Regular environmental events in Singapore and
March: Earth Day
is celebrated at the United Nations each year on the first day of
Spring (also called the Spring Equinox). More details on the official
Earth Day site.
There is some confusing info though about when Earth Day should be:
Earth Day is NOT 22
Earth Day is
"Earth Day is the first completely international and universal
holiday that the world has ever known. Every other holiday was tied
to one place, or some political or special event. This Day is tied
to Earth itself, and to the place of Earth in the whole solar system"
22 March: World
Day for Water since 2000
April: Ubin Day by the Green Volunteer Network with participation
of other environmental groups. More
details of 2003 Ubin Day.
Green Transport Day
second Saturday in May: International
Migratory Bird Day started in 1993 by visionaries at the Smithsonian
Migratory Bird Center and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Now
under the direction of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
22 May: International Day for
Biological Diversity since 2002 (formerly December 29, changed
5 Jun: World Environment Day
by the United Nations based on a theme for the year, since 1974. The
theme for 2007 is "Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?" in support
of International Polar Year More
details for 2007 World Environment Day events. Since 2004, the
Singapore Green Plan 2012 (SGP 2012) Award is awarded in June.
See also wikipedia
8 June: World Ocean
Day stared in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro -
although not yet officially designated by the United Nations
August: Clean up the World. Started in Australia in 1990 and
launched globally through in the UNEP in 1993. Singapore is participating
in it for the first time in 2003 through the Singapore Environmental
Council. More details.
16 Sep: International
Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer since 1998
September: International Coastal Clean up
September: Singapore Recycling Day
4 Oct: World
Animal Day Animal welfare groups, sanctuaries and individuals
throughout the world hold special events to heighten public awareness
of animal issues and to encourage people to think about how we as
humans relate to animals.
21 Oct: International
Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
November: Clean and Green Week by the Ministry of Environment.
Started in Nov 90, this annual week-long event is based on a different
theme each year to raise public awareness on environmental issues.
Activities organised include mass-participation events, exhibitions
and talks. During this time, the Green Leaf Award is also presented
to Singaporeans for promoting environmental awareness. There are 3
categories: organisations, youth and individuals. More
details. In 2004, the Green Leaf Award was replaced by the Singapore
Green Plan 2012 (SGP 2012) Award to be issued in June. More
Nature Day by the Nature Society (Singapore). First held in
Oct 87, this event includes exhibitions by NSS and other environmental
groups usually stretched over a few days and held at a major shopping
centre. More details on habitatnews
with events held on the various Nature Days over the years, and links