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Calendar of World Eco Events

Special events to honor and care for EARTH!

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:green guides for holidays and celebrations

International Years:

2009 International Year of Reconciliation
2009 International Year of Human Rights Learning (Dec 10 2008 - Dec 9 2009)
2009 International Year of Natural Fibres
2009 International Year of Astronomy
2010 International Year of Biodiversity
2010 International Year for Rapprochement of Cultures
2011 International Year of Forests (ideas)
2012 International Year of Cooperatives
2013 International Year of Water Cooperation
2014 International Year of Family Farming
2015 International Year of Soils
2016 International Year of Pulses
2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism and Development2018 International Year for no specific
2019 International Year of Indigenous LanguagesInternational Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture

International Decades:
2018-2028 International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development"

2021-2030 International Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

International Days:


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)

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April is Earth Month

Earth Week- held annually on April 22 or about

Earth Day -April 22 and about Earth Day Countdown clock

April World Health Day- April 2 (A UN Holiday)

National Environmental Education Week-
held annually on April 10-16

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:

Summer Solstice (longest day) June 21:

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.native.gif

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
designed to increase awareness to end hunger

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

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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 11

International Eco Weeks:
  • National Green Week 02: (first week in February every year in the United States)
  • National Dark-Sky Week 04: (week of new moon in April)
  • TV-Turnoff Week - held annually in the last week of April
  • Earth Week- held annually on April 22 or about
  • Bike to Work Week Victoria
  • National Environmental Education Week- held annually on April 10-16
  • Green Office Week 2016 date, April 18-22
  • National Pollinator Week Third week in June
  • National Clean Beaches Week 07-01 to 07-07: July 1 to 7
  • Conservation Week
  • European Mobility Week 09-16 to 09-22: September 16 to 22
  • Junk Mail Awareness Week - held annually during the first week of October.
  • Bike Week 06: second week in June
  • Recycle Week 06: 20 to 26 June 2011
  • Keep Australia Beautiful Week Last full week of August
  • European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) 11: 9 days, last complete week in November
  • No Car Week 09: China, week of September 22
  • World Water Week in Stockholm 08 or 09: each year in August or September

Have an addition to our list? Let us know.

updated 2016

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