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Friday, February 27, 2009

Air Freshener

Most of our home's and businesses run on electricity created by burning coal. And while this fossil fuel keeps our country powered, it comes at heavy price. As of 2006, almost %40 of all manmade global warming carbon pollution came from electricity. The people who produce coal claim that they have created a new way of burning coal that is "clean." This funny video made by the Coen brothers challenges that claim. What do you think?

Monday, February 23, 2009

From Florida to China...Lilly Tougas goes green

Lilly Tougas, a young girl from Florida, has done extraordinary things to educate her community about going green. She is a great example of how one small person can make a big impact. Last year Lilly was invited to travel to China during the Beijing olympics to paint a mural with the artist Wyland and with children from all around the world to raise awareness about taking care of our oceans. I was lucky enough to get an interview with Lilly to ask her about her quest to go green.

How old were you when you learned about what it means to "go green?"

When I was 3 at my Montessori school, I would sing a song "the Earth is our Mother, we must take care of her" and I took it very seriously. When I was 6, my Mom and I read a book called "Hold Your Water" by Wyland and Steve Creech. At the end, I took a pledge, like a check off list of things and learned a lot about what to do.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Great Book Swap!

There are thousands of books out there, just waiting for you to pick them up and and leaf through their pages. But you'd never fit all those books in your house, so why not share books with other kids? The easiest way to share and borrow books is to go to the library. Click here to find your local library. 

You can also swap books with other by having a swap day, or by visiting these book swap websites:

PaperBack Swap

Happy browsing!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pennies for the Planet

What do colorful seabirds on a rocky island off the coast of Maine, an ancient swamp in South Carolina and a vast sagebrush habitat in Wyoming have in common? They all need your help! Pennies for the Planet is making it not only possible, but easy for you and your friends to to make a real contribution to help conserve these threatened creatures and habitats.

Pennies for the Planet is a nationwide campaign that taps into the amazing power of kids to help critical conservation projects. Working in their classrooms, clubs, scout troops and other groups, kids have been collecting pocket change to help save wild species and wild spaces.

Visit their website makes it easy to get involved with a downloadable educational kit, containing a poster, an educator’s guide, four reproducible activities, a newsletter for kids, and a participation form.