2019 Calendar of Environmental Events
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January: National Radon Action 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), Childhood Poisoning Prevention 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 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 23: Park Rx Day - visit National Parks for free!
April 22-28: Environmental Education Week
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 Safey 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 11-17: "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 3: 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 16-22: 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
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