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30th January is observed as National Cleanliness Day every year to commemorate the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the promoter of global peace and non-violence. So on 30th January of every year, National Cleanliness Day is celebrated in India by observing and promoting high standards of cleanliness in our homes, work place, road / streets and public places.

30thJanuary

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2nd February. It marks the anniversary for signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2ndFebruary 1971. The main objective of the convention -Sustainable use of Wetlands.

2nd February

On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to proclaim 3rd March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, which was proposed by Thailand, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.

3rd March

World Forestry Day or International Day of Forests is celebrated worldwide every year on 21st of March at the international level in order to increase the public awareness among communities about the values, significance and contributions of the forests to balance the life cycle on the earth.

21st March

World Water Day is about what you will do and beyond to promote sustainable practices in the realm of water and energy. 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.

22nd March

The World Meteorological Day is annually held on March 23 to remember the World Meteorological Organization's establishment on that date in 1950. Many different activities and events are organized for this occasion.

23rd March

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In the changing environment around us health is becoming an important issue.

7th April

From 1970 its been celebrated to demonstrate support for environmental protection. And now its coordinated globally by the Earth Day network and celebrated in more than 193 countries.

22nd April

This day is celebrated in order to mark the first day of the Stockholm Conference on Human environment. With the objective of raising global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet .

5th June

Desertification is a phenomenon that ranks among the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Yet most people haven't heard of it or don‟t understand it. Although desertification can include the encroachment of sand dunes on land, it doesn‟t refer to the advance of deserts. Rather,it is the persistent degradation of dry land ecosystems by human activities including overgrazing clear cutting of land-and by climate change.

17th June

This event was established by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to raise awareness about global population issues such as importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

11th July

The United Nations declared this day as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, as it was the day the Montreal Protocol was signed- To phase out the substances that depletes the ozone layer .

16th September

Since 1952 its been celebrated in India with the vision of preserving the fauna of the country. It involves planning to save animal extinction, for this the government of India has established an Indian Board of wild life which works to improve the awareness as well as the consciousness of people towards the wildlife preservation and protection.

1st Week of October

The Earth is the habitat of not only human beings but also all living creatures. Increasing human activities is threatening the habitat of other living things. In 1985 the United Nations designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter.

5th October

The National Pollution Control Day is celebrated every year on 2nd of December in India in order to give the honor and memorialize the thousands of human beings who had lost their existence be cause of the Bhopal gas tragedy. Bhopal gas tragedy happened in the night of 2nd and 3rd December in the year 1984 because of the unintentional discharge of the poisonous chemical known as Methyl Isocyanate from Union Carbide industy.

2nd December

It celebrates the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to the human commonwealth through its contribution to food, water and energy security and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change.

5th December

It is celebrated in India, to aware people about the importance of energy and various methods available for conservation of energy.

14th December

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