environment days 2023: Make Every Day Earth Day!

We’ve put together a list of important dates of the year for observing notable environmental days in 2023. 


Here at Random Acts of Green, we practice intersectional environmentalism which you can learn more about here

That’s why our environmental days 2023 list is wide-ranging to include themes connected between people, creatures, and planet. 

We can’t rely on a single Earth Day to push the movement forward. Every day can be Earth Day.  

With creativity and curiosity, you can apply an environmental lens to each of the following days to help generate conversations and actions that help protect our shared home! 

January Notable Dates


February: Black History Month (Canada) / African American Heritage Month (US)

February 2: World Wetlands Day

February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day 

February 27: World Polar Bear Day


March 3: World Wildlife Day

March 8: International Women’s Day

March 14: International Day of Action for Rivers

March 15: World Consumer Rights Day

March 18: Global Recycling Day

March 20: World Sparrow Day

March 21: International Day of ForestsWorld Wood Day

March 22: World Water Day

March 25: Earth Hour

March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility


Earth Month Challenge

April 7: World Health Day

April 21: Fish Migration Day

April 22: Earth Day

April 28: Arbor Day*


No Mow May Challenge Month

First Week of May: International Compost Awareness Week

May: Mental Health Awareness Month*

May 11: International Migratory Bird Day

May 17: Endangered Species Day; International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 20: World Bee Day

May 22: World Biodiversity Day

May 23: World Turtle Day

May 17: Bike to Work Day*


June: Pride Month

June 5: World Environment Day

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 9: Coral Triangle Day

June 15: Nature Photography Day

June 16: World Sea Turtle Day

June 15: Global Wind Day

June 16: World Refill Day

June 17: World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought

June 20: World Refugee Day

June 21: World Giraffe Day

June 22: World Rainforest Day


 Plastic Free July Challenge Month

July 11: World Population Day

July 14: International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 29: World Tiger Day

July 30: World Day against Trafficking in Persons


Paws Fur The Planet Pet Eco-Challenge Month

August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 10: World Lion Day

August 12: World Elephant Day

August 19: World Orangutan Day

August 22: National Honey Bee Day*


Secondhand September Challenge Month

September 12: World Dolphin Day 

September 15: World Cleanup Day

September 16: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

September 18: World Water Monitoring Day

September 21: Zero Emissions Day

September 22: Car Free Day

September 22: World Rhino Day

September 26: World Environmental Health Day

September 29: World Rivers Day & International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste


October 1: World Vegetarian Day

October 4: World Animal Day

October 5: Energy Efficiency Day

October 7: World Habitat Day

October 10: World Mental Health Day

Third Week of October: Waste Reduction Week in Canada

October 16: World Food Day

October 24: International Day of Climate Action


November 1: World Vegan Day

November 4: World Paper Free Day

November 6: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 13–19: Transgender Awareness Week

November 15: America Recycles Day*

November 17: Take a Hike Day*


JollyGreen Holiday Eco-Challenge Month

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 5: World Soil Day

December 11: International Mountain Day

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Alannah Hardcastle

Passionate about leveraging the power of communications to drive positive change, Alannah knows how to engage communities with purpose. She’s particularly keen on building a diverse and inclusive community that upholds values to create a social and environmental impact.

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