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List of environmental dates

This is a list of environmental dates. These dates are designated for creating awareness of environmental issues.


  • Hours 1
  • Days 2
  • Weeks 3
  • Years 4
  • Decades 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8



Name Date
World Wetlands Day 02-02: February 2
International Polar Bear Day 02-27: February 27
World Wildlife Day 03-03: March 3
International Day of Action for Rivers 03-14: March 14
World Consumer Rights Day 03-15 : March 15
World Sparrow Day 03-20: March 20
International Day of Forests 03-21: March 21
World Planting Day 03-21: March 21
World Wood Day 03-21: March 21
World Water Day 03-22: March 22
Earth Day 04-22: April 22nd[1]
Arbor Day 04: Last Friday in April (each state also has its own observation based on best tree planting time)
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 04-29: April 29
Green Up Day 05: first Saturday of May in Vermont
Greenery Day 05-04: May 4 in Japan (previously April 29)
World Migratory Bird Day second Saturday in May
International Migratory Bird Day second Saturday in May (in the U.S. and Canada) and second Saturday in October (in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean)
International Day for Biological Diversity (World Biodiversity Day) 05-22: May 22
European day of parks (Europarc) 05-24: May 24
Bike-to-Work Day 05: Third Friday in May
World Environment Day 06-05: June 5
World Oceans Day 06-08: June 8
Global Wind Day 06-15: June 15
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 06-17: June 17
World Population Day 07-11: July 11
International Tiger Day 07-29: July 29
World Elephant Day 08-12: August 12
National Honey Bee Day 08-22: August 22
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 09-16: September 16
Clean Up the World 09-17 to 09-19: Weekend - September 16-18
World Water Monitoring Day 09-18: September 18
Zero Emissions Day 09-21: September 21
Car Free Day 09-22: September 22
Ecological Debt Day (Earth Overshoot Day) 09-23: September 23 in 2008, but receding
World Environmental Health Day 09-26: September 26 since 2011 (IFEH)
World Rivers Day 09: every last Sunday in September
World Habitat Day 10: first Monday in October
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction 10: second Wednesday in October
Sustainability Day 10: fourth Wednesday of October
International Day of Climate Action 10-24: October 24
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict 11-06: November 6
America Recycles Day 11-15: November 15
World Soil Day 12-05: December 5
International Mountain Day 12-11: December 11
Ozone Action Day at certain times during the summer months
eDay variable date


Name Date
Green Office Week
Keep Australia Beautiful Week Last full week of August
National Green Week 02: (first week in February every year in the United States)
National Wildlife Week
National Dark-Sky Week 04: (week of new moon in April)
Bike to Work Week Victoria
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
Bike Week 06: second week in June
Recycle Week 06: 20 to 26 June 2011
Green Office Week
European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) 11: 9 days, last complete week in November
No Car Day 09: China, week of September 22
World Water Week in Stockholm 08 or 09: each year in August or September


Name Date
International Polar Year 1882–1883
International Polar Year 1932–1933
International Polar Year 2007-2008
World Population Year 1974
International Year of the Ocean (IYO) 1998
International Year of Mountains (IYM) 2002
International Year of Ecotourism (IYE) 2002
International Year of Freshwater (IYF) 2003
International Year of Deserts and Desertification 2006
International Year of the Dolphin 2007–2008
International Polar Year 2007–2009
International Year of Planet Earth 2008
International Year of Sanitation 2008
International Year of Natural Fibres 2009
Year of the Gorilla 2009
International Year of Biodiversity 2010
International Year of Forests 2011
International Year of Soils 2015


Name Date
International Drinking Water Decade, 1981-1990
International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction 1990s
United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014
Water for Life Decade 2005-2015
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2010-2020

See also


  1. ^ "Earth Day Network | Earth Day 2015". 2015-04-22. Retrieved 2015-05-16. 

External links

  • News & Events - UN Days, Weeks and Years
  • Zero Emissions Day
  • - World Plantation Day, Great Kashmir
  • - Save your water
  • - EDU Green
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