January just keeps rolling along. Some of us have gotten a few days of relief from the bitter cold of last week. And we look forward with anticipation or dread (your choice!) as more cold—and snow!—arrives this weekend. But cold, dreary weather is no reason not to celebrate. In fact, it’s a reason […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s the first week of 2018! Obviously that’s something to celebrate already. But what else is there? Plenty! Check out these daily, weekly, and monthly celebrations and observations. Which ones will you celebrate? Celebrate All January Long Some ideas are just too big for only one day of recognition. So they last […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Forget sugarplums dancing in your head. Enjoy sweet fruity wine dancing on your tongue, instead. It’s practically required for National Sangria Day! Why do we celebrate sangria in December? After all, the light refreshing drink is perfect for a warm summer day. No clue! We have not been able to find who created […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every December the amateur radio community celebrates Youngsters On The Air Month, or YOTA Month. The goal of this month is to introduce young people to amateur radio. And hopefully get them passionate about the hobby. During this month stations go on the air with YOTA as part of their call signs. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s another month to raise awareness of plastic pollution and the problem with single-use plastics. It’s No Straw November. But unlike Plastic Free July, which asks you to avoid all single-use plastics, this month focuses on just one little piece of plastic: the straw. So if avoiding all single-use plastic seems overwhelming, No […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Are you aware of reptiles? Well, of course you are. But how much do you really know about them? If the answer is “not much” or even “less than I’d like to”, then today is for you. It’s Reptile Awareness Day! We haven’t been able to discover who started this day or when. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In early July we have Plastic Bag Free Day. But did you know that the entire month of July is devoted to avoiding single-use plastics? Yep, it’s Plastic Free July! According to the celebration’s official website, the goal of this month is “to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every year in late February we dedicate one week to raising public awareness about animal abuse and how to stop it. It’s National Justice for Animals Week. For 2017 the week runs from February 26 to March 4. The Animal Legal Defense Fund created this week in 2009 to: Fight animal abuse Honor […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Great Backyard Bird Count needs your help! It doesn’t matter if you’re a serious birder or just like watching feathered visitors to your backyard feeder. This citizen-science project wants to know what birds you see. The project lasts for 4 days every February. As long as you can count for at least […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.