Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Simple Tips To Make Every Day Earth-Day.............


Save water: 

The average American household uses 400 gallons of water daily (source: Care2)! Time to fix leaking faucets, install a more efficient washer, and replace your old shower head with a lower-flow model. Taking your car to a car-wash that recycles its water will also cut down on water use.

Don’t Trash it, Recycle: 

Why toss out something that’s perfectly good? TryFreecycle or donate your used items that have plenty of life left. Many municipalities have recycling programs for old appliances, building materials, electronics, tires and more. And never pour oils or antifreeze down the drain or outside, where it can make its way into your water supply.

Compost: 

Composting is an easy ways to keep yard waste out of landfills, while getting nutrient-rich soil for use in home gardening projects. Like cars, compost bins range from fancy, pricier models to more bare-bones styles costing only a few dollars. 

Turn off the lights

As you exit a room, turn off the lights. This can reduce your energy consumption tremendously. Don’t just stop at your home, but take it to your office or child’s school. Many times companies keep lights on during the day, although an office may not be in use. Using energy-saving bulbs also conserves energy when you do need to use light. 

Donate old clothing and appliances

This is the season for spring cleaning. I usually have bags of clothes that my children have outgrown, toys they no longer play with and clothes that I no longer wear. Instead of tossing the items, donate them to a local church or organization for those less fortunate. Toy swaps are also a great way to avoid discarding older toys.  


Use reusable bags

When going to the supermarket try to always bring your own bags for your items. If you can carry your items in your hand, even better! Reusable bags can be used for just about anything. The summer is coming up and they are great to toss wet swim clothes into, library books and toys when going to the park or a play date with the kids. Allowing your kids to decorate and personalize the bag, will help to reinforce the green habit and create ownership. 

Earth Day 2014

Here are some sites everyone should check out!!!!


http://www.earthday.org/

http://worldwildlife.org/

http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-history-movement

http://www.epa.gov/earthday/

https://www.care2.com/channels/ecoinfo/earth

http://www.epa.gov/earthday/tips.htm


Happy Earth-Day

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Facts:

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ three days after his death. It is the oldest Christian holiday.


·  Christians consider Easter eggs to symbolize joy and celebration, new life and resurrection.

·  Households spend $131 on Easter each year, $14.7 billion in total.

·  After Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy consuming holiday. 120 million pounds of candy are bought each year, enough to fill four dump trucks.

·  90 million chocolate bunnies, 91.4 billion eggs and 700 million peeps are produced each year in the United States.

·  76% of people eat the ears on chocolate bunnies first.

·  Americans consume over 16 million jellybeans on Easter, enough to circle the globe three times over.

·  Half of the states in the United States have banned the practice of dyeing chicks for Easter. However, Florida recently overturned the 45-year-old law of preventing the dyeing of animals, which will come into effect July 1st.

·  When coloring Easter eggs, it is recommended to use food grade dyes, commercial egg dyes, fruit-drink powders or liquid food coloring.

·  To help Americans in need, egg farmers across the country are donating more than 11 million eggs to food banks across the nation.


·  The White House hosts an Easter Egg Roll on the front lawn each year. This tradition was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.

Happy Easter...........

Easter



Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a move-able feast because it doesn't fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Earth Day Is Coming!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 22



Earth Day 2014.....



Disneynature presents Bears, a story all parents share, about the strength it takes to raise a family.

April 10, 2014..........


National Sibling Day..........