Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

June 30, 2011

Tags: Just for you

Eat Healthy Snacks

Dip apple slices in peanut butter for a tasty treat.

June 29, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Bottled Water

It's best not to buy bottled water. But if you already have a bottle, refill, use it, and carry it with you at all times. A plastic bottle can last a long time, and you won't waste money buying a new one each time you're thirsty.

June 28, 2011

Tags: Click to donate

Feed Someone Who's Hungry

Click to provide food to someone who's hungry. It's free. Go here.

June 27, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Get Real

Read Mara Rockliff's book Get Real: What Kind Of World Are You Buying? Printed on recycled paper, this amazing book is a wake-up call that shows you just where your dollars are going and what kind of impact your purchasing decisions have on the Earth. Topics covered include: fast food, T-shirts, trash, advertising, and much, much more. Get a copy for yourself and one for a friend.

June 26, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"Bad breath is better than no breath at all."

June 25, 2011

Tags: Recycle

Reuse Small Items

Reuse envelopes, folders, rubber bands, and paper clips

June 24, 2011

Tags: Peace, Conserve

Help Dolphins

Eat dolphin safe tuna--tuna that isn't caught using nets that close up to form a ball. Dolphins can get caught and killed in these nets. Here's a list of brands of tuna sold in the United States that are dolphin-safe: Starkist, Chicken of the Sea, Bumblebee.

June 23, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Peace

Know When To Say "I'm Sorry."

Try to look at a problem through another person's eyes. Learn to say "Iím sorry." These two simple words can prevent violence and save relationships.

June 22, 2011

Tags: Peace

Find A Special Place

Find a place outdoors where nature soothes your spirit. Go there whenever you need to think about something important.

June 21, 2011

Tags: Click to donate

Help Orphaned Chimpanzees

Click to help orphaned chimpanzees, gorillas, and other primates. It's free! Go here.

June 20, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Peace

Respect Other's Rights

Respect people's property. Don't go in someone's yard without their permission or touch things that don't belong to you.

June 19, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"Who died and made you Elvis?"

June 18, 2011

Tags: Learn, Environment, Conserve

Don't Buy Ivory

Donít buy items made of ivory. Over 80% of all ivory comes from the illegal killing of elephants.

June 17, 2011

Tags: Environment

Walk Or Take The Bus

Try to skip two car rides in one week. Instead of riding in the car, take the bus, ride your bicycle or walk. Make sure your parents know what youíre doing.

June 16, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Use Bar Soap

Buy plain bar soap. The plastic bottle that comes with liquid soaps is unnecessary waste.

June 15, 2011

Tags: Recycle

Recycle Crayons

Save broken crayons for future coloring or art projects. Buy a crayon sharpener to make points on round edges.

June 14, 2011

Your Environmental Footprint

Be more aware of how you can help the environment by playing a game. Go here.

June 13, 2011

Tags: Environment

Use Fewer Paper Bags

After you buy a small item, take it home in your pocket. You don't really need a bag.

June 12, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"If the shoe fits, git another one just like it."

June 11, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Don't Waste Food

Take smaller portions of food and go back for "seconds" if you are still hungry. Put leftover food in reusable storage containers to eat later.

June 10, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Unplug Appliances

If you donít use an appliance several times a day, itís better to unplug it. Some appliances use energy even when turned off.

June 9, 2011

Tags: Give, Friends and family

Say Something Nice

Give your brother or sister a compliment or a hug.

June 8, 2011

Tags: Learn, Environment

Trees Count

Read children's books with a positive environmental message. For example, THIS TREE COUNTS! by Alison Formento shows children all the ways that trees make our world a better place.

June 7, 2011

Tags: Game, Learn

Virtual Forest

Play Virtual Forest, a game that will teach you how to make better choices to help our planet. Go here.

June 6, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Be Tolerant

Be tolerant of someone's disabilities. Help them if they need help. And if they don't, treat them like anyone else. Try to look beyond their disabilities to the person inside.

June 5, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"Every path has a few puddles."

June 4, 2011

Tags: Just for you, Learn

Try Something New

Once a week, try a new food, read an article on a subject you think you're not interested in, or try a new activity. Step out of your comfort zone!

June 3, 2011

Tags: Environment, Learn

A Healthy Environment

Learn all the ways people are trying to keep our environment healthy. Go here.

June 2, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Help Cut Down On Packaging

Sometimes companies put their email addresses on their products. If a company is using too much packaging, write to the company and ask that less packaging be used.

June 1, 2011

Tags: Recycle, Conserve, Environment

Buy Reusable Picnic Supplies

Make up your own "picnic basket" that includes reusable cups, plates, and silverware. Look for these items at thrift stores or garage sales.