It’s always handy to know what kind of things are being represented, celebrated or acted upon locally, nationally and even internationally.
With reference to sustainable outcomes and raising awareness of environmental, community and climate relevant topics, here is a basic list of dates, days etc. dedicated to specific topics.
All of these are important to every person who is concerned and working towards climate action; where we can, MAC-CAN always tries to keep these special times in mind to increase opportunities for education and supporting communities with their own sustainability goals. We may also have ideas of creating our own local celebratory days, weeks or months for DG8 so watch this space!
The information below may not be 100% accurate specifically date wise for the current/upcoming year but has been pulled together from research online and from our partners… it’s just to let you know that these things exist. If there’s anything not on the list, there are plenty of other similar calendars online – why recreate the wheel as they say? These are just ones we have cherry-picked!
If you’d like more information on anything listed here click the blue links.
Please remember that the content of any external links is not verified or endorsed by MAC-CAN.
17th – Big Energy Saving Week
2nd – World Wetlands Day
11th – World Pulses Day
27 – 12th March – Fairtrade Fortnight
1-31st – No Mow May
8th – World Fair Trade Day
9-13th – Transport and Climate Week
13-20th – Mental Health Awareness Week
12th – International Day of Plant Health
13th – World Migratory Bird Day
15-21st – World Vegetarian Week
20th – World Bee Day
22nd – International Day for Biological Diversity
3rd – World Bicycle Day
5th – World Environment Day
8th – World Oceans Day
17th – World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
18th – Sustainable Gastronomy Day
1-31st – Plastic Free July
1-7th – Net Zero Week
2nd – International Day of Co-Operatives
3rd – International Plastic Bag Free Day
11th – World Population Day
22-29th- Love Parks Week
4th – Cycle to Work Day
1-31st – Organic September
5th – International Day of Charity
4-8th Zero Waste Week
7th – Clean Air, Blue Skies Day
16th – International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
17-26th – Global Goals Week
17-25th – Great British Beach Clean
20th – Recycle Week
21st – International Day of Peace
22nd – World Car Free Day
Fourth Sunday in September – World Rivers Day
18-26th – Great Big Green Week
26th – 2nd Oct – Scottish Climate Week
29th – International Awareness Day on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
1-31st – Unblockotber
1st – World Vegetarian Day
4th – World Habitat Day
10th – World Mental Health Day
1st – Carbon Literacy Action Day
6th – International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
7-11th – Trustees Week
19-27th – European Week for Waste Reduction
26-5th December – National Tree Week
What else can WE ALL be aware of?
It’s good to be informed in order to make educated choices and make behaviour changes that work towards our own personal and collective action against climate change. Click on the links above each image to find out more!
If you know of any more important local, national or international dates or movements, please get in touch ….