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... No Comments.
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... No Comments.
Random Acts of Kindness Week is a whole 7 days dedicated to doing one simple thing: Being kind. And yes, being kind is a simple thing. Even if some people make you want to be just the opposite. But don’t give in. At least for this week. Find ways to be kind. Random […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Burn Awareness Week kicks off the Sunday of the first full week of February. The week’s goal is to raise awareness of burn hazards and help people learn to avoid getting burned. Now you might think avoiding burns is common sense. But you might also be surprised at how many potential hazards you just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The beginning of tax season also brings us Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Why? Because every year thieves and scammers use other people’s tax IDs to file tax returns and commit other fraud. So every year the IRS tries to raise awareness of these scams, how to avoid them, and what to do if […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Meat lovers rejoice, for Meat Week is here! If it’s the last Sunday in January, then it’s the first day of Meat Week. According to the week’s official website, this celebration involves 8 nights of feasting on meat. But not just any feasting. Coordinated feasting! That’s right, a Captain in each participating city makes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every year the President of the United States issues a proclamation naming December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. December is a natural month for this, because of the holidays. More people travel to see family for the holidays. Not all by car, of course, but many do drive. And then there are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.