World Environment Day “ Pledge to address an environmental problem. Hurry up and post your entry in the theme of ‘My Problem, My Promise‘ for an environmental problem that concerns you on your day-to-day life and win exciting prizes!
The 40th World Environment Day (WED) is around the corner; every year, on June 5 it celebrates positive environmental action and raises awareness about the environmental challenges we face worldwide. We at RESET.org, Green Commandos (www.greencommandos.youthforseva.org) and The Alternative (http://www.thealternative.in/) are taking this chance to roll up our sleeves and each actively address one environmental problem that concerns us in our day-to-day lives – and were inviting you to join in. It can be a win not only for the environment, but also for you!
If we look twice, well see that there are many things we do on a daily basis that we know are not environmentally sound, yet we overlook them, we dont challenge them, we dont change them “ we let that one little thing consistently slide. Lets reset!
We can make the big picture get a whole lot greener, whilst collectively learning about environmental problems and solutions “ but we need your input!
Join us for # RESET for WED
We are putting together a gallery of images which will be hosted on green commandos website and displayed on the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/in.reset.to/events) based on a theme of My problem, My promise. On two placards we would like you to write down one environmentally relevant problem you face titled My Problem, and a solution you can see through to address that problem; My Promise. We want you to take a picture of yourself holding these placards or just a picture of the placards and post it to Facebook!
Its just five simple steps:
Step 1) Take 10 minutes, get two pieces of paper and a pen, and find a camera you can use (webcams work too).
Step 2) Choose an environmental problem that concerns you, and think of a way that you can address this issue. It can be small or large, but make sure it can be achieved!
Step 3) Get two pieces of paper (or cardboard, poster paper, a black or white board – as you like): and write My Problem on one and My Promise on the second. Make sure your problem and promise can be clearly read. Choose your words sparingly and be concise, and write BIG!
Step 4) Post your picture on the Facebook campaign page (https://www.facebook.com/in.reset.to/events), or if you prefer you can send it to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it for you!
Step 5) Promote your picture to your social network. The 10 pictures that receive the most “likes” and “shares” will win one of our glorious giveaways.
“Other than a good conscience, what am I winning?”
Excellent question, to which there is an excellent answer. All entrants (currently living in India) will go in the draw. So hurry up – The 10 pictures that receives the most “Likes and Shares” on Facebook by June 5 will win one of 10 organic cotton T-shirts from sustainable fashion company Do U Speak Green (http://www.douspeakgreen.in/) and a 1,500 Rs voucher from green online store myGREENkart (http://www.mygreenkart.com/).
We will also write news blogs about some of the more compelling problems and/or promises we receive, so if you have an environmental concern that you believe needs more attention, submit a picture and share it with the RESET.org audience.
Why get involved?
Addressing climate change and protecting the planet takes a collective effort “ no one person can do it all by themselves. Sometimes the big problems such as glacial melting and biodiversity depletion seem beyond the realm of what we ourselves can personally solve. But by breaking environmental problems down into smaller parts, we can see how they apply to our daily lives and develop small action plans to address them. Every little bit counts – regardless of how big or small it is.
This is a collaboration between RESET, Green Commandos and The Alternative