Saturday, January 30, 2010

Valentine's Day Tip # 6....................


Adopt an Animal.........

Choose from 100 different Species and a variety of adoption levels to fit your budget. This will make a great Valentine's Day Gift for anyone.

Adopt A Butterfly, Sea Horse, Lemur, or a Crocodile.

Adopt at the $50 level and receive:

With this gift you will receive:
Soft plush version of your adopted animal wrapped in a cloth WWF gift bag
5" x 7" formal adoption certificate
5" x 7" full-color photo of your species
Species spotlight card, full of fascinating information about the animal
FREE priority shipping
Personalized acknowledgment letter to your gift recipient. See sample letter.
If you provide an email address for the gift recipient, they will also receive the following Bonus Online Premiums:
Printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted
Computer desktop Images of the adopted animal
Instant messenger icons of the adopted animal

If your not sure which animal choose the gift card and let the recipient decide which species they would like.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Valentine's Day Tip # 5...................


Choose Earth-Friendly Jewelry Buy Local

Marco Polo Designs jewelry is all hand crafted in our studio in Portland, Oregon, USA.

http://www.marcopolodesigns.com/water-vortex-earring.htm

Water Vortex Earrings

Marco Polo Designs donates 40 -50% of net income to charitable causes to protect the environment and support a sustainable lifestyle. We are excited to offer an entire collection of original exclusive water jewelry and Earth friendly jewelry for your enjoyment.

Valentine's Day Tip # 4.....................


Buy Recycled.

Choose pieces made from recycled or reclaimed materials rather than those that have been freshly mined from the earth. You can find stylish jewelry crafted out of recycled silver, gold, and other precious metals.Keep an eye out for colorful earrings, necklaces, and bracelets made of recycled glass.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Valentine's Day Tip # 3....................


Try Used or Recycled Gifts....

Jewelry is a top rated Valentine's Gift why not try something new this year. Recycled Jewelry is a great option. There are so many great items out there one of my favorites is the Wish Upon a Star Necklace (Sweet and Simple Recycled Jewelry).



Description

A vintage star earring is given new life as a pendant and hung from a delicate gold plated chain on this charming and sweet necklace.

Shown on a mannequin with a neck measuring 12 3/4" around. Necklace measures approximately 18".

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Valentine's Day Tip 2..........................


Buy organic or locally grown flowers..

Organic farmers produce flowers free of chemicals and toxins that can harm the environment. Buying locally grown flowers is safe and offers you a chance to support local organic farming communities. If you have a garden, purchase your favorite flower seeds and cultivate your own flowers right at home.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Valentine's Day Tip #1..............


Try your hand at making a homemade card with items around the house, left over cards, paper, wrapping paper, tissue paper, buttons, glitter, beads, magazines, newspaper, bottle caps, macaroni, paint, glue, toys, etc. The list just goes on and on, if you still would like to buy a card support a local artist or purchase who cards from recycled materials.

Buy Valentine’s Day cards made from recycled paper
Every time you use a product without recycled materials, new resources must be dug up and manufactured, making an environmental impact, including stockpiling in your landfills. Conserve a tree, a national authority on recycled paper, estimates that approximately 7 to 24 full grown trees are saved for every 40 cases (1 ton) of recycled paper purchased instead of virgin fiber paper.

Valentine's Day Tips..........


Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and to help everyone out with that I have put together a list of Eco-Friendly tips geared at celebrating Valentine's Day in an Eco-Friendly way. Stay tuned for tips that will help everyone no matter how old or young...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Save Energy with an Eco-Friendly Search Engine...


http://www.ecosmartsearch.com/index.asp

Andrew Davey, a 13-year-old who lives in Knaphill, Surrey, UK has created a search engine website that can help people save energy. Andrew got the idea from a Mark Ontkush, who concluded that an all-white web page uses 74 watts of energy compared to 59W from an all-black webpage. Therefore changing from using a white web page to a black one would save up to 15W every time it’s displayed.

Andrew has created EcoSmartSearch, a search engine powered by Google, but displays results pages in black rather than in white. Here are some numbers, as quoted from Andrew’s search engine website: Google, who gets about 200 million queries a day. Let’s assume each query is displayed for about 10 seconds; that means Google is running for about 550,000 hours every day on some desktop. Assuming that users run Google in full screen mode, the shift to a black background will save a total of 15 (74-59) watts. That turns into a global savings of 8.3 Megawatt-hours per day, or about 3000 Megawatt-hours a year. Now take into account that about 25 percent of the are CRTs, and at 10 cents a kilowatt-hour, that’s $75,000, a goodly amount of energy and dollars for changing a few color codes.”

http://www.ecosmartsearch.com/index.asp

Monday, January 18, 2010

Recycle Your Old Cell Phone for Haiti!!!!


