Nickelodeon’s New The Big Green Help program

17 07 2009


The folks at Nickelodeon’s new The Big Green Help program, want to give away a little green to help kids go green. In particular, they’re interested in things like asking kids to figure out the best way to reuse slime and double daring them to recycle as much as possible. Just kidding, but here is what they are actually giving grants out for: Big Green Help Grants

The Big Green Help is encouraging kids to go green and get healthy, and they’re coming at it from several different angles. They have green tv programs, a green website, green games, and now green grants anywhere from $2,500 – $5,000 USD will be given away for ideas that will get kids to go green. Proposals that “inspire kids to take care of the environment, be active, live healthy and engage in community service” are being accepted now. Creating a bike club, organizing a community garden, planning an eco-field trip to a park or zoo, or holding a city-wide Play Day are among the endless possibilities for eco-activities.

Specifically school and eco-organizations are encouraged to apply and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout 2009. One tiny snag – your organization had to organize an Earth Day 2009 event OR be prepared to organize a WorldWide Day of Play event (September 26, 2009). For more information on submitting a grant proposal, check out The Big Green Help.



20 Green Fashion Designers You’ve Never Heard Of

12 07 2009


20 Green Fashion Designers You’ve Never Heard Of


World Naked Bike Ride: Baring it All For the Bike

23 06 2009

World-Naked-Bike-Ride-LondonLike Critical Mass, the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) which now takes place in 70 cities and 20 countries and is happening this year on the weekend of June 13, has its detractors. For one, any movement that declares itself to be a protest against oil dependency can rub people who simply love cars the wrong way. For another, and this is the question you are might be asking yourself, is it really legal to be bike riding naked? Well, the answer is, no…but. The laws regarding “indecent exposure” are vague and hard to enforce, especially when the WNBR bikers come out in mass. Most riders occur without legal intervention, but arrests are not unknown. Click for a sneak preview of colorful photos from past rides.

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The Earth’s Core

11 06 2009



Gisele Bundchen “SPECIAL ECOLOGIE”

10 06 2009


Jenn Savedge Kid-friendly ocean websites

9 06 2009
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Yesterday was World Oceans Day … the perfect day to chat with your kids about all of the amazing things the oceans have to offer. If you’re lucky enough to live near an ocean, take your kids out for a swim or even just a walk on the beach. If you’re landlocked (like me) you might want to let your kids click around a bit on the Web to see what they can learn about the oceans. Here are a few great kid-friendly resources for learning about our amazing oceans:
• Kids Against Marine Litter: Kids can find out why marine trash is bad from sources all over the world and see what they can do help.
• Planet Ocean: Kids discover what it takes for amazing ocean animals to survive in their environment.
• Enchanted Learning/ Earth’s Oceans: This site offers lots of cool facts and stats about the world’s oceans, as well as anwers to popular kid questions like, “Why is the ocean salty?”  or “What makes the ocean blue?”
• BBC Nature/ Blue Planet Challenge: A fun online game that helps kids understand marine habitats and ocean life. The game begins on a rocky beach, takes you into the sunlit shallows offshore and then journeys into ever deeper and darker water, until you reach the weird world of the abyss. Your challenge is to explore as much of the ocean as possible, without losing any of your five lives.
• Dive and Discover: This interactive website lets kids learn about an actual ocean expedition such as the East Pacific Rise or the Galapagos Rift.  Each expedition gives kids info about the scientists and ships involved and what was discovered on the mission.


6 06 2009


Prevent Laptop Overheating with Bottle Caps and an Old Pillow…………Planet Green

6 Surprising Sources of Air Pollution in Your Home………..The Daily Green

Government Won’t Label Oil-Spilling Company “High-Risk”.……….Huffington Post