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Horton, KS 66439
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2020 Calendar of Environmental Health Events

January 2020

  • January: National Radon Action Month

February 2020

  • February: Cancer Prevention Month
  • February 2: World Wetlands Day

March 2020

  • March 8-14: National Groundwater Awareness Week
  • March 9-13: National Wildlife Week (NWF)
  • March 16-22: Fix a Leak Week (EPA)
  • March 18: Kick Butts Day
  • March 21: International Day of Forests and the Tree
  • March 22: World Water Day
  • March 28: Earth Hour - uniting people to protect the planet by turning lights off for one hour, typically from 8:30-9:30 p.m. local time.

April 2020

  • April: National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • April 6-12: National Public Health Week
  • April 22:Earth Day - marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
  • April 20-24: Environmental Education Week
  • April 26: Park Rx Day - visit National Parks for free!
  • April 24 (last Friday in April): Arbor Day - Many states observe Arbor Day on different dates according to their best tree-planting times. Founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, Arbor Day sets aside a special day for tree planting. Check with your facilities/planning office if you are thinking about planting a tree to make sure it is placed in an optimal location (i.e. no underground utilities, no future development planned for that site, etc.).
  • April 27-May 1: Air Quality Awareness Week

May 2020

  • May: Asthma Awareness Month
  • May 4-10: Screen-Free Week (except for work and school!)
  • May 3-9: North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
  • May 4-8: National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction
  • May 14 (2nd Saturday): International Migratory Bird Day
  • May 15: Bike to Work Day - More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work.
  • May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity
  • May 22 (the Friday before Memorial Day): Don't Fry Day
  • May 31: World No Tobacco Day

June 2020

  • June: Heat Health Awareness Month
  • June: National Safety Month
  • June 5: World Environment Day
  • June 15-19: Trench Safety Stand-Down Week
  • June 15-21: Pollinator Week
  • June 21-27: National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

July 2020

  • July: UV Safety Month
  • July 19: World Lung Cancer Day

August 2020

  • August: Cataract Awareness Month - If you are a K-8 Educator, sign up for the free Sun Wise toolkit!
  • August: Back to School Safety Reminders
  • August 1: World Lung Cancer Day
  • Aug 10-16: "Safe + Sound Week" a nationwide effort that calls on organizations to raise awareness of the value and importance of workplace safety and health program
  • August 23-28: World Water Week

September 2020

  • September: National Campus Fire Safety Month
  • September: National Preparedness Month
  • September 3: Protect Your Groundwater Day
  • September 12 (1st Saturday after Labor Day): Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day
  • September 13-19: National Farm Safety & Health Week
  • September 19-26: National Estuaries Week
  • September 16: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • September 14-18: Septic Smart Week
  • September 14-20: Pollution Prevention Week
  • September 18: World Water Monitoring Day
  • September 19 (3rd Saturday): International Coastal Cleanup Day
  • September 21: Zero Emissions Day
  • September 22: World "Car-Free" Day
  • September 25: World Lung Day
  • September 26: (4th Saturday): National Public Lands Day  - free admission to all national parks. Search for an event near you.
  • September 27: (4th Sunday) World Rivers Day

October 2020

  • October: Children's Health Month
  • October: Healthy Lung Month
  • October: Protect Your Hearing Month
  • October: Walk to School Month
  • October 3-4: National Solar Tours offers the opportunity to informally tour innovative green homes and buildings, and see how solar energy can be used efficiently.
  • October 1-30: Project Green Challenge Turning Green (TG) - engages high school and college students globally. Each day in October, a unique challenge will be delivered to registered participants by email at 6 am Pacific Time. Each challenge will be live for 24 hours inviting participants to complete actions and upload deliverables to acquire points and prizes.
  • October 4-10: National Fire Prevention Week (NFPA)
  • October 8: Children's Environmental Health Day
  • October 11-17: Earth Science Week
  • October 16: World Food Day
  • October 25-31(last week): Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

November 2020

  • November: Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • November 15: America Recycles Day

December 2020

  • Safe Toys and Gift Months
  • National Hand Washing Awareness Week