  • Design a World Environment Day Poster

  • Hold a fundraiser Morning Tea and use the funds to 'Adopt an endangered Animal' at the zoo

Talking Points
  • 2023 Theme: #BeatPlasticPollution

  • How can we protect nature?

  • Home to some of the most extravagant, eccentric and dangerous animals, Australia also has some of the most endangered wildlife in the world.


There are plenty of tools and ideas that can help your students get involved in World Environment Day.  Click below to access them.

Presenting your Aussie of the Month during World Environment Day

To help present the award, you could invite:

  • A local council representative

  • An environmentalist 

  • An environmental science student from a local university

  • A zoo keeper

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