Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

May 31, 2011

Tags: Peace

Peace Corps

Play a game to learn more about the Peace Corps. Go here.

May 30, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Don't Waste Water

When you give your pet fresh water, don't throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your houseplants or shrubs.

May 29, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances says:

"Even the chickens under the porch know that."

May 28, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Write Letters

Write a letter for the environment. The people who are destroying our environment have names and addresses. To learn more about how you can stop them, go here.

May 27, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Environmental Gifts

Give environmental gifts to your friends and family on their birthdays. Here are some suggestions:

A cloth bag for shopping or for carrying books
A lunch box with reusable food containers
A rechargeable battery charger
A can crusher
A fun recycling bin.

May 26, 2011

Tags: Environment

Taking A Walk

When you're walking the dog or just hiking with friends, pick up litter as you go.

May 25, 2011

Tags: Peace

Use Peaceful Language

Donít use the hate word with family and friends. Try asking people to change their behavior instead:

"When you (raise your voice, take my things, etc.)
I feel really (bad, mad, sad, etc.).
I'd like you to (lower your voice, ask me if you can borrow my sweater, etc.)"

The pattern is:

When you do xxxx, I feel xxxx, I'd like you to xxxx.

May 24, 2011

Tags: Game, Learn

Learn Something New

Learn about the ancestors of elephants. Go here.

May 23, 2011

Tags: Recycle

Neighborhood Swap

Have a neighborhood SWAP. Everyone brings a few items that are still good (don't need repair), but things they no longer want or have two of. Families can trade with each other.

May 22, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances says:

"He broke his arm patting himself on the back."

May 21, 2011

Tags: Just for you

Eat Healthy Food

Don't eat too much of one thing. Eat more grains, fruits and vegetables.

May 20, 2011

Tags: Peace

Be Kind

Don't send cruel words or unflattering pictures when you're on the internet. The results can scar someone for life.

May 19, 2011

Play A Game

Remember to help keep the world clean. Play a game here.

May 18, 2011

Tags: Speak out

Speak Out!

Stand up for what is right. If someone is being bullied at school, speak up for that person.

May 17, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Another Water Saving Hint

Put plastic bottles filled with water and a few rocks (for weight) in your toilet tank to conserve water each time you flush

May 16, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Say "I Love You" Without Words

Help with chores without being asked. For example, clean your room before your mom or dad asks you.

May 15, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances says:

"That's sad enough to bring a tear to a glass eye."

May 14, 2011

Tags: Conserve, Environment

Avoid Using The Oven

The oven uses a lot of energy, and it heats up your kitchen, requiring more cooling. Instead, use toaster ovens, crockpots, and microwaves when you can.

May 13, 2011

Tags: Just for you

Play In The Sun

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to get plenty of sunshine. Vitamin D is produced when your skin is explosed to sunlight. Plan to work or play outdoors for at least 15 minutes on sunny days.

May 12, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Hug Someone

Give someone a hug for no reason at all.

May 11, 2011

Tags: Conserve, Learn

Use Hemp Paper

Paper made from hemp uses only a quarter of the land that paper made from timber does. Learn other facts about hemp here.

May 10, 2011

Tags: Volunteer

Help In Your Community

Do something! This website will match you up with a volunteer activity in your community. Go here.

May 9, 2011

Tags: Give

Loose Change

Look for coins on the street and under sofa cushions. Donate the money to a good cause.

May 8, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances says:

"He's got horns holding up his halo."

May 7, 2011

Tags: Give

Give Fewer Things

Sometimes it's hard to find the right book, game, or clothes item for a friend's birthday. Instead, give your friend a fun experience like tickets to the movies, concerts, or a favorite sporting event.

May 6, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Go The Extra Mile

Volunteer to do the dishes when itís not your turn.

May 5, 2011

Tags: Conserve, Environment

Save Gas

Remove extra weight from the family car (such as heavy items that might be in the trunk). The car will use less gas if it has less weight to pull.

May 4, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Become Energy Efficient

If you use an electric or gas heater, set the thermostat or dial lower and wear warmer clothes. If you use air-conditioning, get by with less cooling and wear cooler clothes.

May 3, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Environment, Conserve

Save Land

Help save United States wildlands. Scroll to the bottom and click to donate. It's free! Go here.

May 2, 2011

Tags: Learn, Peace

Learn About Other Cultures

The world is a big place. Go to the library. Find a book about a country and culture you want to learn more about.

May 1, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"When he says,'Frog,' she jumps."