Green Days of 2022

Green Days 2022 – is an Environment Interactive Calendar developed by Team Paryay. It aims to promote Sustainable Development, highlighting all the global concerns, and a habit tracker has been added to it for making you a more environmental-conscious person.

In Green Calendar, we have highlighted specific International days ‘Green Days’. The United Nations and other Specialized Agencies have marked these international days to highlight a particular event or topic that needs promotion through Awareness, Education, and Action.

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It is about the agendas behind the ‘Green Dates’ that is more important to us. Team Paryay has tried to highlight these Green dates with agendas by bringing the Green Calendar for the Year 2022.

 

Each Highlighted day tells us what we are neglecting for our selfish growth in society and how that negligence affects us and the biodiversity. Team Paryay has put an effort to create awareness about all the global concerns that have been raised due to our negligence.

 

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JANUARY 2022

Bird Day 2022

Organiser – Avian Welfare Coalition

Birds have always held a special place in our hearts, which is why we celebrate them on National Bird Day every January 5. Birds are amazing creatures on Earth; humans who live close to the chirrups of the birds are considered to be happier.

Humans have a natural tendency to interact with Nature, and humans learn all the profound lessons of their life from Nature. Birds’ freedom and playful Nature inspires their spirit to seek it in their lives.

Unfortunately, most birds are endangered or protected due to habitat loss or illegal pet trade. They’re the barometers of our planet’s environmental health. That’s why this day was created to raise awareness of the hardships and plights of these important animals and how we can initiate the change needed to create a healthier, more sustainable relationship with them.

“No bird can fly without opening its wings, and no one can love without exposing their hearts.”-Mark Nepo.

Seed Swap Day 2022

Organiser- NA

What is a  seed swap?  It is a fabulous way to encourage biodiversity and build community relationships in your pocket of the world. It’s a day where gardeners can come together and swap the seeds from their best plants. Seed swapping is part of our history, and it was one of the early commodities traded.

The first official seed swap day in Washington DC was held on January 26, 2006. It’s a day where gardeners can come together and swap the seeds from their best plants.

 

It is an opportunity for gardeners of all levels to get together and share tips on how to grow stuff efficiently and in an eco-friendly way.

Gardeners can trade seeds they have in abundance for novel seeds they don’t have or were unable to harvest from the last year’s crop. It is an opportunity for gardeners to get free or low-cost seed and gardening supplies: an opportunity to share gardening tips and unique Ideas.

“A seed is a forest inside out.”― Matshona Dhliwayo.

February 2022

World Wetlands day 2022

Organiser – Convention on Wetlands

A day to create awareness about the importance of wetlands and their protection.

Wetlands are the small environments of plant life and organisms found within water bodies. Wetlands bring ecological health to water bodies and environments as a whole.

Wetlands are natural habitats for a lot of animals and plant species. 

 

We need to protect Wetlands to preserve life on Earth; wetlands serve us in several ways:
  • About 2.5 % of the water on earth is Freshwater, and less than 1 % is usable. Lakes, Rivers and Swamps are essential surface water resources. They supply most of our freshwater; thus, we need to protect them.
  • About 2.2 Billion People do not have access to safe drinking water.  Clean water is critical for healthy lives. Wetlands help to remove pollutants from water.
  • Our water use has increased by sixfold in the last 100 years, and it rises by 1% each year. We must stop destroying wetlands if we are to have enough water. They are indispensable for Fresh Water.

“If water is LIFE, Wetlands are our lungs.”-Krista Kilian.

#RestoreWetlands #WorldWetlandsDay

International Polar Bear day 2022

Organiser – Polar Bears International

International Polar Bear Day on February 27 raises awareness on the issues facing polar bears and how we can reduce our carbon footprint. Climate change is a massive threat to polar bears’ existence, and it’s up to us to take action and protect their future.By the 1950s, things were getting worse due to the increasing use of fossil fuels. The burning of coal, oil, and gas melted the sea ice, causing ocean levels to rise and changing the landscape of the polar bear’s environment.

This day was created to coincide with when polar bear moms and cubs are snugs in their dens. Denning is the most vulnerable time in a polar bear’s life. And in the warming Arctic, where polar bears already face enormous challenges, the survival of every single cub is critically important. Polar bear cubs are born in winter in dens hidden under the snow. Keeping moms and cubs safe while also addressing climate warming is a critical part of our work on behalf of polar bears—and your support can make a real difference.

Don’t Treat animals as animals; treat them as living beings. That’s what they are.”-Anthony Douglas Williams.

March 2022

World Wildlife day

Organiser – United Nations

A day to raise awareness about the importance of the world’s animals and plants.

Around the world, between 200 and 350 million people live within or adjacent to forested areas and rely on forests and forest species for their livelihoods and for their most basic needs like food, shelter, energy, and medicines.This day celebrates forest-based livelihoods and promotes forest and forest wildlife management practices that accommodate both human well-being and the long-term conservation of forests.

As we know that wildlife is facing threats due to human activities. Various challenges are faced by wildlife include loss of habitat, industrialised farming, commercial development, and overgrazing. Poaching and the trafficking of animals may also lead to risks to various species like tigers, rhinos, elephants, etc. It is also an excellent opportunity to call on governments around the world, civil society, private sector, and individuals to add their voices and take actions to help conserve wildlife and ensure sustainable use before it’s too late”.

 

“Wildlife is something which man cannot construct. Once it is gone, it is gone forever. Man can rebuild a pyramid, but he cannot rebuild ecology or a giraffe.” – Joy Adamson.

 

GLOBAL RECYCLING DAY

Organiser – NA

A Day to emphasise the importance of recycling.

Earth is not yielding resources at the rate we are using them. Thus we must be careful while using them and throwing them away, thinking of them as waste. Instead, we must consider it an opportunity to use them again after recycling.

Recycling is a key part of the circular economy, helping to protect our natural resources.. There is no doubt recycling is on the front line in the war to save the future of our planet and humanity.

Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognise and celebrate the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. It is a day for the world to come together and put the planet first.

#recyclingheroes

“There is no such thing as ‘away. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.”

– Annie Leonard, Proponent of Sustainability

International Day of Forest 

Organiser – United Nations

A day to create awareness about the importance of forests and we need to protect them for living a prosperous life in all aspects.

Forests cover about one-third of the world’s landmass. Roughly 1.6 billion people, including more than 2000 indigenous cultures, depend on forests for their livelihood. Forests are vital to the planet for many reasons, including:

  • Providing shelter for more than half of the terrestrial animals, plants, and insects.
  • Contributing to the balance of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and humidity in the air.
  • Protecting watersheds, which supply fresh water to rivers.

Deforestation accounts for 12 to 20% of the global greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012 to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Countries are encouraged to undertake local, national, and international efforts to organise forests and trees, such as tree-planting campaigns. 

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and one another.”-Mahatama Gandhi. 

World Wood Day

Organiser – International Wood Culture Society

World Wood Day is celebrated on March 21, coinciding with the International Day of Forests. 

A day to demonstrate the roles of wood and non-timber forest products in supporting our daily living, realising our imagination, and comforting our hearts.  It aims to raise awareness of the importance of wood in a sustainable world and its responsible use.

Wood is a structural tissue found in the stems and roots of woody plants, primarily trees. It has been used for fuel and as a construction material for thousands of years. It is also used for making furniture, utensils, paper, sports equipment, musical instruments, and a wide variety of other products. 

The event was established to recognise the importance of wood and wood use in our daily lives and promote harmonious coexistence between people and nature. 

Wood has been used in making a lot of things of our daily use, and people are doing great creativity in the manner they are producing the wooden stuff and the way they are presenting. It is a day to celebrate the marvellous crafts of all those who inspire us to think out of the box and create miracles with wood.

“Going to the wood is going home.”

World Water Day

Organiser – United Nations

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This Day is an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues, be inspired to tell others, and take action to make a difference. 

Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. 

“World Water Day is meant to be a call to action. The responsibility lies with all of us. Governments, associations, private partners: we must all recognise the multifold value of water and take action to conserve this basic resource, the resource which gives our planet its unique colour.”— Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, on the occasion of World Water Day 2021

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”- Leonardo.

Earth Hour

Organiser – WWF

The biggest environmental movement makes Nature Matter for both our own and the planet’s well-being.Speak up for nature by pledging to switch off this Earth Hour.This Earth Hour let’s shine a light on climate action.Earth Hour is all about people’s power. Your active support will make a tremendous impact to protect nature and everything that it holds together. Every year, at 8:30 pm on the last Saturday of March, millions of people worldwide show their support for our planet, raising awareness of nature loss and climate change – the two biggest threats facing our one home.

