Monday, January 31, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
It's a New Year let's start off fresh, change all of your light bulbs to CFL or LED light bulbs. Remember they do not all have to changed the same day. Space them over time if necessary. It makes a difference.
Replacing regular light bulb with an approved compact fluorescent light bulb would save consumers $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. Fluorescent light bulbs use at least two-thirds less energy than standard incandescent bulbs to provide the same amount of light, and they last up to 10 times longer. Compact fluorescent light bulbs also generate 70 percent less heat, so they are safer to operate and can also reduce energy costs associated with cooling homes and offices.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Styrofoam (polystyrene foam) has a useful life of mere hours or days, but exists in the
environment for hundreds or thousands of years. It can be carried by the wind, washed into storm drains, and make its way to the ocean contributing to a mass of floating plastic debris. Marine mammals mistake it for food, and it remains in their guts, often causing death by starvation.
The manufacture of foam creates significant quantities of hazardous waste, and exposure to styrene presents a risk to worker’s health.
If at all possible let's avoid Styrofoam whenever possible. If you receive foam peanuts in a mailing recycle them by taking them to a local mailing service shop for reuse. Always call ahead to make sure the business does accept foam peanuts.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Did you know many times when we purchase items we are helping people or the community?
Kohl's sells kid-friendly cause merchandise, with 100% of the net profit donated to support kids' health and education initiatives. Since 2000, more than $150 million has been raised nationwide.
A donation goes to the Ronald McDonald House for every happy meal purchase.
Target: Gives 5% of their income to our communities
Since 1962, Target has committed 5% of its income to support communities. Today, that totals more than $3 million in giving every week. We're excited to announce a new chapter of that commitment: our pledge of $500 million by the end of 2015 to support education and help kids learn to read. This will be the largest gift in our history, bringing our legacy of giving to education to $1 billion.
Was on March 4 from 1793 until 1933. Since then, Inauguration Day has occurred on January 20 (the 1933 ratification of the Twentieth Amendment changed the start date of the term. For more than two hundred years America’s citizens have witnessed the Inauguration ceremonies of the President and Vice President of the United States. From the first Inauguration of George Washington, in New York City, in 1789, to today.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Every year, Kohl's recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) across the country for their amazing contributions to their communities. This year they are recognizing more than 2,100 kids with more than $415,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Do you know an outstanding young volunteer, nominate them.
February 1 - March 15, 2011
Whether or not one believes in global warming should not matter anymore. One thing we can all agree on is that we all want to live on a clean planet. Instead of global warming we can just call it global cleaning.
We all can agree that we want a safe & clean world.
Eco-Tip: Recycle old eye glasses.
Have your school, group, organization, or employer have an eyeglass drive. Donate your old eyeglasses and sunglasses to help people with eyesight difficulties worldwide. (Sunglasses can be non-prescription. They are needed in countries near the equator to help protect people's eyes from sun damage.) The Lions Club has drop boxes in many convenient locations. To find a LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, Sunglass Hut, or other facility that collects old eyeglasses for the group OneSight, you can search by zip code on the organization’s site for the location most convenient to you.
Did you know some parents in poor, rural areas have never even clearly seen the faces of their children, more than four million pairs of unused eyeglasses go into the garbage in North America each year.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Four organizations chosen by Lowe’s and Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation to receive a total of $1 million in donations. Each organization's share of the donation is based upon online voting by the public at http://lowes.com/give or on Lowe’s Facebook page. Every individual email can vote once a day, so if you have more than one email, you have more than one vote! Voting continues until midnight on Friday, January 21.
The four organizations are below check them and you can vote.
You can help by choosing which cause means the most to you.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
The Bedol Water Alarm Clock.................
Runs on Water yes it is true, we all need an alarm clock so let's be Eco-Friendly. Just pour tap water into the tank and you'll have an accurate timepiece. Just replace the water every 12-14 weeks to keep it running. A built-in memory chip remembers the correct time.
We ordered 2 today, they cost between $17 & $25 each.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Donate Unused & Used Items: Donate cloths or household items you don’t use to your local thrift shops or other places that can use them. Reduce clutter in your home, and give others the chance to turn your trash into their treasure.
Have A Drive at your School, a week long drive or even a month long drive.
Collect both New and Used Items Such As:
Donate the collected items to local shelters or to the Red Cross in your area, while you are at it when dropping off the donations ask about volunteering with the organizations. It is one thing to stick your donations in a donation box, but when you see where and who the items go to it makes us see a world that we may not know about.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Volunteer In Your Community: Sign up for your local clean-up day, tree-planting day, volunteer at a local park, or a community garden. Improving your hometown’s environment is so rewarding. Remember you can volunteer locally, online, or worldwide.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
- BYOCB: Remember to bring your own cloth bag when you go shopping.
- BYOWB: End Your Plastic Water Bottle Habit: Kicking the plastic water bottle habit might sound like an impossible feat if you’re as addicted as the average American; last year we consumed about 50 billion plastic water bottles. Buy an eco-friendly reusable bottle, and refill it throughout the day, for free. If the water from your tap isn’t to your liking then add a filtration system.
- Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products: There are so many great and highly effective green products on the market now.
- End Junk Mail: