Mountain Day


December 11, "International Mountain Day", was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003. The General Assembly "encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development." The earliest observance of this day dates back to 1838 when the students of Mount Holyoke College, Maryland, headed ...

Repeal Day!


Eighty years ago, on December 5th, 1933, Utah, the final state needed for a three quarters majority, ratified the 21st Amendment, repealing Prohibition and restoring the American right to a celebratory drink. Unlike St. Patrick's Day or Cinco de Mayo, Repeal Day is a day that all Americans have a part in observing because it's written in ...

Use Less Stuff


In a world with rapidly diminishing natural resources, conservation is incredibly important. Use Less Stuff Day is all about re-using, recycling, up-cycling and handing things down rather than throwing them away and buying new. There are so many blogs that can show you, step by step, how to be crafty with things you’d normally throw ...

Virus Appreciation Day


Viruses, whether those which affect living organisms or computers, are clever little things. Sure, they’re annoying, and it’s frustrating that even with all of our protective measures, we still get infected. Virus Appreciation Day is your chance to think about viruses philosophically, and to take a moment to consider how sophisticated, amazing and important viruses are! Maybe ...

National Punch Day


The word “punch” allegedly comes from the Hindustani word “panch,” which means “five.” In the early 1600's, sailors and employees of the British East India Company brought a new exotic drink from India to England. The beverage was made with five ingredients—spirits, lemon, sugar, water, and tea. Needless to say, punch spread from country to ...

Denver Tour de Fat


Don't miss tomorrow's Tour de Fat benefiting Bike Denver and The Denver Cruisers. It's super cheap to sign up or you can volunteer. It will be seven whole hours of bikes, beers, food trucks and live music. What else would you want to do on a Saturday? Cheers!