Environment Awareness Days

 

There are an increasing number of awareness days taking place around the world to help raise awareness of challenges facing the environment and ways in which people can help.

So here are a few - more to be added, so please check back soon! 

For a list of animal awareness days, 
please visit AnimalCharities.co.uk

February
2

World Wetlands Day 
The 2019 theme draws attention to the vital role of wetlands as a natural solution to cope with climate change.

March
3

World Wildlife Day
Held to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. 

22

World Water Day 
World Water Day is about focusing attention on the importance of water

 30

Earth Hour
As accelerating climate change and staggering biodiversity loss threaten our planet, Earth Hour 2018-2020 endeavours to spark never-before-had conversations on the loss of nature and the urgent need to protect it.  Join in Earth Hour 2019.

April 
6 - 21

Discover National Parks
The fortnight will champion all that is unique and special about National Park.   More info

18 Intenrational Day for Monuments and Sites
This year this offers the opportunity for National and International Scientific Committees to raise awareness about the relevance of rural landscapes, the challenges that encompass their conservation, the benefits that these efforts provide, and how rural landscapes are intrinsically related with sustainable development.  Find out more
29 April - 5 May

National Gardening Week  
Share your passion for plants and your love of gardening!

May
 

Walk in the Woods Month
Every May, enjoy trees and woods.  Organised by the Tree Council in the UK.

13-19 National Vegetarian Week
National Vegetarian Week is your chance to join millions of others enjoying amazing veggie food
17

Endangered Species Day
The day recognizes the national conservation efforts to protect our nation's endangered species and their habitats.

22

International Day for Biological Diversity
Also known as World Biodiversity Day, this is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. The theme for 2019 is Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health 

June
5

World Environment Day
World Environment Day is the UN's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.

8 World Ocean Day
A global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.
19 National Refill Day
Don't buy a plastic bottle for more water - what can you do to REFILL  your water bottle?   Refill on the go!   Have you #GotTheBottle to prevent plastic pollution?  More info
July
Late July

National Marine Week 
The Wildlife Trusts’ nationwide celebration of all things marine lasting 15 fun-filled days to allow for the variation in tide times around the country. Wildlife Trusts around the UK put on a jam-packed programme of events and activities... including inland!

September
 

Organic September
Be part of the UK's biggest celebration of all things organic and take advantage of some amazing offers and promotions throughout the month

23 Sept - 23 Oct

Seed Gathering Season
Organised by the Tree Council  to inspire everyone to gather seeds, fruits and nuts and grow the trees of the future.  Date to be confirmed

October
  International Walk to School Month 
Gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking. 
4 World Animal Day 
Each and every one of us can make a difference to animals.  Make a pledge to do just that.
November
13 World Kindness Day 
Promoting, sharing and uniting kindness.
23 Nov - 1 Dec

National Tree Week 
National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season.

December
11 International Mountain Day 
Aims to raise awareness about the relevance of mountain forests and the role they play within a green economy, as well as in climate change