The Institute celebrated the World Environment Day on June 5, 2008 to renew its commitment to protect the environment from devastation. It was an opportunity to create awareness in younger generation and children. The World Environment Day slogan for 2008 was Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy as declared by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The World Environment Day highlighted resources and initiatives that promote low carbon economies and life-styles, such as improved energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, forest conservation and eco-friendly consumption. Last year’s efforts of the Wildlife Institute of India in collaboration with the Eco Task Force find a place in the inspiring examples of UNEP. The following activities were organized by the Institute in collaboration with 127 Infantry Battalion (TA) Eco GARH RIF in the Bhal village of Aglar Watershed Area, Mussoorie: (i) Puppet Show for children & villagers in Bhal Village; (ii) Drawing & Painting Competition for school children; and (iii) Film Shows for school children and villagers. More than 300 children and villagers participated in these activities. Col. Vijay Jaswal, Commanding Officer of the Eco Task Force and Smt. Bitapi C. Sinha of the Institute addressed the gathering on the theme of the celebration. External resource persons from NCERT, New Delhi and the Institute’s staff organized the puppet show, which was based on conservation of trees