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.
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.
December is a time for family and holiday cheer. Depending on where you live it’s also a time for cold, snow and indoor hibernation. And Buckwheat Month! At least according to the Oldways Whole Grains Council. A few years ago the Council featured a different whole grain each month. December got buckwheat. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you wear ties? These days many men wear them only for special occasions. But December is National Tie Month, so break out those ties and wear one every day! Ok, so every day might be unrealistic for many of you. But on days you’re dressing up even a little, add a tie. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Calling all banana pudding lovers! November is your month. Yep, November is officially Banana Pudding Lovers Month. And yes, it really is an official month. Banana Pudding Lovers Month appears in Chase’s calendar of events, the official word on holidays and events. The Rodgers family—of Rodgers’ Banana Pudding Filling—created the month in 2011. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So… Lots of holiday sites and blogs tell us November is World Sponge Month. But is it really? These sites list the month, but they don’t tell us anything about it. A few offer opinions on things like germy sponges, SpongeBob, and even the Today sponge. But nothing about how the month started […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s Manatee Awareness Month! These gentle animals seem slow and not too smart. But get to know them and you’ll discover they’re fascinating and quite intelligent. They generally prefer to be left alone to eat, play, and rest. Unfortunately, we can’t seem to leave them or their habitat alone, which threatens their survival. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
November means cooler temperatures for most of the US. We’ll be seeing frost on the grass and turning on the heat … if you haven’t already. And it’s only going to get worse before it gets better! That cold outside air combined with dry, heated indoor air can wreak havoc on skin. Maybe […]Continue Reading... No Comments.