ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today
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 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 14, 2011
The next time you go to a park take five minutes and clean up some trash that other people left behind.
November 17, 2011
Buy plain white toilet paper, tissues
and paper towels. Dyed paper products pollute the waterways.
October 20, 2011
Stick With Stainless Steel
Use stainless steel pans instead of nonstick. Overheated nonstick pans release chemicals that are probably not good for humans.
September 28, 2011
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 3, 2011
Keep Waterways Clean
Take your car to a car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.
August 23, 2011
Keep Your Country Clean
Help clean up your country. Click to donate. It's free. Go here?a>.
August 20, 2011
Dispose Of Chemicals Properly
Don't dump oil, grease, pesticides, fertilizers, paints, cleaners, and other toxic household products down the drain. These chemicals can get into rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Find out how your town disposes of them.
July 30, 2011
Don't release helium balloons when you're outdoors. Animals can choke on deflated balloons. Or if animals eat them, the balloons can interfere with food absorption and cause the animals to starve. The balloons also can cause electric outrages when they get caught in power lines.
July 13, 2011
Use Beeswax Candles
Beeswax candles last 50% longer than paraffin-wax candles and emit fewer toxic chemicals.
July 11, 2011
Ride A Bike
Every four miles you ride your bike instead of riding in a car saves 15 pounds of air pollution. Plus it keeps you fit and healthy.
April 19, 2011
Stop Global Warming
Carbonfund supports renewable energy, such as solar power, and works to decrease the gases that cause climate change. To support their work, click to donate. It's free! Go here?a>.
April 11, 2011
Don't Be A Litter Bug
Be a friend to the Earth. Learn about litter and waste herea>.
February 19, 2011
Do you have a home computer? Save trees and ink by using recycled paper. Cut down on the number of pages you print and print on both sides of each sheet. When you’re out of ink order recycled cartridges.
January 31, 2011
Start A Competition
Many classrooms already have a recycling can next to the trash can. Encourage your school to start a competition to see which class can save the most newspapers, soda cans, water bottles or any other recyclable items.
January 21, 2011
Read Magazines Online
Help save a tree by reading your favorite magazine online. For example, you can read Fun For Kidz, American Girl, Weekly Reader, and Cricket. Go to National Geographic Kids here?a.
January 19, 2011
Instead of ammonia-based cleaners, use vinegar and water or baking soda and water to clean your kitchen and furniture. Use vinegar and baking soda to clean drains. Dump a handful of baking soda into the drain, pour 1/2 c. of vinegar and put the plug in immediately
January 17, 2011
What Can I Do?
Many children's authors are concerned about preserving the Earth. Visit author Dan Gutman's site to learn more herea>.
January 15, 2011
...before throwing something out. Inspect each scrap of paper before tossing it. Can you use the back to make notes or grocery lists? Can you squeeze more toothpaste out of that tube?
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