Tag: Sustainability

International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May | United Nations

  The 22 May every year is observed by the United Nations as the International Day for Biological Diversity. The purpose of this day is to raise public awareness about the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, which is concerned with “the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing… Continue Reading International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May | United Nations

World Soil Day, 5th December 2016 | United Nations

The 5th December 2016 is designated World Soil Day by the United Nations; a day to raise awareness of the critical importance of soil to everyone’s lives, and the issues affecting soils today.   The 2016 theme for World Soil Day is “Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life.” Pulses contribute many positive properties to soil, which… Continue Reading World Soil Day, 5th December 2016 | United Nations

United Nations | World Habitat Day, 3rd October 2016

  3rd October 2016 is World Habitat Day, and the focus for 2016 is house affordability for all, with the theme: “Housing at the Centre.”   The United Nations is encouraging governments and leaders around the world to put “housing at the centre” and to remember the need for affordable housing for all people in urban… Continue Reading United Nations | World Habitat Day, 3rd October 2016

Five Leaf Eco-Awards | Ecumenical environmental change program for religious organisations

  If you are looking for a way to encourage your parish community to answer the call to action in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, the Five Leaf Eco-Awards may be a way to inspire and reward your parish for caring for creation.   The Five Leaf Eco-Awards are designed for churches and other religious organisations,… Continue Reading Five Leaf Eco-Awards | Ecumenical environmental change program for religious organisations

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