Environment Events

Use Environment Events to find special days and weeks of the year with special significance for wildlife and nature.

You can get inspired by what is the specific nature or wildlife event of the day to plan some special actions with your colleagues, your school, your children or your friends.

For example, draw or colour hippos for Hippo Day (15th September) or print a poster about how to use less water and post it on the notice board at work for World Water Day (22nd March).

Note: Arbor Day or National Tree Planting Day, in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees, is celebrated in many countries at different dates (depending on the best season).

Hippo, credits: Wikicommons, BS Thurner Hof

Environment Events in February

First week in February: National Green Week

2: World Wetlands Day

15: Hippo Day

20: Penguin Awareness Day

Third Saturday in February: World Pangolin Day

27: International Polar Bear Day

Environment Events in March

2: Clean Up Australia Day

3: World Wildlife Day

14: International Day Of Action for Rivers

17 to 23: National Wildlife Week

20: World Sparrow Day

21: World Planting Day and International Day of Forests

22: World Water Day

End of March: Earth Hour

Hippo, credits: Wikicommons,Kurt Mervin

Environment Events in April

1: Fossil Fools Day

7: Beaver Day

8: Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

22: Earth Day

25: World Penguin Day

27 : World Tapir Day

Last Friday in April: Arbor Day

Environment Events in May

2: World Tuna Day

3: International Migratory Bird Day

9 to 10: World Migratory Bird Day

10: Fair Trade Day

13: Frog Jump Day

22: International Day for Biological Diversity (World Biodiversity Day)

23: Turtle Day

24: Europarc European day of parks

Third Friday in May: Endangered Species Day and Bike-to-Work Day


Environment Events in June

5: World Environment Day

5: Plant for the Planet - The Billion Tree Campaign

7: Drawing Day

8: World Oceans Day

15: Global Wind Day

17: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

21: World Giraffe Day

20 to 26: Recycle Week (find ideas on how to reduce, re-use and recycle)

Environment Events in July

1 to 7: National Clean Beaches Week

4: Independence from Meat Day (see how to eat less meat)

11: World Population Day

29: International Tiger Day

Environment Events in August

10: World Lion Day

19: Photography Day (take this opportunity to get out and see wild animals)

Last full week of August: Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Environment Events in September

Koala Month

4: National Wildlife day

15: Greenpeace Day

16: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

17-19: Clean Up The World Weekend

18: World Water Monitoring Day

21: Zero Emissions Day

22: Car Free Day

No Car Week: week of September 22 (China)

23: Ecological Debt Day (Earth Overshoot Day) September 23 in 2008, but receding!

26 : World Environmental Health Day (IFEH)

27: Hug a Vegetarian Day

Last Sunday in September: World Rivers Day

Environment Events in October

First Monday in October: World Habitat Day

Second Wednesday in October: International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

22: World Planting Day

22: World Rhino Day

24: International Day of Climate Action

Black rhino, credits: Wikicommons, John and Karen Hollingsworth, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Environment Events in November

6 : International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

15: America Recycles Day

21: World Fisheries Day

Last complete week in November: European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR)

Environment Events in December

5: World Soil Day

5: International Volunteer Day

11: International Mountain Day

Be ready to celebrate and educate for these environment events!

There are great to use to post on your favourite social network too, to remind all your friends and family about what matters to you and how to become part of the solution!