Special days and dates for the environment – 2017

Photo of earth from the moon, with the quoteHere are some significant international and national days/weeks/months that focus on environmental issues.  I’ve also created a list of days and dates focusing on families and communities. Please let me know if I have missed any important ones. (Days marked with * are mainly for Australia.)

Please note that some of the websites are not updated for 2017 yet.

February

World Wetlands Day – Thursday, 2 February 2017

Business Clean Up Day – Tuesday, 28 February 2017 *

International Polar Bear Day – Monday, 27 February 2017

March

Schools Clean Up Day – Friday, 3 March 2017 *

Clean Up Australia Day  – Sunday, 5 March 2017 *

Ride2School Day – Friday, 17 March 2017 *

International Day Of Action for Rivers – Tuesday, 14 March 2017

World Water Day – Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Earth Hour – Saturday, 25 March 2017

April

World Earth Day – Saturday, 22 April 2017

May

International Composting Awareness Week – 7-13 May 2017

World Migratory Bird Day – Wednesday, 10 May 2017

International Day for Biological Diversity – Monday, 22 May 2017

June

World Environment Day – Monday, 5 June 2017

World Oceans Day – Thursday, 8 June 2017

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – Saturday, 17 June 2017

July

World Population Day – Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Schools Tree Day – Friday, 28 July 2017 *

National Tree Day – Sunday, 30 July 2017 *

August

Global Overshot Day – To be calculated – in 2016 it was 8 August

September

National Biodiversity Month – Friday, 1 September 2017 *

National Threatened Species Day  – Thursday, 7 September 2017 *

Sustainable House Day – Sunday, 17 September 2017*

Bushcare’s Major Day Out – Sunday, 17 September 2017 *

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer – Saturday, 16 September 2017

Zero Emissions Day – Thursday, 21 September 2017

October

World Animal Day – Wednesday, 4 October 2017

National Ride 2 Work Day – Thursday, 12 October 2017 *

World Food Day – Monday, 16 October 2017

Bird Week – 23 – 29 October 2017 *

November

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict – Monday, 6 November 2017

National Recycling Week – 13-19 November 2017 *

Buy Nothing Day – Friday, 24 November 2017

December

World Soil Day – Tuesday, 5 December 2017

International Mountain Day – Monday, 11 December 2017

* Mainly in Australia

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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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One Response to Special days and dates for the environment – 2017

  1. Thanks Graeme, I use your lists to plan future blog posts of my own. (bookmarked!) Much appreciated :)

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