Archive for April, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to the Month of May 2009 (04/24)

Friday, April 24th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Month of May

April 24 : 07 days till May

Did you know that many historians believe the month of May was named for Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility?

During Roman times, a spring fertility festival called Bona Dea was held in Maia’s honor.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of May! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(April 24) This week we're celebrating . . .  National Scoop the Poop Week

Friday, April 24th, 2009

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National Scoop the Poop Week
Nothings worse than having to step over some fresh “land mines” when you come home to your Dream House after a hard days work. So its fitting that even Barbie joins in the fun as we all shovel the  $#&%  poop this week as we prepare our backyards for the nice and warmer weather.

(and yes that is a real Barbie accessory!)

(April 23) Today we're celebrating . . .  Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

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Join millions of Americans in this public education campaign to take your sons and daughters (or grandchildren, nieces, nephews or friends’ children) to work today.

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day is designed to expand opportunities for girls and boys, expose them to what adults in their lives do during the work day, show them the value of their education, and give them an opportunity to share how they envision their future. It is intended to be more than a career day. Each year, workplaces and adults around the country recognize its benefits and participate in the program to support our nation’s daughters and sons.*

*source: Official website: Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work

(April 22) Today we're celebrating . . .  Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009


Earth Day
A day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement.

Whether you celebrate Earth Day by attending a rally, signing a petition or switching to highly efficient light bulbs, make an effort to be mindful of the original vision for this day: to serve as a national learn-in for the sake of the environment.

Please visit our Earth Day celebration – Earth Day on the Net – for more info, environmental tips, crafts, recipes, and more.


Video: Global Warming – narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio

Did You Know? Countdown to Earth Day 2009 (04/22)

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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Did You Know?
April 22

It’s Earth Day!

 

If you missed any part of our Did You Know? Countdown to Earth Day series, visit our Earth Day celebration for the full Did You Know? Earth Day list.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Earth Day 2009 (04/21)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts & Figures about
Celebrating and
Saving Mother Earth

April 21 : 01 day till Earth Day

Did you know that the Earth’s population has grown faster since 1950 than over the previous four million years combined?

Today, there are 6.5 billion people living on the planet, with another 74 million people are added every year. Yet just two hundred years ago, there were barely 1 billion people on Planet Earth. The term “population explosion” seems like a ridiculous understatement.

Earth Day is a day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement. Whether you celebrate Earth Day by attending a rally, signing a petition or switching to highly efficient light bulbs, make an effort to be mindful of the original vision for this day: to serve as a national learn-in for the sake of the environment.

Join our Earth Day celebration as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Earth Day on April 22nd!

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(April 21) Today we're celebrating . . .  Kindergarten Day

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

01082007snt.jpgKindergarten Day
A day to recognize that play, games and creativity have an important part in a child’s education.

Celebrated on the birthday of Friedrich Froebel, the founder of the first Kindergarten in 1837.

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