Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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
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.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
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
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
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 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...
Friday, September 10, 2010
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.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
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.