Fill up your school planner with even more dates to celebrate our earth! Here is a selection of celebrations to try. Click on the logos below to find out how your family, neighborhood, school, place of worship, team, or troop can get involved.
January 15:National Bird Day brings attention to endangered bird species and the number of exotic birds kept as pets in the United States.
March 21:International Day of Forests is held to promote awareness on the importance of forests and trees to people and animals.
March 22:World Water Day aims to attract the attention of governments and lawmakers about the dangers of water pollution and the importance of clean drinking water for people.
Last Sunday in March:Earth Hour is a worldwide movement that is hosted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Participants in homes, schools, and businesses in cities across the world turnoff unnecessary lights from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM to demonstrate commitment to the environment.
May 16:Endangered Species Day events are held at schools, museums, zoos, gardens, community centers, and sanctuaries around the country to educate people on the importance of protecting endangered species.
June 7:National Trails Day is a day to celebrate our nation’s trails and natural areas. Celebrations are held around the country involving hikes, biking, kayaking or canoeing, horseback riding, bird watching, and beautification projects.
June 15: Global Wind Day is an international movement that focuses on world energy independence through wind energy.
June 28:The Great American Backyard Campout is hosted by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). It is a day where people of all ages across the country camp out in their backyards, neighborhoods, and parks to spend time outdoors and learn to appreciate nature
September 4:National Wildlife Day calls attention to the number of threatened and endangered animals in our country and celebrates the hard work of zoos and animal sanctuaries.
Beginning of October:International Walk to School Day engages communities and schools to teach students about safe ways to walk or bike to school. Students participate by biking and walking to school that day.
October 16th:World Food Day brings awareness to world hunger. Events are held around the world for people to take action and help end the problem.