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Environment quality

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What communities can do[edit]

  • Traffic surveys
  • Clean up days
  • Environmental quality monitoring
  • Beach cleans
  • River cleans
  • Campaigns against waste


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Yes to Life, No to Mining

Why it matters[edit]

Community groups may be concerned about litter, pollution, traffic pollution, air quality, noise or light pollution, river quality, state of beaches, etc.

Aarhus Convention[edit]

The Aarhus Convention, was signed on 25 June 1998 in the Danish city of Aarhus. It entered into force on 30 October 2001. As of March 2014, it has 47 parties—46 states and the European Union. All of the ratifying states are in Europe and Central Asia.

The Aarhus Convention grants the public rights regarding access to information, public participation and access to justice, in governmental decision-making processes on matters concerning the local, national and transboundary environment. It focuses on interactions between the public and public authorities. W


Apps for sustainability[edit]

EarthObserver App, mobile application which provides users with simplified access to vast libraries of images and information that up until now were tapped mainly by earth and environmental scientists. The EarthObserver App, the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, displays natural features and forces on land, undersea and in the air. Source: The Earth Institute, Colombia University, 2011-01-10

WideNoise app, a project based in the E.U., lets users monitor and share noise pollution levels at various locations with other users.



"We All Live Downstream" Frank Carbone Jr.


News and comment[edit]

See separate article: Environment quality news



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December 11 - International Mountain Day
Annual event to encourage sustainable development in mountains. W,

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June 17 - World Day to Combat Desertification W
Annual event.

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June 8 - World Oceans Day W
Annual event. Events performed for WOD and awareness includes beach cleanups, educational programs, art contests, film festivals, and sustainable seafood events. 2015 – 2016 Theme: Healthy oceans, healthy planet.

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June 5 - World Environment Day W
Annual event.

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April 22 - Earth Day W
Annual event, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.

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March 22 - World Water Day
Annual event.


February 14 - Send a Love letter to the Earth
Worldwide initiative for laws to protect the Earth,


February 2 - World Wetlands Day W
Annual event. WWD activities, involving community groups have included, nature walks, children’s art contests, sampan races, and community clean-up days.

See also[edit]

  • local information can be found, or shared, via our many location pages

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Ecocide, Environmental justice, Aarhus Convention, Air Quality Egg

External links[edit]


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