International Day of No Pesticide Use
International Day of No Pesticide Use is held on December 3. This event in the first decade of the month December is annual. Help us
December 3 is the anniversary of the worst peacetime chemical disaster in history. Twenty-seven tons of lethal gases leaked from Union Carbide’s pesticide factory in Bhopal, India on this date in 1984, immediately killing thousands of people and poisoning half a million others.
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International, which marks its 35th anniversary this year, is a global organization with five regional centers around the world. PAN honors the memory of the Bhopal victims every year with an international “Day of No Pesticide Use,” an annual reminder that agricultural chemicals are harming communities around the world every day.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Thai Environment Day on December 4 (Thailand);
World Climate Day on December 8 (initiated by several environmental associations of France and Belgium);
National Tree Planting Day in Malawi on December 11 (Date for 2023; celebrated on the second Monday in December);
National Energy Conservation Day in India on December 14 (since 1991);