World Soil day celebrates the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to the human commonwealth through its contribution to food, water and energy security and as a mitigator of biodiversity l
oss and climate change. It is celebrated particularly by the global community of 60 000 soil scientists charged with responsibility of generating and communicating soil knowledge for the common good. many events focussed on increasing the public awareness of soil and its contribution to humanity and the environment. it is held on December 5th because it corresponds with the official birthday of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej ,The King of Thailand, who has officially sanctioned the event.
Global Handwashing Day was originally created for children and schools,but can be celebrated by anyone promoting handwashing with soap.
Handwashing with soap is the most effective & inexpensive way to prevent diarrheal & acute respirat
ory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries.
Visit the website: http://globalhandwashing.org/ghw-day
1995: Two Americans and a Dutch scientist win the Nobel Prize
for chemistry for their research showing that the release of nitrogen oxide through manmade chlorofluorocarbons damages the Earth’s natural ozone layer.
1973: The Arab oil-producing states impose an embargo against
nations supporting Israel in the Fourth Arab-Israeli War, also known as the
October War, Ramadan War or Yom Kippur War.
“Clean Air Started Here” is a historical reference to October 1948, when 20 individuals lost their lives because of harmful smog in the atmosphere. The small town of Donora, Pennsylvania experienced these hardships because of the
mills and plants located in that area during that time period. The events of that month helped lead to the passing of the federal Clean Air Act in 1970. To learn more about this new calendar item, please view this article published in The New York Times. For more information about the Clear Air Act of 1970, please visit this link.
National Dump the Pump Day is an annual event organized by the American Public Transportation Association in
partnership with the Sierra Club and The National Resources Defense Council. The goal of National Dump the Pump Day is to encourage people to ride public transportation instead of driving. They focus on the cost savings associated with not having a vehicle and using public transportation to get to your desired locations. This is the 7th year this event has occurred.