Quotes

  • The medical argument for animal testing doesn’t stand up. Even if it did, I don’t think we should kill other species. We think we’re so much better; I’m not sure we are. I tell people, “We’ve beaten into submission every animal on the face of the Earth, so we are the clear winners of whatever battle is going on between the species. Couldn’t we be generous? I really do think it’s time to get nice. No need to keep beating up on them. I think we’ve got to show that we’re kind.
    -Paul McCartney

Environment Days Print E-mail

List of environmental dates from within South Africa and worldwide:

International Decade on Water for Life - 2005-2015
United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development- 2005-2014
  • World Wetlands Day - February 2  
  • UN World Day for Water - March 22 
  • UN World Meteorological Day - March 23 
  • Earth Day - April 22 
  • Arbor Day - April 27 
  • International Migratory Bird Day - May 3 
  • International Day for Biological Diversity (World Biodiversity Day) - May 22 
  • UN World Environment Day - June 5 
  • UN World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - June 17 
  • UN World Population Day - July 11 
  • National Arbor Week – September 1-7
  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - September 16 
  • World Tourism Day – September 27
  • UN World Habitat Day - first Monday in October 
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction - second Wednesday in October 
  • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict - November 6 
  • National Marine Day – November 7th
  • International Mountain Day - December 11 
Years
  • 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 
Decades
  • UN decade on water, 1981-1990 
  • United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development- 2005-2014 
  • International Decade on Water for Life - 2005-2015
 
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