But Earth Hour is more than just an Hour for the planet – it’s a movement for our future. And it’s more than just a symbol of support – it’s a catalyst for urgent change amidst one of our most crucial years yet. 

 

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”- Mahatma Gandhi. 

“Turn off the Lights for Your Planet.”

April 2022

Earth Day 2022

Organiser – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

A day to appreciate the beauty of mother earth, to think upon and tackle the environmental issues. Earth Day is a day designated to raise environmental awareness.

When the realisation hits us that all these things are in perfect balance to sustain us, to support life on Earth. We should feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for life and try to preserve all the factors supporting it well .

It is not an accident that a protective atmosphere surrounds us and that beyond it, there is no air or oxygen. It is not an accident that trees give off oxygen to continually replenish our atmosphere.

There are thousands of parameters and ratios that support life on Earth; all of them are on a knife-edge. Their fine-tuning is so critical that a fraction of a change in any of these parameters and ratios would make life unlivable on planet earth.

Great Scientist Newton said,” When I look at the Solar System, I see the Earth at the right distance from the Sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by Chance.”

Arbor Day 2022

Organiser – NA

Arbor day is a  “tree” day that celebrates the planting, upkeep, and preservation of the trees and other plant species.It is an initiative for bringing change and to make people understand the importance and need for trees. This day is celebrated to keep planting trees that can lead us to a greener future.

It is to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.

This day was created to coincide with when polar bear moms and cubs are snugs in their dens. Denning is the most vulnerable time in a polar bear’s life. And in the warming Arctic, where polar bears already face enormous challenges, the survival of every single cub is critically important. Polar bear cubs are born in winter in dens hidden under the snow. Keeping moms and cubs safe while also addressing climate warming is a critical part of our work on behalf of polar bears—and your support can make a real difference.

Don’t Treat animals as animals; treat them as living beings. That’s what they are.”-Anthony Douglas Williams.

may 2022

World Migratory Bird Day 2022

Organiser – United Nations

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an awareness-raising campaign, highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It aims to draw attention to the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.World Migratory Bird Day is an opportunity for people everywhere to learn about migratory birds and about the many challenges they face.

Migratory birds the world over are threatened by habitat loss and illegal hunting as well as from poisoning, pollution and collision with man-made objects, such as glass-covered buildings and powerlines.

Another emerging threat to migratory birds is light pollution, which disorients birds who are flying at night, leading them to collide with buildings – the likely cause behind the mass mortality event involving hundreds of migratory birds in New York City last month. 

Approximately 2000 of the world’s 11,000 bird species migrate, some covering enormous distances, like the Arctic Tern or the Bar-tailed Godwit, which flies distances up to 11,680 kilometres non-stop between Alaska and New Zealand.

“Migration is a part of our human nature, we are seekers & searchers, constantly  questing for a better way of life .”- Jamy Faust

World Bee Day 2022

Organiser – United Nations

Every year on this day, the attention of the global public is drawn to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators. People are reminded of the importance of bees for the entire humanity and invited to take concrete action to preserve and protect them. 

““Honey Bees are responsible for 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat.” 

Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats, and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities.

“I believe we all agree that every human being on this planet deserves food every day. We have to produce more food every day, and every day more food is dependent on pollinators – with honey bees in the lead. To talk about reducing global hunger without ensuring conditions for the survival of bees and other pollinators is simply throwing sand in people’s eyes!

Endangered Species Day 2022

Organiser – Endangered Species Coalition

A day that invites us to learn about the importance of endangered species and what we can do to protect them. On this day thousands of people around the world participate in Endangered Species Day by celebrating, learning about, and taking actions to protect threatened and endangered species. This global day of action and celebration was created and founded by David Robinson and the Endangered Species Coalition in 2006, and has continued ever since.

