World Environment Day teaching resources



World Environment Day (5 June) is a day to take positive action to develop a healthy, sustainable world. The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Think.Eat.Save.”, an anti-food waste and food loss campaign aimed at encouraging us all to reduce the impact we have on the environment. We’ve handpicked some of the best resources on TES Connect to help you bring World Environment Day into the classroom.


Farming for survival

The world is heating up and affecting countries that rely on farming for survival. What changes are they seeing? Find out with an activity pack from TES partner Oxfam.

Crazy climate

Introduce students to the seriousness of climate change with an assembly from TES partner ChristianAid.

Saving the planet

Simulate real-life action by encouraging pupils to design their own ‘save the planet game’ from Hamilton Trust.

Sustainable development: People, planet and profits

A visual introduction to the three key ingredients of sustainability: people, planet and profits.

Climate change

Take pupils on a journey through climate change, natural disasters and responsibility with this gripping presentation.

Recycling song

Make a song and dance about saving the environment and get students recycling.

Caring for the earth

Consider philosophical and religious perspectives on peace and harmony and how they can help protect our environment.


Environmental action

Every one of us can make a difference to our world, as shown in this video from TES partner GreenTV.

World Environment Day assembly

Kick start World Environment Day with a game, film and PowerPoint presentation from TES partner TrueTube.

Environmental change: Religious perspectives

The spiritual and the seed: a lesson exploring major religions and their position on climate change.

Sustainability presentation

Get students to consider the link between social economic and environmental issues in their local area with this Venn sorting activity.

Environmental issues and world consumption

Break down key facts about climate change and potential solutions with this colourful presentation.

Global citizenship: Live responsibility

Make your students true global citizens with this activity pack from TES partner ChristianAid that will help them take responsibility for the world they share.

Sustainable storage

Support World Environment Day and get students designing a recycled bag they can use everyday.

Environmental friend or foe?

How much do your students do to save the planet? Find out with this fun ‘yes or no’ starter activity.

Global warming and our ecosystem

What is global warming doing to the world’s ecosystems? Explore the effects of global warming with this student-led research lesson.

Energy crisis

Check out this engaging series of lessons in which students use role play to solve a real life energy problem.