WORLD ENVIRONMENT CALENDAR
FEBRUARY 2 World Wetland Day
In 1971, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance was signed. Wetlands
are a very important part of our biodiversity and it is essential to see that they are well protected.
MARCH 21 World Forestry Day
Activities such as the planting of trees and highlighting the urgency to increase the green cover.
MARCH 22 World Water Day
Drinking water sources are depleting fast - The world must begin conserving it.
MARCH 23 World Meteorological Day
Everyone has to be reminded that weather is an integral part of the environment.
MARCH 28 Earth Hour Worldwide
More than 2,800 cities and towns worldwide dim their lights at 8:30 pm local time for the annual Earth Hour -- a day-long energy-saving marathon spanning 83 countries and 24 time zones.
APRIL 7 World Health Day
In 1948 The World Health Organisation (WHO) was founded. In the changing environment around us health is an important issue.
APRIL 22 Earth Day Worldwide
In 1970 a group of people in the USA got together to draw attention to the problems being caused to the earth due to modernisation. Since then this day has been celebrated all over the world as Earth Day.
MAY 2nd Weekend World Migratory Bird Day
Migratory birds – Ambassadors for Biodiversity!
MAY 22 International Day for Biological Diversity
Promoting Biodiversity and Agriculture.
MAY 31 World No Tobacco Day
Smoking has a negative effect on smokers and non-smokers - Promote non-smoking!
JUNE 5 World Environment Day
In 1972, the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment was held in Sweden. A large gathering of people from all over the world expressed their concerns for the increasing environmental problems.
JUNE 8 World Oceans Day
The world's oceans cover more than 70% of our planet's surface and the rich web of life they support is the result of hundreds of millions of years of evolution. But overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution threaten the diversity of life in coastal waters and oceans.
JUNE 17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Highlights the urgent need to curb the process of desertification.
JULY 11 World Population Day
Population has to be given special attention, as it is an ever-increasing problem.
SEPTEMBER 16 International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
The Montreal Protocol - Pledge to phase out production and consumption of ozone depleting chemicals.
SEPTEMBER 3rd Weekend Clean Up the World Weekend
Think Globally - Act Locally! Since the first campaign in 1993, Clean Up the World has inspired an estimated 35 million volunteers in 120 countries each year to take action.
OCTOBER 1 - 7 World Wildlife Week
Celebrate this week by building awareness on the importance of preservation of our wildlife.
OCTOBER 4 World Animal Welfare Day
The welfare of animals has to be looked into and given due importance.
OCTOBER 5 World Habitat Day
Raising awareness, that Increasing human activities threaten habitats of all living things on this planet.
OCTOBER 14 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
Efforts to reduce the increasing number of natural disasters caused by environmental changes.
NOVEMBER 6 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation
of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
Declared in 2001 by the General Assembly to take action against the damage to the environment in times of armed conflict impairs ecosystems and natural resources long after the period of conflict.
NOVEMBER 15 National Recycling Day (USA)
Reduce - Reuse - Recycle
DECEMBER 5 International Volunteer Day
Celebrates those who have made an important contribution to society by giving their time as volunteers.