Special days and dates for the environment

(Photo: Ulf Bodin)

(Photo: Ulf Bodin)

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There are many international days/weeks or national days/weeks that focus on the environment. The following are some of the more significant ones. I have also created a list of special days and dates for families and communities. Please let me know if I have missed any important ones. (Days marked with a * are mainly for Australia.)

January

National Bird Day – Monday 5 January 2015

February

World Wetlands Day – Monday 2 February 2015

Business Clean Up Day – Tuesday 24 February 2015 *

International Polar Bear Day – Friday 27 February 2015

Schools Clean Up Day – Friday 27 February 2015 *

March

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Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday 1 March 2015 *

Ride2School Day – Friday 13 March 2015 *

International Day Of Action for Rivers – Saturday 14 March 2015

World Water Day – Sunday 22 March 2015

Earth Hour – Saturday 28 March 2015

April

World Earth Day – Wednesday 22 April 2015

May

International Composting Awareness Week – 4-10 May 2015

World Migratory Bird Day – 9-10 May 2015

International Day for Biological Diversity – Friday 22 May 2015

June

World Environment Day – Friday 5 June 2015

World Oceans Day – Monday 8 June 2015

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – Wednesday 17 June 2015

July

World Population Day – Saturday 11 July 2015

Schools Tree Day – Friday 24 July 2015 *

National Tree Day – Sunday 26 July 2015 *

August

Keep Australia Beautiful Week – 24-30 August 2015 *

September

National Biodiversity Month – September 2015 *

National Threatened Species Day – Monday 7 September 2015 *

Sustainable House Day – Sunday 13 September 2015 *Clean up the world

Bushcare’s Major Day Out – Sunday 13 September 2015 *

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer – Wednesday 16 September 2015

Clean Up the World – 19-20 September 2015

Zero Emissions Day – Monday 21 September 2015

World Car-Free Day – Tuesday 22 September 2015

October

National Organic Week – 2-11 October 2015 (TBC) *

World Animal Day – Sunday 4 October 2015

National Ride 2 Work Day – Wednesday 14 October 2015 *

World Food Day – Friday 16 October 2015

Bird Week – 19-25 October 2015 *

Aussie Backyard Bird Count – 19-25 October 2015 *

National Water Week – 18-24 October 2015 *

November

recycleInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict – Friday 6 November 2015

National Recycling Week – 9-15 November 2015 *

Buy Nothing Day –Friday 27 November 2015 (USA); Saturday 28 November 2015 (Rest of the World)

December

World Soil Day – Saturday 5 December 2015

International Mountain Day – Friday 11 December 2015

If you liked this post you might want to follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at:

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  3. Consumption and the Transition movement
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  5. What is the Transition Streets Challenge?

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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