Helping you to plan climate and sustainability action in June

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Welcome to my monthly overview of the Sustainability Calendar. The full year-long calendar is here. Scroll down for the full list of events in June.

Summary

June is the home of a couple of big events: World Environment Day on Saturday, 5th June, followed closely by World Ocean Day on Tuesday, 8th June. Both remind us of the importance of our environments and the roles they play in supporting all life on Earth.

Also, this month is one of the biggest events for a while, the G7 Summit, to be held at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, UK. The hosts, the UK government, has promised that the climate crisis will be foremost on the agenda for this summit, but can we expect any concrete actions to come out of the three-day meeting of world leaders, or will it just be another talking session, with no real progress made?

Finally, this month we have animal days for Lynxes (11 June), Cougars (12 June), Sea Turtles (16 June), Crocodilians (17 June), Giraffes (21 June) and Camels (22 June)

Everything Happening in June 2021

Until Saturday, 5 June: Bike Week in the UK (theme: “health and wellbeing”)
> Official site

Until Sunday, 6 June: Garden Wildlife Week in the UK

All month: 30 Days Wild in the UK
> Official site

Tuesday, 1 June: World Reef Day
> Official site

Thursday, 3 June: release of Go Big: How To Fix Our World” by Ed Miliband (note this is an affiliate link through bookshop.org to support local bookshops)

Saturday, 5 June: World Environment Day (theme: “Time for nature”)
> Official site

Monday, 7 to Sunday, 13 June: National Growing for Wellbeing Week in the UK
> Official site

Tuesday, 8 June: World Ocean Day
> Official site

Wednesday, 9 June: Coral Triangle Day (south-east Asia) (theme: “Driving Blue Recovery for A Sustainable Coral Triangle”)
> Official site

Friday, 11 to Sunday, 13 June: G7 Summit at Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK
> Official site

Friday, 11 June: International Lynx Day

Friday, 11 to Sunday, 13 June: Seminar: Groundswell 2021 by Friends of the Earth
> More information and register

Saturday, 12 June: National Cougar Day

Tuesday, 15 June: Global Wind Day
> Official site

Wednesday, 16 June:

Thursday, 17 June:

  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (Theme: “Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land”)
    > Official Site
  • Clean Air Day in the UK
    > Official site
  • Plastic-Free Beauty Day in the UK
  • World Croc Day

Friday, 18 June: Sustainable Gastronomy Day
> Official site

Friday, 18 to Sunday, 20 June: Change & Climate Action Seminar hosted by SAME (Solidarity Action day Movement in Europe)
> More information and Register

Monday, 21 June: World Giraffe Day
> Official site

Tuesday, 22 June:

Friday, 25 June: World Sand Dunes Day

Behind the Scenes

This month I’ve launched the Sustainability Calendar’s Instagram account, where we can keep the focus on holidays and days of action.

You’ll also notice that Sustainability Calendar now has its own publication here on Medium. I’ve separated this as I felt that the monthly summaries were taking over somewhat and wanted my Rethink Convenience publication to stick to the original intent of documenting my individual sustainability journey. Stories posted to the Sustainability Calendar publication will remain free to read to keep this information accessible to everyone.


The full 12-month calendar is here. I need your help to make this the best resource it can be. If you know of an event that’s missing, let me know either in the comments or on social media.

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