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Earth Day, 22. apríl – Earht Day Network, USA (alţjóđlegt)

History of Earth Day

Earth Day -- April 22 -- each year marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
Among other things, 1970 in the United States brought with it the Kent State shootings, the advent of fiber optics, "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Apollo 13, the Beatles' last album, the death of Jimi Hendrix, the birth of Mariah Carey, and the meltdown of fuel rods in the Savannah River nuclear plant near Aiken, South Carolina -- an incident not acknowledged for 18 years.


About Earth Day Network

Founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide.
Earth Day Network is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. Through Earth Day Network, activists connect, interact, and impact their communities, and create positive change in local, national, and global policies. EDN's international network reaches over 12,000 organizations in 174 countries, while the domestic program keeps over 3,000 groups and over 100,000 educators coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. As a result, Earth Day is the only event celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a half billion people participate in our campaigns every year.


Dagur umhverfisins 25. apríl - Ísland

Sú ákvörđun var tekin í ríkisstjórn Íslands áriđ 1999 ađ tileinka einn dag umhverfinu og varđ 25. apríl fyrir valinu en ţann dag fćddist Sveinn Pálsson norđur í Skagafirđi áriđ 1762. Hann stundađi nám í náttúrufrćđum og lćknisfrćđi viđ Kaupmannahafnarháskóla og lauk prófi í náttúrufrćđum 1791 fyrstur Íslendinga.

Sveinn hóf ţá ţriggja ára rannsóknir á íslenskri náttúru og var fyrstur til ţess ađ stunda skipulegar náttúrufrćđirannsóknir hér á landi. Dagurinn er fyrst og fremst hugsađur sem hvatning til skólafólks og almennings ađ kynna sér betur samskipti manns og náttúru og sem tćkifćri fyrir stjórnvöld, félagasamtök og fjölmiđla til ađ efla opinbera umrćđu um umhverfismál.



World Environment Day, 5. júní – Sameinuđu ţjóđirnar (alţjóđlegt)

World Environment Day (WED) is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
The agenda is to give a human face to environmental issues; empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.
uses WED to stimulate awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and public action.

5. júní 2007
The World Environment Day slogan selected for 2007 is Melting Ice – a Hot Topic? In support of International Polar Year, the WED theme selected for 2007 focuses on the effects that climate change is having on polar ecosystems and communities, and the ensuing consequences around the world.
The main international celebrations of the World Environment Day 2007 will be held in Norway. UNEP is honoured that the City of Tromsř will be hosting this United Nations day (read the press release). Please visit the Norwegian Polar Institute WED website for more information on the celebrations in Norway [English] - [Norsk].

Dagur íslenskrar náttúru

Ríkisstjórn Íslands ákvađ áriđ 2010 ađ bćta Degi íslenskar náttúru viđ heiđursdagataliđ. Dagurinn er tileinkađur Ómari Ragnarssyni frétta- og ţáttagerđamanni fyrir óeigingjarna starf í ţá veru ađ opna augu almennings fyrir ţví ríkidćmi sem býr í íslenskri náttúru og mikilvćgi ţess ađ standa vörđ um hana. Dagur íslenskrar náttúru er haldinn hátíđlegur ár hvert á afmćlisdegi Ómars 16. september.

European mobility week - Evrópsk samgönguvika
Haldin í kringum Frídag bílsins sem er 22. september ár hvert.
(Evrópusambandiđ)

Based on the success and lessons learnt from the International Car Free Day ("In town without my car!") initiated in France in 1998, The European Mobility Week (supported by the European Commission’s DG Environment) was launched on 19th April 2002 in Brussels (during the Green Week) by European Commissioner for Environment Mrs Margot Wallström and other stakeholders.
Why an "In town without my car!" campaign? (Frídagur bílsins)
Such an undertaking arose from a finding: Europeans are very worried about pollution and urban mobility. In town, many people complain of a poor quality of life: air pollution, noise pollution, overcrowding, etc. And yet, the number of cars is increasing...
That is why the overall aim of the "In town without my car!" campaign is to encourage public awareness of theneed to act against pollution caused by the increase in motorised traffic in the urban environment. In fact, it is not just a question of fighting atmospheric pollution or noise but also of improving the quality of urban life.
Accordingly, that operation is centred on three types of measures, designed to:
- encourage the use of alternative forms of transport and travel other than private cars,
- raise awareness and inform city-dwellers of what is at stake so far as concerns long-term mobility in towns and the risks connected with pollution,
- show the town in another light thanks in particular to reduced motorised traffic within restricted areas.
It is an opportunity for all the participating towns to show how much environmental issues concern them. The operation will allow them to express themselves on the matter and at the same time give citizens an opportunity to show their support, by their interest and involvement, for measures for a better quality of life in the urban environment. Because to offer everyone an alternative means of getting around, necessarily entails rethinking the apportionment of the highways. Therefore, "In town without my car!" is a unique moment in the year when the elected town councillors can test their transport policies in situ.


Kaupum ekkert dagurinn, síđasti laugardagur nóvembermánađar (Adbusters í Kanada, alţjóđlegt)

,,Kaupum ekkert dagurinn" er alţjóđlegt átak gegn vaxandi neyslu vestrćnna ríkja. Dagurinn er haldinn ár hvert, á síđasta laugardegi nóvembermánađar. Dagurinn er haldinn ađ frumkvćđi Adbusters í Kanada og var haldinn fyrst áriđ 1992.

Tilgangurinn er ađ beina athygli okkar ađ ofneyslunni og kaupćđinu í ríku löndum heims og neikvćđum afleiđingum ţess fyrir umhverfi, lífsgćđi og réttláta skiptingu gćđa. Kaupum ekkert dagurinn er tilvalin leiđ til ađ undirstrika og benda á raunverulegar lausnir á vandanum sem hefur skapast einmitt vegna óhóflegrar neyslu.

Nánari upplýsingar um ,,Kaupum ekkert daginn" er ađ finna á www.adbusters.org

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