Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Care to Recycle



I have realized I’m terrible at keeping my promises! I said I would try and post at least once a month and did not post at all last month. My apologies! I do have a pretty cool blog post today though and it is double cool because it involves two companies helping people to become greener and save the environment. Johnson & Johnson has put together a website called Care to Recycle that helps teach about what can be recycled, facts about recycling, and so much more. What’s really cool about the site is that for every time the video they have is shared on a number of social media sites, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to Keep America Beautiful. As well, if you have a Recyclebank account they have different ways you can earn points off of the Care to Recycle page. So this week when you have a few minutes and want to brush up on recycling tips or learn more about recycling head on over to the Care to Recycle page. Happy Recycling!

Until next time,
Annie

Monday, February 3, 2014

Help fight AIDS by downloading a song!



I know I’ve been absent for awhile and I apologize! Going back to school has taken up more time than I thought but I am going to try and be better this semester and get up more posts. It still won’t be every week but hopefully at least once a month. Today’s post is a quick one seeing as it is only good until tonight however it is a really cool one. You get something free and money is donated to a great cause all at the same time! All you need to do for this post is sign into iTunes by tonight at Midnight (EST) and download U2’s new song “Invisible”. It is free to download and for every person that downloads the song Bank of America will donate $1 to (Red)’s fight against AIDS. How awesome is that! All you need to do is download a free song and you will have donated money! Happy listening!

Until next time,
Annie

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fair Trade



I apologize for my absence however I went back to school and am finding that I don’t have nearly as much time as I used to! I am still going to post but it won’t be as frequently. So be sure to check back every once in awhile! October is fair trade month and Fair Trade USA (Fair Trade Certified) has an awesome site that you can visit to learn more about fair trade as well as many other things. You can take a quiz to find out how fair you are and then after taking it you can enter into a contest for awesome fair trade items. They also have a section that shares fair trade companies with you for different products. I personally think fair trade is a wonderful and ecological thing to do so if you feel like you don’t know much make sure to check it out. If you are a fair trade expert than still take a look and at least take the quiz. So this week when you have a few minutes check out the “be fair” website and see what fair trade is all about. Happy ecologically shopping!

Until next time,
Annie


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dairy Queen



I think this week’s post is especially a good one because it’s an excuse to get yourself a little treat! This Thursday, August 8, Dairy Queen stores across the nation will be celebrating Miracle Treat Day! Dairy Queen will donate at least $1 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for every Blizzard Treat purchased on Thursday. The donation will not be made if it is on discounted offers so make sure you are not getting a discount for this one day! How awesome is that to have an excuse to get an ice cream treat! So, if you want a break from the heat or are just in the mood for some ice cream, head on over to Dairy Queen Thursday and get a blizzard. Happy eating!

Until next time,
Annie

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

CheckPoints



I personally really like this week’s blog post and use the app myself quite often. CheckPoints is an app that can be downloaded for both Iphone and Android. When you go shopping open up the app and scan items for points and coins. The points can be used towards rewards and you use the coins to play games that will get you more points. They have all sorts of rewards like gift cards, air miles, a Wii system, etc. however they also have a section in which you can donate your points. They have partnered with many organizations, like Kiva, American Red Cross, The Humane Society, and Democracy Matters, and when you get enough points you can donate your points to one, or many, of the organizations that you want to support. I enjoy the app because they have things that I can scan at many of the stores I go to and even though I’m not buying the items it’s still easy to find, scan them and get more points. So this week when you are headed out to go grocery shopping, spend a minute beforehand and download the app so you can start scanning items for points! Happy scanning!

Until next time,
Annie


Friday, July 19, 2013

Half the Sky Movement: The Game



I have a feeling many of you reading this blog have heard of the book “Half the Sky” or have watched the PBS documentary tied with the book. Well they also created a game to go along with the book and movie called “Half the Sky Movement: The Game” that can be played on Facebook. It is actually a pretty fun game to play plus while playing you are learning about how others live and the challenges they face. You complete quests, daily tasks, jobs, etc and while doing so you learn how they don’t just magically get done. You see how much stuff costs and how long it takes you to earn that money plus how many different things you have to do to be able to get the money. It’s a fun and educational game. So this week when you’re feeling like you’re bored or just have a few minutes head on over to Facebook and start playing the Half the Sky Movement Game. Happy Playing!

Until next time,
Annie