Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Holidays are Upon Us!!!

What does it meant to be Eco-Friendly?

According to Wikipedia being Environmentally friendly (also eco-friendly, nature friendly, and green) are synonyms used to refer to goods and services, laws, guidelines and policies considered to inflict minimal or no harm on the environment. To make consumers aware, environmentally friendly goods and services often are marked with eco-labels. But because there is no single international standard for this concept, the International Organization for Standardization considers such labels too vague to be meaningful.

We at Earth-Kidz pride ourselves on being more than Eco-Friendly, but also Earth-Friendly and for us this means trying to help the entire world and everyone that lives here. This season we will offer Eco-tips for everyday and holiday use along with ways we all can make a difference.


Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. - Calvin Coolidge


What Are You Thankful For???

We want to know what you are thankful for, email us and let us know. help@earth-kidz.com



We are thankful for:

Family
Friends
Place to Live
All of Earth-Kidz Followers
Great Turkey Dinner
And Every Day!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thanksgiving................


In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn't until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Take the Pledge......................

Take the I Recycle Pledge



1,440 people have taken the pledge online as of 3 p.m. Friday, 11/12!

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Making a commitment to recycling is a first simple step. A declaration to do more. Be sure to take the pledge, and share it with friends and family!

We took the Pledge, How about you?


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Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. One day to inform and educate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day!!!


Veterans Day is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. A federal holiday, it is observed on November 11. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of theArmistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

The holiday is commonly printed as Veteran's Day or Veterans' Day in calendars and advertisements. While these spellings are grammatically acceptable, the United States government has declared that the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling.


The U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said

"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."[2]

The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4, 1926, requesting that the President (Calvin Coolidge) issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate ceremonies.[2] An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday; "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Adopt A Soldier...........

Ask your family to Adopt A Soldier this is a gift that gives all year long.



Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, its hundreds of thousands of Angel volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Candy Candy Candy................


We ended up with so much candy this year we decided to share and our going to send a big box of it to our adopted soldiers. The holiday's are here and we can give our servicemen and women some of the comforts of home. We will be adding some other items to represent the season. We will post another post on how you and your family can adopt a soldier.


Did You See The Great Pumpkin???

Halloween 2010 is in the books, ours was amazing!!!



There are still some great things you can do in the Halloween traditions.

Compost pumpkins and any other food, including leftover candy.

Don't bury your jack o lantern alive in a landfill graveyard. Make it part of the living dead by converting it to compost, the most ecologically-friendly fertilizer there is.

If you already have a backyard compost bin or pile, you know the drill. If not, check with your municipal waste management service to see if they collect compostable materials for their own composting facility. Many farmers markets also have a drop-off spot for compostable materials so check with them. If you'd like to start your own backyard compost, learn more at GreenYour's guide to making your own compost. If you're just getting started with your Halloween pumpkin, follow these steps:

  1. Scoop out the seeds and insides. If you've used your pumpkin as a jack o lantern, this step is already done. If not, make sure you remove the seeds before composting, as they will sprout if you do not. Don't let the insides go to waste: You can roast the seeds for a tasty treat, and use the flesh from the inside to make soup or other dishes.
  2. Be sure to remove candles and wax from the inside and decorations from the outside before composting.
  3. Cut or smash the pumpkin into small pieces. Left whole, the pumpkin may start to mold.
  4. Find a place in your yard to compost. You'll need to find a place where a pile of decomposing pumpkin and leaves will not detract from your landscaping and has good drainage and adequate sunshine in the winter.
  5. Add fallen leaves to the pumpkin pieces in your chosen spot. Avoid large sticks and branches as they take a long time to decompose.
  6. Add more organic matter as you can. Kitchen scraps, like fruit and vegetable peels, work nicely, as does yard waste, egg shells, coffee grounds, and newspaper.
  7. You can place this compost pile in a container, like a garbage pail, or acomposting bin if you choose. This is not necessary but will make it easier to collect and spread to your lawn and garden in the spring.
  8. Your compost is ready to use when it looks like dark, crumbly soil.