Green Calendar

  • Some dates for your school to consider marking
  • Each year the UN sets a theme
  • for more information on Green Dates visitwww.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainableschools/teach/greendates.htm
    Month

     Key Ecological Dates

    Month

    Key Liturgical Dates (for Ecological conversion)

    January

    January

    26th

    Australia Day

    February February
    2 World Wetlands Day Theme‘Wetlands are lifelines’ 6  Ash Wednesday
    March March
    2 Clean Up Australia Day (Schools Day Feb 29th) 16-22 Easter Week
    2-8 Sea Week 1-9th Sydney Harbour Week
    22 World Day for Water 17 St Patrick Feast Day
    Last Saturday 8pm Earth Hour 21 Harmony Day
    April April
    22

    Earth Day

     

    5-12

    Youth Week

    25

    Anzac Day

    May

    May

    12-18 National Volunteer Week 24 Mary Help of Christians Patroness Australia
    2

    Walk Safely to School Day

     

    22nd International Day for Biological Diversity 26 National Sorry Day  Reconciliation Week
    June
    June
    5th World Environment Day  Kick the Habit 2008 14  Whale Day
    17 Combat Desertification Day 20 World Refugee Day
    July
     
    July
     
    27 National Tree Day  Schools Tree Day 25th 14 Kateri Tekakwitha (Patroness of Ecology)
    1st – 8th Wildlife Awareness Week  
    11th World Population Day 6-13 NAIDOC National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee
    August
    August
    16-24 National Science Week 8 Blessed Mary MacKillop
    25-31 Keep Australia Beautiful Week 15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary
    September September
    7th Threatened Species Day Biodiversity Month 30 Social Justice Sunday
    16th World Ozone Day 27 Feast St Vincent de Paul
    13-14 Sustainable House Day  
    1-7 Landcare Week  
    October   October  
    6 World Habitat Day 4 Feast St Francis of Assisi Patron Saint of Ecology
    5 Walk to Work Day 5 World Teachers Day
    2nd week of month National Weedbusters Week 16 World Food Day
    3rd week of month  

    National Water Week

     

    Last week of month National Bird Week
    November
    November
    1st week of month

    Frog Week

    1

    All Saints Day

    2nd week of month

    National Recycling Week

    11

    Remembrance Day

    28th

    Buy Nothing Day

     

    December December
    1st Sunday of month

    Ocean Care Day

    225

    Christmas Day


    Catholic Sustainable Schools Environmental Contacts:

     

    Environmental Contacts for our school

     

    Catchment our school is in:           _____________________________________________

     

    Our local water testing coordinator:    _________________________________

     

    Our waste recycling contractor is:       _________________________________

     

    Our local bushcare / landcare group contact: ___________________________

     

    Our local Environmental Education Centre is: _____________________

     

     

    Local Aboriginal Culture Contacts:  ___________________________________