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In November 1996, Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. Now in its 21st year, this established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behavior change by: promoting kerbside, industrial and...
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November 28 is Red Planet Day, a day to celebrate and learn more about the Red Planet , Mars. The planet is called so because it appears red in color. The date of the Unofficial holiday commemorates the day in 1964 when Mariner 4, a robotic interplanetary probe was launched by NASA and the Jet...
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Thanks to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (with additional help from Google,) 2 million pairs of eclipse glasses were distributed free through public libraries in anticipation of this August’s solar eclipse.   More than 2,000 public libraries received a package of free glasses, plus an...
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This “Windows After Dark” event (part of the Windows to the Universe project) was designed to raise awareness about light pollution and encourage learning in astronomy. All the information needed to participate is available on the Star Count Website. At the conclusion of the event, the...
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Ideas for incorporating current science, engineering, and technology content into holidays, seasons, annual events, and special events: from STEM-themed events like National Chemistry Week and Astronomy Day to holidays like Halloween and Valentines Day!
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Science is highly diverse. Each year, World Science Day for Peace and Development offers an opportunity to demonstrate why science is relevant to people's daily lives and to engage them in debates on related issues. The purpose of World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national,...
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The International Day of Human Space Flight celebrates the start of the space era for humankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in today's world. The day also aims to promote aspirations to explore and maintain outer space for peaceful purposes. Activities to...
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Gender equality has always been a core issue for the United Nations. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will make a crucial contribution not only to economic development of the world, but to progress across all the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development....
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Since 1988, National Estuaries Week has celebrated the many ways we benefit from healthy, thriving coastal ecosystems. All throughout the country, local organizations including Restore America's Estuaries member groups, National Estuarine Research Reserves, and National Estuary Programs organize...
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The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives. Soil is an essential resource and a vital part of the natural environment from which most of the global food is produced. At the same time, soil provides living space for...
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Join other Americans in nationwide recycling projects! Register your event, take the pledge, and combat eccessive waste.
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The objective of the observance is to raise awareness of how people are taking action to reduce their risk to disasters.
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World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways. It highlights the many values of our rivers, strives to increase public awareness, and encourages the improved stewardship of all rivers around the world. Rivers in virtually every country face an array of threats, and only through our...
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In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16th the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.
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World Hydrography Day aims to give suitable publicity to its work at all levels and of increasing coverage of hydrographic information on a global basis, and urges all States to work to promote safe navigation, especially in the areas of international navigation, ports, and where there are...
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The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. This is a unique occasion to remind everybody that desertification can be effectively tackled, that solutions...
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A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve the world's oceans. Participate in a World Oceans Day event or activity this year and help protect the ocean for the future!
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World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nation's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
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We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.
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The World Meteorological Organization has its fundamental mission to support the countries of the world in providing meteorological and hydrological services to protect life and property from natural disasters related to weather, climate, and water, to safeguard the environment, and to contribute to...
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