It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and into shoes that leave smaller footprints. The year 2022 is the year to celebrate the environment! Traditional holidays and celebrations aren’t the only reasons to throw parties or commemorations. It turns out that every day of the year has potential for celebration because every single day celebrates the National or Global Day of… Something!
CarbonCurb’s mission is to aid you in reducing your carbon footprint by making simple lifestyle adjustments. Do you know what we think would be a really fun and encouraging way to achieve this green feat? By PARTYING! One way you can do this is by joining CarbonCurb during our Earth Day 4/22/22 Kickstarter campaign, to help us crowdfund the development of our personal footprint calculator and the publishing of our book, How to Be a Climate Warrior.
There are so many reasons to throw a party for your planet! Luckily, there are specific days and weeks of the year that aim to shed light on climate change, emissions, sustainability, conservation, and efficiency.
When you celebrate climate holidays, you are…
spreading environmental awareness.
living in alignment with your values.
taking actionable steps to lower your environmental impact.
increasing your education on topics you care about.
forming healthy habits that will lead to a healthier lifestyle for all.
protecting Earth and its inhabitants.
What’s not to love about the Climate Calendar? We’ve collected a list of environment-focused holidays for every month of the year. All you have to do is mark your calendar, and in some cases - toss on a pair of bike shorts… You’ll see what we mean.
The Climate Calendar 2022
Mark your 2022 calendar with these important dates for climate-focused celebrations!
January 1, 2022
Green New Year’s Resolution
Ring in the new year with a green resolution of your choice. Here’s a list of actions you can take to lower your carbon footprint. All it takes is one step in the right direction, and January 1 is a great time to take that first step.
January 10, 2022
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
This holiday encourages homeowners and businesses to save money on their energy bills. A reduction in energy costs is a direct result of increased efficiency or conservation, which can be achieved by weatherproofing your home, taking shorter showers, letting your thermostat swing with the weather, or lowering your water heater temperature, to name a few.
February 2, 2022
World Wetlands Day
Raise awareness of the important roles wetlands play for our planet and its inhabitants.
March 18, 2022
Global Recycling Day
Spread awareness of the scary-fast speed at which we are using up our natural resources and filling up landfills. Reduce, reuse, and recycle, people!
March 21, 2022
International Day of Forests
Educate others about the benefits we receive from trees and the importance of forest restoration.
March 22, 2022
World Water Day
Did you know that 2.2 billion people across the globe do not have access to safe water? Take this day to learn about how to sustainably manage freshwater resources and increase access to clean water.
April’s New Moon
International Dark Sky Week
Observe the beauty of the night sky with your lights off. Imagine what a sky free of light pollution would look like… You might want to head out into a remote section of Canada or New Zealand for this holiday.
April 1, 2022
Fossil Fools Day
Ew, gross! Celebrate oil and coal? No way! This holiday serves to bring awareness to the environmental consequences of burning fossil fuels. The play on words makes light of a dirty and fuelish way of energizing our homes.
April 4-8, 2022
National Wildlife Week
The first week of April celebrates the diversity, beauty, conservation, and protection of wildlife.
April 7, 2022
World Health Day
All social justice issues intersect, and so we must consider the health of our people when we consider the health of our environment. World Health Day shines a spotlight on important health issues.
April 22, 2022
Earth Day is the most well-known holiday that supports environmental protection and awareness. EarthDay.org provides education on everything from climate change to plastic pollution to forest conservation to wildlife protection. If you can only celebrate one holiday on this list, choose this one! Earth Day, 4/22/22 will also be one of the last days to contribute to CarbonCurb’s Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the final step in the production of our personal emissions calculator and our book, empowering individuals like yourself to take charge of their emissions.
No Mow May
Benefit your landscape, pollinators, and wildlife by not mowing your lawn during the entire month of May.
One Week in May
Walk to School Week
Bring awareness to alternative methods of transportation by encouraging the youngsters to walk to school for a week if there is a safe way to do so.
International Compost Awareness Week
Lower your food waste by building a compost bin! Educate yourself on the compost industry this week.
May 14, 2022
International Bird Migratory Day
Time to join the avid bird watchers because Bird Migratory Day educates us on bird populations, their migration patterns, and their benefit to ecosystems across the planet.
May 20, 2022
Bike to Work Day
Here’s when you grab those bike shorts and lower your emissions. Celebrate alternative methods of transportation by biking to work instead of driving.
May 20, 2022
Endangered Species Day
Bring awareness to environmental conservation by focusing on the growing endangered species list. Protect our animals!
May 20, 2022
World Bee Day
Did you know one-third of our world’s food supply depends on bees? Educate others on the incredible impact our buzzing pollinators have on our ecosystems.
June 5, 2022
World Environment Day
This international holiday boosts awareness of environmental stressors and encourages action to be taken to combat climate change and protect the environment.
June 8, 2022
World Oceans Day
Today is a great day to take action to conserve our oceans. The ocean supplies most of our oxygen, regulates our climate, and redistributes heat all over the world.
June 15, 2022
Global Wind Day
Discover the power of wind energy as an alternative renewable energy source.
June 16, 2022
National Refill Day
No more plastic bottles! Use your perfectly reusable stainless steel cup that we know you have, and refill that baby!
June 17, 2022
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
This day focuses on restoring degraded land into healthy land that combats climate change, recovers biodiversity, supports economic resilience, and increases food security.
June 17, 2022
Plastic-Free Beauty Day
The global beauty industry produces 120 billion units of plastic packaging every year. Dedicate this day to making a plastic-free change in your beauty routine. Package-free, naturally-derived beauty products can be found here!
June 22, 2022
World Rainforest Day
Rainforests provide fresh drinking water, absorb carbon dioxide, and are home to half of our planet’s plant and animal species. Celebrate our rainforests by spreading awareness of the importance of preserving this integral natural resource.
July Plastic Free July
Challenge yourself to reduce your plastic waste and form healthy habits by going the entire month of July without collecting any plastic! Bring your reusable bags to the grocery store and say no to single-use plastic items.
July 28, 2022
World Nature Conservation Day
Spread awareness on preserving the environment and our planet’s natural resources on this holiday.
August 8-14, 2022
National Allotments Week
This week highlights the benefits growing your own food has on your health and the environment.
Go organic all September long! Organic food, farming, and gardening provide many benefits for our health and our environment, like reducing our exposure to pesticides, supporting biodiversity, and tackling climate change.
September 16, 2022
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
The ozone layer shields our planet from harmful sun rays and helps preserve life on Earth. Spread awareness on how to help preserve our ozone layer.
September 21, 2022
Zero Emissions Day
Choose to eliminate your emissions today and educate yourself on ways you can reduce your carbon footprint. Examples include taking public transportation instead of driving, unplugging your appliances when they aren’t in use, and replacing your HVAC filter more often.
September 22, 2022
World Car Free Day
Give up your vehicle for the day and find an alternative method of transportation that outputs less emissions.
Unblocktober brings awareness to improving the health of our drains, sewers, and seas.
October 5, 2022
Energy Efficiency Day
Save money and eliminate pollution by researching ways to increase energy efficiency in your home or business.
November 1, 2022
World Vegan Day
Raise awareness for animal rights and the environmental and health benefits of a vegan lifestyle.
November 4, 2021
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Climate Action Day
Climate Action Day is a free online event that provides climate education to millions of students from world leaders, climate activists, and environmental researchers.
December 5, 2022
World Soil Day
Learn about the importance of healthy soil and advocate for the sustainable management of natural resources.
December 14, 2022
National Energy Conservation Day
Educate others on the importance of energy conservation and energy efficiency. Take action in your own home to conserve energy on this day.