PPG Presents: Days of Awareness- April 2023

Partners in Project Green shares Days of Awareness each month to spread awareness and start conversations. These days may have a social, historical, or sustainable significance worthy of our attention. These are just a small sampling of important days to acknowledge or remember. If we missed any days of importance that should be included, please share them with us. 

Contact: Hershil Sheth – hershil.sheth@trca.ca

Earth Month & Earth Day- April 22 & all month

Earth Month is celebrated in April every year. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness of environmental issues and share solutions to sustainability challenges. 

Earth Day was first held on April 22,1970, and now is celebrated in more than 190 countries. The first Earth Day inspired 20 million Americans to take to the streets, and today, over 1 Billion individuals take part in Earth Day activities.  

Follow along with PPG as we post relevant articles to celebrate Earth Month throughout April on our Blog.

World Autism Awareness Day- April 2

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared April as World Autism Awareness Day to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society. 

Autism is a lifelong neurological condition that manifests during early childhood, irrespective of gender, race or socio-economic status. The term Autism Spectrum refers to a range of characteristics.

Appropriate support, accommodation and acceptance of this neurological variation allow those on the Spectrum to enjoy equal opportunity, and full and effective participation in society.

Eid al-Fitr- April 21 or 22

This year, Eid ul Fitr 2023 is expected to be celebrated on Friday, April 21st, or Saturday April 22nd.  The exact date is subject to the sighting of the moon of Shawwal, the moon of the tenth month of the lunar based Islamic calendar. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and is the holy month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. Eid Mubarak to all who celebrate! 

Lesbian Visibility Day- April 26

Lesbian Visibility Day was established in 2008 as a way for lesbians to be empowered and celebrated.

This day seeks to acknowledge and celebrate lesbians and aims to raise awareness about the stereotypes, judgments, and lack of representation that lesbians face. It hopes to encourage closet-lesbians to come out and be their authentic selves within a community that empowers them. This day also promotes acceptance of other LGBTQ groups as well as those of marginalized ethnicities or nationalities. It aims to create a safe and accepting community for all.