ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today
December 31, 2011
One Small Step
It's hard to break old habits. This year, make one resolution to support the environment. Can you bring a cloth bag to the grocery store instead of using plastic or paper bags? Can you resolve to use both sides of a sheet of paper? Can you ride your bike to school just one day a week?
December 30, 2011
Support A Soldier
Even if don't know anyone serving in the military you can send a letter that will be distributed to soldiers longing for a word from home. Anysoldier.com lists military members serving overseas who are willing to accept mail and distribute it to troops who don't have family.
December 29, 2011
Try to live an entire day without judging people. Don't assume that someone who looks mean or unpleasant is always that way.
December 28, 2011
Honor People's Feelings
Don't dismiss other people's feelings. Let them know you understand why they feel the way they do, even if you don't feel that way yourself.
December 27, 2011
Buy Fresh Produce
Many communities have a program called "community supported agriculture" or CSA. Families who sign up for this program can get one bag of organically-grown fruits and vegetables each week. Organic produce tastes delicious. It keeps both you and the environment healthy. To find a CSA program near you go herea>.
December 26, 2011
Just Say No...
...to the Yellow Pages. It takes 19 million trees and billions of kilowatts of evergy to produce the yellow pages each year. You can find the same information on yellowpages.com. To learn how to stop receiving the yellow pages in your area, go here?a>.
December 25, 2011
Greener Next Year
After Christmas is a great time to purchase energy saving LED Christmas lights. If you're planning to go to the after Christmas sales, look for gift wrap and cards made from recycled paper.
December 24, 2011
Keep Peace In Your Heart
Try to live a more peaceful life. Whenever you find yourself getting upset, breathe in and say "peace" then breathe out and say "peace."
December 23, 2011
Click To Save Species
Help save this beautful island environment by clicking a button herea>.
December 22, 2011
Protect Marine Animals
Cut up plastic six-pack rings before recycling or disposing of them in the trash. Thousands of birds, fish, and other marine creatures die needlessly from entanglement in these rings. This is one of the most important way things you can do to help marine animals.
December 21, 2011
Happy Winter Solstice!
Learn about our friendly neighborhood star and all about solar energy herea>.
December 20, 2011
Learn How To Save Energy
Be an energy hog buster by playing a game herea>.
December 19, 2011
Aunt Frances says:
"That one’s the black sheep of the family. Never know it cause he dyes his wool white."
December 18, 2011
Try Something New
Read a book you wouldn't ordinarily read. Learn about a historical figure you don't know much about. Volunteer at a retirement home. In other words, just for today--venture into the unknown.
December 17, 2011
Our oceans are awash in trash. Do you take your lunch to work or to school? Instead of packing sandwiches, chips, and other items in plastic bags, pack food in plastic containers that you can use again and again.
December 16, 2011
Google And Give
Use this special version of Google and you help provide water, food, education, or money to those who need it. Learn more herea>.
December 15, 2011
Keep Moving Forward
Everyone makes mistakes. Don't waste time thinking about what you did wrong or could have done better. Don't think about the things you don't have in life. Regrets do nothing but weigh us down. Just keep moving forward and learning and growing.
December 14, 2011
The next time you go to a park take five minutes and clean up some trash that other people left behind.
December 13, 2011
How Do People Feel?
What are people feeling? How good are you at guessing? Play a game herea>.
December 12, 2011
Aunt Frances says:
"It's so hot the hens are laying hard-boiled eggs."
December 11, 2011
Use both sides of tin foil and then recycle it.
December 10, 2011
Help End Poverty
Learn geography and help end poverty herea>.
December 9, 2011
Save An Animal
Help provide food for animal shelter sites in the U.S. Go herea>.
December 8, 2011
Rinse And Recycle
Before you put cans and bottles in the recycling bin, rinse them out so they don't attract insects or flies.
December 7, 2011
Chemicals in plastic containers may be getting into our food. Turn a plastic container over and if you look carefully, you’ll see a number. “Safer” plastics are marked with: 1,2,4 or 5. Less safe plastics are marked with 3, 6 or 7. Try to avoid the less safe kinds of plastic.
December 6, 2011
Aunt Frances says: "Sometimes you get,
and sometimes you get got."
December 5, 2011
Make Your Own Paper
Learn how to make your own paper for cards, wrapping presents, or even to decorate and give as stationery. You can find clear directions here?a>.
December 4, 2011
Make your own holiday decorations by mixing flour, water, and a little salt. Cut out with cookie cutters. Poke a little hole for the string. Bake in a hot oven. When cool decorate with paint, glitter, and feathers.
December 3, 2011
Send A Card To Someone Who's Sick
A child who's sick would love to get a card from you. To find out more, go herea>.
December 2, 2011
Give Environmental Gifts
Give a house plant, or seeds for spring gardening and potting soil. Give gifts that are made from recycled or organic materials or that support the environment. Create a gift certificate volunteering for extra chores above and beyond your regular ones.
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