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International sustainable community events
The focus of this article is global or large scale events which have the potential for large scale active and participatory involvement by community groups and active citizens. They'll tend to be free or low cost events. If you would like to suggest something for this page but are unsure how to edit it, please feel free to put your suggestion on the talk page. Similar pages can be developed for more specific locations, see for example UK sustainable community events
31 - Street Children‘s Day W, Annual event.
March - Water Action Month, endwaterpoverty.org
8 - International Women's Day W, Annual event, focusing on respect, appreciation and love towards women, and celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.
20 - 30 - Pesticide Action Week
4 - 17, 2016 - third annual #MapJam
5 - 18, 2016 - Global Day of Action on Military Spending W. Promoting a common awareness of the amounts of money spent on military. Groups around the world advocate a shift of budget priorities. demilitarize.org
24 - 30 - InterNational Downshifting Week. Slow down your pace, learn about green actions, get a better handle on the work/life balance downshiftingweek.com
1 - 7 - Screen-Free Week
5 - 13 - Global Divestment Mobilisation
7 - International Permaculture Day, Journée Mondiale de la Permaculture. permacultureday.org
18 - Outdoor Classroom Day, a day to celebrate and inspire learning and play outside the classroom
4 - 11 - Global Sharing Week, thepeoplewhoshare.com
8 - 12 - Open Source Circular Economy Days
July - Plastic Free July. Annual event.
9 - International Day of the World's Indigenous People W. Annual event to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population and recognize the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.
12 - International Youth Day W
15 - Free Money Day. Global invitation for people to explore, in a liberating and fun way, what it might be like if our relationship to money was a little different. freemoneyday.org, Post growth W / Free stuff
16 - Park(ing) Day W. Annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Always the third Friday in September. parkingday.org / Urban sustainability
21 - Zero Emissions Day, zeroemissionsday.org
23 - first European Day of Sustainable Communities
23 - THE MEAL the-meal.net
2 - International Day of Non-Violence W. Annual event observed on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
7 - World Day for Decent Work W. Annual event. During that day trade unions, union federations and other workers associations develop their actions to promote the idea of Decent Work. Actions vary from street demonstrations to music events or conferences held in many countries. World Day for Decent Work, ituc-csi.org
10 - World Mental health Day W. Annual event.
10, 2016 - World Homeless Day. Annual event. worldhomelessday.org
16 - World Food Day W. Annual event.
17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty W. Annual event.
19 - International Credit Union Day®, woccu.org
16 - International Day for Tolerance W. Annual event.
19 - International Men's Day W. Annual event.
10 - Terra Madre Day, slowfood.com
International Year of Pulses W
International Year of Soils W
"The joint crises of climate change and biodiversity erosion can both be addressed by planting gardens everywhere—full of biodiversity; full of the celebration of life, well-being, and abundance. Gardens of hope everywhere. Farms that give real food. We will continue to create the other world that we are sowing—seed by seed, inch-by-inch of soil, person by person, community by community—until all of this planet is embraced in one circle of a resurgent life and resurgent love. We will not give up." Vandana Shiva, commondreams.org
Decade of Action for Road Safety W
Officially proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in March 2010. Its goal is to stabilize and reduce the forecast level of road traffic deaths around the world. It is estimated that 5 millions lives could be saved on the world's roads during the Decade. / Road safety
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity W
The goal of significantly reducing biodiversity loss includes special focus on supporting actions that address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss, including production and consumption patterns.
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