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March 2019

Sunday 3rd March 2019 World Wildlife Day The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), are working in partnership to facilitate the global celebration of the United Nations World Wildlife Day.
Monday 11th March 2019 Fukushima nuclear disaster anniversary The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was an energy accident at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, initiated primarily by the tsunami following the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011
Saturday 16th March 2019 Amoco Cadiz oil spill anniversary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoco_Cadiz
Amoco Cadiz was a very large crude carrier (VLCC) under the Liberian flag of convenience owned by Amoco. On 16 March 1978, she ran aground on Portsall Rocks, 5 km (3 mi) from the coast of Brittany, France; and ultimately split in three and sank, resulting in the largest oil spill of its kind in history to that date
Monday 18th March 2019 Torrey Canyon oil spill anniversary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Torrey_Canyon
SS Torrey Canyon was an LR2 Suezmax Class oil tanker with a cargo capacity of 120,000 tons of crude oil. She was shipwrecked off the western coast of Cornwall, England, on 18 March 1967, causing an environmental disaster. At that time she was the largest vessel ever to be wrecked.
Wednesday 20th March 2019 St Cuthbet's Day In 409 CE, the Roman legions were recalled from Britain and the Saxons invaded the land. In the ensuing years, Christianity almost disappeared except in those western areas where the Celts retained their irreducible independence, particularly in monastic life as a radical alternative. Celtic spirituality was holistic and integrated; life was one and was lived under the guidance and protection of God on whom the people were very dependent. There was a unity of all things in God - humans, the animal kingdom and the physical environment. It was reflective and based in a strong sense of solidarity within the community, the environment and the community of God as Trinity.
Thursday 21st March 2019 International Day of Forests http://www.un.org/en/events/forestsday/
Friday 22nd March 2019 World Water Day http://worldwaterday.org
Sunday 24th March 2019 Exxon Valdez anniversary The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on Good Friday, 24 March, 1989, when Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker bound for Long Beach, California, struck Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef at 12:04 am local time and spilled 11 to 38 million US gallons (260,000 to 900,000 bbl; 42,000 to 144,000 m3) of crude oil over the next few days. It is considered to be one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters
 Earth Hour https://www.earthhour.org
Thursday 28th March 2019 Three Mile Island anniversary The Three Mile Island accident was a partial nuclear meltdown that occurred on March 28, 1979, in reactor number 2 of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station (TMI-2) in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was the most significant accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history
Sunday 31st March 2019 Earth Hour Earth Hour is the world’s biggest switch off event – it gives a powerful voice to people everywhere who want to put the world on the path to recovery. Each year, millions of people around the world switch off their lights and organise events – at home, in their community or in their towns or cities – to show they care about the future of our planet.