The 150th anniversary of the Ecology was celebrated on 14th September 2016, in a round table at European Parliament in Brussels. The date was chosen because it was the day when the father of the Ecology, defined, in 1866, this science, that is currently considered holistic and transversal.
After the 150th anniversary, the 14th of September became the “Ecology Day”.
This is an international initiative which intends to establish, in a unique way, the link between the ecology and society, in order to construct a more sustainable human development.
Since 2017, that SPECO, Portuguese Society of Ecology, with the support of EEF (European Ecology Federation), promotes this day. On 2019, this special day reached an international scale and, to continue to spread the importance of Ecology Day, SPECO launched an official website.
The celebration of the Ecology Day have the participations od everyone who want to submit an activity. We invite you to be our partners, submit an activity application or any pedagogical resources, which will be part of the program. This program aims not only to motivate, but also to aware the public for the several questions in the scope of the Ecology.
SPECO will reunite all the activities in this new website, organizing and mapping them, in a centralized program.
This year, due to the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV2, we invite you to organize virtual activities. The imagination is the limit. Help us to enrich the program with activities like visits, debates, seminars, webinars, podcast, courses, workshops, contests, challenges, inquiries, games, histories for children, book launch, educational videos, illustration… and much more. The final UNESCO recognition of this date depends on the level of this initiative, that has been reinforced every year. Together, will transform the Ecology Day in a day highlighted for all.