Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Green Your School Challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We want your schools and teachers to go green this year. Having a Green Fundraiser is a great way to support your school while helping the planet. We want to hear from you email us and let us know how your doing, include your name, grade, school and teachers involved. Below are a few Eco-Fundraisers to get you started.





Click to the Right to sign up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 Simple Things......................

Do you love the outdoors? Even though the Earth is a big place, every little bit you do to take care of it is important. Here are some ways you can help.

1. Clean up a creek, river or beach in your neighborhood.

2. Collect trash near your school, church, abandoned lot, etc.

3. Adopt a piece of the Earth, like a park or a street corner, and keep it clean.

4. Start a recycling program at your school to cut down on waste.

5. Have a Rummage sale at your home, church, school and donate the proceeds to a food bank, or building a park, planting trees, restocking a lake, etc.

Remember ask permission before you start any tasks or projects...........................

Friday, August 26, 2011

We Can Change The World................

TerraCycle.........................

One of Our Favorites:



Eliminate the Idea of Waste

Purchase Recycled items

BACK TO SCHOOL BONUS POINTS

TerraCycle is offering BONUS POINTS to kick off the new school year just for sending in your waste!


Make Money While Recycling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Does All This Sound Awesome Check Out TerraCycle!!!!



Monday, August 22, 2011

Back To School Clothing...............

Used Clothing:
Distressed, faded clothing has so much personality that manufacturers have been refining techniques for years to create apparel that looks like fourth-generation hand-me-downs. Why not just buy the real thing? Go on treasure hunts to Salvation Army, Goodwill, or garage sales to find authentic retro styles.

OR

Have a clothing swap with your friends and family, many times we borrow their clothes anyway this way they are still new clothes to us and we are helping the environment.


OR

Organic Cotton: All-around smarter choices are pesticide-free, untreated, uncolored organic cotton garments, or those tinted with natural "fiber-reactive" or "cold pad batch" dyes. Or try naturally "color grown" cotton fibers, often heirloom varieties, that have been bred for colors ranging across the spectrum.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Eco School Supplies.............

Before you buy supplies look at what you have left over from last year...............

Lunches:


Our Containers Are...
  • Safe! NO lead, BPA, phthalates or PVC
  • Cost-effective - pays for itself in just 3 weeks
  • Reusable - lasts for years
  • Recycled & Recyclable
  • Easy to Clean
  • Waste-free
  • Food containers made in the USA Made in the USA
Bento Lunch Boxes
Healthy Tips


Easy A
Back-to-School Package

Moss Garden Party


Honor Roll
Back-to-School Package

Red Polka Dots


Top of the Class
Back-to-School Package

Red Polka Dots



Bento Systems


Bento Kits


Bento Packs



Lunch Dates


Power Lunch Systems


Duel-compartment Kits



Bento Box Sets


Bento Buddies


Lunch Jars



Carriers, Totes, Sleeves
& Bento Bags



Cloth Napkins



Ice Packs



Books, DVDs & Posters


Creativity Tools


Drink Bottles

Disney Planet Challenge................

Go Back to School in Style.....................

http://disney.go.com/planetchallenge/elementary-prizing.html




Disney’s Planet Challenge (DPC) is a project-based learning environmental
competition for classrooms across the United States. DPC teaches kids about
science and conservation while empowering them to make a positive
impact on their communities and planet.

Beginning this year, DPC will offer two tracks of competition:
the Elementary School track (Grades 3-5) and the
BRAND NEW Middle School track (Grades 6-8)!

Talk to your School, Teacher or Organization........................

Monday, August 1, 2011

Back To School!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Going back to school, gearing up for another year of concentrated learning- it usually involves a good deal of shopping. The little things like pencils, pens, paper, and notebooks, can really add up- for your wallet and for the environment.



So make greener choices this year and go back to school in sustainable academic style.

Friends For Change Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RED TEAM!!!!!!!

After competing for over a month, the red team finally beat the other three teams to win the entire thing! It was made up of captain Mitchel Musso, Jake T. Austin, Zendaya, Doug Brochu, Davis Cleveland, Kelsey Chow, Carlon Jeffrey, and Dean Delannoit from Disney Channel Holland and Belgium. They played for the World Wildfire Fund, raising a total of $225,000! The blue team came in second, followed by yellow and then green.