So how can you get involved in this global movement? Plant a tree! The United Nation's Environment Program (UNEP) has launched an ambitious Billion Tree Campaign with the goal of planting 7 billion trees – one for every person on the planet – by the end of this year! And they're asking folks from around the world to plant a tree on June 5 to commemorate World Environment Day.
You and your kids can plant one in your backyard or get a bunch of friends and neighbors together to plant trees at your local park, school or community center. Register your activity at the World Environment Day site to show your support for the Billion Tree Campaign and make your effort part of the global initiative to protect the planet.