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Yearly Calendar of Environmental Events

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As educators we have an opportunity to embed sustainability practices within our services thus making children aware of their impact on the environment and ways to minimise it. It’s imperative that we play an active role to assist children and families to understand sustainability issues, concepts and practices. 

The following article Yearly Calendar of Environmental Events can be used to create awareness of environmental issues. Experiences and practices can be promoted around these specific issues on these designated dates:


26th - Australia Day  


2nd World Wetlands Day 
27th to 6th - Sea Week 


1st - Business Clean Up Day 
3rd - World Wildlife Day 
4th - Schools Clean Up Day 
6th - Clean Up Australia Day 
8th - International Women's Day 
6th to 12th - National Ground Water Awareness Week 
17th - National Close the Gap Day 
19th - Earth Hour  
21st - International Day of Forests 
21st - Harmony Day 
22nd - World Water Day 
23rd - World Meteorological Day 


16th to 24th - Australian Heritage Week 
18th - World Heritage Day 
22nd - International Mother Earth Day 
22nd - Earth Day 
25th - Anzac Day 


1st to 7th - International Composting Awareness Week 
9th to 15th - National Volunteer Week 
10th to 12th - OZWater'16 
14th - World Migratory Bird Day 
21st - World Fish Migration Day 
22nd - International Day for Biological Diversity 
23rd - World Turtle Day - 23rd
26th - National Sorry Day 
27th to 3rd June – National Reconciliation Week 


5th - World Environment Day 
8th - World Oceans Day 
17th - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 
26th - Red Nose Day 


3rd to 12th - NAIDOC Week 
11th - World Population Day 
29th - Schools Tree Day 
31st - National Tree Day 


5th - Jeans for Genes Day 
9th - International Day for World Indigenous Peoples 
12th - International Youth Day 
13th to 21st - National Science Week 
19th - World Humanitarian Day 
22nd to 28th - Keep Australia Beautiful Week 


National Biodiversity Month
1st - National Wattle Day 
5th to 11th - National Landcare Week 
7th - National Threatened Species Day 
11th - Sustainable House Day 
11th - National Bilby Day 
16th - International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 
22nd - World Car-Free Day 
22nd – World Maritime Day 


3rd - World Habitat Day 
4th - World Animal Day 
4th to 10th - World Space Week 
13th - International Day for Disaster Reduction 
12th - National Ride 2 Work Day 
17th - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
18th to 24th - National Water Week 
19th to 25th - Bird Week 
19th to 25th - Aussie Backyard Bird Count 
24th - United Nations Day 
27th –World Day for Audio visual Heritage 


6th - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict 
7th to 13th - National Recycling Week 
11th - National Walk to Work Day 
16th - International GIS Day 
21st – World Fisheries Day 


3rd - International Day of People with Disability 
5th - International Volunteer Day 
10th - Human Rights Day 
11th - International Mountain Day 


Department Of The Environment - Australian Government

Last modified on Thursday, February 11, 2016
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