50 Green Holidays

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In the Shaklee family, everyday is Earth Day. That’s just the truth. Eco-pioneers from the Corporation to its Distributors to the everyday people who use their products. If you’re using Shaklee products, you are contributing to a less toxic planet.

As someone who cares about the environment, you might be interested in all of the other “holidays” that pay tribute to Mother Earth in one way or another. Every day is always the right occasion to not only share what Shaklee has to offer in making our world a better place but bask in the “green” in all its glory.

Here’s a list of over 50 green holidays you could celebrate virtually every day.

Note: This week is also Dark Sky Week and National Parks Week! We’re also in the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), Water for Life Decade (2005-2015) and United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2010-2020).

Green New Year’s Resolution – January 1 (a made up holiday, but why not participate?)
World Wetlands Day – February 2
World Sparrow Day – March 20
World Forestry Day – March 21
World Water Day – March 22
World Meteorological Day – March 23
Earth Hour – Last Saturday of March
Earth Day – April 22
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day – April 22
Arbor Day – Last Friday in April (each state also has its own observation based on best tree planting time)
Green Up Day – first Saturday of May in Vermont
International Migratory Bird Day – Second Saturday in May in the U.S. and Canada
Greenery Day – May 4 in Japan (previously April 29)
International Day for Biological Diversity (World Biodiversity Day) – May 22
Bike-to-Work Day – Third Friday in May
National Trails Day – First Saturday in June
World Environment Day – June 5
World Oceans Day – June 8
Global Wind Day – June 15
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – June 17
World Population Day – July 11
International Tiger Day – July 29
National Wildlife Day – September 4
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer – September 16
Clean Up the World Weekend – 3rd weekend in September
Zero Emissions Day [1] – September 21
International Day of Peace – September 21
World Car Free Day – September 22
Ecological Debt Day (Earth Overshoot Day) – August 20 in 2013 but changes. It’s the (claimed) approximate calendar date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year. Since 2001, Overshoot Day has moved ahead by an average of three days per year.
World Rivers Day – every last Sunday in September
World Habitat Day – first Monday in October
World Vegetarian Day – October 1
World Animal Day – October 4
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction – second Wednesday in October
World Planting Day – October 22
International Day of Climate Action – October 24
World Vegan Day – November 1
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict – November 6th
America Recycles Day – November 15(ish)
World Soil Day – December 5
International Mountain Day – December 11

Here are special week-long and even decade-long environmental/ earth related events:

(Keep in mind, they may vary by year, depending on when the week falls.)

National Park Week – April 19-27
Dark Sky Week – April 20-26
Bike to Work Week Victoria
National Clean Beaches Week – July 1 to 7
Conservation Week
European Mobility Week – September 16 to 22
Bike Week – second week in June
Recycle Week – 20 to 26 June 2011
Green Office Week
Junk Mail Awareness Week – First Week of October
European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) – 9 days, last complete week in November
No Car Day – China, week of September 22
Earth Month – April
International Polar Year – 1882–1883
International Polar Year – 1932–1933
World Population Year – 1974
International Year of the Ocean (IYO) – 1998
International Year of Mountains (IYM) – 2002
International Year of Ecotourism (IYE) – 2002
International Year of Freshwater (IYF) – 2003
International Year of Deserts and Desertification – 2006
International Year of the Dolphin – 2007–2008
International Polar Year – 2007–2009
International Year of Planet Earth – 2008
International Year of Sanitation – 2008
International Year of Natural Fibres 2009
Year of the Gorilla – 2009
International Year of Biodiversity – 2010
International Year of Forests – 2011
International Drinking Water Decade, 1981-1990
International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction – 1990s
United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development – 2005-2014
Water for Life Decade – 2005-2015
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity – 2010-2020

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