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Calendar of Environmental Holidays

Calendar of Environmental Holidays for 2021-2022 year
Yes, we know that you know that there is such holiday as Earth Day. But did you know about nearly 100 other environmental dates designated by UN and various other organizations to appreciate environment and create awareness of environmental issues? Here’s a list of all significant global, international and national green holidays to celebrate virtually every day. And every day is a good day to honor and protect our planet.

List of green holidays held all around the world for 2021-2022 year

October 2021

November 2021

Friday 5 November - Arbor Day in Samoa (Celebrated on the first Friday in November); World Tsunami Awareness Day
Monday 15 November - National Tree Planting Day in Sri Lanka; America Recycles Day or National Recycling Day (The national recycling rate has increased over the past 30 years. The current recycling rate is 34%)
Monday 22 November - Arbour Day (British Virgin Islands)

December 2021

Wednesday 8 December - World Climate Day (initiated by several environmental associations of France and Belgium)
Monday 13 December - National Tree Planting Day in Malawi (Date for 2021; celebrated on the second Monday in December)

January 2022

Monday 10 January - Houseplant Appreciation Day (was established by The Gardener’s Network, establishing an official opportunity to remind people of the benefits of houseplants. Having plants in your home or office can do a great deal to lift your mood and improve your quality of life. For example, a 2009 study showed that the scent of lavender can effectively lower pulse rates in stressful situations)
Sunday 16 January - Tu Bishvat (the fifteenth day of Shevat. The New Year for trees or ט"וּ בִּשְׁבָט); World Snow Day
Monday 24 January - Big Energy Saving Week in UK (Spent from Monday of the last full week of January)

February 2022

March 2022

Saturday 5 March - Tree Planting Day in Iran; World Energy Efficiency Day (This international event takes place in order to raise awareness of the rational use of energy)
Thursday 17 March - Buzzards Day (Buzzards are another word for turkey vultures, a species of vulture protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918)
Friday 25 March - Crane Day in Sweden (Swedish Trandagen)

April 2022

Friday 1 April - National Dark Sky Week in USA (The darkest holiday of them all was founded in 2003, and every April the week of the new moon marks a time to shed some light on our big expanse of sky); Fossil Fools Day in United States and Canada (For those environmentally-minded pranksters out there, Fossil Fools Day is a strange mix of April Fools' day and Earth Day and it takes place each year on April 1. It began in 2004 in the United States and Canada to hold coordinated action against the not-so-funny use of fossil fuels to derive energy); National Garden Month in USA; Arbor Day in Tanzania
Tuesday 5 April - Tangible Karma Day (is a company founded by Amber Nicole Dilger in 2005 and her idea was to recycle and reuse); Gardening Festival or Tree Planting Day in South Korea (Sikmogil); National Dandelion Day in U.S. (unofficial holiday)
Friday 15 April - Ecological Knowledge Day (has been celebrated in Ukraine since 1996 at the initiative of environment NGOs)
Friday 22 April - Days of protection from environmental hazards in Russia; Chemists Celebrate Earth Day in USA (In 2003, the American Chemical Society joined in on April 22's festivities. Each year, ACS highlights one of four general topics and chooses a theme—this year it's "Our Earth: Handle With Care"—to focus the celebration and highlight how chemists can contribute to a greener world); Earth Day; Environmental Awareness Day in Wisconsin
Friday 29 April - Birthday of the World Wildlife Fund (Date of foundation of the WWF April 29, 1961, Morges, Switzerland)

May 2022

Wednesday 4 May - Greenery Day in Japan (みどりの日 - Until 1988, April 29 was celebrated as the birthday of Emperor Showa. It was decided to keep this day a holiday even after his passing away in January 1989 and to name it Greenery Day because of the late Emperor's love of nature. In 2007, April 29 became Showa Day, and Greenery Day was moved to May 4); Bird Day
Saturday 7 May - Green Up Day in Vermont (observed on the first Saturday of May, is a statewide effort in the US state of Vermont to clean up roadside trash)
Friday 20 May - World Endangered Species Day (This environmental date is celebrated on the third Friday of May); Bike-to-Work Day in United States (is celebrated on the third Friday of May); World Bee Day (On this day Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born in 1734); Volga River Day in Russia (celebrated since 2008)
Tuesday 24 May - European Day of Parks (Europarc Federation)

