Quotes

  • Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is-whether its victim is human or animal-we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity."
    -Rachel Carson (Author of Silent Spring)

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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