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I-31-ramsar.jpg February 2 - World Wetlands Day

2015, Wetlands for Our Future – Join us!
Annual event which marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention, on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. WWD activities, involving community groups have included, nature walks, children’s art contests, sampan races, and community clean-up days. Wikipedia / ramsar.org

Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Protest at Tufts University.jpg February 13 and 14, 2015 - Global Divestment Day, "Let’s make fossil fuels history."

The actions during the Global Divestment Day will be wide-ranging and diverse. Individuals are gearing up to close their accounts with banks and pension funds investing in fossil fuel companies. University students are planning to hold flash-mobs, vigils, sit-ins and rallies calling upon their endowments to invest in a liveable future. Faith leaders and people living on the frontline of climate change are banding together to urge their communities to divest from climate destruction. Together, all these people around the world will make one message loud and clear: it’s time to make fossil fuels history. / Fossil Free

February 14 - Send a Love letter to the Earth

Worldwide initiative for laws to protect the Earth, lovelettertotheearth.com

Favela Vidigal.jpg February 20 - World Day of Social Justice

Annual event, a day recognizing the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. Wikipedia / un.org
Teaching resource: 'Justice and Fairness' from the British Red Cross

Hackers in room.jpg February 21, 2015 - Open Data Day

International Open Data hackathon, opendataday.org
wiki.opendataday.org: What can I do?

Telework1.jpg March 3 - 7, 2014 - Telework Week


Massai women rally.jpg March 8 - International Women's Day

Annual event. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. Wikipedia

March 20 - International Day of Happiness

Annual event. The day recognizes that happiness is a fundamental human goal, and calls upon countries to approach public policies in ways that improve the well being of all peoples. Let's reclaim happiness!, Wikipedia

300px-Flickr - NewsPhoto! - Internationale dag tegen racisme (1).jpg March 21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Annual event. / Wikipedia, un.org

World water day - choir singing (4459460043).jpg March 22 - World Water Day

Annual event. unwater.org
Watch this video called Refresh on youtube

SingaporeEarthHour.jpg March 28, 2015 - Earth Hour! 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time.

Eteignez vos lumières! La Hora del Planeta! Famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide / Earth Hour 2014 Video 60 sec on youtube, earthhour.org, facebook

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April 7, 2015 - World Health Day

Global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). W who.int

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April 13, 2015 - Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Promoting a common awareness of the amounts of money spent on military. Military expenses reach about $1.700 billion each year. On GDAMS groups around the world advocate a shift of budget priorities and promote spending this amount of money on human development. W / demilitarize.org

320px-MtKenyaMackinder.jpg April 18, 2015 - International Day for Monuments and Sites

icomos.org, World Heritage and Sustainable Development, UNESCO World Heritage Centre

320px-Slow wildlife day!.jpg April 20 - 26, 2015 - InterNational Downshifting Week

Slow down your pace, learn about green actions, get a better handle on the work/life balance / downshiftingweek.com

320px-San Diego City College Zoo booth at Earth Day 2007.JPG April 22 - Earth Day

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. Wikipedia / earthday.org, Celebrate Earth Day, How to Celebrate Earth Day from WikiHow, Wikipedia: International Mother Earth Day

April 30, 2015 - Pay it Forward Day

payitforwardday.com / Free stuff

320px-Posada del Potro - Jane's walk 2012 Córdoba.jpg May 1 - 3, 2015 - Jane's Walk

A series of neighbourhood walking tours. Named after urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs, Jane's Walks are held annually during the first weekend in May to coincide with her birthday. Jane's Walks are led by volunteers, and are offered for free. The walks are led by anyone who has an interest in the neighbourhoods where they live, work or hang out. They are not always about architecture and heritage, and offer a more personal take on the local culture, the social history and the planning issues faced by the residents. W / janeswalk.net

320px-The Scandinavian Permaculture festival of 2013 - 14.JPG May 3, 2015 - International Permaculture Day / Journée Mondiale de la Permaculture


320px-Saint Helena Island.jpg May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity

Annual event. 2015 - Biodiversity for Sustainable Development / wikipedia, cbd.int

180px-2012 World Fair Trade Day in Taiwan Blue Vela.jpg
May 24 - 31, 2015 - World Fair Trade Week


Wed on bikes.jpg June 5 - World Environment Day

Annual event. Give a human face to environmental issues; Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future. / wikipedia, unep.org

320px-Teens sharing a song.jpg June 7 -13, 2015 - Global Sharing Week


320px-US Navy pick up trash World Oceans Day.jpg June 8 - World Oceans Day

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. / wikipedia, worldoceansday.org

320px-Happy children, India.jpg June 12 - World Day Against Child Labour

Annual event. / wikipedia, ilo.org

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June 17 - World Day to Combat Desertification

Annual event. / unccd.int, wikipedia