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Eco-calendar and campaigns

February 2 – International Day of Wetlands – In 1971, a Convention on Wetlands of International Importance was established in the city of Ramsar, particularly as wild bird habitats. The main objective of this international document is to unite the efforts of countries to protect these extremely valuable ecosystems through their sustainable management.

March 5 – International Day of Energy Efficiency

March 22 – International Day of the Water – International Day of the Water on March 22 was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 as a follow-up to the decisions made at the 1992in Rio de Janeiro’s Conference on the Environment and Sustainable Development. Since then this date has been marked by a number of initiatives around the world.

April 1 – International Day of Birds – The day is celebrated in 1906 under the Convention on the Protection of Birds of Prey.

April 4 – International Day for the Protection of Orphan Animals

April 22- Earth Day Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970, for the first time in the United States. The first Day of the Earth was organized by Gaylord Nelson, a former Governor and Senator from Wisconsin, who raises the cause of nature conservation, and Denis Heyes, a prominent student leader. More than 20 million americans from all over the country were involved in the First Earth Day events. As a result of this event, a powerful environmental movement was formed and the laws of clean air and clean water were adopted in the United States. Earth Day integrates people into the idea of protecting the environment and helps to change the values and priorities of a whole generation.

April 29 – International Day Against Noise

May – A month of the nature protection – in the ecological calendar of our country May is a month for the protection of nature. As such, it is marked each year according to a Decree of the Council of Ministers of 1967. Until 1966 it was celebrated as a month for the protection of the nature.

May 15 – World Climate Day

22 May 2013 – International Biodiversity Day and 22 – 25 May – Days of the Green System.

May 24 – European Day of Parks – announced by the European Federation of Natural Parks (European park). On May 24 1909, nine of the national parks were established for the first time in Sweden. There are three National Parks in Bulgaria – “Central Balkan”, “Rila” and “Pirin”.

June 5 – World Day of Environment – World Day of Environment has been celebrated worldwide since 1973 by a decision of the United Nations Conference on Environmental Issues held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1972. This forum was adopted Environmental Declaration – the first international treaty on the principles of environmental protection on Earth. Every year, for the international celebration of World Environmental Day, a host city is selected. Each year the motto of the World Environmental Day and the accompanying Green Week is defined.

June 17 – World Day to Combat Desertification

July 14 – Global Day against Waste Burning

September 16 – International Day for Protection of the Ozone Layer – has been commemorated since 1995 by a decision of the UN General Assembly. This day, which is part of the Mobility Week, focuses on the impact of various factors on the ozone layer.

September 22 – European Car Free Day and European Mobility Week – since 1995 by a decision of the UN General Assembly. This day, which is part of the Mobility Week, focuses on the impact of various factors on the ozone layer.

16-22 September European Mobility Week

September 28 – International Right to Know Day, announcing 28 September as an Open Day

October 4 – International Day for the Protection of Animals

October 17 – National Day for Cleaning Natural Parks in Bulgaria

16 – 24 November- European Waste Reduction Week (ECES)

December 5 – International Volunteer Day

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