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March Awareness Days 2024

Updated: Jan 24


March Awareness Days

Awareness Days Calendar 2024


March Awareness Days



 

World Wildlife Day

March 3, 2024


Founded in 2013 by the UN, World Wildlife Day was created as a time for everyone to come together to support the earth and its inhabitants. As one of the first environmental awareness days of the year - World Wildlife Day is an excellent opportunity to give back and support a cause protecting Wildlife.


Since 2014 Lego has been a part of the WWF's Climate Saver's Program. This program has an overarching focus on sustainability with Lego focusing on renewable energy working to improve the overall efficiency of each brick year after year - they also can directly support Wildlife through their products creating sets to educate and inspire promoting wildlife species from across the planet.



Charities and Causes to support on World Wildlife Day:


There are many great wildlife charities that you can support. Here are a few:


  • Clean Ocean Initiatives - offsetting certified ocean-bound plastic to protect the planet

  • World Land Trust - £100 donated protects one acre of the planet and its biodiversity

  • BOS UK - saving orangutans in immediate danger through rescue, rehabilitation, and re-introduction to protected rainforests


Food Waste Action Week

March 4 - 10, 2024


Food Waste Action Week aims to raise awareness about food waste and encourage individuals, businesses, and communities to take action. The week focuses on reducing food waste at all stages of the food supply chain, promoting sustainable consumption habits, and emphasising the value of food. It provides resources, tips, and campaigns to inspire positive changes in food waste behaviours.


Food Waste Action Week

Charities and Causes to support on Food Waste Action Week:


There are many great food waste charities that you can support today. Here are a few:


  • Fareshare - redistributes surplus food from the food industry to frontline charities and community groups. They tackle food waste and food poverty by ensuring that good food reaches those who need it the most.

  • FoodCycle - combines volunteers, surplus food, and community spaces to create meals for those in need. They aim to reduce food waste while tackling food poverty and social isolation

  • Soil Association - promoting organic farming and sustainable food systems to reduce waste and educate about the benefits of organic food.


 
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International Women's Day

March 8, 2024


International Women's Day is a global holiday focused on women's rights. This includes a focus on many current issues including gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence against women and is one of the most popular of the march awareness days.


AVON is an avid supporter of women's rights. They have products with proceeds supporting Women's Aid directly, and they also use their platform to promote strong messages. For International Women's Day in 2021, they released an article highlighting Mel B's story talking about different forms of abuse and resources available for those in need (including Women's Aid Live chat).


Charities and Causes to support on International Women's Day:


  • SafeHands - Putting life-saving information about pregnancy and childbirth into the hands of women in Amhara, Ethiopia

  • Rosa - Supporting women and girls whose lives have been devastated by male violence

  • Women's Aid - Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services in England and build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated

  • Women's Work - Improving the lives of vulnerable women and their families.


International School Meals Day

March 14, 2024


International School Meals Day promotes the connection between healthy meals and education. Without basic necessities like food and water, it is impossible for children to go to school. There are nearly 500,000,000 children under the age of 5 living in food poverty across the globe. International School Meals Day is a time when organisations raise funds and support initiatives helping to provide healthy meals to children in need all over the world.


Charities and Causes to support on International School Meals Day:


  • Mary's Meals - supports over 2 million children in some of the world's poorest communities with meals

Mary's Meals International School Meals Day

Mother's Day

March 10, 2024


Celebrated across the world, Mother's Day is a day to celebrate mothers and their integral role in families, societies, and the world. It is a great opportunity to support a mother and show them that you care.


Unfortunately, many mothers will not receive the same love and support on Mother's Day. Due to their circumstances, they might not have the resources or support networks around them. Thankfully, some great charities are supporting mothers all over the world.


Charities and Causes to support on Mother's Day:


  • Refuge - support thousands of women and their children, helping them to overcome the physical, emotional, financial and logistical impacts of abuse and rebuild their lives

  • Mums in Need - support service based in Sheffield for mothers suffering ongoing coercive control after separation from an abusive partner

  • Baby Basics- help provide mothers and families with the essentials they need for their babies



International Day of Happiness

March 20, 2024


This day encourages individuals to prioritise well-being, positive mental health, and acts of kindness. It serves as a reminder of the importance of happiness and its impact on individuals, communities, and the world.


Charities and Causes to support on the International Day of Happiness:


  • Action for Happiness - promotes positive mental health, happiness, and well-being through resources, courses, and community-building activities.

  • Mental Health Foundation - works to prevent mental health problems, supports those affected by mental health issues, and advocates for better mental health services and policies.

  • YoungMinds - improving mental health for children and young people in the UK through support, advocacy, and awareness campaigns.



World Water Day

March 22, 2024


Another day that was set by the UN. World Water Day was created to promote and educate on the importance of fresh water. The industrial use and pollution of fresh water is dramatically depleting drinkable supplies leaving many people in water poverty. World Water Day is a great opportunity to support initiatives that promote the sustainable use of freshwater as well as other initiatives that help people living in water poverty.


In 2022, Pepsico announced their latest initiatives to support fresh water in the world. While they have an overarching goal of becoming net water positive by 2030, they also pledged $2 million to support the Colorado River Basin - a source of clean drinking water for millions of people. In addition, they have partnered with Trout Unlimited, a non-profit to help increase fish habitat connecting segments of the Colorado River. Through pep+ (PepsiCo plus) they are undertaking many initiatives to improve their company and supply chain.



Charities and Causes to support on World Water Day:


There are many great clean water charities that you can support. Here are a few:


  • The One Foundation - supports sustainable water and sanitation services to change lives in some of the world’s poorest communities

  • Drip by Drip - the world's first NGO committed to tackling The water issues in the fashion and textile industry

  • Hope Spring Water - provides safe, clean water to communities across Africa

  • Charity Water - bringing clean and safe drinking water to the 663 million living without


Earth Hour

March 23, 2024


Earth Hour is a global event that encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to switch off non-essential lights for one hour. It raises awareness about climate change, energy consumption, and the need for environmental action. Earth Hour symbolises a collective commitment to sustainability and serves as a call to protect our planet for future generations.


Charities and Causes to support for Earth Hour:


There are many great environmental charities and climate change charities that you can support. Here are a few:


  • WWF- works to protect the environment, conserve wildlife, and tackle climate change through conservation projects, advocacy, and public engagement.

  • Friends of the Earth - campaigns for sustainable practices, renewable energy, and policies that address climate change, promoting individual and collective action.

  • Greenpeace - advocates for environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, and climate justice, using peaceful direct action and campaigns to raise awareness and drive change.


 

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