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.
It’s International Enthusiasm Week all week! Can you sustain enthusiasm for a whole week? You can if you’re working on something you love. Something your already enthusiastic about. But wait … If you’re already enthusiastic about something, why do you need a celebration week to remind you of it? Well, we really couldn’t find too […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The second week in every August is Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week. Yes, homeless people have pets. And they need to eat too. Are you surprised that people who may barely be able to feed themselves would willingly care for an animal that also needs food? And often feed that animal before themselves? Don’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On Assistance Dog Day we honor assistance dogs and their trainers. Without them people who live with disabilities or illnesses may not be able to lead independent lives. These very special dogs help their masters navigate the world and even keep them safe. But they’re more than just helpers. As a constant companion, they’re also […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week is a time to recognize the connection between cruelty to animals and violence toward people. Neither act is ever ok. Animal’s live also matter, and deliberately harming them should not be condoned. And it’s not. Animal abuse is a crime in every state. But not everyone takes animal […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Invasive species affect us all. They can change local environments and make native plants and animals disappear. Some can clog waterways. Others can cause skin irritation or allergy symptoms in humans, and still others are dangerous to our pets. National Invasive Species Awareness Week aims to bring attention to this problem. Invasive species are plants, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.