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World Environment Day

Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air. From 24 May, through to #WorldEnvironmentDay on June 5, we are calling on everyone to join the Mask Challenge. Face masks are a great symbol to show leaders we want to breathe clean air. Alongside celebrities, influencers and creators, the World Environment Day campaign invites everyone to:

Decide what action you are going to take to #BeatAirPollution

Here are some examples:

  • Use public transport or car sharing, cycle or walk

  • Switch to a hybrid or electric vehicle and request electric taxis

  • Turn off the car engine when stationary

  • Reduce your consumption of meat and dairy to help cut methane emissions

  • Compost organic food items and recycle non-organic trash

  • Switch to high-efficiency home heating systems and equipment

  • Save energy: turn off lights and electronics when not in use 

  • Choose non-toxic paints and furnishings

  1. Make a pledge and challenge others to take action
    May 24th – June 4th

    • Take a photo or video of yourself wearing a mask to post on social media. Don't have a mask?

    • Get creative and make your own!

    • In your post share the action you’ll take to reduce air pollution

    • Tag 3 people/organizations/ companies to challenge them to do the same.

    • Use #WorldEnvironmentDay and #BeatAirPollution in your social media posts and don’t forget to tag @UNEnvironment.

  2. On World Environment Day, show how you have fulfilled your pledge!

  • Take another photo or video of yourself fulfilling your commitment and post it on social media.

  • Use #WorldEnvironmentDay and #BeatAirPollution in your social media posts and don’t forget to tag @UNEnvironment.