“We all have a responsibility to protect the endangered species , both for their sake and and for the sake of our own future generations.”-Loretta Lynch 

“Animals are, like us , endangered species on an endangered planet, and we are the ones who are endangering them, it and ourselves. They are innocent sufferers in a hell of our making .” -Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson 

“Not a single creature deserves to be mistreated, or abused. Not a single one.” -Anthony Douglas Williams

Bike to Workday 2022

Organiser – League of American Bicyclists

Bike to Work Day is an annual event that promotes the bicycle as an option for commuting to work (bicycle commuting).It  aims to promote the many benefits of cycling to work.This would also massively reduce the carbon emissions and provide cleaner air for everyone. Less fuel used on the daily commute also means more money in the bank for cyclists, along with reduced maintenance costs and wear and tear on your vehicle.

Hopefully, people now have the opportunity to cycle along a very scenic route, into work and this should also help to boost/maintain mental and physical fitness. This day is celebrated to  encourage active transportation. The event is supported by many organizations, from local bike shops and restaurants to municipalities and transit authorities. On Bike to Work Day, a wide variety of bicycle-related events are organized. 

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.”― Ernest Hemingway

Fish Migration Day 2022

Organiser – United Nations

World Fish Migration Day is a one-day global celebration to raise awareness for the importance of free-flowing rivers and migratory fish.

Many fish need to migrate to reproduce, feed and complete their life cycles. They are a crucial link in the food chain and play an essential role in creating healthy and productive river systems. 

We see it as our shared responsibility to find solutions to restore fish migration, recover healthy rivers and prevent future degradation and species extinction! To accomplish this brighter future, an excellent place to start is by educating others and raising awareness about the current situation as well as discovering and implementing solutions to the challenge.

International Day for Biological Diversity 2022

Organiser – United Nations 

The biggest environmental movement makes Nature Matter for both our own and the planet’s well-being.Speak up for nature by pledging to switch off this Earth Hour.This Earth Hour let’s shine a light on climate action.Earth Hour is all about people’s power. Your active support will make a tremendous impact to protect nature and everything that it holds together.

 Every year, at 8:30 pm on the last Saturday of March, millions of people worldwide show their support for our planet, raising awareness of nature loss and climate change – the two biggest threats facing our one home.

Biological Diversity Day 2021 was celebrated with the slogan : “We’re part of the solution”. The biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better.This day is celebrated with the agenda of adopting  sustainable development goals while preserving biodiversity.

“Biodiversity is our most valuable but least appreciated Resource .” – Edward O’ Wilson

World Turtle Day 2022

Organiser – NA

The purpose of this day is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.

Turtles and tortoises are two different animals but this day is dedicated to celebrating and protecting both.

The day was first celebrated by American Tortoise Rescue in 2002 and it highlights the suffering and the dwindling numbers of these animals due to human interference and environmental hazards.

World Turtle Day is celebrated around the globe in a variety of ways, from dressing up as turtles or wearing green summer dresses, to saving turtles caught on highways, to research activities. Turtle Day lesson plans and craft projects encourage teaching about turtles in classrooms.

“Try to be like Turtle -at ease in its own shell.”-Bill Copeland

June 2022

National Trails Day 2022

Organiser – American Hiking Society

Trails Day worldwide is celebrated  on June 5, Trails Day is dedicated to celebrating and caring for trail systems, educating about responsible recreation and helping more people enjoy trails and outdoor spaces.Thousands of hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses come together in partnership to advocate for, maintain, and clean up public lands and trails.

On this day, outdoor groups and communities are encouraged to host local events, ranging from recreational opportunities, trail stewardship projects or virtual events. Events can include:

  • Trail or park clean-ups and trail improvements
  • Educational events that promote Leave No Trace or Tread Lightly principles
  • Activities that engage youth in recreation activities or stewardship
  • Guided activities for new trail users
  • Small group hikes, paddles or rides
  • Bird or wildlife watching trips
  • Virtual events, such as a presentation or workshop
  • and more

World Oceans Day 2022

Organiser – The Oceans Project

World Oceans Day reminds every one of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our Planet and a major source of food and medicine and a critical part of the biosphere.The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.

The ocean covers over 70% of the planet. It is our life source, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on earth.The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen, it is home to most of earth’s biodiversity, and is the main source of protein for more than a billion people around the world. Not to mention, the ocean is key to our economy with an estimated 40 million people being employed by ocean-based industries by 2030.

Even though all its benefits, the ocean is now in need of support.

