Want to Honor the Earth for Earth Day? #NoStyro

In honor of Earth Day next week I am suggesting that we start a revolution and tell companies that use Styrofoam to stop. It is bad for our health and bad for the environment. If you want more details on why we should not use styrofoam click here to see my post Why Styrofoam is Bad.

ACTION: This week Tweet the companies below and tell them stop using styrofoam us the hashtag #NoStyro If you are not on Twitter go to their Facebook page or email them using their customer feedback pages (links listed below)

Since I wrote that post there have been TONS of people who have gone to the Dunkin Donuts website to leave a comment asking them to stop using styrofoam. Here are some other companies that I have seen using styrofoam. If you know of any others leave me comment, email me at greenforu (at) hotmail (dot) com, or tweet me @greenforu and I will add a link to their comment page.

Dunkin Donuts (@dunkindonuts): Tell Dunkin Donuts on Facebook here. Click here to tell Dunkin Donuts to finally get rid of their cups!

Chick-fil-a (@chickfila and @dancathy): Tell them on Facebook by clicking here. Click here to tell them to stop using styrofoam cups and containers. They even say on their website that they are not going to change their cups till they find a cup that still statifies their customers, right now they have not?

McDonalds ( @mcdonalds and @mcdonaldscorp) They may have ben the leaders in stoping the use of styrofoam containers in the late 80′s and early 90′s. They still use styrofoam cups in some areas for their Sweet Tea drinks. To leave a comment with them on their social responsibily webpage click here

Sonic (@sonicdrive_in): Tell them on Facebook here. Click here to tell Sonic get rid of their styrofoam cups

Jamba Juice (@jambajuice): Tell them on Facebook by clicking here. Click here to tell them to stop using styrofoam cups

Egglands Best (@egglandsbest): Tell them on Facebook here. Click here to tell Egglands Best to stop using styrofoam egg cartons.

Take some time and send these companies your comments telling them you want them to stop using styrofoam.

Sample Tweets to cut and paste:

 @dunkindonuts Coffee tastes better in paper cup. stop using styrofoam #nostyro

@jambajuice Stop putting your healthy fruit juices in styrofoam cups #nostyro

@egglandsbest Eggs prefer to be cardboard not styrofoam, save the earth #nostyro

@mcdonalds @mcdonaldscorp @chickfila In honor of the Earth and our health stop using styrofoam #nostyro

@dancathy as CEO of @chickfila you can help the planet by stopping the use of styrofoam at your resturant #nostyro

ANYONE WHO USES THE HASTAG #nostyro WILL GET A RETWEET FROM ME

Have any other companies I should list email me or enter a comment here on the Green4U Facebook page.

Photo: leadpile.com

Simple Thing to do to save the Earth for Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day this week I am suggesting that we tell companies that use Styrofoam to stop. It is bad for our health and bad for the environment. If you want more details on why we should not use styrofoam click here to see my post Why Styrofoam is Bad.

ACTION: This week Tweet the companies below and tell them stop using styrofoam us the hashtag #nostyro If you are not on twitter go to their Facebook page or email them using their customer feedback pages (links listed below)

Since I wrote that post there have been TONS of people who have gone to the Dunkin Donuts website to leave a comment asking them to stop using styrofoam. Here are some other companies that I have seen using styrofoam. If you know of any others leave me comment, email me at greenforu (at) hotmail (dot) com, or tweet me @greenforu and I will add a link to their comment page.

Dunkin Donuts (@dunkindonuts): Tell Dunkin Donuts on Facebook here. Click here to tell Dunkin Donuts to finally get rid of their cups!

Chick-fil-a (@chickfila and @dancathy): Tell them on Facebook by clicking here. Click here to tell them to stop using styrofoam cups and containers. They even say on their website that they are not going to change their cups till they find a cup that still statifies their customers, right now they have not?

McDonalds ( @mcdonalds and @mcdonaldscorp) They may have ben the leaders in stoping the use of styrofoam containers in the late 80′s and early 90′s. They still use styrofoam cups in some areas for their Sweet Tea drinks. To leave a comment with them on their social responsibily webpage click here

Sonic (@sonicdrive_in): Tell them on Facebook here. Click here to tell Sonic get rid of their styrofoam cups

Jamba Juice (@jambajuice): Tell them on Facebook by clicking here. Click here to tell them to stop using styrofoam cups

Egglands Best (@egglandsbest): Tell them on Facebook here. Click here to tell Egglands Best to stop using styrofoam egg cartons.

