September 2022
Awareness Days

Looking for inspiration for your next marketing or social media campaign? Then check out this list of National, International and World awareness days for September 2022.

We’ve included a mix of serious and not so serious awareness days to give you flexibility with your messaging and lot’s of inspiration to your next campaign.

Whole Month

Sourdough September

One of our favourite and totally vegan breads gets a whole month of love in September.

While other breads can contain eggs and dairy this beauty is simply a mix of flour, water and the all-important ‘starter’.


Whole Month

Organic September

This month is all about encouraging people to choose organic products.

Organic farming works with nature rather than against it. Producing top-quality fruits and vegetables without the use of harmful chemicals, making them better for our health and the earth.


Whole Month

Second Hand September

Obviously, the most sustainable purchase is the purchase you don’t make. But if you have to buy something then second hand or refurbished is the best option for the planet.

Second Hand September is a campaign by Oxfam to encourage people to buy only second-hand items all month. Can you do it?


Whole Month

Bear Necessities Month

Unfortunately, not all bears have the bare necessities. It’s time to raise awareness of this and do whatever we can to help direct vital funds to societies helping mistreated bears the world over.

One we encourage you to support is ‘Animals Asia. They have achieved fantastic results to bring an end to the vile bear bile farming industry in Vietnam but still need funds to support the rescued bears in sanctuaries for the rest of their lives.


1st September

International Primate Day & Tofu Day

Primates are our closest living relatives in the natural world. Today is all about promoting and endorsing initiatives that protect them and their habitat.

A great way to help them is to take meat and dairy off your plate.


Animal Agriculture is a leading contributor to habitat loss through deforestation, so the fact that today is also Tofu Day means it’s a great opportunity to try some tofu recipes and go meat free.


3rd September

World Beard Day

Love them or hate them beards have been around for a very long time.

They’re also more than just a fashion statement. In some cultures, they represent virtues such as strength, wisdom and even social status.


4th September

International Vulture Awareness Day

It’s a pretty awesome sight when you have a vulture circling overhead.

These creatures are under threat and many species are virtually extinct. But they are incredibly important to our ecology so we need to make sure they’re protected.


5th September

International Day of Charity

This is a day organised by the UN to galvanize people into taking action, supporting and donating to help others.


5th-9th September

Zero Waste Week

2022 is the 15th year of the Zero Waste Week campaign; but sadly, the mission isn’t yet complete. What can you do at home or in business to move towards a zero-waste future?


6th September

National Read a Book Day

Feel free to send your recommendations to us here.

8th September

International Literacy Day

Following on from National Read a Book Day, this day is about raising awareness of the issues around adult and child literacy.

The day was first introduced in 1967 and it was to remind people about the importance of literacy. It was thought that a more literate society would lead to a more sustainable society. What do you think?


10th September

National Swap Ideas Day

Collaboration is the key to success. Use today to swap creative thoughts and ideas with a friend or colleague.


13th September

Roald Dahl Story Day

What’s your favourite? Esio Trot, Georges Marvellous Medicine, The Twits, or maybe Revolting Rhymes?


15th September

International Dot Day

This day was inspired by a teacher when he introduced his class to the book ‘The Dot’ by Peter H Reynolds.

It’s a day to celebrate and collaborate on all things creative whether that be writing, drawing, painting or whatever gets your juices flowing.


16th-22nd September

European Mobility Week & Car Free Day

A European campaign to raise awareness of sustainable urban transport. Promoting public transport and other clean transport solutions.

With our climate in crisis and transport being one of the largest contributors to that, we seriously need to look at the ways in which we travel.

This year’s theme for the week is ‘Better Connections’

Plus, the 22nd of September is Car Free Day – a perfect excuse to try out more sustainable transport options.


17th-26th September

Great British Beach Clean

Sadly hot summer days don’t just lead to sunburn, they also lead to an increase in litter on our beaches.

So why not organise or join a beach clean near you?

And if you are visiting the beach, or any outdoor space for that matter, don’t be a dick and leave your rubbish behind. You brought it there, you can take it away with you.


19th-25th September

Jeans For Genes Day

Wearing your jeans today, donate and you’ll be helping to support those born with life-altering genetic disorders.


19th September

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Put your eye patch on, tie a scarf around your head, get some grog in and splice the mainbrace today. Be careful not to get three sheets to the wind though as tomorrow is a school day!


19th-25th September

World Reflexology Week

Time to take your socks off and enjoy a bit of a foot massage. Hope you don’t have bromodosis though! (Bromodosis – the medical term for smelly feet).


24th September – 2nd October

The Great Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.

It’s a week to celebrate the heartfelt, brave, everyday actions being taken to stand up for nature and fight climate change.


27th September

Crush a Can Day

Crush your cans today and every day. That also goes for your plastic bottles, boxes and other bulky packaging. Why? Because they’ll take up less space in our refuse lorries meaning we can get more into them, reducing the amount we need and the emissions. it takes to drive them around.


29th September

Confucius Day

Confucius say – Man who make mistake in elevator, wrong on many levels!

30th September

FSC Friday

“Save our forest. Save our climate.”

The slogan for this year’s campaign to raise global awareness of the importance of responsible forest management and how our climate and forests are linked.

Do you have an FSC certified product? Now’s the time to really promote it.

We hope this has given you a few lightbulb moments and lots of inspiration for your social media and marketing.
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