About a year ago Prof. Zwolinski contacted us to support the enquiry for the “The International Geodiversity Day” at the UNESCO General Conference, which we happily did with a supporting letter. It was possible to prepare a full dossier with support letters from 117 international and national organisations and individuals from all continents by December 2020.

“On the 23rd of November 2021 The International Geodiversity Day was established by the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference!! From now on, the 6th of October will be an annual worldwide celebration, raising awareness across society about the importance of non-living nature for the well-being and prosperity of all living beings on the planet!

The winner of the competition for the International Geodiversity Day logo is Silas Samuel dos Santos Costa! Silas is a student at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Natal, Brazil) and produced the attached logo.

The website geodiversityday.org is the virtual focal point for all information regarding this International Day. New social media feeds that you can use to stay updated with plans for International Geodiversity Day:

Now, it is time to start the planning for the 1st celebration of the International Geodiversity Day on the 6th October 2022!”
With all good wishes,
José Brilha
Murray Gray
Jack Matthews
Zbigniew Zwolinski
We received the information on 23rd November 2021 via Email