5 Things to Do on World Environment Day

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World Environment Day, celebrated annually on 5 June, offers a prime opportunity for individuals, communities, and organizations to raise awareness and take action for the well-being of our planet. The theme for 2024 addresses land restoration, stopping desertification, and building drought resilience. At Coronation Group, we marked the day with our “Trees for Tomorrow” initiative, planting over 400 trees across Nigeria and Ghana. Here are five meaningful activities you can do to celebrate World Environment Day and contribute to a sustainable future.

1. Plant a Tree

Planting trees is one of the most effective ways to combat climate change and promote biodiversity. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife. This World Environment Day, join Coronation Group’s “Trees for Tomorrow” campaign by planting a tree in your community. Whether you plant a sapling in your backyard or participate in a local tree-planting event, every tree makes a difference.

Pro Tip: Choose species that are well-suited to your local climate and soil conditions. These trees will thrive better and require less maintenance.

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2. Encourage Your Community to Plant Trees

Coronation Group set a powerful example by distributing over 400 seedlings to staff members across all locations, including Abuja, Lagos, Accra and Kumasi . This initiative encouraged our employees to plant trees in their own communities, fostering a collective commitment to environmental preservation. By providing seedlings, we empowered our staff to take personal responsibility for greening their surroundings and making a lasting impact.

Pro Tip: Organize a community event where you distribute seedlings and educate participants on proper planting techniques. This not only helps the environment but also strengthens community bonds.

3. Educate and Advocate

Knowledge is power, and educating others about environmental issues is a powerful way to foster change. Host a workshop, give a presentation, or simply share information on social media about the importance of land restoration, stopping desertification, and building drought resilience. Coronation Group’s Sustainability Agenda aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), emphasising the need for informed and responsible actions.

Pro Tip: Use engaging visuals, personal stories, and data to make your message compelling. Encourage your audience to take specific actions and become environmental advocates themselves.

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4. Support Green Financing

Investing in sustainable projects is crucial for long-term environmental health. Organizations can invest in green financing initiatives which provides funding for projects that promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable agriculture. This World Environment Day, consider supporting or investing in green projects. Your financial contributions can help drive significant environmental improvements.

Pro Tip: Research and invest in projects that align with your values and have a measurable impact on the environment. Look for transparency in how the funds are used and the outcomes achieved.

5. Adopt Sustainable Practices

Incorporating sustainable practices into your daily life can have a cumulative positive effect on the environment. Simple changes, such as reducing energy consumption, using reusable bags, or supporting local and sustainable products, can contribute to a healthier planet. Coronation Group encourages its employees and the wider community to adopt such practices as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability.

Pro Tip: Start with small, manageable changes and gradually expand your efforts. Encourage others to join you by sharing your journey and the positive impacts you observe.

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At Coronation, World Environment Day is more than a celebration; it’s a call to action. By planting trees, engaging your community in tree planting, educating others, supporting green financing, and adopting sustainable practices, you can make a significant impact. Coronation Group’s “Trees for Tomorrow” initiative is a testament to our dedication to creating a sustainable future. Join us in our efforts to restore the land, stop desertification, and build drought resilience. Together, we can make a difference.

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