ReCellular announced its Phones for Haiti program, calling on Americans to donate their used cell phones to provide disaster relief.

more than 1 billion used phones sitting on household shelves, chances are you may have that old Nokia in a box at the top of your closet. But rummaging through your storage and donating that defunct phone may be instrumental in providing relief.

According to ReCellular, even if a small percentage of these phones were sent to Phones for Haiti, it would contribute millions of dollars towards relief from the devastating earthquake.

ReCellular will give 100 percent of the phone’s value as a contribution to the American Red Cross. Charities have already earned more than $20 million dollars in contributions through their partnerships with ReCellular.

http://www.phonesforhaiti.com/

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States Federal holiday marking the birth date of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. He was assassinated in 1968.

The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination. Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed in 1986. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wind Up Clock.....


Instead of using an Electric or Battery Operated clock why not try a Wind Up Clock, thy are much less expensive than water clocks. Not only do these look nicer, but you also have the added bonus of not sleeping in if there is a power outage during the night.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Let's Help Haiti..............


Earth-Kidz is asking Everyone to pull together and donate what ever they can to the Haiti Relief Efforts. Being Eco-Friendly means helping everyone on Earth when tragedy or devastation strikes.

We are posting a few Trust Worthy Organizations. Remember it does not have to be a lot Everything Adds Up. My brothers and I have raided our piggy banks and come up with $20.00 together that we are donating it to • Giving Children Hope: Giving Children Hope is talking with partners in Haiti, determining the greatest needs of the earthquake victims.http://www.gchope.org/

This tragedy hits close to home for us as we have a good friend from Haiti and most of his family is still there.

Other Charities:

Salvation Army: The Salvation Army is currently mobilizing personnel and supplies to assist in the relief effort in Haiti, following the severe earthquake that struck Tuesday. The Salvation Army has already dedicated $50,000 in direct aid to the country, and it is in need of additional donations.

Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity International is addressing shelter solutions for low-income families affected by the earthquake. Habitat’s ability to respond effectively to this disaster will require support from donors, volunteers, corporate partners and other community organizations.

American Red Cross: The American Red Cross has pledged an initial $200,000 to assist communities impacted by the earthquake in Haiti, and is prepared to take further action as local responders assess the situation.

There are many great Charities out there and Fox news has listed some that we can trust, it is important in times such as these to remember people are always looking for a way to take advantage and we must keep our guard up. For more charities check out http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582902,00.html

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Greens...........................

Meet the Greens...............................



http://www.meetthegreens.org/

Be Out There..............


Studies show outdoor time helps children grow lean and strong, enhances imaginations and attention spans, decreases aggression, and boosts classroom performance. In addition, children who spend time in nature regularly are shown to become better stewards of the environment.

National Wildlife Federation's Be Out There™ campaign is a national movement to help American families raise happier, healthier children with a life-long love of nature.

We Challenge Everyone To Join In.......................

http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There.aspx

Check It Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We found this great site we want to share with everyone....................We hope everyone will sign up for their weekly Newsletter.

Earth911.c0m

Earth911.com is your one-stop shop for all you need to know about reducing your impact, reusing what you’ve got and recycling your trash. Get involved in our world by checking in for daily news, reading weekly feature stories, surfing product channels and opting into our weekly emails.

With our years of experience and industry knowledge, we have the background and resources you need to stay plugged into the green scene:

  • Earth911 was founded in 1991 and will graduate from high school in 2009. We just had our 17th birthday and are waiting for your gift to arrive.
  • We started off as a hot line for recycling, but have grown into the mature, intelligent (and may we say attractive?) site you see here today. We also continue to maintain our bilingual hot line, 1-800-CLEANUP.

We’ve Got the Hookup

In our recycling database, we can help you find over 100,000 recycling locations across the country. With information provided by local governments, industry insiders, organizations and everyday consumers, you can recycle hundreds of products from packing peanuts to computers. We know where you need to go to get things done.

Featured on popular venues like the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America and The New York Times, and syndicated by cool people like MSN.com, National Geographic and the Huffington Post, we want everyone to know that recycling is easy, and sometimes (dare we say) fun.

