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Sustainable Action Days - All Holidays for Environmental Protection and Sustainability from January to December

Action days for environmental protection and sustainability

Looking for sustainable action days and holidays? Then you've come to the right place! Fortunately, there are a variety of special days assigned to a particular grievance, animal, or sustainable action to bring attention, sensitivity, and appreciation to it. Environmental organizers, conservationists, and activists in particular use these days to talk about the causes and consequences of the biggest Environmental problems of our time to clarify.

Whether nationally in Germany or internationally in Europe and the world, whether sustainability, environmental protection or animal welfare - here you can now find all the corresponding calendar days in a clear list from January to December. Let's go!

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December

Important Notice: Some of the specified action days may be shifted by one or the other day, because they are carried out, for example, on the first Saturday of a month. However, I have compiled them all to the best of my knowledge and belief so that they are as accurately scheduled as possible for 2021, 2022 and all subsequent years.

Sustainable Action Days in January

  • January 1: World Peace Day
  • January 20: International Day of Acceptance
  • January 24: Belly Laugh Day
  • January 24: International Day of Education
  • January 26: World Day of the Environmental Education

Tip: Do you already know the Veganuary? January is the perfect time to make a change in your life. Why not start with a trial month in which you simply eat a purely plant-based diet?

Sustainable Action Days in February

International Day for the Protection of Polar Bears
  • February 2: Hedgehog Day
  • February 2: World Wetlands Day
  • February 13: World Whale Day
  • February 17: World Human Spirit Day
  • February 20: World Day of Social Justice
  • February 22: Be Humble Day
  • February 27: International Polar Bear Day

Tip: Want a nice action for the day of the hedgehog? Then learn now how you can Feeding hedgehogs correctly. Have fun!

Sustainable Action Days in March

  • Last Saturday in March: Earth Hour
  • March 1: National Pig Day
  • March 3: World Wildlife Day
  • March 8: The UN day for women's rights and world peace
  • March 15: European Consumer Day and World Consumer Day
  • March 18: Global Recycling Day
  • March 20: International Day of Happiness
  • March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • March 21: International Day of Forests
  • March 22: World Water Day
  • March 22: International Day of the Seal

Sustainable Action Days in April

  • April 4: International Day of Older Persons
  • April 7: World Health Day
  • April 7: International Beaver Day
  • April 11: Pet Day
  • April 14: International Plant Appreciation Day
  • April 16: World Voice Day
  • April 21: World Creativity and Innovation Day
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 24: International Save The Frogs Day
  • April 24: World Day for Laboratory Animals
  • April 25: World Penguin Day
  • April 27: International Noise Awareness Day
  • April 30: Honesty Day

Tip: Different generations often have different opinions about the urgency of environmental protection and sustainability. How you can change your Convincing parents of a sustainable lifestyle you can find out in the linked article.

Sustainable Action Days in May

Sustainable action days for the protection of bees
  • May 3: International Sun Day
  • May 2: World Tuna Day
  • May 5: European Protest Day for Equality of People With Disabilities
  • May 12: World Fair Trade Day
  • May 13: World Migratory Bird Day
  • May 14: National Hiking Day
  • May 20: European Maritime Day
  • May 20: World Bee Day
  • May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity
  • May 23: World Turtle Day
  • May 26: World Otter Day

6Sustainable Action Days in June

  • Second Sunday in June: National Day Of The Garden
  • June 1: Global Day of Parents
  • June 3: World Bicycle Day
  • June 5: World Environment Day
  • June 6: Global Running Day
  • June 8: World Oceans Day
  • June 14: World Blood Donor Day
  • June 15: Global Wind Day
  • June 15: Nature Photography Day
  • June 17: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
  • June 17: World Croc Day
  • June 20: World Refugee Day
  • June 29: International Day of the Tropics
  • June 29: International Mud Day

Tip: Why you ride a bike more often should? You'll get the answer in the linked post!

Sustainable Action Days in July

  • July 1: International Fruit Day
  • July 3: Plastic Bag Free Day
  • July 11: World Population Day
  • July 16: World Snake Day
  • July 29: International Tiger day
  • July 30: World Day Against Trafficking in Person

Earth Overshoot Day? Also the Earth Overload Day is, of course, a sustainable day of action that draws attention to the consumption and waste of natural resources. However, the exact date depends on how environmentally conscious we humans behave on earth.

Sustainable Action Days in August

  • August 8: World Cat Day
  • August 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
  • August 10: World Lion Day
  • August 12: World Elephant Day
  • August 18: International Homeless Animals' Day
  • August 19: World Humanitarian Day
  • August 19: International Orangutan Day
  • August 22: National Fish Day
  • August 25: Second Hand Wardrobe Day
  • August 29: International Day against Nuclear Tests

Sustainable Action Days in September

Action and Environment Days in September
  • Third Sunday in September: Geotope Day
  • Fourth Sunday in September: World Rivers Day
  • September 5: International Day of Charity
  • September 8: International Literacy Day
  • September 14: International Day for the Conservation of Tropical Forests
  • September 15: International Day of Democracy
  • September 16: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • September 17: World Cleanup Day
  • September 18: National Respect Day
  • September 21: World Peace Day
  • September 21: World Gratitude Day
  • September 21: Zero Emissions Day
  • September 22: World Car Free Day
  • September 22: World Rhino Day
  • September 25: International Coastal Cleanup Day
  • September 27: World Tourism Day
  • September 28: International Right To Know Day

Sustainable Action Days in October

  • First Monday in October: World Habitat Day
  • October 1: World Vegetarian Day
  • October 2: World Farm Animals Day
  • October 2: International Day of Non-Violence
  • October 4: World Animal Day
  • October 5: World Smile Day
  • October 6: Day of Nonviolent Communication
  • October 7: World Day for Decent Work
  • October 8: World Octupus Day
  • October 10: World Mental Health Day
  • October 10: World Dog Day
  • October 13: International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • October 16: World Food Day / World Hunger Day
  • October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • October 20: International Sloth Day
  • October 24: World Development Information Day

Sustainable Action Days in November

  • November 1: World Vegan Day
  • November 6: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  • November 10: World Science Day for Peace and Development
  • November 16: International Day for Tolerance
  • November 20: World Children's Day
  • November 24: World Evolution Day

Tip: Why I live vegan? You'll learn the answer in the linked post!

Sustainable Action Days in December

Action day for animal rights and environmental protection
  • December 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • December 5: World Soil Day
  • December 9: International Anti-Corruption Day
  • December 10: Human Rights Day
  • December 10: International Animal Rights Day
  • December 11: International Mountain Day
  • December 14: International Monkey Day
  • December 20: International Human Solidarity Day

Use action days for environmental protection and sustainability to raise awareness

Now you have an overview of the most important national and international sustainable action days and environmental days. Use them to think outside the box and draw attention to an ecological or ethical-social issue and raise people's awareness. For example, with an event, an action or an exciting blog post on the respective date.

Also like to use these further articleto get more in-depth information about specific environmental topics:

Do you have any questions or can you think of other action days that should not be missing here under any circumstances? Then I look forward to your comment under this post!

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS.: Do you still need some inspiration? Then feel free to take a look at the Quotes blog and use, for example, these Sayings about environmental protection, to make others aware of it.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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