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.
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’.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
International Day of Charity
This is a day organised by the UN to galvanize people into taking action, supporting and donating to help others.
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?
National Read a Book Day
Feel free to send your recommendations to us here.
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?
National Swap Ideas Day
Collaboration is the key to success. Use today to swap creative thoughts and ideas with a friend or colleague.
Roald Dahl Story Day
What’s your favourite? Esio Trot, Georges Marvellous Medicine, The Twits, or maybe Revolting Rhymes?
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.
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.
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.
Jeans For Genes Day
Wearing your jeans today, donate and you’ll be helping to support those born with life-altering genetic disorders.
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!
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)
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.
Confucius say – Man who make mistake in elevator, wrong on many levels!
“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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