Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

October 31, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Friends and family

Send An E-Card

Send a Halloween e-card to a friend and donate to a worthy cause. It's free! Find out more and see the cards here.

October 30, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"Weíve howdied but we havenít shook."

October 29, 2011

Tags: Just for you, Environment

Give Yourself A Treat!

Buy organic Fairtrade chocolate. This chocolate is grown using fewer chemicals than regular chocolate.

October 28, 2011

Tags: Click to donate

Protect Wildlife

Protect wildlife in England. Click to donate. It's free! Go here.

October 27, 2011

Tags: Learn

Watch Nature Programs

Watch programs about nature. You'll be amazed at what you learn. Many channels carry these excellent programs, including the Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic.

October 26, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Buy Concentrated

Buy concentrated cleaning products and food if you can. That way, you won't be paying for water. And you won't be adding extra plastic bottles to the trash.

October 25, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Leaf Litter

If you must use a leaf blower, use one that's electric, not gasoline powered. Electric blowers are quieter and use less energy. Better yet, use a rake.

October 24, 2011

Tags: Learn

Where Does Sewage Go?

Learn how one city gets rid of sewage. Go here.

October 23, 2011

Aunt Frances Says:

"You canít hear your ears in this place."

October 22, 2011

Tags: Recycle

Don't Buy Aluminum Cans..

...but if you do, recycle them. Aluminum cans are bad for the environment. Instead, buy your soft drinks in refillable glass bottles. Better yet, mix your own fruit drinks in a large bottle or pitcher that you can use again and again.

October 21, 2011

Tags: Click to donate

Help Feed The Hungry

Give food to hungry people in India. It's free! Click to donate. Go here.

October 20, 2011

Tags: Don't pollute

Stick With Stainless Steel

Use stainless steel pans instead of nonstick. Overheated nonstick pans release chemicals that are probably not good for humans.

October 19, 2011

Tags: Environment, Learn

Buy Sustainable Fish

When your family buys fish, look for a checkmark in a blue oval. It shows that the fish is coming from a green source. To learn more and see the label (upper lefthand corner), go here.

October 18, 2011

Tags: Recycle

Recycle Coathangers

If you have extra wire coathangers, give them to a local dry cleaners.

October 17, 2011

Tags: Environment

We're All Connected

Learn about the web of life. Go here.

October 16, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"Sheís as mean as a mama wasp."

October 15, 2011

Tags: Peace, Write!

Write An Email For Peace

Would you like the world to be a more peaceful place? Email your Representative and tell him or her what you think. To find your Rep's email address, go here.

October 14, 2011

Tags: Click to donate

Help Children Overcome Poverty

Help children overcome a life of poverty. It's free. Click to donate. Go here.

October 13, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Use A Handkerchief

Save a tree. Use a handkerchief instead of tisses when you have a runny nose.

October 12, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Feed The Birds

It's fun to feed ducks or other birds at the park, but don't give them bread, crackers, chips or donuts. It's best not to feed them at all, but if you want to do it just once--try scattering a handfull of birdseed, oats, or thawed frozen peas.

October 11, 2011

Tags: Just for you

Keep A Change Journal

Write down three or four small changes you'd like to make. Then every time you do something toward your goal, write it down. When you get discouraged, you can read about what you've already done.

October 10, 2011

Tags: Learn

Learn About The Neighborhood

Take a tour of the solar system. Go here.

October 9, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"That galís cute as a speckled pup under a red wagon."

October 8, 2011

Tags: Just for you

Lighten Up!

Small problems can actually seem pretty funny if you look at them at the right way. Learn to laugh at yourself.

October 7, 2011

Tags: Learn

Learn About Trees

Help identify the trees in your neighborhood. Go here.

October 6, 2011

Tags: Environment

Pick Up Litter

Pick up at least one piece of litter each day. It may not seem like much. But if everyone did it, we would live in a neater, cleaner world.

October 5, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Be Cool In The Kitchen

Open the refrigerator door less often. Think about what you want to eat and then open the door.

October 4, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Use Cold Water

Use cold water rather than hot water whenever possible for kitchen tasks and laundry.

October 3, 2011

Tags: Environment

What Is It Good For?

You may be surprised to learn what these plants and animals are good for. Go here.

October 2, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"Everybody lies. But it donít matter cause nobody listens."

October 1, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Trick-Or-Treat For UNICEF

Halloween comes on October 31. This year, learn how to trick-or-treat for UNICEF. Go here.