June 2022

Thursday 9 June - Coral Triangle Day (The CTD was first held on June 10, 2012, as a regional interpretation of World Oceans Day. During the 8th Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (a multilateral partnership to safeguard the Coral Triangle's marine and coastal biological resources) Senior Official Meeting, member countries declared to designate the Coral Triangle Day to be held annually. The region covers the exclusive economic zones of six countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste)
Monday 13 June - Animal Rights Awareness Week ( Begins from the third week of June)
Thursday 16 June - World Sea Turtle Day (WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation); Dump The Pump Day (Third Thursday of June)
Saturday 18 June - International Surfing Day (was established in 2005 by Surfing Magazine and The Surfrider Foundation)
Tuesday 21 June - National Aboriginal Day in Canada; World Giraffe Day (is an exciting annual event initiated by GCF to celebrate the longest-necked animal on the longest day or night); Summer Solstice (International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice)
Monday 27 June - World Microbiome Day (was launched by the APC Microbiome Ireland. Microbiomes are communities of bacteria, fungi and virus that are found everywhere, from inside our bodies to soil and water)

July 2022

Friday 1 July - The first day of Van Mahotsav in India (celebrated until July 7. Van Mahotsav is an annual tree-planting movement in India, which began in 1950. The name Van Mahotsava means FESTIVAL OF FORESTS); Clean Beaches Week in USA
Saturday 16 July - Latino Conservation Week in US (a nine-day national celebration of Latino heritage)
Wednesday 20 July - Tree Planting Day (Central African Republic)
Saturday 23 July - World Whale and Dolphin Day (International Whaling Commission — IWC)
Sunday 31 July - World Ranger Day (International Ranger Federation); National Tree Planting Day in Australia (celebrated on last Sunday in July)

August 2022

Wednesday 10 August - International Biodiesel Day (The day also honours the research experiments by Sir Rudolf Diesel who ran an engine with peanut oil in the year of 1893); World Lion Day
Friday 12 August - World Elephant Day (Conceived in 2011 by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark of Canazwest Pictures, and Sivaporn Dardarananda, Secretary-General of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation in Thailand, it was officially founded, supported and launched by Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation on August 12, 2012)
Monday 22 August - Ecological Debt Day (It started in 1987... The New Economics Foundation calculates the calendar day of Ecological Debt Day by using the following formula: (world biocapacity/world ecological footprint) x 365); National Honey Bee Day in USA; Earth Overshoot Day (date for 2020)

September 2022

Sunday 11 September - International Crane Day (Celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in September)
Thursday 15 September - Greenpeace Birthday (an international independent non-governmental environmental organization established in 1971 in Canada)
Saturday 24 September - European Mushroom Day (Celebrated on the fourth Saturday of September); International Rabbit Day
Sunday 25 September - World Rivers Day (last Sunday of September)
Tuesday 27 September - National Crush Day in USA (It’s a reminder that recycling reduces carbon emissions, saves money, and cuts down on waste. National Crush Day is an opportunity for those who care about the environment to advocate for recycling); World Tourism Day

October 2022

Saturday 1 October - Junk Mail Awareness Week (Junk mail isn't just annoying. Take a day to think about that and maybe take some action - sign up for Do Not Mail lists, or post a note on your mailbox declaring it a junk mail-free zone); Ohio Forest Products Awareness Week; World Vegetarian Day and International Vegetarian Week
Monday 17 October - International ShakeOut Day (Drop, Cover and Hold On! If nothing else, remember to take those three steps if and when an earthquake strikes)

How to celebrate green holidays

There are many ways to celebrate green holidays. Some do it with demonstrations and posters, which is good, but the best way to do it is to try to live our lives as sustainably as possible on a daily basis. There are many things we can do to help make the world safer for future generations.
Here are some tips to reduce your carbon footprint and be eco-friendly every day:
  • Buy a hybrid car or make the journey by foot, bike or public transport as often as you can
  • Limit meat consumption whenever possible and don’t waste food
  • Use reusable shopping bags every time you go shopping
  • Switch to eco-friendly home cleaning products
  • Try to cut out plastic and recycle everything
  • Use LED light bulbs and insulate your home to conserve energy
  • Add solar panels to your roof
  • Plant some trees
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