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Ecological & Environmental Awareness Days

Stewardship for the land that we get out and enjoy with our dogs on a daily basis is more important than ever. This collection of awareness days and months focuses on holidays that shine the spotlight on environmental and ecological issues. From keeping the beaches clean for memorable dog walks to recycling pet food containers, we hope this calendar will give you ideas for how to live a greener life with your dog!



January

  • Veganuary 
  • Jan. 1: Play Outside Day
  • Jan. 20: Take a Walk Outdoors Day
  • Jan. 25: Observe the Weather Day
  • Jan. 27: National Geographic Day
  • Jan. 26: International Environmental Education Day
  • Jan. 28: International Reducing CO2 Emissions Day

February

  • Feb. 2: World Wetlands Day

March

  • March 1: World Seagrass Day
  • 2nd Friday of March: Solar Appreciation Day
  • March 14: International Day of Action for Rivers
  • March 18: Global Recycling Day
  • March 18: National Biodiesel Day
  • March 20: Great British Spring Clean Day
  • March 20: World Rewilding Day
  • March 20/21: Spring (Vernal) Equinox
  • March 21: International Day of Forests 
  • March 21: World Planting Day
  • March 21: National Renewable Energy Day
  • March 21: World Wood Day
  • March 22: World Water Day
  • March 22: National Ag Day
  • March 23: World Meteorological Day
  • March 25: Earth Hour
  • March 28: National Weed Appreciation Day

April

  • Poetic Earth Month
  • April 3: A Drop of Water is a Grain of Gold Day
  • April 8: National All is Ours Day
  • April 12: National Big Wind Day
  • April 13: International Plant Appreciation
  • April 14: National Look Up at the Sky Day
  • April 16-24: National Park Week
  • April 16-22: Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (same week as earth week)
  • April 19-23: National Environmental Education Week
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 28: Arbor Day
  • April 28: Stop Food Waste Day

May

  • American Wetlands Month
  • Clean Air Month
  • Gardening for Wildlife Month
  • National Public Gardens Week (starting Friday before Mother’s Day)
  • National Public Works Week (3rd full week in May)
  • May 3: Sun Day
  • May 4: Greenery Day (Japan)
  • May 7: National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (First Saturday in May)
  • May 10: Green Dreamer Day
  • Friday before the Sunday after Mother’s Day: Go Public Gardens Days
  • May 12: International Day of Plant Health
  • May 17: Bike to Work Day
  • May 19: Plant Something Day
  • May 20: National River Cleanup Day
  • May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity 
  • May 24: European Day of Parks
  • May 29: Learn About Composting Day

June

  • National Oceans Month
  • National Pollinators Month
  • National Rivers Month
  • June 1: World Reef Awareness Day
  • June 2: World Peatlands Day
  • June 3: National Trails Day
  • June 3: National Prairie Day
  • June 5: International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
  • June 5: World Environment Day 
  • June 5-11, 2023: Canadian Environment Week
  • June 6: World Green Roof Day
  • June 8: World Oceans Day
  • June 15: Global Wind Day
  • June 17: World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
  • June 21: Summer Solstice
  • June 22: World Rainforest Day
  • Third full week in June: National Grasslands Week
  • June 24: Upcycling Day
  • June 29: International Day of the Tropics

July

  • Plastic Free July
  • July 1-7: Clean Beaches Week
  • First Saturday in July: National Hop A Park Day
  • July 3: International Plastic Bag Free Day
  • July 10: Global Energy Independence Day
  • July 11: World Population Day
  • July 11-17: Oxfam Water Week (UK)
  • July 12: Paper Bag Day
  • July 26: International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem 
  • July 28: World Nature Conservation Day
  • July 29: Rain Day

August

  • Aug. 6: National Tree Day
  • Aug. 11: Mountain Day
  • Last week of Aug.: National Composites Week
  • Aug. 31: National Diatomaceous Earth Day

September

  • National Organic Month
  • Organic September (UK)
  • Sept. 20-26: Recycle Now Week (UK)
  • Sept. 5: International Day of Charity
  • Sept. 7: International Day of Clean Air
  • Sept. 7: International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies
  • Sept. 10: Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day (first Saturday after Labor Day)
  • Sept. 15: Greenpeace Day
  • Sept. 16: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer or World Ozone Day
  • Sept. 17: International Coastal Cleanup Day or National Clean Up Day (third Saturday of September)
  • Sept. 17: International Microorganism Day
  • Sept. 18: World Water Monitoring Day
  • Third Saturday in September : World Cleanup Day and National Cleanup Day
  • Sept. 19: Recycle Now Week (UK)
  • Sept. 21: Zero Emissions Day 
  • Sept. 22/23: Autumnal Equinox
  • September 22: Car Free Day
  • Sept. 24: National Public Lands Day (fourth Saturday in September)
  • September 26: World Environmental Health Day
  • Sept. 27: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring publication anniversary
  • September 29: World Rivers Day
  • Sept. 29: International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

October

  • Oct.1: World Vegetarian Day
  • Oct. 4: World Habitat Day (first Monday of October)
  • Oct. 5: Energy Efficiency Day (1st Wed. in Oct.)
  • Oct.7: World Habitat Day
  • Oct. 8: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Day
  • Oct. 13: International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
  • Oct.16: World Food Day
  • Oct. 24: International Day of Climate Action
  • Oct. 28: Sustainability Day (the fourth Wed. of October each year)

November

  • Nov. 1: World Vegan Day
  • Nov. 5: World Tsunami Awareness Day
  • Nov. 6: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  • Nov. 15: America Recycles Day or National Recycling Day
  • Nov. 17: National Hiking Day
  • Nov. 19: National Camp Day

December

  • Dec. 2: World Pollution Prevention Day
  • Dec. 5: World Soil Day
  • Dec. 11: International Mountain Day 
  • Dec. 12: Anniversary of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement
  • Dec. 14: National Energy Conservation Day
  • Dec. 21/22: Winter Solstice
  • Dec. 28: Anniversary of 1973 Endangered Species Act

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Environmental Awareness Days