“With every drop of water you drink , every breath you take, you are connected to the sea. No matter where you live on Earth.”- Sylvia Earle

Global Wind Day 2022

Organiser – Global Wind Energy Council

Global Wind Day is observed on 15 June for discovering wind energy, its power, and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems,decarbonise our economies and boost employment and growth.The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) coordinate with various networks of partners to celebrate this day.

‘The time for talk is over. In order to achieve #netzero targets, we need to take action now.Luckily, we already have a solution that can get us to net zero – wind.’ Wind  is formed by the uneven heating of the Earth by the sun. When there is a difference in atmospheric pressure winds are generated. Under high pressure, air moves toward areas of low pressure. The greater the difference in pressure, the faster the air flows.

 

“Wind blows on each one of us without any prejudices but it is up to us how we set our sails.”

World Rainforest Day 2022

Organiser – Rainforest Partnership

Tropical rainforests have an outsized role in the world, with their significance marked by World Rainforest Day. Of the Earth’s ecosystems, rainforests support the largest variety of plants and animal species, house the majority of indigenous groups still living in isolation from the rest of humanity, and  power the mightiest rivers. Rainforests lock up vast amounts of carbon, moderate local temperature, and influence rainfall and weather patterns at regional and planetary scales.

Despite their importance however, deforestation in the world’s tropical forests has remained persistently high since the 1980s due to rising human demand for food, fibre, and fuel and the failure to recognize the value of forests as healthy and productive ecosystems.

“ The silencing of the Rainforests  is a double deforestation, not only of trees but a deforestation of the mind’s music, medicine and knowledge.”-Jay Griffiths

July 2022

World Population Day 2022

Organiser – United Nations

World Population Day on July 11 is a holiday that’s dedicated to focusing on the importance of population issues. Population issues cover a lot of territories, from family planning, gender equality, and environmental impacts to human rights concerns. 

 

World Population Day serves to highlight the growing problems that come with a growing global population. Overpopulation is a crucial issue, especially considering that world resources are depleting at an unsustainable rate.Awareness about the effects of overpopulation on development and nature is emphasized.

The increasing population also sheds light on health problems faced by women during pregnancy and childbirth, making the need for family planning, gender equality, and maternal health more important than ever. 

“When the family is small, whatever little they have they are able to share. There is peace”.– Philip Njuguna

World Tiger Day 2022

Organiser – WWF

Global Tiger Day is celebrated every year on July 29th as a way to raise awareness about this magnificent but endangered big cat. The day was founded in 2010, when the 13 tiger range countries came together to create Tx2 – the global goal to double the number of wild tigers by the year 2022.

Tiger Day is celebrated across the globe so that all of us can raise awareness for tiger conservation. The day aims to build a worldwide system that will be dedicated to protecting tigers and their natural habitats.

A safe and thriving habitat for tigers means that we conserve other species and our forests, too. Through International Tiger Day we can work for a future where humans and tigers can cohabit peacefully.

Habitat loss, climate change, hunting, and poaching are only some of the factors that are responsible for the decline in the tiger population. Along with the preservation of these species, the day also aims to protect and expand their habitats.

“A healthy tiger population is an indicator of sustainable development in the 13 tiger range countries.” – Midori Paxton

August 2022

World Elephant Day 2022

Organiser – World Elephant Society

It is the day to bring the people together to help the elephants. On this day, we honor one of Earth’s most magnificent creatures -Elephants.

Over the last decade, the number of elephants has significantly dropped by 62% and they could be mostly extinct by the end of the next decade.It is estimated that every day, 100 African elephants are killed by poachers. The desire for ivory in Asian markets has led to the slaughter of thousands of elephants. World Elephant Day was created to raise awareness and create change to save these majestic creatures.

World Elephant Day is a day where organizations and individuals can rally together to give a voice to the issues threatening elephants. This powerful, collective global movement offers a way to establish and endorse conservation solutions to make the world a safer place for elephants and their habitats so future generations can appreciate them.

“It is not just a species facing extinction, It’s massive individual suffering.” – Jane Goodall

International Orangutan Day 2022

Organiser – The Orangutan Conservancy

Orangutan, the old man of the forest, an inhabitant of rich tropical forests and endangered victim of the Palm Oil industry. These magnificent creatures have been facing extinction at the hands of deforestation in the name of the industry for decades. International Orangutan Day was established to help raise awareness of their plights and aid in protecting them.

