ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today
January 31, 2011
Start A Competition
Many classrooms already have a recycling can next to the trash can. Encourage your school to start a competition to see which class can save the most newspapers, soda cans, water bottles or any other recyclable items.
January 30, 2011
Aunt Frances says:
"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment."
January 29, 2011
Cycles Of Nature
Monarch butterflies, caribou, whooping cranes, and whales migrate, or travel, from one place to another. Learn about the life cycles of the wonderful animals with whom we share the planet herea>.
January 28, 2011
Do You Live On A Farm?
Or do you know someone who does? Encourage them to keep patches of brush as wildlife habitats and to leave old trees standing, especially those with hollows suitable for nesting animals.
January 27, 2011
Conserve Water and Power
Wash a full load of clothes whenever possible. The fuller your washing machine is, the less water is wasted. Keep your water heater at 120°. There’s no reason a water heater should be above this and you will save up to 15% on your utility bills.
January 26, 2011
Click To Keep Children Healthy
You can help provide healthcare for needy children. Click herea>.
January 25, 2011
Bake or buy dog treats and take them to a local shelter.
January 24, 2011
Plant An Oak
Click to plant an oak tree. It's free! Go herea>.
January 23, 2011
Aunt Frances Says:
"Even a blind hog can find an acorn once in a while."
January 22, 2011
Donate Used Clothes
Donate used clothes to a thrift store. You’ll not only be helping the environment by keeping these clothes out of the landfill, but you'll be helping someone in need.
January 21, 2011
Read Magazines Online
Help save a tree by reading your favorite magazine online. For example, you can read Fun For Kidz, American Girl, Weekly Reader, and Cricket. Go to National Geographic Kids here?a.
January 20, 2011
Is someone you know having a birthday? List three things you can make that person instead of buying.
January 19, 2011
Instead of ammonia-based cleaners, use vinegar and water or baking soda and water to clean your kitchen and furniture. Use vinegar and baking soda to clean drains. Dump a handful of baking soda into the drain, pour 1/2 c. of vinegar and put the plug in immediately
January 18, 2011
A True American Hero
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Martin Luther King
Find out who in your community is collecting funds for a worthy cause and ask your teacher to help you start a collection effort.
January 17, 2011
What Can I Do?
Many children's authors are concerned about preserving the Earth. Visit author Dan Gutman's site to learn more herea>.
January 16, 2011
Aunt Frances Says
"That gal's more slippery than a pocketful of pudding."
January 15, 2011
...before throwing something out. Inspect each scrap of paper before tossing it. Can you use the back to make notes or grocery lists? Can you squeeze more toothpaste out of that tube?
January 13, 2011
Give Your Book Wings
After you've finished a book, leave it in a public place. Put a note inside giving someone else permission to take it, read it, and release it to the public again.
January 12, 2011
Challenge your family to “go green.” Everyone can remind each other to walk, bicycle, carpool or take the bus to reduce greenhouse gases and get outdoors!
January 11, 2011
Pay attention to the beautiful world around you--from the delicate shape of a snowflake to the veins of a leaf to the changing colors of the sky. You only go this way once--make the most of it.
January 10, 2011
Be A UNICEF Hero
Learn about UNICEF by playing a game herea>.
January 9, 2011
Aunt Frances Says:
"It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge."
January 8, 2011
Donate To A Hospital
Is there a hospital in your neighborhood? Donate children's magazines or used books so children have something to read. Make small notebooks with covers for waiting children to doodle on. It could be a help for parents, too.
January 7, 2011
Get Leaks Fixed
If you have a leaky faucet, get it fixed. In the meantime, catch the drips with a pan, bowl, or cup. Use the water for cooking, drinking, or watering a plant. One leaky faucet can waste 2,300 gallons of water a year.
January 6, 2011
Write To The World Bank
The World Bank offers loans, advice, and other services to developing countries. Write to the President of the World Bank and ask him to stop financing projects which damage rainforests, using methods like clear-cutting--a way of cutting down trees that destroys entire forests.
World Bank - President
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
January 5, 2011
Draw A Picture
Make a drawing or piece of art for a senior citizen. Many senior citizens find themselves in nursing homes far from their own kids and grandkids. You can help brighten their days with cheerful and lively artwork. Ask about bringing puzzles and games, baked goods, candy, or a craft project.
January 4, 2011
Help Needy Families
Help families overcome poverty. It's free! Click to donate herea>.
January 3, 2011
Check For Computer Errors
Save paper by using your spell checker. Before you print, run grammar and spell check. Once you've corrected your mistakes, preview the document (print preview) to make sure everything looks good.
January 2, 2011
Turn off your computer at night and when you're not using it.
January 1, 2011
Happy New Year!
It's a new year and time for a new attitude. How about keeping a giving journal. Each day, write down something that you've done for someone else. You might start by making a phone call to someone you've lost touch with just to wish them a Happy New Year.
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