Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day!

It’s Earth Day!! For those of us who had some trouble celebrating Earth Day because it was raining all day or for those who may have forgotten, here are some things we can do in the future to help:
  •          Recycle: try to put more in the recycling bin than in the trash bin
  •          Turn your lights off and unplug: when you aren’t in the room turn the lights off and unplug electronic devices (curling irons, toasters, cell phone chargers when not in use)
  •          Plant a tree or tend a garden: I’m excited because we have a garden plot and are going to grow some food to eat. Try doing that yourself or if you can’t maybe plant a tree or get a house plant
  •        Take a shorter shower: try to shorten your shower by one or two minutes
  •        Enjoy mother nature: go for a walk, a run, or a bike ride
So in the next few weeks make sure to take some time and enjoy nature. Happy Earth Day!

Until next week,

Sunday, April 15, 2012


This week you all have the opportunity to help many different organizations. Starbucks has created a “community card: vote.give.grow” program in which everyone with a registered Starbucks card can vote weekly for local and national not-for-profits in the month of April. Starbucks is allowing its customers to decide where $4 million from the foundation will go. Every organization is getting anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 depending on the number of votes they get. You need a registered card in order to vote so Starbucks can stay in touch with those interested in joining their mission to helping others. If you do not have a registered card all you need to do is, get a gift card, put $5 on it, and then go online and register the card. So this week when you have a few minutes make sure to either acquire a gift card or use your already registered gift card and go online to vote for your not-for-profit of choice. Happy voting!

Until next week,

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Outnumber Hunger

This week we are going to help outnumber hunger with the help of General Mills! General Mills wants to help feed the 1 in 6 people who struggle with hunger and are doing that with our help. For every participating general mills product that is bought and then the code is entered online, the equivalent of five meals (or $0.65) is donated to Feeding America. They have a goal to raise enough for 15 million meals which is awesome! All you have to do is buy participating products, I’m including a link for the list at the bottom, and then enter the code online at the website, which as usual will also be at the bottom. By doing this you will be helping not 1 but 5 people! How cool is that! So this week when you are at the grocery store, think about grabbing some General Mill products so you can not only feed you and your family but also someone else’s family. Happy eating!

Until next week,

Outnumber Hunger site: