Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

December 22, 2011

Tags: Conserve, Don't pollute, Environment

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

Tags: Conserve, Don't pollute, Environment

Limit Waste

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

Tags: Recycle, Conserve, Environment, Don't pollute

Take Five

The next time you go to a park take five minutes and clean up some trash that other people left behind.

November 17, 2011

Tags: Don't pollute

Buy White

Buy plain white toilet paper, tissues
and paper towels. Dyed paper products pollute the waterways.

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.

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 3, 2011

Tags: Don't pollute

Keep Waterways Clean

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

August 23, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Don't pollute

Keep Your Country Clean

Help clean up your country. Click to donate. It's free. Go here.

August 20, 2011

Tags: Don't pollute

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

Tags: Don't pollute

Helium Balloons

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

Tags: Don't pollute

Use Beeswax Candles

Beeswax candles last 50% longer than paraffin-wax candles and emit fewer toxic chemicals.

July 11, 2011

Tags: Don't pollute

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

Tags: Click to donate, Environment, Don't pollute

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.

April 11, 2011

Tags: Earth Day, Environment, Don't pollute

Don't Be A Litter Bug

Be a friend to the Earth. Learn about litter and waste here.

February 19, 2011

Tags: Recycle, Conserve, Environment, Don't pollute

Save Paper

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

Tags: Recycle, Conserve, Environment, Don't pollute

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

Tags: Conserve, Don't pollute, Environment

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

January 19, 2011

Tags: Environment, Don't pollute

Green Cleaners

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

Tags: Don't pollute, Environment, Learn, Conserve

What Can I Do?

Many children's authors are concerned about preserving the Earth. Visit author Dan Gutman's site to learn more here.

January 15, 2011

Tags: Conserve, Environment, Don't pollute

Think Twice...

...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?