2021 Calendar of Sustainable Travel Related Events and Key Dates
After the disruption to many of the events in 2020, the calendar for 2021 contains several events dates that still need to be confirmed. As soon as we receive confirmation we will be updating with specific dates.
28th January 2021 - 2pm VIBES webinar. VIBES webinar at 2pm on 28th January. Scottish Environment Business Awards 2020 - Recognising good environmental practice in 2020. This webinar will also be a platform to launch VIBES 2021.
Find out more at www.vibes.org.uk/
26th - 28th January 2021 - Annual ActTravelwise Conference 2021
The theme of the Act TravelWise Annual Conference this year is 'Creating a Blueprint for a Post-Covid World - Local, Connected, Clean & Active'. A The conference will be held in seven sessions over three days from Tuesday 26 January to Thursday 28 January 2021. Registration will open by 1 January.
Find out more at www.acttravelwise.org/
1st - 31st March 2021 - Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge
Sustrans Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge will be returning in March, registrations are now open. Simply register your workplace team and encourage colleagues to join you in logging walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing journeys to/from work or for business travel.
Find out more at scotland.getmeactive.org.uk/
22nd April 2021 - Earth Day 2021
"Restore Our Earth" as the 2021 theme for Earth Day.
Earth Day Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Earth Day Network works through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.
Find out more at www.earthday.org
19th - 30th April 2021 – The Big Pedal
The UK’s biggest cycle and scoot to school event, by Sustrans to encourage children to cycle to and from school. Schools across the country compete to see who can earn the most points by cycling to school.
Find out more at www.bigpedal.org.uk
1st - 31st May 2021 - National Walking Month 2021
Awareness raising week aimed at promoting the benefits of walking.
Find out more at www.livingstreets.org.uk
3rd May to 27th June 2021 (for 4 weeks) - Paths for All Special Step Count Challenge
Ditch the desk. Walk the walk. Find out more at www.stepcount.org.uk
17th - 21st May 2021- Walk to School Week
Awareness raising week aimed at promoting the benefits of walking to school.
Find out www.livingstreets.org.uk/what-we-do/projects/walk-to-school-week
Raising awareness about smarter working (flexible working, home working, remote working) amongst employees and employers. During the week Workwise UK will publish a daily guest blog from strategic partners as well as organisations who shared their thought’s on how COVID-19 has impacted the way we live and work and what the new norm could look like once the economy starts to recover.
Find out more at www.workwiseuk.org/workwiseweek/
Promoting the benefits of home working to both individuals, businesses and the environment. This will be marked with two guest blogs, details of which can be found on the link below.
Find out more at www.workwiseuk.org/workwiseweek/
30th May - 5th June 2021
Bike Week, delivered by Cycling UK, is an annual celebration to showcase cycling. Thousands of people all over the UK enjoy the simple pleasure of riding a bike.
Find out more at www.bikeweek.org.uk
5th June 2020- World Environment Day
A global day for positive, environmental action and to encourage support for sustainable development.
Find out more at www.worldenvironmentday.global/
Theme for 2021 : Prority for recovery : Importance of active and sustainable travel. Organisers are planning for the event to take place in a virtual, face-to-face or hybrid format. Find out more at www.walkcycleconnect.org/
26th June - 3rd July 2021 - Green Transport Week - TBC
The aim is to raise awareness of the impact travel has on the environment and to make people think about the way they travel on every journey.
Find out more at www.eta.co.uk/trust/green-transport-week/
Cycle to Work Day will be back on Thursday 5th August. This year, it’s all about giving your employees that Love to Ride feeling from now until the big day…
How can my employees take part? Via our free online Love to Ride community, where employees can share their experiences of trying a different commute, and upload their cycle rides for a chance of winning from our bumper haul of prizes. We’re running seven weeks of cycling challenges. So that’s seven separate opportunities for your employees to win.
Find out more at www.cycletoworkday.org/
6th - 10th September 2021 - Zero Waste Week
Zero Waste Week is an award-winning campaign, raising awareness about the environmental impact of waste. Whether you’re an individual, business or organisation, join in and reduce the amount you send to landfill.
Find out more at www.zerowasteweek.co.uk/zero-waste-week/
14th - 20th September - Scotland's Climate Week 2021 - TBC
16th to 22nd September 2021 - European Mobility Week
This is a European festival promoting environmentally sensitive transport and raising awareness of the nuisances causes by the use of private cars in the city (Air, noise pollution, congestion etc). Good opportunity to promote active travel and public transport usage. 22nd September 2021 is Car Free Day.
Find out more at www.mobilityweek.eu/home/
6th to 22nd September 2021 - Act TravelWise Week 2021 - TBC
Act TravelWise is co-ordinating TravelWise Week 2021.
More details to follow
Find out more at www.acttravelwise.org/travelwise-week/
5th - 11th October 2021 - National Liftshare Week - TBC
Encouraging people to join the liftshare network in order to save money cut their carbon footprint and meet like-minded people.
Find out more at www.liftshare.com/liftshareweek
October 2021 - Climate Week 2021 -TBC
Climate Week 2021 is an opportunity for you and your organisation to showcase what you’re doing to help Scotland reach our new targets.
More details to follow.
Whole of October 2021- International Walk to School Month
Month long awareness raising event where schools across the world join forces to promote walking to school.
Find out more at www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-with-us/walk-to-school
October 2021 - The Annual Scottish Rural Transport Convention - TBC
The Rural Transport Convention is the focal event for those engaged in the development of future mobility solutions. It brings together members of the public, private and third sectors from within and outside Scotland to discuss how we can collaboratively shape transport provision to meet the needs of rural communities and grow the rural economy. Find out more here.
It all begins on Monday, 25th October so sign up your team of five today and join us. Find out more at www.stepcount.org.uk
1st -12th November 2021 - UNFCCC COP 26 - Glasgow
The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Find out more at ukcop26.org/
9th - 13th November 2021– National Commute Smart Week - TBC
Raising awareness of smarter working practices and how they can help to avoid the misery of commuting in the dark winter months.
Find out more at www.workwiseuk.org/commutesmartweek/
16th - 21st November 2021 - UK Road Safety Week
An annual community event aimed at inspiring people to promote road safety within their local community.
Find out more at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk