It’s time to start planning your 2017 Green Wave celebrations! Each year participants in The Green Wave celebrate the International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) by holding a special event. On 22 May, participating groups plant an indigenous or locally important tree species at or near their school. In some countries it’s too hot, too cold, too rainy or too dry to plant in May, so groups plant in another month but still hold a special ceremony on 22 May. This year's theme for the IDB is Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism to coincide with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
If 22 May is not convenient for your group, you could carry out your event on any day leading up to the 22nd. There are many resources available to assist you in preparing Green Wave activities.
Possible activities to associate with your event could include: invite a biologist or ecologist to give a talk on trees, biodiversity or sustainable tourism practices; organize a research committee to identify and compile a list of locally appropriate and indigenous species; organize nature walks, rehabilitation of natural areas; create written and/or artistic accounts of the 22 May celebrations; review The Green Wave projects online and learn about others who have participated in The Green Wave.
Click on 'Register your Tree' on The Green Wave home page, and follow the instructions to register your tree and activity today.