Christmas is behind us (barely) and we’re gearing up for New Year’s Eve; we’re not ready to reveal our New Year’s Resolutions just yet (that’s next week, of course!) But we wanted to look ahead just a little and offer up some ideas for a clean, green 2013! And since emerald green is the Pantone Color of the Year, what better time?
We wanted to do something different than the usual list of quick, easy ways to go a little greener (we’ll be doing those later, too!) Instead, we’re listing just a few of the special events and days for 2013 – mark your calendars for these green events.
February 2 – World Wetlands Day
A day to raise awareness of the need to protect and preserve our wetlands.
March 22 – World Water Day
Focuses attention on the importance of freshwater and freshwater resources.
April 22 – Earth Day
Earth Day holds a special place in our hearts – it’s our anniversary! It’s also a world-wide day to acknowledge our planet, and take steps to help make it a better, healthier, greener place.
April 26 – Arbor Day
Plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Individual states celebrate Arbor Day on different dates, coinciding with the best time to plant trees.
May – Bike Month (and Bike to Work Days)
Celebrates the unique power of the bicycle. Communities have individual Bike to Work Days throughout the month.
June 5 – World Environment Day
A day to encourage and celebrate positive environmental action.
June 8 – World Oceans Day
Honor and celebrate the waters that connect us all.
June 15 – Global Wind Day
A day to discover the power of wind to change the world.
September 21 – 22 – Clean Up The World
Inspiring and empowering communities to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment.
September 21 – PARKing Day
Annual, worldwide day to transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks.
September 22 – World Car Free Day
On the heels of PARKing Day, a day to remind everyone that you don’t need a car to get around.
September 29 – World Rivers Day
A celebration of the world’s freshwater ways to improve awareness and encourage stewardship.
October 7 – World Habitat Day
A day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and the need for adequate shelter for all humankind.
November 15 – America Recycles Day
One day to educate, motivate and make recycling a bigger part of our everyday lives.