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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

2017 dates unless otherwise shown.

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

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


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Jan 1 Public Domain Day, 2019: Tue

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Jan 31 Street Children‘s Day, 2019: Thu



Feb 2 World Wetlands Day, 2019: Sat

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Feb 8 WinterBikeToWorkDay, 2019: Fri

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Feb 20 World Day of Social Justice, 2019: Wed

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Feb 23 - Mar 3 Real Bread Week, 2019, Sat-Sun


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Mar Water Action Month

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Mar 2 Open Data Day, 2019, Sat

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Mar 3 World Wildlife Day, 2019, Sun

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Mar 8 International Women's Day, 2019, Fri


Mar 20 International Day of Happiness 2019, Wed

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Mar 20 - 30 Pesticide Action Week 2019, Wed - Sat

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Mar 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019, Thu

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Mar 22 World Water Day 2019, Fri


Mar 30 Earth Hour! 2019, Sat, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time


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


Apr 18 International Day for Monuments and Sites, 2019, Thu

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Apr 22 Earth Day, 2019, Mon

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Apr 29 - May 5 Screen-Free Week, 2019, Mon - Sun


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May 4 - 6 Jane's Walk, 2019, Sat - Mon

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May 5 - 11 International Compost Awareness Week, 2019, Sun - Sat

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May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity, 2019, Wed


May 23 Outdoor Classroom Day, 2019, Thu


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Jun 1 Global Degrowth Day, 2019, Sat

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Jun 5 World Environment Day, 2019, Wed

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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

12 - World Day Against Child Labour W. Annual event.

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


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July - Plastic Free July. Annual event.

11 - World Population Day W. Annual event.

18 - Mandela Day W. Annual event, a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.


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6, 2016 - Hiroshima Day W,

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


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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., 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. / Urban sustainability

21 - Zero Emissions Day,

21 - International Day of Peace W. On the International day of Peace : "Do something, anything to make the world a better place"

22 - World Carfree Day W. Annual, decentralized event.

22, 2018 - European Day of Sustainable Communities



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1 - World Vegetarian Day W. Annual event which initiates the month of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month

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,

10 - World Mental health Day W. Annual event.

10, 2016 - World Homeless Day. Annual event.

13 - International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction W,

16 - World Food Day W. Annual event.

17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty W. Annual event.

19 - International Credit Union Day®,


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16 - International Day for Tolerance W. Annual event.

19 International Men's Day W. 2018, Mon, & annually on Nov 19.

19 - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims W. Annual event. Third Sunday in November. World Day of Remembrance / Road safety

23 International Buy Nothing Day W, 2018, "a day for society to examine the issue of over-consumption", and kick off a season of supporting local economy and family. Activities

23 - Dec 3 MAKE SMTHNG Week, a worldwide event focused on the maker movement. 2018 dates / Ethical consumerism


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9 International Anti-Corruption Day W. 2018, Sun, and annually on Dec 9.

10 Terra Madre Day, 2018, Mon, and annually on Dec 10

11 International Mountain Day , 2018: Tue


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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

Interwiki links

Wikipedia: International observance, List of environmental dates

External links



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