Archive for April, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Earth Day (04/20)

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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

April 20 : 02 days till Earth Day

Did you know that 100 acres of Amazon Rain Forest are being cut down every minute?

Continued deforestation, combined with global warming, will lead to the irreversible destruction of up to 80% of the rain forest over the next 21 years. The loss of the Amazon will rapidly accelerate global warming in countries as far away as India.

Did you know that one in every four mammals faces the threat of extinction?

The world has so far lost 68 animal species, including the “Dodo” bird, the Tasmanian wolf and the Caspian tiger. In fact, all great cats currently face mortal risk. Less than half a century ago, there were 100,000 tigers roaming our planet; today, fewer than 5,000 are still alive in the wild.

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 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  The Sign of Taurus

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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Taurus
April 20th – May 20th. The second sign of the zodiac.

Individuals born under this sign are thought to have a calm, patient, reliable, loyal, affectionate, sensuous, ambitious, and determined character, but one which is also prone to hedonism, laziness, inflexibility, jealousy, and antipathy. In terms of anatomy, Taurus is said to rule the vocal chords, tonsils, palate, throat, neck, ears, and lower jaw. Generally, there is something distinctly sensual about the appearance*

*source: wikipedia - Taurus

Holiday Reminder: Earth Day

Monday, April 19th, 2010

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Holiday Reminder: Earth Day will be celebrated this Thursday April 22nd.

We are delighted to be joining this important international movement for a safer, more sustainable Planet Earth. Please join the campaign as we share tips and fun activities for protecting and promoting the environment. Visit our Earth Day celebration for more information.

Did You Know? Countdown to Earth Day (04/19)

Monday, April 19th, 2010

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

April 19 : 03 days till Earth Day

Did you know that up to 1 trillion plastic bags are used in America every single year?

That’s one million bags per minute or 326 plastic bags per person per year. Less than 20% of those bags make it to a recycling center.

Did you know that Americans use well over 2 billion gallons of oil each year to produce its plastic bags?

In 2001, Ireland passed a tax on plastic bags and saw a 90% reduction in their consumption. San Francisco recently passed a ban on plastic bags.

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 19) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Hanging Out Day

Monday, April 19th, 2010

National Hanging Out Day
Reduce energy consumption by hanging out your laundry to dry. Save money and the earth with your clothesline!

 

 

 

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Holiday Reminder: Mother’s Day

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

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Holiday Reminder: Mother’s Day in the US will be celebrated in 3 weeks – Sunday May 09th.

Join our Mother’s Day celebrationMother’s Day on the Net – where you’ll find fun Holiday things for you, your mom and your family. We’ve got history to read, recipes to make, muffins to bake, pictures for the kids to color, and holiday craft gift ideas! So bring the kids and tell your friends.

Did You Know? Countdown to Earth Day (04/18)

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

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

April 18 : 04 days till Earth Day

Did you know that recycling just one glass bottle saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt light bulb lit for four hours?

Recycling glass uses 40% less energy than making new glass from virgin materials. Glass can be recycled indefinitely and never loses any of its quality.

Did you know that Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every single hour?

Eight out of 10 of them will end up in a landfill, despite the fact that 63% of American communities now have plastic bottle recycling. It takes 700 years for a plastic bottle to begin to decompose in a landfill.

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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