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September 2019

Save A Sample Canada

September 18 - September 19
Save A Sample!

Every year, Save A Sample! creates a second life for unused brochures, fabrics and finish cards. Over the years, thousands of pounds of materials have been donated by some of the country's busiest design firms. The materials are delivered to local design schools with the help of local furniture dealers. As a result, talented students have a much richer set of resources to choose from during the year. Save A Sample! does not occur at a single location. Instead, it's…

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International Day of Peace

September 21
International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United National General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at an historic summit of the world’s leaders in New York in September 2015. The new ambitious 2030 agenda calls on countries…

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World Green Building Week

September 23 - September 29
World Green Building Week

World Green Building Week is the biggest and best opportunity each year for the World Green Building Council to shine the spotlight on our global movement and our collective mission – to create sustainable built environments. World Green Building Week started in 2009 to create a more connected, more interactive, more public conversation around the role buildings play in creating our sustainable future. By working together in the same week all over the world, our message is louder, demonstrates global…

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October 2019

International Day of the Girl Child

October 11
International Day of the Girl Child

On the International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), stand with the global community to support girls’ progress everywhere. Let girls be girls. There are 1.1 billion girls today, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that’s better for everyone. They are brimming with talent and creativity. But their dreams and potential are often thwarted by discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities. There are glaring gaps in data and knowledge about the specific needs and challenges that…

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National Design Week

October 12 - October 19
National Design Week by Cooper Hewitt

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt's largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt's award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the vision and work of the National Design Award honorees. National Design Week culminates with the National Design Awards Gala benefit…

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National Color Day

October 22
National Color Day

National Color Day, an unofficial U.S. holiday of unknown origin, is observed annually on October 22. This day was created as a day to learn how colors influence our mood, productivity and behavior in our everyday lives. It is hard to imagine a world without color, one that is all black, white and shades of gray, and how people are affected by different color stimuli varies from person to person. Color can carry specific meaning, and different colors are perceived…

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National Cat Day

October 29
National Cat Day - plinthandchintz.com

National Cat Day is the official branded holiday for cats to celebrate all the wonderful love they give and to encourage adoption globally. National Cat Day was founded by Celebrity Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and author, Colleen Paige and is a celebration that takes place on October 29th every year in the United States.

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November 2019

America Recycles Day

November 15
America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day: One day to educate. One day to motivate. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Get Involved! America Recycles Day (ARD) is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. ARD is celebrated annually on November 15.  Thousands of events are held across the U.S. to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and to encourage American to sign personal pledges to recycle and buy…

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December 2019

Giving Tuesday

December 3
Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday) refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season and was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday).

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International Volunteer Day

December 5
International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day is a chance for volunteer-involving organizations and individual volunteers to promote their contributions to development at local, national and international levels. By merging UN support with a grassroots mandate, IVD is a unique opportunity for volunteer-involving organizations to work with government agencies, non-profit organizations, community groups and the private sector. International Volunteer Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 40/212 on 17 December 1985. Since then, governments, the UN system and civil society…

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