List of environmental dates


List of environmental dates

This is a list of environmental dates. These dates are designated for the promotion of environmental issues.

Days

*World Wetlands Day - February 2
*UN World Day for Water - March 22
*UN World Meteorological Day - March 23
*Earth Day - April 22
*Arbor Day - Last Friday in April (each state also has its own observation based on best tree planting time)
* [http://www.birdday.org/ 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
*Car Free Day - September 22
*Zero Emissions Day - September 20
*UN World Habitat Day - first Monday in October
*International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction - second Wednesday in October
*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

Weeks

*Bike to Work Week Victoria
*European Mobility Week - September 16 to 22

Years

*International Polar Year - 1882–1883
*International Polar Year - 1932–1933
*International Geophysical Year - July 1, 1957 to December 31, 1958.
*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 Heliophysical Year - 2007-2008
*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
*International Year of Forests - 2011

Decades

*UN decade on water, 1981-1990
*International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction - 1990s
*United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development- 2005-2014
*International Decade on Water for Life - 2005-2015

See also

*Awareness days
*International observance
*List of commemorative days
*List of commemorative months
*List of environmental issues
*List of environment topics

References

* [http://www.unac.org/en/news_events/un_days/index.asp News & Events - UN Days, Weeks and Years]


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