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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:


World Future Energy Summit - 14th to 17th
Australia Day - 26th


World Wetlands Day - 2nd
International Day of Women & Girls in Science - 11th to 12th
Anniversary of the Apology (2008) - 13th
Business Clean Up Day - 26th


First day of Autumn - 1st
Schools Clean Up Day - 2nd
World Wildlife Day - 3rd
Clean Up Australia Day - 3rd
International Women's Day - 8th
National Ground Water Awareness Week - 11th to 17th
Green Cities Conference - 13th to 15th
International Day of Forests - 21st
Harmony Day - 21st
World Water Day - 22nd
World Meteorological Day - 23rd
Earth Hour - 30th


World Heritage Day - 18th
National Trust Heritage Festival - 18th April to 20th May
Earth Day - 22nd
Anzac Day - 25th


International Composting Awareness Week - 6th to 12th
OZWater'18 - 8th - 10th
World Parks Week - 10th to 18th
World Migratory Bird Day - 12th
National Volunteer Week - 21st to 27th
International Day for Biological Diversity - 22nd
World Turtle Day - 23rd
National Sorry Day - 26th
National Reconciliation Week - 27th to 3rd June


First day of Winter - 1st
World Environment Day - 5th
World Oceans Day - 8th
Global Wind Day - 15th
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - 17th
Red Nose Day - 29th


NAIDOC Week - 8th to 15th
World Population Day - 11th
Schools Tree Day - 27th
National Tree Day - 29th


Jeans for Genes Day - 3rd
International Day for World Indigenous Peoples - 9th
Red Nose Day - 9th
National Science Week - 11th to 19th
International Youth Day - 12th
World Humanitarian Day - 19th
Keep Australia Beautiful Week - 19th - 25th


First day of Spring - 1st
National Biodiversity Month
National Wattle Day - 1st
Sea Week - TBC
National Landcare Week - TBC
National Threatened Species Day - 7th
National Bilby Day - 9th
Sustainable House Day - 16th
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - 16th
Bushcares Major Day Out – BMDO - TBC
World Car-Free Day - 22nd
World Maritime Day - 29th


World Habitat Day - 2nd
World Space Week - 4th to 10th
All Energy 2018 conference - 3rd to 4th
National Walk to Work Day - 5th
National Ride 2 Work Day - TBC
International Day for Disaster Reduction - 13th
World Food Day - 16th
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - 17th
Bird Week - 21st to 27th 
Aussie Backyard Bird Count - 22nd to 28th
National Water Week - 21st to 27th 
United Nations Day - 24th
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - 27th


World Tsunami Awareness Day - 5th
National Recycling Week - 12th to 18th
Pollinator Week - 10th - 17th 
International GIS Day - 14th
World Fisheries Day - 21st


First day of Summer - 1st
International Day of People with Disability - 3rd
International Volunteer Day - 5th
World Soil Day - 5th
International Civil Aviation Day - 7th
Human Rights Day - 10th
International Mountain Day - 11th

Department Of The Environment - Australian Government

Created On February 11, 2016 Last modified on Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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