Monday, February 28, 2011

Save Water.................

Hand Washing:



Recent studies have shown it is all about the soap and water, temperature does not make a difference when it comes to killing germs. There is no need to waster gallons of water while waiting for the water to get warm.

Wash you hands for 30 seconds or sing a song!

Saturday, February 26, 2011



Adopt a Polar Bear

Polar Bear facts:

Polar bears populate the annual arctic sea ice in northern Canada, Greenland, Norway, and Russia. Between late April and mid-July, polar bears hunt ringed and bearded seals on the sea ice. With adult males weighing up to 1,430 pounds and growing as much as nine feet in length, they are the world’s largest terrestrial carnivores. As a result of climate change, sea ice is melting earlier and forming later each year, leaving polar bears less time to hunt. As their ice habitat shrinks, skinnier and hungrier bears face a grave challenge to their survival.


Below find 2 links that you can go and adopt a Polar Bear.



http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/shop/adopt-a-polar-bear

http://www.worldwildlife.org/ogc/species_SKU.cfm?cqs=CTPB


International Polar Bear Day is Feb. 27th............

http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/news/international-polar-bear-day-feb-27th

There’s no better way to honor polar bears on their special day than taking a meaningful step (or two) to reduce CO2. We’re inviting all of you to join us—wherever you live—by planning an activity that shows your commitment to these magnificent animals and their threatened habitat.

Here are some simple ideas to get you started:

  • Bundle up and turn down the heat by five degrees
  • Begin a No Idle habit: turn off your car engine when waiting in line—or park and walk inside

Or, do something BIG—um, polar-bear-sized:

  • Organize a community service day to add weather-stripping to houses for senior citizens, saving them money and reducing CO2
  • Gather up a team to install solar panels at your workplace or a community center
  • Hold an event like a polar bear plunge to raise awareness and funds to support PBI
http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/news/international-polar-bear-day-feb-27th

Eco-Tip..............

Save Water..................

Use Your Head:



Place a one-gallon bucket under your shower, turn on the water for 20 seconds.

Is the bucket full or overflowing, replace your shower head and
reduce your usage by 40 percent.

A water-saving shower head can cost as little as $12.


Monday, February 21, 2011

World Thinking Day!!!!

When : Always February 22nd

Just think about it! Today is a day to ponder and contemplate.

International World Thinking Day is celebrated by Girl Scouts, Girl Guides and other girl groups. The original objective of this day was to set aside a day for girls all over the world to think of each other, and to give thanks and appreciation to "sister" Girl Scouts and Girl Guides. Over the years, it has been expanded to include the opportunity for girls (young and less young) to learn about health issues that affect girls and young women.

You don't have to be a Girl Scout or a Girl Guide to participate in this day. Rather, we encourage all females, young and old, to learn a little more about health issues today. If you are in a position to provide education and training on health issues, do so today. If you can not conduct it today, then schedule it for some time in the near future.

Something to think about: February 22nd is the birthday of both Lord Baden-Powell founder of the Boy Scouts, and his wife Lady Olave Baden-Powell . Lady Baden-Powell who founded Girl Guides.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Freecycle Network™...........

The Freecycle Network

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,917 groups with 8,168,000 members around the world. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on 'Browse Groups' above the search box. Have fun!


http://www.freecycle.org/

Presidents' Day 2011...........

Presidents' Day, originally known as Washington's Birthday, falls on the third Monday of February. This year Presidents' Day falls on February 21, 2011.




Until 1971, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22). In 1971 President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, the Presidents' Day, to be observed on the 3rd Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States of America



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Eco-Tip................

Eco-Tip: A dripping faucet????????


One drip per second wastes 20 gallons of water per day.................

Random Acts of Kindness...............


Smile at 10 strangers today! A sincere smile can really make a positive difference in someone’s day. Without saying a word you are letting that person know that you see them and that they matter. People appreciate being noticed and acknowledged! As Plato once said, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”



http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/

February 17th...Random Acts of Kindness Day!!

Random Acts of Kindness Day

When : Always February 17th

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. And, you know what to do...perform a few random acts of kindness. Almost any kind deed will do. And, we highly recommend you perform kind acts on as many people as you can.

Caution: What comes around, goes around. Random Acts of Kindness is highly contagious.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

National Gum Drop Day......2/15/11

When : Always February 15th

National Gumdrop Day honors the popular, gelatin-based candy. Gumdrops have been a favorite candy for many decades. Nowadays, the "Gummi" candies which are the same gelatin base, are the most popular gumdrop type of sweet.

On National Gumdrop Day, you know what to do... eat Gumdrops to your heart's content!

Happy Valentine's Day...........

Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.

Valentines Day Myspace Glitter Graphics Comments

The history of Valentine's Day — and its patron saint — is shrouded in mystery. But we do know that February has long been a month of romance. St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. until these acts were discovered.

Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas...........

It's never too late to let people know how much they mean to you. Simply things mean a lot.


1. Handmade items are always a must.

2. Homemade cards can mean the most.

3. Homemade gift coupons hugs, chores, breakfast are just a few.

4. Tell them how much you love them and how important they are to you everyday not just Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Give A Gift..............

Give a gift that will help protect the future of nature. Your symbolic adoption supports WWF's global efforts to protect wild animals and their habitats.


Valentines Gift Bags Available through February 14th or just choose an E-card. Donate to WWF and let your friend or family choose their own thank you gift with a Gift Adoption card!*

They get to pick from 100 different species!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Make this Valentine’s Day green – you can love on the earth and still love on your friends and family.

  • Give organic and Fair Trade treats. Chocolates, lollies, punch, cupcakes and more are available in organic versions.
  • Give long-term gifts like an organic stuffed friend or a game vs. little plastic toss away toys.
  • Make homemade decorations out of recycled materials.
  • Make homemade Valentines with recycled materials.
  • Use treat bags that are reusable instead of plastic or paper.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

AllStar WeekEnd............


We met AllStar weekend today an it was awesome................ Here are Zach Porter (Lead Singer), Cameron Quiseng (bass), Nathan Darmody (guitar and vocals), Michael Martinez (drums).The guys are signing a guitar for a lucky fan.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Ground Hog Day.........

Groundhog Day 2011

Groundhog Day is February 2nd. It is said that if the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of bad weather, and if he doesn't, that spring will be here soon.