Our Goals

We dream at night about a world where everyone practices the three R’s. Our search engine can help you do this, by making the trash in your hand another man’s treasure. We hope we can not only help you learn more about one of the easiest ways to make a real difference, but also get involved to impact your community and world.

We’re Earth911.com… jump on our bandwagon.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter Tips:


Heating Your Home.........

Don’t feel guilty about heating your home, but do take action to save on the utilities. One of the best ways to save on the heat is to install a digital programmable thermostat. Once set, the digital thermostat will regulate the indoor temperature of a given room, based on usage. If you’re gone all day, no need to keep the heat up high, especially during the day when the sun is on the clock.


If you feel a draft coming from under the doors or windows, there’s a fun solution for that, too. Dodge the draft by creating ways to stop drafts and save energy by placing a rolled towel at the base of the door where the draft is coming through. This will stop cold air from flowing into the room and reduce the amount of energy you need to stay warm. Drafts can account for anywhere from 5 percent to 30 percent of your home's energy consumption. That's wasted energy and wasted money.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Our Favorite Doll of 2010..............


Lanie Holland, Girl of the Year 2010................


Lanie's story picks up on one of the strongest trends in toys -- getting kids moving and playing outdoors.

The blond-haired, hazel-eyed Lanie loves exploring nature and marvels at the wonders discovered in her own backyard, where she camps, watches the birds and observes the wonders of nature, such as a butterfly habitat.



Lanie, like all other Girl of the Year dolls, will retire at the end of her introduction year.

To motivate young girls to live their own backyard experience, American Girl is sponsoring Lanie's Backyard Photo Contest. Girls entering should photograph five items found in their backyard and submit them online or through the mail, along with completing the statement "I am inspired by nature when ..." To accommodate girls from various locations, American Girl has a list of items found in different regions that count as things found in the backyard. Entries must be received by March 15.

American Girl has partnered with the National Wildlife Foundation to educate young girls and better their appreciation for nature through a downloadable curriculum designed for third through fifth grades. The program includes activities and discussions. The curriculum and the rules for the contest are available at the Web site

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Give A Day Get A Day???


Have You Signed Up?

We Have!!!

Disney wants to inspire one million people to volunteer a day of service to a participating organization in their communities. So we're celebrating these volunteers' good works by giving each of them a 1-day, 1-theme park ticket to the Disneyland® Resort or Walt Disney World® Resort, free. There's no better time to make a dream come true for others and let us make a few come true for you.



Check It Out

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/disneyparks/en_US/WhatWillYouCelebrate/index?name=Give-A-Day-Get-A-Disney-Day



Sunday, January 3, 2010

One Bright Idea!!!!!!!!!!!!


Change One Regular Light Bulb..........


If every one of 110 million American households bought just one ice-cream-cone bulb, took it home, and screwed it in the place of an ordinary 60-watt bulb, the energy saved would be enough to power a city of 1.5 million people. One bulb swapped out, enough electricity saved to power all the homes in Delaware and Rhode Island. In terms of oil not burned, or greenhouse gases not exhausted into the atmosphere, one bulb is equivalent to taking 1.3 million cars off the roads.

A small action, multiplied by 110 million.

The single greatest source of greenhouse gases in the United States is power plants--half our electricity comes from coal plants. One bulb swapped out: enough electricity saved to turn off two entire power plants--or skip building the next two.

Just one swirl per home. The typical U.S. house has between 50 and 100 "sockets" (astonish yourself: Go count the bulbs in your house). So what if we all bought and installed two ice-cream-cone bulbs? Five? Fifteen?

New Year Eco Ideas...............


We are looking for your tips and Eco-Friendly Ideas to start the New Year off Right..............

The Most Important Thing To Remember Everything Counts....Large or Small

Saving energy at work or school might seem like an overwhelming task. There are some simple things that can be done to start the process and get everyone to agree to participate will probably be the most work. Here some of the small steps that can be taken to get things working.

  • Turn off the screens and the monitors when not required
  • Wherever practical use natural light
  • Don’t leave the PC on standby after hours
  • Turn off the lights at the end of the day
  • Have clearly marked recycling stations
  • Do not buy more supplies than needed

Happy New Year!!!


We Apologize.....Earth-Kidz is now back, we were offline for the New Year with Food Poisoning.. It Was Terrible.....

We are getting a late start on the Celebrations...