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Canada & World Environment Days 2013

This is a listing of environmental days / theme days throughout the year. Great for environmental education, awareness and action, they often include fun, hands-on activities for schools and community groups. Follow the links below to learn about each day, event organizing tips and more. In some cases, such as Earth Day, you can find many simultaneous events and activities in cities and towns across Canada. In the right column, additional educational information, organizations and resources are provided relating to the underlying theme of each day. For other environmental events across Canada, see also the Planetfriendly Calendar

 
Date Name More Information Links & Organizations
February 2 World Wetlands Day home (2) | search dir | wiki | news | calendar
early March National Ground Water Awareness Week (USA) search dir | wiki | news | calendar
March 21 World Forestry Day search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
March 22 World Water Day / World Day for Water home (2) | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
March 23 World Meteorological Day home | search dir | wiki | news
late March
Earth Hour
home | search
dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
April Earth Month search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
April 1
Fossil Fools Day
home (2)
dir | wiki (2) | news | pf | cal
April 7 World Health Day home | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
2nd week of April National Wildlife Week canada | home | search dir | wiki | news | calendar
2nd full week in April National Environmental Crime Prevention Week (USA) home | search search | wiki | news | calendar
mid April National Environmental Education Week (USA) home | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
April 22 Earth Day
canada | worldwide dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
late April
Downshifting Week
home | defined | search
dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
late April Pitch-in Canada Week home | search  
late April TV Turnoff Week search | wiki
dir | wiki | news
Month of May International Compost Awareness Month search dir | wiki | news | calendar
1st week of May Compost Awareness Week canada | search dir | wiki | news | calendar
May 2 World Asthma Day www.lung.ca canada | worldwide dir | wiki | news
early May Drinking Water Week cwwa.ca | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
May 12 Canada Health Day search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
May 14 International Migratory Bird Day home | search dir | wiki | news | calendar
May 16 Endangered Species Day search dir | wiki | news | calendar
3rd week of May Sun Awareness Week cancer.ca | search dir | wiki | news
May 22 Biodiversity Day / Intntl. Day for Biological Diversity home | search dir | wiki | news | calendar
May 27 Rachel Carson Day home | search dir | wiki | news | calendar
1st week of June Canadian Environment Week home | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
June 2 Clean Air Day home | more | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
June 5 World Environment Day home | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
first Saturday of June International Trails Day search dir | wiki | news | pf
June 8 World Oceans Day
search | canada dir (2) | wiki | news | pf | cal
2nd Sunday of June Canadian Rivers Day home | search
dir (2) | wiki | news | pf | cal
June 17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought home | search dir | wiki | news | calendar
3rd Saturday of June Canada Parks Day home | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
late June National Pollinator Week home | search wiki | news | calendar
last Friday in June International Mud Day home | search Resources: (1) | (2) | (3)
July 11 World Population Day home | search dir | wiki | news
August 12 International Youth Day
home | search
mid August
Blackout Day
home | search dir | wiki | news | pf (2) | cal
September 16 Ozone Day / International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer home | search (2) dir | wiki | news | calendar
September
National Forest Week search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
September National Tree Day
home | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
3rd weekend of September Clean Up The World Weekend home (2) | search  
3rd Tuesday of September Peace Day / International Day of Peace home | search (2) dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
September 22 International Car Free Day canada | wikisearch dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
September Pollution Prevention Week (USA) home | search dir | wiki | news | calendar
Sept. 28, 2008
World Rivers Day
home | search
dir (2) | wiki | news | pf | cal
September 28 Green Consumer Day search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
1st Monday of October World Habitat Day (human habitat/settlements) search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
October 4 World Animal Day / World Animal Welfare Day search dir | wiki | news | calendar
1st week of October International Walk to School Week canada | search search | wiki | news | pf | calendar
October International Walk to School Month home | search search | wiki | news | pf | calendar
October National Science Week in Canada home | search dir | wiki (2)
October 16 World Food Day home | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
October 17 International Day for Eradication of Poverty home | search dir | wiki | news
3rd week of Oct Waste Reduction Week home | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
October 24 World Development Day search dir (2) | wiki (2) | news | pf
October Make a Difference Day search  
November Lead Poisoning Prevention Week search dir | wiki | news | calendar
November 6 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict home | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
November 20 Universal Children's Day search search | wiki | news | pf | calendar
November 21 World Fisheries Day search dir | wiki | news | pf
last Friday in November Buy Nothing Day home | search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
Usually Nov. or December
International Day of Action on Climate Change
home | wiki | search
dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
December 5 International Volunteer Day search dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar
December 10 Human Rights Day search dir | wiki | news
various dates Bike to Work Week / Bike to Work Day search | search dir (2) | wiki | news | pf | cal
various dates Arbor Day / Arbour Day / Plant a Tree Day search (2) dir | wiki | news | pf | calendar

Where do these "days" come from? Some of the days are proclaimed or
sanctioned by governments, or inter-governmental bodies such as the UN.
Others such as Fossil Fools Day, TV Turnoff Day and Buy Nothing Day,
were launched by nonprofit or community groups. (Such groups are sometimes
less influenced by 'sunset' or 'dinosaur' industries, and free to promote sustainable
alternatives to them.) If you follow the links provided above, you will find out more
about the days and their origins.

For many more environmental events, conferences and courses
in Canada in 2008 and 2009, please see the main
Calendar.

 
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