June 22nd World Rain Forest Day

Rain forests provide 20% of the oxygen we breath and are home to nearly 50% of the earth’s animals. Just those two reasons should be reason enough for us to protect them and cherish them, but we often don’t. Man, wanting special woods and wanting room to expand the settled areas of the world often destroy the rain forests knowing it will take years for them to regrow if they regrow at all. They help keep the climates of the earth stable and rid the earth of carbon dioxide as well, again two more reasons we should be aware of what we are doing.

How to celebrate – Visit a Rain Forest, they even exist in Alaska. Join the “Rain Forest Partnership”. Don’t buy products that come from the rain forests.

April 13th International Plant Appreciation Day

We can never appreciate the plants in out lives enough. After all they give us oxygen, are generally pretty to look at and for the most part smell good. They provide medicines, food and make our lives better just for being there. Every country in the world shares plants, some take better care of them than others’ help your country appreciate the plants native to your region of the world.

How to celebrate – Learn the difference between a plant and a weed. Grow a garden. Learn what plants are native to different regions of the world.

June 22nd World Rainforest Day

Today we celebrate the rainforests of the world, begun by “The Rainforest Partnership” in Austin, Texas in 2017. Rainforest are important for all sorts of reasons. For humans it provides 20% of thew oxygen we breathe and gets ride of carbon dioxide as it stabilizes climates all over the face of the earth. It is home to half of the plant life found in the world and half of the animals on earth. While we think of rainforests as a tropical environment did you know that their are rainforest as far north as Alaska and Vancouver Island, Canada? In fact the photo in this blog is of Vancouver Island. We are losing our rainforests at an alarming rate to greed when is possible to get the wood we need from other sources and can build our homes in other places.

How to celebrate – Visit a rainforest. Help protect the rainforests. Live and let live.

February 5th National Weatherman’s Day

Don’t you just love it when the weatherperson says there is a 50% chance of rain? In short, it means, maybe it will rain, maybe it won’t. Actually, they are more right anymore than they are wrong. It has become a true science. Even though it is called Weatherman’s Day, like everything else, it should be Weatherperson.

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According to the US Air Force, the day belongs to John Jeffries who was born on February 5th, 1744. He kept a complete record of the weather in his area from 1774 to 1816. In fact, it is the Air Force who created the day to honor his accomplishments.

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On a daily basis, we may think they are guessing since even with as much science as it there is, they do still sometimes get it wrong. Of course, it isn’t really their fault, it’s mother nature not cooperating with what is apparent to all the predictors.

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However when it comes to major storms, hurricanes, blizzards or severe heat spells you had better pay attention to them because while it may not matter in the everyday events of your life, in those more serious times, it could be life saving.

How to celebrate – Thank your local weatherperson. Track your weatherperson and see how often they are right in your area. Check each weatherperson’s prediction against each other and see which one is right more often.