This day is to help encourage the public to take action in preserving this amazing species.

“The Greatest Threat To wildlife is assuming someone else will save it .”

From 1992-2000, the population of the Sumatran orangutan is considered to have declined by more than 50%. Its relative, the Bornean orangutan population fell nearly 43 percent in the past decade, from 35,000 in 1996 to 20,000 in 2006. Since these studies were done, deforestation rates have continued to climb which means the actual populations could be well below these.

“ We Have a chance to use the gift of our lives, to make the world a better place.”-Jane Goodall

#OrangutanDay 

September 2022

World Bamboo Day 2022

Organiser – World Bamboo Organisation

World Bamboo Day is a day of celebration to increase the awareness of bamboo globally. Bamboo is a miracle plant. Bamboo is certainly one of the few natural materials in nature that poses high levels of versatility. It is the fastest-growing plant in the world.Since 2009, World Bamboo Day has become an important day and event to create awareness about this Fast Growing plant.

Bamboo is resilient & adaptable – with immense biodiversity. Bamboo species can restore land. Their unique characteristics of quick growth,

extensive root systems, and pioneer spirit can reduce erosion, stabilize slopes, absorb heavy metals, create shade, harbor wildlife, recycle carbon dioxide, and clean the air.

The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.-Jodi Picoult

Zero Emission Day 2022

Organiser – NA

Zero Emissions Day was established on 21st September in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2008 with the idea to give the world a break from fossil fuels and to raise awareness about the harm caused by carbon emissions.

This day is celebrated to encourage people to participate in the  Zero emissions movement and make the small changes that contribute to making the world a better place.We need to be aware of our consumption of fossil fuels. 

Electricity derived from fossil fuels is the biggest contributor to air emissions in developed and developing countries. These emissions contribute to smog, acid rain, climate change, and other factors. In turn, climate change is believed to create conditions that cause catastrophic natural events like forest fires, disease breakouts, and droughts.

“There are systems called zero discharge emission systems that would prevent any pollution from making it into the water or air.”- Charles Duhigg

“Everyone can help in reducing carbon emissions, we need to show them the path.”- CNN

International Day of Peace 2022

Organiser – United Nations

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September.A day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

Celebrate peace by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope. We must be reminded that we are not each other’s enemy. Let us all create Peace Day every day!

Celebrate peace by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope. We must be reminded that we are not each other’s enemy. Let us all create Peace Day every day!

“Peace Begins with a Smile. If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

“Peace can not be kept by force, it can be achieved by understanding .” Albert – Einstein

World River Day 2022

Organiser – United Nations

It highlights the many values of our rivers, strives to increase public awareness about the deterioration of  rivers around the world..The occasion of World Rivers Day is a reminder that the onus of saving rivers lies on us and we must fulfil our responsibility.

The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day – when diverse communities around the world come together with one voice to say that ‘rivers matter.’ 

And Everyone should have access to clean and flowing water. That everyone should have a say in decisions that affect their water and their lives.

 “Rivers are the arteries of our Planet. They are the lifelines in the truest sense.” – Mark Angelo

October 2022

World Habitat Day 2022

Organiser – United Nations

The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our habitats, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. The Day is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.

 

Some Popular Slogans of World Habitat Day 

“Homes define our existence. They are an extension of who we are. “

World Habitat Day was first celebrated in 1986 with the theme “Shelter is My Right”. Nairobi was the host city for the observance that year. 

Energy Efficiency Day 2022

Organiser – United Nations

Zero Emissions Day was established on 21st September in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2008 with the idea to give the world a break from fossil fuels and to raise awareness about the harm caused by carbon emissions.

This day is celebrated to encourage people to participate in the  Zero emissions movement and make the small changes that contribute to making the world a better place.We need to be aware of our consumption of fossil fuels. 

Electricity derived from fossil fuels is the biggest contributor to air emissions in developed and developing countries. These emissions contribute to smog, acid rain, climate change, and other factors. In turn, climate change is believed to create conditions that cause catastrophic natural events like forest fires, disease breakouts, and droughts.

