Historically, the United Nations Organization (UN) commemorates certain days, weeks, years and decades to sensitize and educate people about different issues and problems that the world is going through. In general, it is the Member States that propose the dates and the General Assembly approves them through a resolution.
In order to raise awareness and promote action towards environmental protection and sustainability, it is important to observe notable environmental days.
For the year 2023, we have compiled a list of important dates to remember. Some of these days include World Wetlands Day on February 2, Earth Hour on March 25, World Oceans Day on June 8, World Clean Air Day on September 7, and International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on September 16.
Below we offer you an environmental calendar for 2023 in which you can see, month by month, the main ephemeris and dates of the world days dedicated to specific aspects of the environment. These are dates to reflect on and keep in mind in the new year.
These are the most important dates to take into account in 2023 to remember and act around the protection of the environment.
World Snow Day is celebrated on the 15th, on the 20th to raise awareness for penguins, on the 21st for the squirrel and on the 26th for environmental education. In addition, the 28th marks the International Day for the Reduction of CO2 Emissions, also known as the World Day of Action Against Global Warming.
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January 15th: World Snow Day
January 20th: Raise awareness for penguins,
January 21st: The squirrel
January 26th: Environmental education.
January 28th: International Day for the Reduction of CO2 Emissions.
World Greyhound Dog Day is celebrated on February 1, followed by Wetlands Day and International Straw Free Day (February 3). On the other hand, February 5 is the World Day of Man in Time and six days later that of women and girls in science (11). In addition, on the 19th the pangolin is celebrated, on the 20th the World Day of Environmental Justice and on the 22nd that animal sterilization.
February 01: World Greyhound Dog Day
February 2: World Wetlands Day
February 3: International Straw Free Day.
February 5: World Day of Man in Time
February 11: Women and girls in science.
February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 19: Pangolin day,
February 20: World Day of Environmental Justice
February 22: Animal sterilization day
February 27: World Polar Bear Day
The world days of wildlife, engineering for sustainable development and energy efficiency are commemorated on March 3, 4 and 5, respectively. This month also has the International Day of Action for Rivers (14), and a day later is responsible consumption. Finally, on the 22nd, 23rd and 26th, World Meteorological Day, water day and climate day are celebrated.
March 3 to 5: World Wildlife Day
March 8: International Women’s Day
March 14: International Day of Action for Rivers
March 15: World Consumer Rights Day
March 18: Global Recycling Day
March 20: World Sparrow Day
March 22: World Water Day, World Meteorological Day
March 25: Earth Hour
The first days of April (5, 7 and 8) are those of awareness, health, and the World Day of Opposition to Transgenic Food. Other important dates are the World Day of Peasant Struggle, Mother Earth Day, Laboratory Animal Day, and Noise Awareness Day, which are commemorated on April 17, 22, 24, and 26, respectively.
April 7: World Health Day
April 17: World Day of Peasant Struggle
April 21: Fish Migration Day
April 22: Earth Day
April 24: Laboratory Animal Day
April 26: Noise Awareness Day
April 28: Arbor Day
On May 2, World Tuna Day is celebrated, on May 13 that of migratory birds and after that of recycling (May 17). On the other hand, May 20 is World Bee Day and a day later the European Day of the Natura 2000 Network. In addition, the 22nd is celebrated for biological diversity and the 24th is the European Day of Natural Parks.
First Week of May: International Compost Awareness Week
May: Mental Health Awareness Month
May 11: International Migratory Bird Day
May 17: Endangered Species Day
May 17: Transphobia and Biphobia
May 17: Bike to Work Day
May 20: World Bee Day
May 21: European Day of the Natura
May 22: World Biodiversity Day
May 23: World Turtle Day
May 24: European Day of Natural Parks
World Environment Day is celebrated on the 5th, on the 8th for the oceans, on the 16th for sea turtles, and on the 17th the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. In addition, the 21st marks the International Day of the Solstice Celebration, the 26th the fight against electromagnetic pollution and the 28th the tree.
June: Pride Month
June 5: World Environment Day
June 8: World Oceans Day
June 9: Coral Triangle Day
June 15: Nature Photography Day
June 16: World Sea Turtle Day
June 15: Global Wind Day
June 20: World Refugee Day
June 21: World Giraffe Day
June 22: World Rainforest Day
The World Day Free of Plastic Bags, that of soil conservation and that of the population are commemorated on July 3, 7 and 11, respectively. This month also has World Dog Day (21) and mangrove defence day, 26.
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July 11: World Population Day
July 14: International Non-Binary People’s Day
July 16: World Refill Day
July 29: World Tiger Day
On August 8, World Cat Day is celebrated, on the 9th that of indigenous peoples and then that of biodiesel (August 10). On the other hand, August 18 is the World Day for the Prevention of Forest Fires and the 29th is the International Day against Nuclear Tests.
August 10: World Lion Day
August 12: World Elephant Day
August 19: World Orangutan Day
August 22: National Honey Bee Day
The 7th is the International Day of Clean Air for a Blue Sky, the 16th is the preservation of the ozone layer, the 22nd is the day without a car and the 26th is World Environmental Health Day. In addition, the 28th commemorates World Maritime Day and the 29th the awareness about the loss and waste of food.
September 12: World Dolphin Day
September 15: World Cleanup Day
September 18: World Water Monitoring Day
September 21: Zero Emissions Day
September 22: Car Free Day
September 22: World Rhino Day
September 26: World Environmental Health Day
September 29: World Rivers Day
September 29: International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste
World Habitat Free Day, Animals Day, and Natural Disaster Reduction Day are commemorated on October 3, 4, and 13, respectively. This month also has the International Day for the Protection of Nature (18), the International Day Against Climate Change (24) and the day of cities, on the 31st.
October 1: World Vegetarian Day
October 4: World Animal Day
October 5: Energy Efficiency Day
October 7: World Habitat Day
October 10: World Mental Health Day
Third Week of October: Waste Reduction Week in Canada
October 16: World Food Day
October 24: International Day of Climate Action
World Ecology Day is celebrated on November 1 and International Day for the Prevention of Environmental Exploitation in War and Armed Conflict on November 6. On the other hand, November 10 is Science for Peace and Development, the Toilet on the 19th, Fishing on the 21st and World Day Against Consumerism on the 25th.
November 1: World Vegan Day
November 4: World Paper Free Day
November 13–19: Transgender Awareness Week
November 17: Take a Hike Day
The 3rd is the International Day Against the Use of Pesticides, the 5th is Soil Day and the 10th is International Human Rights Day, which coincides with animal rights. Finally, the 11th is that of the mountains and the 27th is World Epidemic Preparedness Day.
December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 5: World Soil Day
December 11: International Mountain Day
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