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2019 Calendar of Environmental Events

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January:  National Radon Action Month

February: Cancer Prevention Month
February 2: 
World Wetlands Day

March 1:  School Clean Up Day (Australia) Since 1992, school communities across Australia have demonstrated their support for caring for the environment through participating in Schools Clean Up Day. Site includes toolkit and interactive recycling game.

March 10-16  National Groundwater Awareness Week
March 12-16: National Wildlife Week (NWF)
March 18-24: Fix a Leak Week (EPA)
March 20:  Kick Butts Day
March 21:  International Day of Forests and the Tree 
March 22:  World Water Day
March 30:  Earth Hour - uniting people to protect the planet by turning lights off for one hour, typically  from 830-930 p.m, local time.

April:  National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 1-7 :  National Public Health Week

April 22: Earth Day - marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

April 22-28: Environmental Education Week

April 28: Park Rx Day - visit National Parks for free!

Last Friday in April:  Arbor Day -  Many states observe Arbor Day on different dates according to their best tree-planting times. Founded by  J. Sterling Morton in 1872, Arbor Day sets aside a special day for tree planting.  Check with your facilities/planning office if you are thinking about planting a tree to make sure it is placed in an optimal location (i.e. no underground utilities, no future development planned for that site, etc.)

April 29-May 3:  Air Quality Awareness Week 

Apr 29-May 5  Screen-Free Week (except for work and school!)

May:  Asthma Awareness Month
May 5-11: North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
May 6-10:  National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction
May 14: (second Saturday in May): International Migratory Bird Day
May 17: Bike to Work Day - More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. 
May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity 
May 24: (the Friday before Memorial Day): Don't Fry Day
May 31:  World No Tobacco Day

June: National Safety Month
June:  Heat Health Awareness Month
June 5: World Environment Day
June 16-22:  Trench Safety Stand-Down Week 
June 16-22:  Pollinator Week
June 23-29:  National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

July:  UV Safety Month 
July 19:  World Lung Cancer Day

August:  Cataract Awareness Month - If you are a K-8 Educator, sign up for the free SunWise toolkit!
August 1: World Lung Cancer Day
Back to School Safety Reminders
August 5:  National Back to School Day
Aug 12-18:  "Safe + Sound Week" a nationwide effort that calls on organizations to raise awareness of the value and importance of workplace safety and health program
August 25-30:  World Water Week

September: National Campus Fire Safety Month
September:  National Preparedness Month
September 4:  Protect Your Groundwater Day
September 7 (first Sat after Labor Day): Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day 
September  15-21: National Estuaries Week 
September 16: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
September 16-20:  Septic Smart Week
September 16-22:  Pollution Prevention Week
September 15-21:  National Farm Safety & Agriculture Week
September  18:  World Water Monitoring Day
September  21 (3rd Saturday):  International Coastal Cleanup Day
September  21:  Zero Emissions Day
September 22: World "Car-free" Day
September  25:  World Lung Day
September  27:  publication of "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson in 1962
September 28 (4th Sat Sept):  National Public Lands Day - free admission to all national parks - search for an event near you
September  29 (4th Sunday)World Rivers Day

October: Children's Health Month
October:  Healthy Lung Month, Protect Your Hearing Month
October:  National Solar Tours offers the opportunity to informally tour innovative green homes and buildings, and see how solar energy can be used efficiently.
October:  Campus Sustainability Month (AASHE)
October: Walk to School Month
October 1-30:  Project Green Challenge Turning Green (TG) - engages high school and college students globally.  Each day in October, a unique challenge will be delivered to registered participants by email at 6 am Pacific Time. Each challenge will be live for 24 hours inviting participants to complete actions and upload deliverables to acquire points and prizes. 
October 6-12: National Fire Prevention Week (NFPA) 
October 10: Children's Environmental Health Day
October 13-19:  Earth Science Week 
October 16:  World Food Day
October 20-26 (last week): Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 

November 15:  America Recycles Day

More information and resources can be found at:
Pennsylvania Earth Science Teachers Association (PAESTA)
United Nations International Days


Sally Grans Korsh

Senior Advisor


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