World Rainforest Day

Observed annually on June 22nd, World Rainforest Day is a holiday designed to raise the general public’s awareness about the importance of rainforests to the world and the need for everyone to take action to ensure they are protected. Rainforests are not only one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the entire planet, providing critical habitat for countless flora and fauna species, but they are also important in regulating the Earth’s climate.

Without rainforests, global climate change would spiral out of control, endangering not only the species of the world but also humanity. And that’s why this is one of those holidays that we feel every citizen of planet Earth should take the time to mark on their calendar.

The History of World Rainforest Day

The first World Rainforest Day was observed by the Rainforest Partnership in 2017. This non-profit organization is dedicated to protecting and helping to restore tropical rainforests, and they envisioned this holiday as a way for them to encourage other people to take action. They knew that people could take action in their own way to help rainforests all around the world.

Ways That People Can Protect and Help Restore the World’s Rainforests

We didn’t want to leave our readers out in the cold by presenting them with a holiday that outlines an ongoing ecological disaster without giving them at least some tips on how they can help. Anyone and everyone who wants to protect and help restore the world’s rainforests can do things to help. Just do one or more of the things below and let us all work towards a better future.

Reduce Paper Consumption

One of the leading causes of deforestation is the production of paper. Reducing paper consumption and using recycled paper can help reduce the demand for new paper products.

Choose Sustainable Products

There are plenty of products that are made or processed in a sustainable way. These products include sustainable paper, wood, coffee, and palm oil products. Look for the symbols for the Rainforest Alliance or the Forest Stewardship Council to find out which products are sustainable.

Other Ways to Help:

  • Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
  • Educate Others About the Problem
  • Support Organizations That Support the Rainforest

Observing World Rainforest Day

As we outlined above, there are numerous ways for people to observe World Rainforest Day. They can do some of the things we’ve listed or find some other way they can help protect and restore rainforests.

One of the easiest things that people can do to protect the world’s rainforests is simply spreading the word about World Rainforest Day. This can easily be done by using the hashtag #WorldRainforestDay on social media or by telling friends and family members about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 22 Saturday
Next year (2025)
June 22 Sunday
Last year (2023)
June 22 Thursday
Nature & Environment