“There are systems called zero discharge emission systems that would prevent any pollution from making it into the water or air.”- Charles Duhigg

“Everyone can help in reducing carbon emissions, we need to show them the path.”- CNN

World Food Day 2022

Organiser – United Nations

World Food Day is not only about celebrating the amazing food that we have the privilege of indulging in, but it is about raising awareness for people who do not have such privilege. There are people all over the world who are suffering from hunger. Starvation is a massive problem in a number of countries, and we need to do more to raise awareness and combat this problem. 

We can also use World Food Day to raise awareness about healthy diets and what our bodies need.

“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” – Winston Churchill

World Food Day was first launched in 1945. The reason World Food Day was created was to celebrate the launch of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.

The main principle which World Food Day celebrates is the furtherance of food security all over the world.

In recent years, World Food Day has used its annual day of celebration to focus on different aspects of food security and agriculture, including fishing communities, climate change and biodiversity.

International Snow Leopard Day 2022

Organiser – United Nations

Every year, October 23 is observed as International Snow Leopard Day since 2014. It is a day to celebrate this endangered cat and raise awareness for its conservation and protection. 

Snow Leopard is found in 12 countries. They are India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Mongolia, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

“The snow leopard is absolutely magnificent. It represents really what endangered species are all about.” — Jack Hanna

While many countries and communities are committed to protecting this fascinating creature, the snow leopard population is under threat due to shrinking habitats, a declining number of prey, and poaching. A large part of conservation efforts is to raise awareness through education.

So here are some facts about the elusive, stunning snow leopard–

Snow leopards are often found in the mountains of Central Asia and have adapted to a cold and dry climate.

November 2022

International Jaguar Day 2022

Organiser – Wildlife Conservation Society

International Jaguar Day is celebrated every year on November 29. This day provides an opportunity to celebrate the Americas’ largest wild cat. Habitat loss and illegal wildlife trafficking are the primary threats to Jaguar populations.

 In March 2018 ‘Jaguar 2030 Forum’ was held at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Representatives from 14 range countries participated in the event.

It is observed to raise awareness about the increasing threats these big cats are facing.This day is celebrated by educating the people about the Jaguars. 

“With their beauty, power, and speed, jaguars are the iconic big cat of the Americas. Today, their future is in our hands.”

December 2022

Wildlife Conservation Day 2022

Organiser – WFF

World Wildlife Conservation Day is celebrated on December 4, to spread awareness about preserving Earth’s endangered flora and fauna. World Wildlife Conservation Day is an occasion to be aware, reflect, and take action when it comes to issues that are threatening the planet’s wildlife biodiversity balance. 

Driven by the demand for illegal animal parts and products on the black market, humans have been hunting, poaching, and slaughtering several wildlife species to the brink of extinction.

It is celebrated  by spreading awareness of endangered species. People can also commemorate it by donating to charities like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) or other organisations dedicated to protecting wildlife

“Humanity can no longer stand by in silence while our wildlife are being used, abused and exploited.

It is time we all stand together, to be the voice of the voiceless before it’s too late. Extinction means forever.”― Paul Oxton

World Soil Day 2022

Organiser – United Nations

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.

Worldwide events are being organised on this day , creating awareness about the growing threat of the salinization of soils.

World Soil Day 2021 was celebrated with the campaign of “Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity” aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil salinisation, increasing soil awareness and encouraging societies to improve soil health.

“There can be no life without Soil & no soil without Life, they have evolved together.”- Charles E. Kellogg



International Mountain Day 2022

Organiser – United Nations

On December 11 every year, the United Nations observes the International Mountain Day to highlight the importance of mountains and all its ecosystems. A day to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world. 

Mountains are home to 15% of the world’s population, and a significant chunk of that population is based in the mountains that stand tall in India.

People worldwide celebrate International Mountains Day, performing various activities like -Climbing Mountains, finding new trekking areas on Mountains, Introducing someone new to their favourite mountain places, and many other activities are performed around the globe.

 

“Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” -Theodore Roethke

We hope that we have presented some insightful concerns before you through this Blog.

We hope this blog has helped you to become more aware of the global problems and has invited you to take some action at your level to create change in society and the world. Yes, each drop counts! So don’t you dare to count your actions as Futile!

 

Team Paryay has been working on The Green Calendar for the past year to develop an interactive & educational calendar, so we are more aware of the situation at hand and take action. We have also added the Sustainability Habit Tracker for more interactive & actionable results. 

 

 

 

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