Take some time and send these companies your comments telling them you want them to stop using styrofoam.

Photo: leadpile.com

Just Say No to Styrofoam


I continue to be amazed when I see Styrofoam being used when the health and environmental effects are well documented. Click here to see my post Why Styrofoam is Bad.

Since I wrote that post there have been TONS of people who have gone to the Dunkin Donuts website to leave a comment asking them to stop using styrofoam. Here are some other companies that I have seen using styrofoam. If you know of any others leave me comment, email me at greenforu (at) hotmail (dot) com, or tweet me @greenforu and I will add a link to their comment page.

Egglands Best (@egglandsbest): Click here to tell Egglands Best to stop using styrofoam egg cartons.

Dunkin Donuts (@dunkindonuts): Click here to tell Dunkin Donuts to finally get rid of their cups!

Sonic (@sonicdrive_in): Click here to tell Sonic get rid of their styrofoam cups

Jamba Juice (@jambajuice): Click here to tell them to stop using styrofoam cups

Chick-fil-a (@chickfila): Click here to tell them to stop using styrofoam cups and containers. They even say on their website that they are not going to change their cups till they find a cup that still statifies their customers, right now they have not?

Take some time and send these companies your comments telling them you want them to stop using styrofoam.

image from momsgogreen.com

Save 30% and the Environment at Gap stores

WWF-Canon / Martin HARVEY

So it is give and get time at the Gap brand stores (including Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime and Athleta). From August 26-29th you save 30% off you purchase and they give 5% to the charity that you choose. You can choose between the following charities:

 WWF- For more than 45 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries to deliver innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

Feeding America- Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. We plan to invest funding from Give & Get into a network that brings damaged but edible local produce from the field to those in need.

(RED) to benefit the global fund- The Global Fund, the recipient of (RED) funds, is the world’s leading financer of programs to fight AIDS, TB and malaria. Programs supported by the Global Fund have averted 5.7 million deaths worldwide.

Big Brothers Big Sisters- For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that the ability to succeed and thrive in life is inherent in every child. We match mentors with young people in communities across the country.

Teach for America- Teach For America is a national corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. We plan to use funding from Give & Get for programs that try to sustain more alumni in the education field.

The Leukemia and Lymphona Society-  is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. We plan to distribute funding from Give & Get to our local offices.

If you do not choose a charity they will NOT give the money to charity.

Here is the catch it is really by invitation only that you get this discount. So follow me on Twitter and I will tweet a link from Gap so you can use it too follow me @greenforu

Picture courtesy of WWF

Ask Kids About the Environment

A while ago I interviewed a 7 yr old about the Enviroment and I have often asked her again about what she has learned in school or at home about the environment. I am curious what other children are learning about the environment. Do they recycle at school or at home…etc. Below is a list of a few questions I would love to know the answers to from kids around the country and the world. So go ask your kids some of these questions and send me their answers. Here is what I need:

First Intial of child:

Location: City, State, Country

Age:

Answer to at least 5 of the following question

  1. What do you learn about the environment in school? at home?
  2. Do you recycle at school? at home?
  3. What do you think you could do to save more water?
  4. Do you think you could use less electricity? How?
  5. Would you ever drive a small car?
  6. Which do you like better hot or cold weather? Why?
  7. What else do you do to save the environment?
  8. What animal do you think needs our help the most? Why? 
  9. What have you learned about the oil spill in Gulf of Mexico?
  10. How would you stop the oil from leaking into the ocean?  (this is my favorite and most interesting of possible answers)
  11. Any other creative question you can think of to ask children about the environment

If they want to draw a picture scan it and send it to me, I will likely post it with the childs answers.

Please send me NO personal information, no first and last names…etc. I will not post your answers. Please only send me pictures you are ok with me posting. I am hoping to post the answers from at least one child every Thursday, more often if I get a good response.

I am really looking forward to seeing what kids say. I am hoping that maybe I might be able to write some posts for the teachers and parents out there on what I read that helps educate children on the environment.

Email your answers to: greenforu@hotmail.com (no spam please… please… please)

Follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/greenforu

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