International Walk To School Day (October)

Remember those days when kids used to walk to school?The Partnership for a Walkable America is trying to bring that concept back into our busy day to day lives.How?With an International Walk To School Day, of course.  Walk To School Day History The Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first Walk to School day in 1997 in Chicago, getting the idea from the United Kingdom. It was done in an effort to make the surrounding communities more walker … [Read more...]

Health Warning: Store Receipts Found To Be Hidden Sources of BPA!

Are you looking to live a BPA-free life?Yeah, that's a good idea. The chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) is one nasty friendship to welcome into your world.Most people know that BPA exists in many plastic containers or water bottles, the interior lining of many canned soups and vegetables, and in a slew of baby bottles, but did you know that it's also found in cash register receipts?  … [Read more...]

Happy World Fair Trade Day!

Today is World Fair Trade Day!Cool People Care has everything you need to make it a great one.They say:"From coffee to tea to chocolate to T-shirts, fairly traded goods are essential to many entrepreneurs, employees, and enterprises all around the world.To participate, see what events are happening near you. Or, pop into your local Ten Thousand Villages store (which has a lot of options for Mother's Day) and browse around.It's easier than ever to find fair trade items, but … [Read more...]

Oil Spills, Devastating Tennessee Flood, and Car Bomb in NYC

This weekend was one for the record books...and not the good kind. The thing about life is that there is always a silver lining, if you choose to see it. Nashville (in addition to the rest of west and middle Tennessee), New York City, and the Gulf Coast states have that choice to make today. … [Read more...]

Design a Fundred Dollar Bill for Earth Day

An amazing amount of children and teens are all about fixing the world they're being handed... and there are some incredibly fun tools to help them do just that.For teenagers, the new site Inconvenient Youth is a one-stop shop for everything regarding living green and fighting climate change.For not-quite-teenagers, why not get involved in  the Fundred Dollar Bill Project?  … [Read more...]

Watch Out, It Might Be Easy To Miss Your Local Earth Day Festivities

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The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is next week, April 22nd, but did you know that your local Earth Day festivities are most likely THIS weekend?Not only is the couple-day early timing working against  you, but the lack of a central hub for discovering local activities and festivals might cause you to miss out on them too.Consider us your hub...  … [Read more...]

Earth Hour 2010 Is Already Bigger Than Ever, But Will It Make a Difference?

Did you realize that Earth Hour is this coming Saturday night?Well it is.On Saturday March 27th you can turn your lights off from 8:30-9:30pm (local time) to join in with hundreds of millions of people around the world and call for action against climate change.Why do we love Earth Hour so much?Because it involves a lot of people doing a simple thing, and we love simple steps.But does Earth Hour make a real difference? … [Read more...]

World Water Day By The Numbers

Did you know that today is World Water Day?This year the theme is all about water quality. Or as it's more commonly put, clean water.What's the big deal about water? Isn't there plenty of water to go around?No.TreeHugger posted the infographic you see here.It does an incredible job at telling the story of why water quality and conservation are such important issues for everyone on planet Earth.What are some things you can do?Keep track of your water … [Read more...]

Toyota Prius Recall FAIL

The sky is falling! the sky is falling! The Wall Street Journal sure has created a media frenzy by spreading the rumor that new Toyota Prius recalls are soon to be issued.According to The Detroit Bureau,"Toyota told me “no new recall being planned for the Prius to address this issue.”Whether this ultimately holds remains to be seen. … [Read more...]