Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, February 6, 2023

Environmental Important Days

 

2nd Feb

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.

28th Feb

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.

21st March

World Forestry Day

Celebrate World Forestry Day by doing activities such as the planting of trees and highlighting the urgency to increase the green cover.

22nd March

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.

23rd March

World Meteorological Day

Everyone has to be reminded that weather is an integral part of the environment.

7th April

World Health Day

The World Health Organization (WHO) was constituted on this day in 1948. In the changing environment around us health is becoming an important issue.

18th April

World Heritage Day

Environment includes not just the natural surroundings but also the manmade ones.

22nd April

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 modernization. Since then this day has been celebrated all over the world as Earth Day.

31st May

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 neighborhood.

5th June

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.

17th June

World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought

Discuss on drought and desertification, its implications on society and ways to minimize the problem among the students.

1st July

Vanmohatsav

Students may be encouraged to share on importance of this vanamohatsav week, its history and let them do some exercise on biodiversity & plant as many as tree.

11th July

World Population Day

World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, including gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. Let the students share their information through competitions.

16th Sept

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.

28th Sept

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.

1st Oct

Wildlife week

Let us share information about types animals, habitat, extinct, endangered species, food web, food chain, natural cycles among students and importance of each species in ecological balance. Students can go to local nearby park and help visitors as guide.

3rd Oct

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.

4th Oct

Animal Welfare Day

The welfare of animals has to be looked into and given due importance. We can discuss on importance of animals. Activities like giving unused foods, put a bin of water in the campus, make artificial nest in trees etc.

13th Oct

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.

2nd Dec

National Pollution Prevention Day

Share information about types of pollution, about reduction, laws, local issues and finding solution from students. Promote ecofriendly practices like ban of polythene, use of cycle or by walk, plantation, water conservation practices.

14th Dec

National Energy  Conservation Day

 It is celebrated to aware people about the importance of energy as well as saving or conserving the more energy by using less energy. The exact means of energy conservation is using less energy by avoiding the unnecessary uses of energy.

 

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