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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Calendar of environmental events 2012

Aussie hearts are tied to the ocean and earth. Most would love to find out about and celebrate the things they wish to conserve and protect. 


The Australian Government's Environmental Events Calendar  (below) has done us a great favour by providing dates of recognised events for the environment during the year. For marine folk the following extract highlights things more relevant to the marine environment up to end of December. 

There is one more event that we should strive to have acknowledged on this calendar - 

World Ocean Day on June 8th. Although it was first initiated in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio, it was officially recognized by the UN in 2008 and has been coordinated internationally by The Ocean Project and  the World Ocean Network since then.


Thanks Media Centre!!


Australian Calendar of Environmental Events   



·                            2012 International Year of the Cooperatives 

January

·                            National Bird Day  - 5th
·                            Australia Day  - 26th

February

·                            World Wetlands Day - 2nd
·                            The Sustainable Living Festival   - 11th to 26th
·                            Business Clean Up Day   - 28th

March

·                            Australian Women’s History Month   - all month
·                            Schools Clean Up Day   - 2nd
·                            Sea Week   - 4th to 10th
·                            Clean Up Australia Day   - 4th
·                            Ground Water Awareness Week   - 11th to 17th
·                            World Forestry Day   - 21st
·                            Harmony Day   - 21st
·                            World Water Day   - 22nd
·                            Close the Gap   - 22nd
·                            World Meteorological Day   - 23rd
·                            Ride2School Day   - 23rd
·                            Earth Hour   - 31st

April

·                            Australian Heritage Week - 14th to 22nd
·                            World Heritage Day   - 18th
·                            Earth Day   - 22nd
·                            Anzac Day   - 25th

May

·                            OZ' Water Week 2011   - 8th to 10th
·                            World Migratory Bird Day   - 14th to 15th
·                            National Volunteer Week   - 14th to 20th
·                            International Museum Day   - 18th
·                            Walk Safely to School Day   - 18th
·                            International Day for Biological Diversity   - 22nd
·                            National Sorry Day   - 26th
·                            National Reconciliation Week   - 27th to 3rd June

June

·                            World Environment Day - 5th
·                            Global Wind Day   - 15th
·                            World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought   - 17th
·                            Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development   - 20th to 22nd
·                            Red Nose Day   - 29th

July

·                            NAIDOC Week   - 1st to 8th
·                            World Population Day   - 11th
·                            Schools Tree Day   - 27th
·                            National Tree Day   - 29th

August

·                            Jeans for Genes Day  - 5th
·                            International Day for World Indigenous People  - 9th
·                            International Youth Day  - 12th
·                            Keep Australia Beautiful Week  - 22nd to 28th

September

·                            National Biodiversity Month - all month
·                            National Wattle Day   - 1st
·                            National Landcare Week   - TBA 5th
·                            Sustainable House Day   - 9th
·                            National Bilby Day   - 9th
·                            International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer   - 16th
·                            25th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol - 16th
·                            Walk To Work Day   - TBA 17th
·                            World Parks Day   - 17th
·                            World Car-Free Day   - 22nd

October

·                            World Habitat Day   - 1st
·                            World Animal Day   - 4th
·                            National Water Week   - 21st to 27th
·                            National Ride to Work Day   - 17th
·                            International Day for the Eradication of Poverty   - 17th

November

·                            International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and     
                                                                                                                                 Armed Conflict   - 6th
·                            National Recycling Week   - 12th to 18th
·                            World Fisheries Day   - 21st

December


·                            International Day of People with Disability  - 3rd
·                            International Volunteer Day  - 5th
·                            Coastcare Week  - TBA
·                            Human Rights Day  - 10th
·                            International Mountain Day  - 11th
For more information on these and other events call toll free  1800 803 772
or visit the website at http://www.environment.gov.au/about/media/events/index.html




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