November 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!

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.



National Native American Heritage Month

National Adoption Month

World Vegan Month

  • For More Info: The Vegan Society    Official Site; If you live in or will be visiting the UK, check out the two page list of events planned through next year.

November 1:

Rally to Resist the Republican Tax Scam

  • Time:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
  • Where:   United States Capitol, Washington D.C.
  •  For More Info:  Facebook Page

World Vegan Day

November 4:

Tampa Bay VegFest

November 5:

  • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict


  • Triad VegFest
    • Mission/Purpose:  “The Mission of the Triad VegFest, an all volunteer managed cooperative group, is to promote a peaceful world where people do not exploit other sentient beings, be they animals or other humans; a world where we care for each other and for the environment. We will use the platform of the Triad VegFest to educate the public about the wide-ranging benefits of adopting a vegan lifestyle, to support vegan entrepreneurs, as well as to show how various social and environmental justice issues coalesce and how they are all ultimately enhanced when expressed through a vegan paradigm shift.”  —Quoted from website linked below
    • Where:  501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, N.C. 27405
    • Time:  11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • For Additional Information:

November 11-12:

  • Green Festival Expo   CANCELLED
    • Mission/Purpose:  “America’s largest & longest running sustainability & green living event”
    • Where:  Downtown, San Francisco
    • For Additional Information:

November 12-18:

  • American Education Week

November 16:

  • International Day for Tolerance

November 18:

Vegan Food Truck Thanksgiving

    • Mission/Purpose:   “This event is a benefit for Rescue Rovers Adoptions. There will be 8 food trucks with all-vegan menus.”
    • Where: The Reverstaurant, 327 E. 300 S., Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
    • When:   12:00-6:00 PM
    • For More Information:

November 19:

  • Southwest VegFest    
    • Mission/Purpose:   “SW Vegfest is a 100% free AND 100% nonprofit festival with a focus on food, retail, entertainment, education and inspiration from the SW region. All profits go to Farm Sanctuary, the largest farm animal sanctuary in North America”  —Quoted from website linked below
    • Where:   Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix, AZ                    
    • Time:   10 am -5 pm        
    • For More Info:             


  • Space Coast VegFest
    • Mission/Purpose:   “The event is intended to be both entertaining and educational. Our objective is to heighten the awareness of all things vegan and plant based, and to promote the health advantages of a plant based diet, as well as emphasizing compassion for animals and care for the environment.”  —Quoted from website linked below
    • Where:  Riverfront Park, Cocoa Village, Cocoa, Florida                    
    • Time:   11 am -5 pm         
    • For More Info: 

November 20:

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 26:

  • Shop for Good Day
    • Mission/Purpose:  “The Sunday after Thanksgiving:  ShopforGood Sunday–Shop with brands that alleviate poverty preserve our planet, and make the world better…Pledge to support brands good for people & planet.”
    • For More Information:  


November 27:

  • #TrumpTaxScam Sit-Ins
    • Mission:  “We are encouraging Indivisible groups to plan sit-ins at as many of their Senators’ regional offices as they can around the state. Statewide actions will be the gold standard. We’ll be sharing stories, being as visible as possible and leaving behind photos and stories of people impacted by #TrumpTaxScam for them to remember when they vote. Beyond that, we’re encouraging groups to be visible outside the offices however they can. Bring whatever clothing, props and signage you believe work best for your group.”
    • Where:  Regional Congressional offices across the country
    • For More Information:


November 27-29:

  • Asia for Animals Conference 
    • Mission/Purpose:   “The theme of the conference is “Changing Human Behaviour”. The field of human behaviour change is rapidly becoming recognised as a key component in animal welfare work.
      Modern practice is moving away from the traditional approach of service provision (e.g. veterinary care, training, or hands-on assistance) and raising awareness, towards human-centred approaches generating change that lasts. The conference will be an opportunity to share experience, knowledge and ideas on how this approach can deliver greater impact for the animals of Asia.”
    • Where: Kathmandu, Nepal–hosted by the Jane Goodall Institute Nepal and Jane Goodall Institute Asia Pacific.
    • With an optional field trip from 30th November to 2nd December
    • For More Information: