Special days and dates for the environment – 2016

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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. There is also 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.)

World Wetlands dayFebruary

Business Clean Up Day – Tuesday, 1 March 2016 *

World Wetlands Day – Tuesday, 2 February 2016

International Polar Bear Day – Saturday, 27 February 2016

March

Schools Clean Up Day – Friday, 4 March 2016 *

RiEARTH_HOUR_LOGO_medde2School Day – Friday, 4 March 2016 *

Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday, 6 March 2016 *

International Day Of Action for Rivers – Monday, 14 March 2016

Earth Hour – Saturday, 19 March 2016

World Water Day – Tuesday, 22 March 2016

April

World Earth Day – Friday, 22 April 2016

Composting weekMay

International Composting Awareness Week – 2-8 May 2016

World Migratory Bird Day – 14-15 May 2016

International Day for Biological Diversity – Sunday, 22 May 2016

June

World Environment Day – Sunday, 5 June 2016

World Oceans Day – Wednesday, 8 June 2016

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – Friday, 17 June 2016

National tree dayJuly

World Population Day – Monday, 11 July 2016

Schools Tree Day – Friday, 29 July 2016 *

National Tree Day – Sunday, 31 July 2016 *

August

Global Overshot Day – To be determined (in 2015 it was August13)

Keep Australia Beautiful Week – 22-28 August 2016 *

September

National Biodiversity Month – Thursday, 1 September 2016 *

National Threatened Species Day – Wednesday, 7 September 2016 *

Sustainable House Day – Sunday, 11 September 2016

Zero emissions dayBushcare’s Major Day Out – To be confirmed *

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer – Friday, 16 September 2016

National Organic Week – 17-25 September 2016 *

Zero Emissions Day – Wednesday, 21 September 2016

World Car-Free Day – Thursday, 22 September 2016

October

World Animal Day – Tuesday, 4 October 2016

National Ride 2 Work Day – Wednesday, 12 October 2016 *

World Food Day – Sunday, 16 October 2016

Bird Week – 17-23 October 2016 *

Aussie Backyard Bird Count – 17-23 October 2016 *

recycleNovember

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict – Sunday, 6 November 2016

National Recycling Week – 7-13 November 2016 *

Buy Nothing Day – Friday, 25 November 2016

December

World Soil Day – Monday, 5 December 2016

International Mountain Day – Sunday, 11 December 2016

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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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