International Geodiversity Day
Worldwide | Free
Geodiversity is all around you. It is all the parts of nature that aren't alive; including the Earth's minerals, rocks, fossils, soils, sediments, landforms, topography, geological and morphogenetic processes, and hydrological features such as rivers and lakes.
The elements that comprise geodiversity provide many benefits for people and society. From the soils we grow crops in, to the natural resources our society is built upon; from geology's regulation of our environment, to the outdoor landscapes people visit for recreation - geodiversity underpins it all.
Geodiversity provides an important contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
International Geodiversity Day will enable coordinated activities to take place worldwide, highlighting the importance of geodiversity. Bringing together people, communities, organisations, and countries across the world, it is expected that this will include educational, awareness raising, and public and policy engagement activities.