Educational Resources

International Evironmental themes that we follow:

  • FEB
    Wetlands Day
    2

    World Wetlands Day is observed globally to celebrate how wetlands, which are lands saturated by water, help maintain biodiversity on Earth.

  • FEB
    Wetlands Week
    04 – 10

    In recognition of the World Wetlands Week many organisations will come together and engage on a variety of activities to emphasize the conservation and rehabilitation of wetlands.

  • MAR
    World Water Day
    22

    World Water Day is held annually as a means of focusing attention on the importance of fresh water and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

  • MAR
    World Meteorological Day
    23

    The purpose of the day is to bring attention to the important role that meteorology and meteorological services play in the general welfare of humankind.

  • MAR
    Earth Hour
    24

    Millions of people around the world switch off their lights at 8.30pm to create awareness of people taking responsibility towards a sustainable future.

  • APR
    World Health Day
    7

    World Health Day is globally observed and activities are arranged to draw attention to particular priorities in global health.

  • APR
    Earth Day
    22

    Typical ways of observing Earth Day include planting trees, picking up roadside trash, and conducting various programs for recycling and conservation.

  • MAY
    Biodiversity Day
    22

    Proclaimed by the United Nations, this day is observed globally to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

  • JUN
    World Environmental Day
    5

    World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment.

  • JUN
    World Oceans day
    8

    This day was first introduced in 1992 to raise awareness of the crucial role the sea plays as sources of food, oxygen and medicine.

  • JUN
    World Day to combat desertification/drought
    17

     

    Approximately 1.5 billion people globally depend on degrading areas for their livelihoods, thus this day helps increase awareness.

  • JUL
    World Population Day
    11

    World Population Day is observed annually and seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The 2016 theme is “Investing in Teenage Girls.”

  • JUL
    Mandela Day for Community Service
    18

    “What counts in life is not mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others” – Nelson Mandela

  • AUG
    Science week
    1 – 8

    National Science Week, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is a countrywide celebration of science.

  • AUG
    World Lion Day
    10

    World Lion Day aims to raise awareness of the lions and lionesses of the world. On this day people come together to pay tribute to the mighty lion in as many ways as possible.

  • AUG
    World Elephant Day
    12

    World Elephant Day is observed to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants.

  • SEP
    National Arbor Week
    01 – 07

    Originating in 1872 in Nebraska USA, it is observed for planting trees to promote the value of trees for soil protection, fruit, shade and building.

  • SEP
    World Rhino Day
    22

    World Rhino Day was first announced in 2010 and celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, White, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran, and Javan rhinos.

  • OCT
    World Habitat Day
    1

    World Habitat Day is observed to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to have access to adequate shelter.

  • OCT
    World Animal Day
    4

    Word Animal Day is a day to celebrate animal life in all is forms and humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom.

  • OCT
    National Marine Week
    10 – 15

    Marine Week creates awareness on the marine and coastal environment, the promotion of sustainable use and conservation of these resources.

  • OCT
    World Food Day
    16

    World Food Day draws attention to agricultural food production and heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world.

  • OCT
    Weedbuster week
    27 – 30

    Weedbuster Week aims to raise awareness and increase public understanding about the problems alien plants cause.

  • NOV
    Buy Nothing Day
    23

    The first Buy Nothing Day was first organized in Canada in September 1992 as a day for society to examine the issue of over-consumption.

  • DEC
    World Aids day
    1

    The United Nations World AIDS Day is held on December 1 to honor AIDS victims. It also focuses on issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.

  • DEC
    World Soil Day
    5

    World Soil day celebrates the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to the human commonwealth.

 

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