Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

December 31, 2011

Tags: Environment

One Small Step

It's hard to break old habits. This year, make one resolution to support the environment. Can you bring a cloth bag to the grocery store instead of using plastic or paper bags? Can you resolve to use both sides of a sheet of paper? Can you ride your bike to school just one day a week?

December 30, 2011

Tags: Write!, Thank you

Support A Soldier

Even if don't know anyone serving in the military you can send a letter that will be distributed to soldiers longing for a word from home. lists military members serving overseas who are willing to accept mail and distribute it to troops who don't have family.

December 29, 2011

Tags: Learn, Open up, Peace

Don't Judge

Try to live an entire day without judging people. Don't assume that someone who looks mean or unpleasant is always that way.

December 28, 2011

Tags: Peace

Honor People's Feelings

Don't dismiss other people's feelings. Let them know you understand why they feel the way they do, even if you don't feel that way yourself.

December 27, 2011

Tags: Environment

Buy Fresh Produce

Many communities have a program called "community supported agriculture" or CSA. Families who sign up for this program can get one bag of organically-grown fruits and vegetables each week. Organic produce tastes delicious. It keeps both you and the environment healthy. To find a CSA program near you go here.

December 26, 2011

Tags: Environment, Speak out

Just Say No... the Yellow Pages. It takes 19 million trees and billions of kilowatts of evergy to produce the yellow pages each year. You can find the same information on To learn how to stop receiving the yellow pages in your area, go here.

December 25, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Greener Next Year

After Christmas is a great time to purchase energy saving LED Christmas lights. If you're planning to go to the after Christmas sales, look for gift wrap and cards made from recycled paper.

December 24, 2011

Tags: Peace

Keep Peace In Your Heart

Try to live a more peaceful life. Whenever you find yourself getting upset, breathe in and say "peace" then breathe out and say "peace."

December 23, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Give, Environment

Click To Save Species

Help save this beautful island environment by clicking a button here.

December 22, 2011

Tags: Conserve, Don't pollute, Environment

Protect Marine Animals

Cut up plastic six-pack rings before recycling or disposing of them in the trash. Thousands of birds, fish, and other marine creatures die needlessly from entanglement in these rings. This is one of the most important way things you can do to help marine animals.