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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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Published in 2011
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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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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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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We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.
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Annual event to celebrate fossils during the Wednesday of Earth Science Week; Location: national
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Published in 2017
The Eclipse Megamovie Project gathered images of the 2017 solar eclipse from over 1,000 volunteer photographers and amateur astronomers, as well as many more members of the general public. These media assets were stitched together to create an expanded and continuous view of the total eclipse as it...
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Studies show children who are connected to nature will want to enjoy it and save it, now and in the future. Spending time in nature also improves physical and mental health and wellbeing - it's all about Healthy Nature Healthy People. Get your kids into nature this Conservation Week and experience...
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"The United Nations General Assembly designated December 11th as """"International Mountain Day."""" As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build...
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Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonize our economies and boots jobs and growth. Today, wind energy is a mature and mainstream technology and one of the...
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Earth Day Network's mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. Growing out of the first Earth day, Earth...
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Established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, World Wetlands Day was celebrated for the first time in 1997 and has grown remarkably since then. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the...
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World Wildlife Day celebrates ad raises awareness of the world's wild animals and plants. The world's wildlife, whether charismatic or lesser known, is facing many challenges. The biggest threats to wildlife are habitat loss as well as overgrazing, farming, and development. Poaching and trafficking...
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Too many young Americans are unable to make effective decisions, understand geo-spatial issues, or even recognize their impacts as global citizens. National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness to this dangerous deficiency in American education and excite people about...
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Mangroves are rare, spectacular and prolific ecosystems on the boundary between land and sea. They ensure food security for local communities. They provide biomass, forest products and sustain fisheries. They contribute to the protection of coastlines. They help mitigate the effects of climate...
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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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Federal resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) offers a way to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations. FREE is maintained by the US Department of Education. The FREE.ED.gov site was retired in June 2015.
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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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