ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today
November 30, 2011
Unplug Your Microwave
If you don't need to use your microwave oven to tell time, why not unplug it when you aren't using it? Most microwave ovens use more energy to power the clock than to heat food.
November 29, 2011
Award For A Star!
Do you know someone who's done something special? Give that person an achievement award. Find out how herea>.
November 28, 2011
Aunt Frances says, "I'm fine as frog hair and twice as fluffy."
November 26, 2011
Write To The President
What would you like to tell the president? You can write or email him at this address:
President Barack H. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
November 25, 2011
Share Something Funny
Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. Find something that makes you laugh and share it with someone else.
November 24, 2011
Recycle Used Containers
Always look for a "recycle" sign at the bottom of a container you want to throw in the trash. Separate it from the trash and recycle it.
November 23, 2011
Get A Solar Dryer
If you live in a sunny place, try using a clothesline to dry your laundry. Instead of ironing, hang clothes in the bathroom while you shower.
November 22, 2011
Plant a tree
Plant a tree seed and help save the planet. Learn how to plant a tree from a seed herea>.
November 21, 2011
Aunt Frances says, " Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads."
November 20, 2011
Has a news event ever made you mad? Has crime ever made you afraid? Has a sports hero ever made you proud? Why not tell your community how you feel?
Write a letter to your local newspaper. Explain how the news event made you feel. End your letter with your name, your age, and your phone number.
Mail it to the editor of your local paper.
November 19, 2011
Take The Cool Food Pledge
Did you know that the way you eat affects the environment? Take the Cool Food Pledge and help prevent Global Warming. Learn more about the pledge here?a>.
November 18, 2011
Don't Wait To Be Asked
If someone drops something, help them pick it up.
November 17, 2011
Buy plain white toilet paper, tissues
and paper towels. Dyed paper products pollute the waterways.
November 16, 2011
Get to know the people on your street. Smile and say hello. When you bake cookies, give some to your neighbors. Or clean an elderly neighbor's windshield. When you're shoveling snow, clear someone else's walkway too.
November 15, 2011
Help Buy Books For Kids
A click donates money for First Book, which gives books to children in low-income families. Go herea>.
November 14, 2011
Aunt Frances says:
"Letting the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in."
November 13, 2011
Get A Haircut
Donate your hair so it can be turned into wigs for people suffering hair loss from cancer. If your hair is at least 10" long, you can donate it. In fact, consider growing your hair just for that purpose. Go herea>.
November 11, 2011
Recycle And Re-use
Plastic trash piles up much faster than it degrades (or goes away). Buy eggs in cardboard cartons instead of plastic (foamy) ones. If you already have a plastic egg carton, recycle it. Use it to hold screws and bolts, to mix paint, or to help sort coins.
November 10, 2011
Give By Searching The Web
Google is a great search engine. Did you know you can use Google to donate to charity FOR FREE, as well as to seach the web? Go herea>.
November 9, 2011
Write To An Author
November is a time to be thankful. Send a thank you note to your favorite author and tell her why you like her book. You can learn how to contact her by following these stepsa>.
November 8, 2011
Protect The Rainforest
Tropical rainforests are being destroyed all over the Earth. Why should you care? There are many reasons. Scientists have identified more than 3000 plants that can help fight cancer and other diseases. Almost 3/4ths of these plants grow in the rainforest. Tropical rainforests also help regulate the weather, affecting rainfall throughout the world.
Because of forest destruction, 48 species of animals or plants go extinct EVERY DAY. What can you do? Learn more herea>.
November 7, 2011
Can you volunteer time at an animal shelter? Animal shelters are always looking for people to walk pets and help clean and care for them.
November 6, 2011
Help Fight Hunger
According to UNICEF, 200 million children have stunted growth because they don't get enough to eat. To help fight hunger around the world, click herea>.
November 5, 2011
Recycle Rubber Bands
Do you have too many rubber bands at your house? Ask your postal carrier if s/he can use them to help sort mail. If the rubber bands came with a newspaper, donate them back to the delivery person.
November 4, 2011
Donate Cans and Containers
Have your mom save coffee cans and plastic or styrofoam containers. Donate them to your school. Most teachers can put these items to good use.
November 3, 2011
Get Some New Ideas
Learn about recycling. Visit a recycling center in your town and make a list of all the items that can be recycled. You might be surprised at what you find.
November 2, 2011
Leave Wood To Rot
If you've cut down a tree or even trimmed a few branches off, leave one of two on the ground to rot. Rotting wood gives food and shelter to many different kinds of creatures.
November 1, 2011
Maintain Air Temperature
Keep doors and windows closed tight. Don't let heat (in the winter) or cool air (in the summer) seep out.
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