SUBJECT : Important Environment Days 

Important Days for Celebration



Important Day

Suggested Activities

24th January

International Day of Education

Education gives us knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better.  Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

2nd Feb.

World Wetland Day

Students may be called for discussion on What is wetlands, Importance of wetland, Ramsar Convention, Managing wetlands and Biodiversity in wetland.

28th Feb.

National Science Day

It is necessary to highlight the role of science in the protection of the environment. This day should be taken as a platform to put forward the message.

3rd March

World Wildlife Day

The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the dangers that threaten the survival of many animals around the world. Students may explore and list endangered animals.

20th March

World Sparrow Day

This day is observed to protect these little birds and conserve their houses. Students may arrange for the availability of food grains and water for sparrows.

21st March

World Forestry Day

Celebrate World Forestry Day by doing activities such as the planting of trees and highlighting the urgency to increase the green cover.

22nd March

World Water Day

The decision to celebrate this day has been taken recently as drinking water sources are fast depleting. The world must wake up to the problem and begin conserving it.

23rd March

World Meteorological Day

Everyone has to be reminded that weather is an integral part of the environment.

7th April

World Health Day

This day is celebrated with the objective of raising global awareness on current health issues around the world. Students may explore the main facts about health care systems.

18th April

World Heritage Day

Environment includes not just the natural surroundings but also the manmade ones.

22nd April

Earth Day

Discover Earth Day activities for students including games, art projects, crafts and other Earth Day ideas. Let them find Earth Day information, activities and events to remind them of the importance of green living and sustainable lifestyles.

22nd May

International Day for Biological Diversity

It focuses on to spread knowledge and awareness about the dependency of food system, nutrition, health on biodiversity and on healthy ecosystems.

5th June

World Environment Day

This day is celebrated to spread awareness, to encourage people to take action and to protect the environment. You can make a difference – individual actions, when multiplied, can make an exponential difference to the planet !

8th June

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is celebrated to remind everyone about the major role that oceans play in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe.

17th June

World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought

This Day is observed to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. Discuss on drought and desertification, its implications on society and ways to minimize the problem among the students.

1 – 7th of July


Students may be encouraged to share on importance of this vanamohatsav week, its history and let them do some exercise on biodiversity & plant as many as tree.

11th July

World Population Day

World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, including gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. Let the students share their information through competitions.

26th July

International Mangrove Day

This Day is observed to raise awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems as a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem and to promote solutions for their sustainable management, conservation and uses.

16th September

World Ozone Day

This day is observed to spread awareness among people about the depletion of Ozone Layer and search possible solutions to preserve it. Share information about atmosphere, ozone, CFC, acid rain among students. Let them invite for participation in competition. They can go for awareness campaign on eco-friendly products.

1 – 7th of October

Wildlife week

Let us share information about types animals, habitat, extinct, endangered species, food web, food chain, natural cycles among students and importance of each species in ecological balance. Students can go to local nearby park and help visitors as guide.

4th October

Animal Welfare Day

We can discuss on importance of animals. Activities like giving unused foods, put a bin of water in the campus, make artificial nest in trees etc.

13th October

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

Due to a change in the environment there has been an increase in the number of natural disasters. Efforts have to be taken to reduce these disasters.

2nd December

National Pollution Prevention Day

Share information about types of pollution, about reduction, laws, local issues and finding solution from students. Promote ecofriendly practices like ban of polythene, use of cycle or by walk, plantation, water conservation practices.

5th December

World Soil Day

This day is observed to highlight soil's importance on Earth. We need soil for basic survival - food and energy. This day is for to bring the attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.

14th December

National Energy Conservation Day

This day is celebrated to highlight the importance of energy consumption and its use in our day-to-day life, its scarcity and its impact on sustainability of global eco systems.



Source: CES, Odisha