PPG Presents Days of Awareness – January 2024

Partners in Project Green shares Days of Awareness each month to spread awareness and start conversations. These days may have a social, historical, or environmental significance. Below is a small sampling of important days to acknowledge or remember this month.

International Day of Clean Energy – January 26

By creating a day focused on clean energy, the UN underscores the importance of inclusivity and offers a dedicated day for both traditional and non-traditional actors to showcase their contributions to more affordable, reliable, and sustainable modern energy systems that ultimately help accelerate progress towards the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

Launching an International Day of Clean Energy is a powerful way to remind the world of its commitment to universal clean energy access and meeting the Paris Agreement climate goal. 

Yom HaShoah (International Holocaust Memorial Day) – January 27

Holocaust Memorial Day, often abbreviated as HMD, is a day dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides. It is a time for reflection, education, and raising awareness about the consequences of discrimination, hatred, and prejudice. The day encourages individuals and communities to stand together against hatred and persecution.  

Fragility of Freedom is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024. 

National Remembrance Day of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia – January 29

Six persons were killed and 19 persons were injured by a gunman who entered the Islamic Cultural Centre of the City of Québec shortly after the end of evening prayers on January 29, 2017 and opened fire. This act of terror devastated the families and friends of the victims, as well as Muslim communities in Quebec, across Canada and around the world.

To provide Canadians with an opportunity to honour the memory of the victims, as well as to denounce Islamophobia and all other forms of racism, hate and religious discrimination, the Government of Canada instituted this day as a National Remembrance Day.

A way to mark this day is to get involved in the Green Square Campaign