The National Calendar | Do Something!
Do Something's guide to community events

20 Dec

International Human Solidarity Day

International Human Solidarity Day

Pay too much attention to the daily news cycle and it's easy to begin thinking there's more that divides global communities than unites them. Launched in 2006, International Human Solidarity Day celebrates a concept which has defined the work of the United Nations and is indispensable in the realisation of successful international relationships this century.

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01 Dec -
31 Dec

Decembeard Australia

Decembeard Australia

Decembeard Australia: REAL men grow beards. Now in its second year down under, December is Decembeard™ for Bowel Cancer Australia. 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.

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26 Dec

National Leftovers Day

National Leftovers Day

To combat the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of food thrown away over the Christmas and New Year period, make sure you cut down on Christmas waste this year by reusing and correctly storing your leftover Christmas treats. As well as making the most of leftovers, Australians can also reduce their festive food impact on their wallet by sticking to their shopping lists & budget!

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26 Dec -
01 Jan

Festive Recycling

Festive Recycling

Between Christmas and New Year, Australians produce more recycling than any other time. For that reason Planet Ark and Australia Post are encouraging everyone to be clean and green this festive period. There are heaps of simple things you can do to have a fun during the green festive season - just check out the website for details.

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12 Jan -
20 Mar

Iced Tea Party for Lymphoedema

Iced Tea Party for Lymphoedema

The Iced Tea Party™ is a refreshing, easy and fun way to get together with friends and raise money for lymphoedema research and education. Every year, hundreds of people are diagnosed with lymphoedema, a largely unknown disorder which causes swelling of the limbs and causes much discomfort. There is no cure. Register to host an Iced Tea Party™ and help us find a cure.

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15 Jan -
18 Jan

The Lancelin Ocean Classic

The Lancelin Ocean Classic

The 30th Anniversary of The Lancelin Ocean Classic, Australia’s longest running windsurfing event starts from the 15th January 2015. Don’t miss the Guinness World Record for Longest windsurfing race, kite surfing freestyle action and jet-ski competitions during the Tourism WA part-funded, four-day event.

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17 Jan

Ride to Cure Diabetes

Ride to Cure Diabetes

The Ride to Cure Diabetes is an extraordinary event in a stunning location raising funds for medical research to improve lives and find a cure for type 1 diabetes. People from all over Australia meet for the weekend, or just the day, to commemorate their extraordinary fundraising and cycling achievements.

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26 Jan

Australia Day

Australia Day

Australia Day is Australia's biggest annual celebration. Whether a BBQ, beach and a beer is your game, or you prefer something more unconventional, today's your day to celebrate what's good about living down under. You can also check out the huge range of community events and programs courtesy of local Australia Day committees and councils around the country.

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26 Jan

Big Red BBQ

Big Red BBQ

This coming Australia Day, 26 January 2015, communities across Australia will be asked to turn red and host a Big Red BBQ in support of Kidney Health Australia. Big Red BBQ not only raises awareness of the impact of kidney disease, it also includes the exciting “5 Ingredient Challenge” to promote healthy eating. It's a cooking competition with a healthy eating twist!

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27 Jan

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust remembers all those who suffered and lost their lives during the Holocaust. This day is commemorated on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945 and reminds us of the mantra 'never again'.

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01 Feb -
28 Feb

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Each February, Ovarian Cancer Australia hosts National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This year thousands of Australians will be supporting research and awareness by attending 'Afternoon Teals' and wearing a ribbon on 29th February for Teal Ribbon Day. Visit the website to find out more about how you can get involved.

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01 Feb -
28 Feb

Afternoon Teal

Afternoon Teal

This February, get a gang together for an Afternoon Teal and help support Ovarian Cancer Australia. No matter whether you are hosting a small group of friends or a larger corporate event, all you need is tea and cake to help raise money for ovarian cancer research and support services. Visit the website to find out more about hosting an Afternoon Teal.

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01 Feb -
28 Feb

Heart Kids National Awareness Month

Heart Kids National Awareness Month

Each week, four young Australians will die of Chronic Heart Disease. Heart Kids National Awareness Month reminds us of the importance of combating children’s heart disease and the need to fund and support ongoing research programs.

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01 Feb -
28 Feb

FebFast

FebFast

Australia’s favourite hangover cure, FebFast, is extending its 28 day alcohol-free challenge in 2014 to include the choice to take a break from sugar, caffeine or digital overload, to raise money for young people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. FebFast is also introducing Family FebFast, where Mum, Dad and teenagers can take on the FebFast challenges together.

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02 Feb

World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is celebrated to raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits and promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands. These activities include seminars, nature walks, festivals, launches of new policies, announcement of new Ramsar sites, newspaper articles, radio interviews and wetland rehabilitation.

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04 Feb

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

With a theme of 'Together it is possible’, this year's World Cancer Day is about everyone doing their bit to to tackle a global cancer pandemic. With a particular focus on reducing premature deaths by 25% by 2025, World Cancer Day is a platform for supporting prevention and treatment.

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07 Feb -
28 Feb

Sustainable Living Festival

Sustainable Living Festival

The Sustainable Living Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face. The Festival will again present a rich program of home and lifestyle solutions including talks, workshops, art, film, performance and markets to educate and inform the audience about their state of sustainability.

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13 Feb

World Radio Day

World Radio Day

13 February is a date 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,

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