Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

September 30, 2011

Tags: Click to donate

Feed African Children

Help feed children in Africa. It's free! Click on the cup here.

September 29, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Give Back

Find a way to give. You could donate cans to a food bank or a toy to Toys For Tots. You could give money to your favorite charity, or just give your time to someone who needs a friend. Giving to others will make you happy--and you'll help someone else too.

September 28, 2011

Tags: Don't pollute

Use Natural Confetti

Use natural confetti for parades, holidays, and weddings. You can make confetti by cutting up recycled tissue paper, flowers, or rose petals. Instead of rice, toss birdseed at a wedding.

September 27, 2011

Tags: Environment

Help Prevent Climate Change

Learn ways you can help prevent climate change. Go here.

September 26, 2011

Tags: Recycle

Take Back Takeout Containers

Does your family eat a lot of takeout? Wash and store the takeout containers and take the empty, clean containers back to the restaurant and ask that your next meal be served in them, not in a new container.

September 25, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"Hes about as friendly as a bramble bush."

September 24, 2011

Tags: Recycle

Recycling Saves Energy

Save energy by recycling. If you recycle just one glass bottle, you will save enough energy to run your television for 1 1/2 hours.

September 23, 2011

Tags: Click to donate

Give Food

Give food to someone who's hungry. It's free! Click on the loaf of bread here.

September 22, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Unplug Your Cellphone Charger

If you keep your cellphone charger plugged in for a long time, most of the energy it uses will go to waste. Always unplug your charger when it's not being used.

September 21, 2011

Tags: Peace

Happy Peace Day!

Today is International Peace Day. Get together with some friends and light a candle for peace. What can you do to make our world a peaceful place?

September 20, 2011

Tags: Environment

Downsize Your Footprint

Measure your carbon footprint. Are there ways you can make it smaller? Go here.

September 19, 2011

Tags: Just for you

Take Time For Yourself

Don't forget to have fun. If you've been trying to help others, add yourself to the list. Sometimes it's O.K. just to kick back and do something for you.

September 18, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway."

September 17, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Keep Lights Bright

Make sure that you're getting the full benefit of the light energy you use. Wipe the dust off your lightbulbs every month.

September 16, 2011

Tags: Click to donate

Help People Get Ahead

Click to help people help themselves. It's free. Go here.

September 15, 2011

Tags: Recycle

Make A Mobile

Help your baby brother or sister learn to love nature. Collect objects such as feathers, leaves, shells, and small pinecones. Use yarn, thread, or strings to attach them to a piece of wood and hang over the baby's crib.

September 14, 2011

Tags: Environment, Learn

Make A Butterfly Feeder

Fill a large saucer with sand and soil and put it where pets can't get it. Sprinkle with a bit of salt. Add a little water each day. Put a flat rock in the middle of the saucer (for a platform), with a little maple syrup on one end of the rock.

September 13, 2011

Tags: Game

Turn The Lights Off

Turn the lights on and turn them off. Play a game to get in the habit here.

September 12, 2011

Tags: Learn

Support Your Community

Buy food and other items at locally owned stores. Buy fruits and veggies from farmer's markets. Attend school and other local events and learn about your community.

September 11, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"Just give me the bacon without the sizzle."

September 10, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Help Save Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are home to more than one quarter of all marine life. Don't buy coral jewelry or or coral rocks for your aquarium unless there is proof they were not removed from the wild.

September 9, 2011

Tags: Click to donate

Rescue Wildlife

Help provide food to wildlife. Click to donate. It's free! Go here.

September 8, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Cut Down On Plastic Bottle Waste

Kick the bottled water habit. When you're at home, keep a pitcher of tap water in the refrigerator and pour yourself a drink when you need one.

September 7, 2011

Tags: Environment, Speak out

Use Less Foil and Plastic Wrap

Cover food dishes with a plate or a lid, instead of foil. Wipe up spills with a cloth. Pay attention to packaging and don't buy products that use too much paper or plastic wrap. Email companies that DON'T use too much packaging and thank them.

September 6, 2011

Tags: Learn

Learn About Endangered Animals

Each animals has its own virtual trading card here.

September 5, 2011

Tags: Peace

Do Something For Peace

To read a story about peace and get some ideas of what you can do, go here.

September 4, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"If I was any better, Id have to sell tickets."

September 3, 2011

Tags: Don't pollute

Keep Waterways Clean

Take your car to a car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.

September 2, 2011

Tags: Click to donate

Click To Help The Rainforest

Click to help rainforest animals. It's free! Go here.

September 1, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Try Not To Peek

Do you ever bake cookies or cook something in the oven? Don't open the door while the oven is in use. Or at least try to cut down on peeking to save energy.