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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 - 2021 dates unless otherwise shown.

January[edit | edit source]

Jan 1 Public Domain Day, 2021: Fri

Jan 31 Street Children‘s Day, 2021: Sun

February[edit | edit source]

Feb 2 World Wetlands Day, 2021: Tue

Feb 12 WinterBikeToWorkDay, 2021: Fri

Feb 20 World Day of Social Justice, 2021: Sat

Feb 20 - 28 Real Bread Week, 2021: Sat-Sun

March[edit | edit source]

Mar Water Action Month

Mar 3 World Wildlife Day, 2021: Wed

Mar 6 Open Data Day, 2021, Sat

Mar 8 International Women's Day, 2021, Mon

Mar 20 International Day of Happiness 2021, Sat

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

Mar 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2021, Sun

Mar 22 World Water Day 2021, Mon

Mar 27 Earth Hour! 2021, Sat, 8:30 p.m. local time

April[edit | edit source]

Apr 7 World Health Day 2021, Wed

Mid April Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Apr 18 International Day for Monuments and Sites, 2021, Sun

Apr 22 Earth Day, 2021, Thu

Apr 28 Pay it Forward Day, 2021, Wed

May[edit | edit source]

May 2 International dawn chorus day, 2021, Sun

May 2 - 8 International Compost Awareness Week, 2021, Sun - Sat

May 3 - 9, Screen-Free Week, 2021, Mon - Sun

May 7 - 9 Jane's Walk, 2021, Fri - Sun...Getting to know your locality

May 17 - 23 UN Global Road Safety Week, 2021, Mon - Sun ...Road safety

May 20 Outdoor Classroom Day, 2021, Thu ...Education for sustainability

May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity, 2021, Sat

June[edit | edit source]

Jun 5 World Environment Day, 2021, Sat

Jun 5 Global Degrowth Day, 2021, Sat

Jun 8 World Oceans Day, 2021, Tue

Jun 8 - 12 Open Source Circular Economy Days, 2015 -2018

Jun 12 World Day Against Child Labour, 2021, Sat

Jun 17 World Day to Combat Desertification, 2021, Thu

Jun 21 - 27 Global Sharing Week, 2021, Mon - Sun

July[edit | edit source]

Jul 11 World Population Day, 2021, Sun

Jul 18 Mandela Day, 2021, Sun

August[edit | edit source]

Aug 6 Hiroshima Day, 2018, Mon

Aug 9 International Day of the World's Indigenous People, 2021, Mon

Aug 12 International Youth Day, 2021, Thu

September[edit | edit source]

Sep 15 Free Money Day, 2021, Wed

Sep 21 International Day of Peace, 2021, Tue

Sep 21 The Meal, 2019, Sat

Sep 21 European Day of Sustainable Communities, 2019, Sat

Sep 22 World Carfree Day, 2019, Sun

October[edit | edit source]

Oct 1 World Vegetarian Day, 2019, Tue

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

Oct 7 World Day for Decent Work, 2019, Mon

Oct 10 World Mental Health Day, 2019, Thu

Oct 10 World Homeless Day, 2019, Thu

Oct 13 International Day for Disaster Reduction, 2019, Sun

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

November[edit | edit source]

Nov 13 World Kindness Day, 2021, Sat

Nov 16 International Day for Tolerance, 2019, Sat

Nov 16 International Men's Day, 2019, Sat

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

Nov 23 Buy Nothing Day, 2019, ...

December[edit | edit source]

Dec 9 International Anti-Corruption Day, 2019, Mon

Dec 11 International Mountain Day, 2019: Wed

Years[edit | edit source]

Decades[edit | edit source]

2021-2030, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

2021-2030, Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030

2020 Decade of Change
Author: Greenpeace UK, Dec 19, 2019

See also[edit | edit source]

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


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External links[edit | edit source]

  • International observance W, List of environmental dates W
  • Upcoming events on Shareable