The Best Environmental Events in the World

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We’ve compiled a calendar of the world’s best environmental events and awareness days …

Events are a great way to find out what’s happening in specialist areas, discover new ideas, get inspired, meet like-minded people and, of course, promote environmental awareness.

There’s a lot happening in a year once you dig. This list will give you a sense of the range of events and issues around the environment and sustainability. If you follow the links you’ll find exact dates and more info.

March
Earth Hour
Environmental Film Festival (Washington DC)
Global Recycling Day
International Day of Forests
World Meteorological Day
World Water Day
World Wildlife Day

April
Earth Day
International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
International Day of Human Space Flight
Screen-Free Week
Veg Week

May
Bike To Work Day (US & Canada)
European Day of Parks
International Day for Biological Diversity
National Bike Month (US)
Sustainability Leaders Conference
UK Green Film Festival
World Bee Day
World Fair Trade Day

June
Canadian Environment Week
Clean Air Day (UK)
Dump the Pump Day (US)
Global Wind Day
National Trails Day (US)
Sustainable Gastronomy Day
World Bicycle Day
World Environment Day
World Oceans Day

July
The European Conference of Sustainability, Energy and the Environment
World Population Day

August
Cycle to Work Day (UK)
Earth Overshoot Day (date changes)
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
International Day Against Nuclear Tests
World Elephant Day
World Water Week

September
International Coastal Cleanup Day
International Conference on Sustainable Development
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
International Fair Trade Summit
San Francisco Green Film Festival
UN Climate Summit
World Car Free Day
World Cleanup Day
World Tourism Day
World Maritime Day

October
Bioneers Conference
Energy Efficiency Day
International Day for Disaster Reduction
International River Symposium
World Animal Day
World Fisheries Congress
World Food Day
World Habitat Day
World Migratory Bird Day
World Space Week
World Vegetarian Day

November
Buy Nothing Day
World Vegan Month
America Recycles Day

December
Human Rights Day
International Mountain Day
International Volunteer Day
Wildlife Conservation Day
World Soil Day

Year-long
Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summits

Related
If you’re going to visit Australia, or you live there, check out our Best Environmental Events in Australia.

We’re also working on a ‘World’s Best Environmental Film Festivals’ list. Stay tuned.

Further reference
See also the listing of events on the UN Environment Program site.

If you know any other good, important environmental events, you’re welcome to suggest them in the comment box below.

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