April 2021

“I am only one, but still I am one.

I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.

I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

—Helen Keller


ACTIVITIES (like planting, for instance–things you can do on a personal, local level)

For the Flying Things: The birds, the bees, and butterflies!


Gardening This Month:

  • Follow Color Us Empowered on Facebook where I share the best articles, videos, and other information about all aspects of gardening (among other things) that I can find.



Genocide Awareness Month


April 16
  • Day of Silence 
    • A day-long vow of silence to protest the silencing of LGBT students and their allies due to harassment.


April 22

  • Earth Day

    • For more information:


April 24 

  • National Arbor Day
    • Mission/Purpose:  “Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, a changing climate, deforestation, poverty, and hunger.”
    • For more information:  Arbor Day Foundation


April 24

  • Save the Frogs Day (annually on the last Saturday in April)
  • Mission/Purpose: Save The Frogs Day is the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. Our goal is to provide people with educational materials, ideas and inspiration and empower them to educate their local communities about amphibians. Save The Frogs Day takes place annually on the last Saturday of April. . . . On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life. Only a small proportion of the public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful with an un-informed public. Our goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge, and Save The Frogs Day is our best way to make this happen! Please organize a Save The Frogs Day event and help educate your community about the importance of amphibians.”  Or you can also make a donation.
  • For more information:


April 27 

  • Take our Sons and Daughters to Work Day