Tuesday, October 6, 2009

IMPORTANT DATE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT!!!!


Days


• World Wetlands Day - February 2

• National Biodiesel Day [1] - March 18

• UN World Day for Water - March 22

• Earth Day - April 22

• Arbor Day - Last Friday in April (each state also has its own observation based on best tree planting time)

• International Migratory Bird Day - May 3

• International Day for Biological Diversity (World Biodiversity Day) - May 22

• Bike-to-Work Day - Third Friday in May

• UN World Environment Day - June 5

• UN World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - June 17

• UN World Population Day - July 11

• International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - September 16

• Zero Emissions Day - September 21

• Car Free Day - September 22

• Ecological Debt Day (Earth Overshoot Day) - September 23 in 2008, but receding

• UN World Habitat Day - first Monday in October

• International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction - second Wednesday in October

• International Day of Climate Action - October 24

• International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict - November 6

• International Mountain Day - December 11

• Ozone Action Day - at certain times during the summer months

• eDay - variable date



Weeks


• Bike to Work Week Victoria

• Conservation Week

• European Mobility Week - September 16 to 22

• Bike Week - second week in June

• Green Office Week



Years

• International Polar Year - 1882–1883

• International Polar Year - 1932–1933

• 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