International sustainable community events

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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

2020 dates unless otherwise shown.

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Years - Decades - See also - Interwiki links - External links

January 2020[edit]

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Jan 1 Public Domain Day, 2020: Wed

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Jan 31 Street Children‘s Day, 2020: Fri



Feb 2 World Wetlands Day, 2020: Sun

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Feb 8 WinterBikeToWorkDay, 2019: Fri

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Feb 20 World Day of Social Justice, 2020: Thu

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Feb 22 - Mar 1 Real Bread Week, 2020: Sat-Sun


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Mar Water Action Month, annually

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Mar 3 World Wildlife Day, 2020: Tue

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Mar 7 Open Data Day, 2020, Sat

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Mar 8 International Women's Day, 2020, Sun


Mar 20 International Day of Happiness 2020, Fri

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Mar 20 - 30 Pesticide Action Week 2020: Fri - Mon

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Mar 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2020, Sat

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Mar 22 World Water Day 2020, Sun


Mar 28 Earth Hour! 2020, Sat, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time


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Apr 7 World Health Day 2020, Tue


Apr 13 - May 9 Global Day of Action on Military Spending, 2019, Sat - Sun


Apr 18 International Day for Monuments and Sites, 2020, Sat

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Apr 22 Earth Day, 2020, Wed


Apr 28 Pay it Forward Day, 2019, Sun


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May 2 - 4 Jane's Walk, 2020, Sat - Mon

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May 3 - 9 International Compost Awareness Week, 2020, Sun - Sat


May 4 - 10, Screen-Free Week, 2020, Mon - Sun

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May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity, 2019, Wed


May 21 Outdoor Classroom Day, 2020, Thu


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Jun 5 World Environment Day, 2020, Fri


Jun 6 Global Degrowth Day, 2020, Sat

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Jun 8 World Oceans Day, 2019, Sat

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Jun 8 - 12 Open Source Circular Economy Days, 2019, Sat - Wed

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Jun 16 - 22 Global Sharing Week, 2019, Sun - Sat

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Jun 12 World Day Against Child Labour, 2019, Sat - Wed

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Jun 17 World Day to Combat Desertification, 2020, Wed


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Jul 1 -31 Plastic Free July, 2019, Mon - Wed

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Jul 11 World Population Day, 2020, Sat

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Jul 18 Mandela Day, 2020, Sat


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Aug 6 Hiroshima Day, 2018, Mon

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Aug 9 International Day of the World's Indigenous People, 2019, Fri

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Aug 12 International Youth Day, 2019, Mon



Sep 15 Free Money Day, 2019, Sun

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Sep 21 International Day of Peace, 2019, Sat

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Sep 21 The Meal, 2019, Sat


Sep 21 European Day of Sustainable Communities, 2019, Sat

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Sep 22 World Carfree Day, 2019, Sun


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Oct 1 World Vegetarian Day, 2019, Tue

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Oct 2 International Day of Non-Violence, 2019, Wed

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Oct 7 World Day for Decent Work, 2019, Mon


Oct 10 World Mental Health Day, 2019, Thu

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Oct 10 World Homeless Day, 2019, Thu

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Oct 13 International Day for Disaster Reduction, 2019, Sun

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Oct 16 World Food Day, 2019, Wed


Oct 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 2019, Thu


Oct 17 - 24 Pop Up Tomorrow, 2019, Thu-Thu


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Nov 16 International Day for Tolerance, 2019, Sat

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Nov 16 International Men's Day, 2019, Sat

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Nov 17 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, 2019, Sun

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Nov 23 Buy Nothing Day, 2019, ...


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Dec 9 International Anti-Corruption Day, 2019, Mon

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Dec 11 International Mountain Day, 2019: Wed


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International Year of Pulses W

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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,


International Year of Family Farming
2014 International Year of Family Farming, Fao
Can Family Farming make poverty history? CNN, July 10, 2013


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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

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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.

See also[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: International observance, List of environmental dates

External links[edit]



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