Monday, September 27, 2010

We Challenge Your School..................

Check Out Our Challenge to Your School or Organization...................

Are You Up For It??????????????

Look To The Right Under Earth-Kidz Challenge.........................

Help The Environment While Making Money for Your School or Organization!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Worldwide Day of Play.............

Nickelodeon, the children's network, will make that point by stopping its programming between noon and 3 p.m and urge its viewers to go out and play.




Remember well out there playing, walking or riding your bikes make sure your trash ends up in the can and if you see trash on the ground please pick it up and throw it away.


Remember to spread the word.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Autumn.....................

Welcome Autumn!



Are you looking forward to Autumn, it has arrived, and with it visions of leaf-peeper caravans snaking their way by brilliantly colored, sun-lit trees along tranquil rural roads, of crisp nights.

At 11:09 Eastern Daylight Time tonight (which is 03:09 Universal Coordinated Time tomorrow), the autumnal equinox arrives.

In the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the autumn season is the day of the year when the Sun crosses the celestial equator moving southward (on September 22nd or 23rd). This day is known as the Autumnal Equinox. As the Earth travels around the Sun in its orbit, the north-south position of the Sun changes over the course of the year because of the changing orientation of the Earth's tilted rotation axes. The dates of maximum tilt of the Earth's equator correspond to theSummer Solstice and Winter Solstice, and the dates of zero tilt to the Vernal Equinoxand Autumnal Equinox.

Monday, September 20, 2010

International Ocean Clean Up....

Simple steps like making sure trash cans are available on beaches, or covering storm drains with screens to prevent litter from streets and parking lots from traveling to the ocean.

Coastal Cleanup..How Can I Help...

Whether you live near the coast or thousands of miles inland, we are all connected to the ocean. It drives and moderates our climate, it helps provide the water we drink, the air we breathe, and much of the food we eat.

The ocean also absorbs much of the pollution we generate. And trash that falls from our hands is one of the most pervasive pollution problems facing our world's ocean.

But it doesn't have to be…keeping our ocean free from trash is one of the easiest things we can do to help protect it.

By sending this eCard, you're showing your support for the ocean. Thank you for inviting all of your friends to join in this cause.

http://www.oceanconservancy.org/site/Ecard?ecard_id=2821

Saturday, September 18, 2010

25TH ANNUAL International Coastal Cleanup....

International Coastal Cleanup is slated for Saturday, September 25 — with additional cleanups scheduled throughout the months of September and October.



From Baltimore to Bangladesh, Ocean Conservancy leads the world's most astounding grassroots cleanup effort. Every year in September, more than half-a-million people in 100 countries remove millions of pounds of trash from beaches and waterways all over the world—and collect data on what they find.

During the amazing signature event each September, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from countries all over the world spend a day picking up everything from cigarette butts and food wrappers to lost fishing nets and major appliances. Because trash travels to the ocean by way of storm drains and waterways, they don’t just work along ocean beaches; these dedicated folks slog through mud and sand along lakes, streams, and rivers, too, often working far inland.

Many walk, while others set out on boats. Thousands more don scuba gear to seek trash below the water’s surface. People of all ages, from any walk of life, can participate. Friends, families, neighbors, club members, grade school classes—all kinds of people turn out on one day to work together in spirit across many time zones.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Green Your School Tip # 2..........


Revisit Recycling.



It’s an oldie, but a goodie: A lot of schools still don’t have paper and plastic recycling bins in classrooms and common areas. All it takes is to provide appropriate bins and place them in the right spots, and to make sure that school staff is behind the project.

Also remember to add more options such as recycling ink cartridges, juice pouches, batteries, glue tubes, and corks to name a few.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tip 1 to Green Your School.......


Greening the School Run.............



The Walk to School movement encourages children and parents to leave the car at home when it comes to the school run. Your school can have an annual walk-to-school month. You can also inspire other school-aged children to take part in activities.

Remember when scheduling your Walk to School day to be sure to produce a safety handout along with a journey to school guide to promote and increase the use of sustainable modes of transport for school journeys.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Grandparents Day..................




The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

When is Grandparents Day?
In 2010, Grandparents Day falls on Sept. 12th

GRANDPARENTS

Grandparents bestow upon their grandchildren
The strength and wisdom that time
And experience have given them.

Grandchildren bless their Grandparents
With a youthful vitality and innocence
That help them stay young at heart forever.

Together they create a chain of love
Linking the past with the future.
The chain may lengthen,
But it will never part...

~Author Unknown~

Friday, September 10, 2010

9/11 Tribute..............


We shall never forget
We shall keep this day,
We shall keep the events and the tears
In our minds, our memory and our hearts
and take them with us as we carry on.

Remember 9/11......................

Never Forget..................



September 11, 2001 remains one of the darkest days in the history of America. On that day, Al-Qaeda terrorists crashed two airliners into the Twin Towers of the New York World Trade Center. A third plane crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. later that morning. A fourth jet was headed towards another target in Washington, D.C. The plane was forced down by passengers near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. There were no survivors on any of these flights. All together 2,974 victims and 19 hijackers died in these attacks.


Nine years have passed since Al Qaeda orchestrated the deadliest attack ever on U.S. soil, claiming nearly 3,000 lives. But reports from the New York State Health Department suggest the carnage may not have ended that day. More than 800 responders to the World Trade Center ruins have died -- some, advocates say, from illnesses related to their heroic efforts. One advocate says the actual total of deaths is likely higher -- and growing.


Never Forget and Always Remember those who perished on that fateful day.

Never Forget and Always Remember to pay tribute to the many who continue to defend our nation here and abroad.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Green School.................

1. Start an eco-committee of parents and interested teachers to organize and direct green activities and efforts at your school. In middle schools and high schools, students should be represented on the committee as well.

2. Find out if your school has an environmental mission statement or "planet pledge" - if they don't, help establish one.

3. Encourage teachers to include green topics in their curriculum. Offer to present a project or topic for discussion to your class.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

How to Green Your School...................

During September We will be Giving Tips on How To Green Your School.


Have your School Build a Team

Positive change often begins with a great team, and that’s where we suggest you start. Your Green Team can be a uniting and visionary force, and can have a ripple effect throughout the community. You and your students can create an action plan, inspire others, and celebrate a healthier, more sustainable school in just a few months.

Make a Plan

Activities should be grounded in the passions and interests of teachers and students so tasks don't feel forced on people. The action plan could promote a zero waste reduce-and-recycle program; nontoxic cleaning materials; global warming reductions through energy conservation; or a school garden. It’s all about reducing your school’s environmental footprint and engaging students to take action at school, at home, and in their communities.