Sustainability Calendar — What’s happening in February 2022

Helping you to keep informed, take part in campaigns and plan climate action in February 2022

February’s Sustainability Calendar (graphic: author)

Welcome to my monthly overview of the Sustainability Calendar. The full year-long calendar is here.

Everything happening this month:

Sometime this month: publication of IPCC 6 (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Working Group II Report “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability”

Until Monday, 21 February: Big Schools’ Birdwatch (UK)

Wednesday, 2 February: World Wetlands Day

Sunday, 6 February: the final episode of The Green Planet, from the BBC.

Monday, 7 to Sunday, 13 February: Student Volunteering Week in the UK

Animal awareness days in February (graphic: author)

Monday, 14 February: World Bonobo Day

Tuesday, 15 February: World Hippopotamus Day

Thursday, 17 February: Random Acts of Kindness Day (international)

Saturday, 19 February (third Saturday in February): World Pangolin Day

Sunday, 20 February:

Monday, 21 February to Sunday, 6 March: Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK

Other observances in February (graphic: author)

Monday, 21 February: International Mother Language Day

Sunday, 27 February: International Polar Bear Day

Monday, 28 February to Wednesday, 2 March: Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi. The theme this year is “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”

I need your help to make this the best resource it can be. If there is an event missing, let me know either in the comments or on social media.

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Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Maritime Sustainability Specialist. Editor of Rethink Convenience and author of the Live Circular newsletter