Calendar of World Eco Events
Sustainability Related Observances and Green Holidays
Everywhere around the world there are days, weeks, and celebrations set aside just to help us with our concern for the world around us. If you know of any special events, please inform us, so that we may share them with our visitors! Many of celebrations or notable earth's people and environmental days are UN holidays:
2009 International Year of Reconciliation
New Years Day - January 1--worldwide (Chinese New Year differnt every year)
National Bird Day - January 5
Arbor Day - Celebrations held annually throughout the year (date determined by the best tree planting times in each country/state).
World Wetlands Day - held annually on February 2.
Schools Clean Up Day Australia (Great Idea!) February 1
World Polar Bear Day - February 2
Ground Hog Day - Feb 2
Spay Day USA - promotes spaying or neutering of our pets and feral cats. Held annually near the end of February (U.S. event).World Day of Social Justice - held annually on February 20th.
Starting 1st Week Feb+ Recyclemania--Hundreds of colleges across the country participate in recycle events all month
Bussiness Clean Up Day Australia (great Idea!) February 28
World Wildlife Day- March 1
Meatout - promotes a vegetarian diet. Held annually on the first day of spring (on or about March 20).
Spring Equinox held annually on March 21
World Planeting Day - March 21
World Wood Day - March 21
World Forestry Day / International Day of Forests - March 21
World Water Day - held annually on March 22nd. (A UN Holiday)
World Meteorological Day March 23 (A UN Holiday)
Earth Hour Mar. 27, 2010 (changes date every year, last Sat of March, 8-9 pm)
April is Earth Month
Earth Week- held annually on April 22 or about
April World Health Day- April 2 (A UN Holiday)
World Heritage Day April 18
TV-Turnoff Week - held annually in the last week of April.
National Arbor Day- in US Celebrate Arbor Day on April 30, 2010 (changes each year)
International Day of Chernobyl- April 26
Save the Frogs Day - held annually at the end of April.
Be Kind to Animals Week - held annually around the second week of May (U.S. event).
National (U.S.) Public Gardens Day Held AWorld Press Fr edom Day
May 3round the First Week of May
International Day of Families - May 15
International Migratory Bird Day- held annually on the second Saturday in May
Fair Trade Week - held annually during the second week of May
International Day for Biological Diversity - held annually on May 22nd. (A UN Holiday)
Plant Conservation Day - May 18
International Museum Day -May 18
Endangered Species Day - May 21
International Biodiversity Day- May 22
European Day of Parks - May 24
World No Tobacco Day - held annually on May 31st.
World Environment Day - June 5th. (A UN Holiday)
World Ocean Day - June 8th
German Recycle Day - June 12-13:
Global Wind (Powe)r Day - June 15
World Sea Turtle Day- June 16
World Day to Combat Desertification - June 17 (A UN Holiday)
World Whale Day held annually on June in Australia:
National Trails Day - held annually on the first Saturday of June (U.S. and Canadian event).
Great American Backyard Campout - held annually in the latter part of June (U.S. event).
World Population Day - held annually every July 11th.
National Tree Day (USA)- July 25, 2009
International Day of the World's Indigenous People - held annually on August 9th.
Smokey the Bear's Birthday August 9
National Honey Bee Day - August 22
International Youth Day - held annually on August 12th.
International Coastal Cleanup Day - held annually during the second or third Saturday of September
National Wildlife Day- Sepember 4
Amazon Day- Sepember 5
World Clean Up Day - Sepember 8
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - September 16th. (A UN Holiday)
Clean Up the World Campaign - held annually during the third weekend of September.
International Day of Peace - September 21st.
World Carfree Day Campaign - September 22nd. Boston, Paris, London, Bogota and many other cities
Autumn Equinox - September 21
Zero Emissions Day - September 21
Car Free Day - September 22
World Environmental Health Day - Sepember 26
Green Consumer Day - September 28
World Rivers Day - held annually last Sunday of Sept
World Vegetarian Awareness Month - held annually during the month of October.
Junk Mail Awareness Week - held annually during the first week of October.
World Vegetarian Day on October 1st.
World Habitat Day - held annually on the first Monday of October.
World Wildlife Week October 1-7
World Farm Animals Day - held annually on or around October 2nd (Mahatma Gandhi's birthday)
World Animals Day - October 4
World Sustainabllity Day - 4th Wed of October
World Food Day 2010: October 16
U.N. DAY - held annually on October 24
Take Back Your Time Day - October 24th (U.S. and Canadian event).
National Tour of Solar Homes - tours of solar homes held every October throughout the United States (U.S. event).
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - October 17
WorldDay of Climate Action- October2 4
World Oceans - October 30
World Vegan Day - held annually on November 1st
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict - November 6 (A UN Holiday)
Children’s Day in India November 14
America Recycles Day - November 15 or about -held annually in mid-November (U.S. event).
Universal Children's Day November 20
Buy Nothing Day - held annually in late November.
Fur Free Friday - held annually the day after Thanksgiving (U.S. event).
International Day of Tolerance - November 16:
Universal Children's Day - November 20
World Conservation Day Dec. 3, 2009
World Soils Day - December 5
International Volunteer Day - December 5th.
Human Rights Day - December 10, 2010
Winter Solstice - December 21
International Mountain Day - December 11International Eco Weeks:
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