Annual World-wide Events
February 2 World Wetland Day - On this day, in 1971, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance was signed. Wetlands are a very important part of our biodiversity and it is essential to see that they are well protected.
February 28 National Science Day- It is necessary to highlight the role of science in the protection of the environment. This day should be taken as a platform to put forward the message.
March 21 World Forestry Day - Activities such as the planting of trees and highlighting the urgency to increase the green cover.
March 22 World Water Day- The decision to celebrate this day has been taken recently as drinking water sources are fast depleting. The world must wake up to the problem and begin conserving it.
March 23 World Meteorological Day – Everyone has to be reminded that weather is an integral part of the environment.
April 7 World Health Day– The World Health Organisation (WHO) was constituted on this day in 1948. In the changing environment around us health is becoming an important issue.
April 18 World Heritage Day - Environment includes not just the natural surroundings but also the manmade ones.
April 22 Earth Day- In 1970 a group of people in the United States of America got together to draw the attention of the world to the problems being caused to the earth due to modernisation. Since then this day has been celebrated all over the world as Earth Day.
May 31 Anti Tobacco Day - The world is now aware of the problems faced by not only the smokers but also the people who inhale the smoke. You can take up an anti smoking campaign in your family or the neighbourhood.
June 5 World Environment Day - On this day, in 1972, the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment was held in Sweden. There was a large gathering from all over the world and people expressed their concerns for the increasing environmental problems.
July 11 World Population Day- Population has to be given special attention, as it is an ever-increasing problem especially in India.
September 16 World Ozone Day-The United Nations declared this day as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. It is the day the Montreal Protocol was signed.
September 28 Green Consumer Day-The problems of consumerism and its impact on the environment is an area of major concern in today’s world. Awareness building on the importance of recycling-reusing-reducing should be taken up seriously.
October 3 World Habitat Day-The earth is the habitat of not only human beings but also all living creatures. Increasing human activities is threatening the habitat of other living things.
October 1-7 World Wildlife Week -Celebrate this week by building awareness on the importance of preservation of our wildlife.
October 4 World Animal Welfare Day-The welfare of animals has to be looked into and given due importance.
October 13 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction-Due to a change in the environment there has been an increase in the number of natural disasters. Efforts have to be taken to reduce these disasters.