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2007

MONTH/DATE

THEME

FURTHER INFORMATION

MARCH

26 Feb - 11

Fairtrade Fortnight

Raising awareness of Fairtrade and to encourage people to choose products with the Fairtrade mark. www.fairtrade.org.uk

14

International day of action against dams for rivers, water and life

IRN supports local communities working to protect their rivers and watersheds. They work to halt destructive river development projects, and to encourage equitable and sustainable methods of meeting needs for water, energy and flood management.

www.irn.org

22

UN World Water Day

www.unesco.org.uk

23

World Meteorological Day

www.wmo.ch

11-18

Real Nappy Week

The Real Nappy project encourages waste prevention and a fair choice for parents and adult users of nappies/incontinence wear.

www.wen.org.uk

APRIL

7

World Health Day (Road Safety)

www.who.int

22

Earth Day

Held every year since 1970. Increasing awareness, responsibility and action towards a clean, healthy future for all living things. www.earthday.net

MAY

7 - 13 May

National Composting Awareness Week

Promoting the benefits of using composts. www.compost.org.uk

19 - 28

Be nice to nettles week

The stinging nettle is one of the most important native plants for wildlife in the UK. The nettle supports over 40 species of insect including some of our most colourful butterflies.

www.nettles.org.uk

21 - 25

Summer Walk to School Week

Encouraging families to walk to school to give environmental and health benefits associated with fewer vehicles on the road.

www.walktoschool.org.uk

22

UN International Day of Biological Diversity

www.biodiv.org

26 - 27

Herts County Show – Redbourn

 

JUNE

5

UN World Environment Day

United Nations day to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. www.unep.org

12 - 15

European Green Week

http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/greenweek/index_en.htm

12-20

National Bike Week

For 2003, Bike Week, has renewed its focus tom promote local events and rides that appeal to new or ‘returning’ cyclists. www.bikeweek.org.uk

14-18

Bike2Work

www.bikeweek.org.uk/index.php

 

17

UN World day to combat desertification and drought

www.unccd.int/main/php

17 - 18

Organic Gardening Weekend

www.hdra.org.uk

JULY

2 - 10

National Mammal Week

A week of events and activities to raise awareness of British mammals. www.mammal.org.uk

11

World Population Day

www.unfpa.org/

AUGUST

9

UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

www.un.org

12

UN International Youth Day

www.un.org

25 - 27

European Bat Weekend

Promoting the conservation of bat habitats. www.bats.org.uk

SEPTEMBER

16

International Day: Preservation of the Ozone Layer

www.un.org

16 - 17

National Beachwatch Weekend

www.mcsuk.org

16 - 22

European Mobility Week

European Mobility Week arose from a finding that today 40% of the transport sectors carbon dioxide emissions are produced by the use of private cars in cities.

A switch to more efficient and cleaner forms of transport would contribute to a reduction of traffic congestion, air pollution, traffic related disease and noise.

www.mobilityweek-europe.org

17 - 23

Travelwise Week

Travelwise Week is a travel awareness campaign that incorporates the Europe wide initiative European Mobility Week and international campaign In Town Without My Car day.

www.travelwise.org.uk

22 - 7 Oct

British Food Fortnight

A national celebration of our regional food and drink

www.britishfoodfortnight.co.uk

www.farmersmarkets.net

23 - 23 Oct

Seed Gathering Month

A time to encourage the collection of seed to grow the new trees of the future. October if the best time in the year to gather seed from many of our more common trees.

www.treecouncil.org.uk

OCTOBER

Oct

Autumn Walk to School Month

Encouraging families to walk to school to give environmental and health benefits associated with fewer vehicles on the road.

www.walktoschool.org.uk

4

UN World Habitat Day

www.un.org

16

World Food Day

www.worldfooddayusa.org/

17

International Day for Eradication of Poverty

www.undp.org/idep

21

Apple Day

An annual celebration of apples, orchards and local distinctiveness, initiated by Common Ground in 1990 it ahs since been celebrated each year by people organising hundreds of local events.

www.commonground.org.uk

25 - 31

Energy Efficiency Week

Energy Efficiency Week was launched in 1997 to promote the benefits of saving energy to consumers and to encourage the adoption of energy saving products, services and initiatives.

www.est.org.uk

www.practicalhelp.org.uk

NOVEMBER

6

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

www.un.org

25

UN World Day for Elimination of Violence against Women

www.un.org

25-5 December

National Tree Week

Launching the winter tree-planting season and encouraging the good management and care of our trees and woods. www.treecouncil.org.uk

DECEMBER

1

World Aids Day

www.worldaidsday.org

3-5

Tree Dressing Day

Aims to encourage the celebration of trees in city and country, in the street, village green – anywhere in the public domain. It highlights our responsibility for looking after the trees and reminds us of their enormous cultural and environmental importance.

www.commonground.org.uk

10

UN Human Rights Day

www.un.org