August 2017

“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!


Summer for Progress

  • Group dedicated to resisting the Trump administration and Republican agenda, and helping Democrats to win in 2018. Visit their site to get more information and sign up to join or to help organize a lobbying event in your area.

Indivisible’s August in Action

  • “Over the course of August, Congress will be on recess for several weeks. This is a tremendous opportunity for Indivisible groups across the country to keep up the pressure on their senators and representatives. Whether at festivals, town halls, parades, public events, or even fundraisers, August recess is a huge moment for grassroots groups to demonstrate their strength and reach, and to make their voices heard and continue holding their members of Congress accountable. “
  • For Additional Information:

August 9:

  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 12:

  • International Youth Day

August 26:


  • Compassion-in-Action Conference
    • Purpose: “to connect like-minded people with each other as well as with their own values and guide them to frame those values, communicate those values, and act on those values in effective and powerful ways — socially, politically, and personally. By the end of the conference, you will be armed with the tools and resources you need to put your compassionate values to work to change the world for animals. “
    • Where: Oakland, CA
    • For More Information: