For the six weeks in the lead-up to Christmas, StreetSmart partners with restaurants to ask diners to make a small donation to StreetSmart on their bill. Every table is asked to add $2 or more to their bill, not even the price of a coffee or mineral water. It's a simple idea that adds up to a big impact on the lives of people who are homeless.
Coinciding with the World Health Organisation's World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, the Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of road safety over the festive season. Organisations can participate by making road ribbons available to employees and the community, organising a road safety event/display or incorporating the campaign messages into existing community events/displays. Individuals are encouraged to wear a free road ribbon and spread the messages to family and friends to help raise awareness of road safety.
A hair-raising fundraiser held during the month of December (1st-31st December), Decembeard® encourages men to grow a beard in the final month of the year to raise awareness and much needed funds for bowel cancer.
Bowel cancer affects men of all ages. 1 in 10 Aussie men will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime, and it is Australia's second biggest cancer killer. A hair-raising fundraiser held during the month of December (1st-31st December), Decembeard Australia encourages REAL men to grow a beard in the final month of the year to raise awareness and much needed funds for bowel cancer.
This Christmas we'll be swamped with offers, ads and invitations to buy more stuff. But now there's a way to say enough and join a movement dedicated to reviving the original meaning of Christmas giving.
At Christmas Australians buy more, travel more and eat more than at any other time of the year. To help reduce the environmental and financial impact of these festive activities, Planet Ark has come up with 12 simple, positive actions - the 12 Do's of Christmas.
On this New Year's Day, the followers of the Shinto religion visit shrines to pray for the renewal of their heart, prosperity and health in the year to come. The Japanese celebrate the 7 day holiday by making visits to their friends and family to express their good wishes for the year to come. They also wear their finest clothes on this day.
The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event staged by Improv Everywhere every January in many cities around the world. The idea behind No Pants is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. The participants behave as if they do not know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants.
Australia's largest gathering of Indigenous country musicians are gearing up to take Tamworth by storm at the fifth Annual Cultural Showcase.
Held as part of the iconic Tamworth Country Music Festival, the Annual Cultural Showcase brings together some of the best and brightest Indigenous musicians this side of the Black Stump.
The festival showcases over 2,200 events and 4,000 different performances or gigs in 80 different venues.
There are over 600 buskers in Peel Street alone, providing a diverse range of entertainment each day - it is no wonder we attract over 55,000 visitors.
Australia Day is a day to celebrate the past, present and future of the country. It is a commemoration of the day that the First Fleet landed in Sydney Cove in 1788, as well as a celebration of all the achievements of our country. At its core Australia Day is driven by communities who celebrate everything they love about living in Australia and about being an Australian.
January 26 is "Survival Day", an important time when the community gathers to celebrate the resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The day serves to acknowledge and reinforce the present and the future of our cultures.
Belgrave Survival Day is an annual event on January 26th (Australia Day) and presents an opportunity for people in the area to celebrate the survival of Australian Indigenous people, their culture and heritage.
Every year in Spain, thousands of galgos are born and bred to hunt. They endure a life of fear and cruelty and when they are no longer useful, they are savagely killed... hHung from trees, thrown into wells, beaten to death or abandoned.
Wear Red Day raises money towards vital first-stage, innovative research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease - the leading cause of death and disability in Australia. Sadly, it's a disease which touches '2 out of 3 families' - that's two more families than we'd like. Wear something RED on 14 February for a small gold coin donation which will help us protect Australia's hearts. You can choose to wear red socks, don a red ribbon, draw hearts on your cheeks, it's entirely up to you how you wish to showcase Valentine's Day as the true day of saving and loving your hearts!
Heart Research Month raises awareness about the devastating impact heart disease has on families, friends and communities, and the importance of supporting life-saving heart research to find new ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating heart disease. Heart Research Australia supports a centre of excellence that attracts world class and emerging researchers to conduct ground-breaking research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Heart Research Day is celebrated on the 14 February - the "Day of Hearts" - encouraging everyone to love and take care of their heart.
HeartKids aims to raise awareness for all aspects of children's heart disease. They support children with heart diseases, as well as their families, including those who have lost young children. Heart Kids works towards reducing both the incidence and the mortality rates of childhood heart disease.
The Sustainable Living Festival seeks to inspire and empower everyday Australians to accelerate their uptake of sustainable living.
The Big Weekend is the flagship three-day event held at Federation Square, Melbourne.
Come along and check out what's on offer at the Sustainable Living Festival.
The largest and longest-running Festival of its kind aims to inspire and provide solutions to the sustainability and climate challenges we face by showcasing over 300 events packed in a month-long program of local and international talent presenting talks, forums, workshops, film, art, and design.
World Wetlands Day marks the signing of the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental treaty that calls for the member countries to maintain the ecological use of their wetlands. It is a day to remember the importance and fragility of our native wetlands.
It is the occassion to unite the world in the fight against the disease through raising awareness, educating the public, and lobbying for change.
It is only by every person, organisation, and government, individually doing their part, that the world will be able to reduce the global cancer burden.
The Chinese New Year falls on the first day of the Chinese calendar, and continues for 15 days. During celebrations people clean their houses to drive away the bad luck of the previous year. 2016 is the year of the Monkey.
Tinnitus Awareness Week (TAW) is an annual event which in 2017 is taking place from 6-12 February. This year's activity will be based around the campaign 'Together for Tinnitus' which is intended to increase our visibility, generate discussion about tinnitus and raise awareness of the work being carried out and support provided.
The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women. #endgfm
PETstock Assist in partnership with not-for-profit charity PetRescue will be running its 6th annual National Pet Adoption Day in February to help find forever homes for pets all over Australia.
Last year's campaign saw over 1,000 rescue pets find loving homes. Yet, there is still more work to do, with an estimated 200,000 pets living unclaimed in Australian shelters and pounds across Australia. In 2020, PETstock hopes to outmatch last year's adoption numbers and find even more healthy, happy pets forever homes.
A day proclaimed by UNESCO to celebrate radio broadcast, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios. It's an occasion to draw attention to the unique value of radio, which remains the medium to reach the widest audience and is currently taking up new technological forms and devices.
Today is a mark of respect of the achievement that was the apology to the Stolen Generations, and a reminder to the broader public, to the country's politicians and policy makers, that sorry is more than a word, and that communities, Stolen Generations focussed community and peak body organisations, and government politicians and policy makers must continue to work together in order to achieve key outcomes for the Stolen Generations.
HeartKids Australia is launching Sweetheart Day on 14 February to raise awareness of childhood heart disease and encourage donations to continue our work in providing support, advocacy, growing awareness and enabling further research into children's heart disorders.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.
International Asperger's Day aims to highlight the significance of Asperger syndrome for both society and individuals, also illustrates one of the many challenges to the newcomer trying to understand the autism spectrum.
Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.