Environmental Calendar

26

January

World Environmental Education Day

Originates in 1975, at the International Seminar on Environmental Education in Belgrade, Serbia, where the principles of environmental education were established as a main point to create awareness for environmental care, and concern for the waste generated.

22

March

World Water Day

The purpose of this day is to commemorate the importance of fresh water and the defense of the sustainable management of resources to create environmental awareness of the companies that handle liquid industrial waste.

24

March

Earth Hour

This initiative invites the world population to turn off the lights for 60 minutes, in order to raise awareness about climate change.

26

March

World Climate Day
This day aims to raise awareness about the meteorological events that occur today, such as climate change, final waste disposal and the importance of the actions and activities carried out by human beings in the face of these problems.
 

22

April

International Earth Day

This day aims to promote a profound change in human beings consciousness on caring about the environment, and concern in the final disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste on our planet.

17

May

International Recycling Day

This day seeks to raise awareness in communities about the habit of reducing, recycling and reusing hazardous and non-hazardous waste, which is used on a daily basis in homes or businesses.

5

June

World Environment Day

This day is the main engine of the United Nations to motivate and sensitize communities in regard to recycling waste and caring for the environment. This initiative has grown over the years, and today it is celebrated in more than 100 countries.

8

June

Día Mundial de Los Océanos

The General Assembly decided that, as of 2009, the UN should designate this day as World Oceans Day, in order to unite the world population around the sustainable management of these.

26

June

World Tree Day

This day was established by the World Forestry Congress, held in Rome in 1969, and its objective is to remember the importance of trees, which have been with the human being since the beginning of our history.

16

Sept.

World Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

On September 16, 1994, the UN proclaimed the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, thus commemorating the day the protocol on dangerous substances that deplete the ozone layer was signed, in Montreal in 1987.

4

Nov.

Chilean Wildlife Day

This day, established by the National Service of Cultural Heritage, aims to generate interest in the public about our native species, their characteristics, ecological importance and distribution throughout the country, for the community to learn about, value and consequently will want to protect an important part of our natural heritage.

5

Dic.

World Soil Day

It is celebrated, every year on December 5th, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome and at national and regional offices around the world. A third of our soils are already degraded and we risk losing more. Although many times it is a problem that can go unnoticed, it affects everyone, everywhere.

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