Thursday, May 28, 2009

Donate or Adopt You Favorite Animal!!!


Donate to WWF and choose from over 90 symbolic animal adoptions. Your gift will help protect our living planet.


Adopt a Chimpanzee


Chimpanzee facts:

One of the most well known apes, the chimpanzee lives in the forests and savannahs of equatorial Africa. Highly intelligent, chimpanzees hunt cooperatively and use tools, such as branches and sticks, to forage for food. These omnivores survive on a diet of ripe fruits, young leaves, stems, roots, seeds, bark and insects. Once found in 25 African countries, chimpanzees are now extinct in three or four and are nearing extinction in others due to deforestation and commercial hunting for bush meat. All four subspecies of chimpanzee are endangered.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!!!



Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. While many people consider Memorial Day Kick Off to Summer, everyone should take a moment to remember the true meaning... Enjoy the Day and Celebrate!!!


For love of country they accepted death... ~James A. Garfield

Friday, May 22, 2009

Disney Friends For Change:Project Green.


If 500,000 kids participate in Disney Friends for Change: Project Green events, together they can:




Prevent approximately 100,000 tons of CO2 per year from polluting the air by adjusting their home thermostats.

Save 5 million gallons of water in a single day by reducing shower times.

Prevent 1 million pounds of waste from entering landfills by bringing trash-free lunches for a week.

Create new habitats for local animals by planting 500,000 trees.


Join Now At

http://disney.go.com/disneygroups/friendsforchange/#/disneygroups/friendsforchange/



Eco-Friendly Barbecue!!!



Tips for Throwing an Eco-Friendly Barbecue

1. Instead of paper napkins, use cloth napkins.

2. Visit a local farmers market and buy some organic produce.

3. Go for reusable plates instead of paper.

4. Recycling bins clearly marked.

5. Send home leftovers with guests.

6. If the barbecue is going to be for an occasion, such as for a birthday or the 4th of July, send out e-vites instead of mailing out paper invitations.




Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Calculate Your Carbon Foot Print!!


Know your carbon footprint, a carbon foot print measures how much greenhouse gas is released into the environment by how you live. Simple everyday actions, such as washing your clothes or drinking bottled water have an impact on the environment.


Go To One Of The Sites Below and Measure Your Foot Print!!!!

www.carbonfootprint.com

www.nature.org

www.climatecrisis.net/takeaction/carboncalculator

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Disney Friends For Change!!!

Join Disney's Friends for change and help spread the word, click on the link below to join!!!



http://disney.go.com/dxd/index_cds.html?channel=260900#/disneygroups/friendsforchange/cds/






Summers Coming!!!


Eco-friendly Sunscreen


Caribbean Solutions is a Water Resistant Natural and Biodegradable sunscreen which is both Eco-Safe and Marine Friendly. It is important to protect ourselves, but it is also imprtant to protect marine life and coral reefs.


According to National Geographic Four chemicals commonly used in sunscreen activate a virus that can bleach the coral. "The researchers estimate that 4,000 to 6,000 metric tons of sunscreen wash off swimmers annually in oceans worldwide, and that up to 10 percent of coral reefs are threatened by sunscreen-induced bleaching."

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Recycle Light Bulbs!!!


A simple household light bulb can be deceptively difficult to recycle. Some light bulbs feature filaments and other parts made of mercury, contributing to the inclusion of toxins in the environment. You should collect all of your light bulbs and recycle them.


Step 1
Create a storage bin for them out of box.


Step 2
Work with your neighbors, businessess, and schools to develop a recycling program for light bulbs. You can distribute a notice to everyone in your neighborhood about drop-off times at your home. You can also choose to recycle other items for your community, maximizing your efforts.


Step 3
Use online-recycling programs to deal with a growing number of dead light bulbs in your home. Websites like LightBulbRecycling.com ship out postage-paid packages as well as information on shipping multiple bulbs.


Step 4
Skip the problem of recycling light bulbs with energy-efficient lighting. Major retailers sell light bulbs that can last several years to cut down on the number of bulbs you need to recycle.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Planet Slayer!!!


We found this great site we had to share with everyone.


Get the dirt on greenhouse without the guilt trips. No lectures. No multinational-bashing (well, maybe a little...). Just fun and games and the answers to all your enviro-dilemas.


Watch Greena, the Worrier Princess in action!
Use our greenhouse calculator to find out if you’re a carbon hog!
Discover new reasons to avoid Kylie concerts!?!

http://www.abc.net.au/science/planetslayer/