“Fall BACK” time is Sunday, November 5: Set all your clocks for 1 hour BACK. Below are some other tips you may consider doing during “FALL BACK” time. Reminder: “FALL BACK” Time is also perfect time to change out batteries in the following household items: • Smoke detectors (powered by a 10-year lithium or ‘long-life’) • Flashlights […]
Annual ShakeOut 2017 There are 9.8 million people registered to participate the Annual ShakeOut 2017. 112,815 participants are registered by 956 non-profit organizations for Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills worldwide in 2017. There are 151 non-profit organizations registered for the 2017 California ShakeOut in Los Angeles County, with a total of 25,201 participants. Everyone, everywhere, should know how to […]
[Press Release] iDARE®, INC. JOINS THE MACY’S SHOP FOR A CAUSE CHARITY CHALLENGE ON CROWDRISE Help iDARE Inc. win $100,000 by donating to its CrowdRise campaign Los Angeles, California – July 11, 2017 – iDARE®, Inc. has joined the Macy’s Shop For A Cause Charity Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding […]
Big big day tomorrow !! Big, big day tomorrow. Please make sure that when the Challenge begins tomorrow, July 11th at 12pm ET, that you’re ready to message every single one of your friends, family, teachers, co-workers and other favorite people to ask them to give to your Macy’s Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge […]
We’re really excited to let you know that we’re a part of the Macy’s Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge. It’s a friendly fundraising campaign launched by Macy’s where local charities across the country compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning grand prize cash donations. It starts on July 11th at […]
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What is Earth Day?
It is celebrated in more than 175 countries. There were 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day.
Its name and concept was pioneered by John McConnell in 1969 at UNESCO conference in San Francisco.
Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.
Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.
Why should you care ? In the spirit of Earth Day, here are few facts that can motivate each one of us all to consider our positive impact on the environment and take action today!
- Save water! Just by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime, [also when washing dishes] you can save up to 8 gallons of water! That adds up to more than 200 gallons a month.
- More than 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the US each year.
- It only takes average 6 weeks to manufacture, fill, sell, recycle, and then remanufacture an aluminum beverage can.
- ½ of the world’s tropical and temperate forests are now gone.
- More than 2 million people globally die prematurely every year, due to outdoor and indoor air pollution.
- Every year in the US nearly 200 billion beverage containers are sold
- Recycle, reuse, and remanufacturing responsible for 3.1 million jobs in the US.
- By reducing our waste only 1% per year and recycling and composting 90% of our discards by 2013, we could save 406 megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.
- More than 76% of cardboard boxes and 72% of newspapers were recycled in 2006 but less than 50% of printing and writing paper was recycled.
- Many companies are doing their part by encouraging employees to use less paper and take public transportation to and from work, allowing some employees to telecommute, and using green materials and alternative heating systems when they rebuild or renovate.
How can you help?
Here are some easy suggested tips for you to do:
- Recycle: anything around your house, your workplace. Namely cans, water bottles, plastics, inks, cartridges, even old clothes.
- Save water. When you wash dishes or brush your teeth! Just by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime, you can save up to 8 gallons of water! That adds up to more than 200 gallons a month, enough to fill a huge fish tank that holds 6 small sharks! The same is true when you wash dishes.
- Turn off lights, power you do not need as you walk away from your house, your work desk.
- Donate old items you do not need: namely clothes, shoes, yes shoes!
- Plant a tree. Plant your favorite tree of fruits, vegetables…
- Conservation at home!
- Train and educate your children to do the same. They follow your Leadership!
Join to support #Sustainability in our world
Tsunami Preparedness is March 27 – 31, 2017 in California. Many Californians enjoy the beautiful coastline, whether we live, work, or even on a vacation. There are few things we need to realize in regards to emergency and disaster preparedness. Did you know that tsunamis can happen any time of year? According to the National […]
Spring Forward this year is on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00am. This is also a perfect time to check on your emergency items around your house. Smoke alarms check all batteries review all emergency supplies Daylight Savings is the perfect time to review, update your Emergency & Disaster Supplies. Review expiration dates on all your […]
Flood threat and mudslides facing Southern California with snow expected 6,000ft, and 3-5′ rain in most areas while some places could see 6′ rain strong winds with gusty 50mph Heavy rain with potential flash flooding across much of southwest California today through Saturday morning. Please take extra time for safety. Avoid travel if not necessary. […]
Source: The Weather Channel Very wet period ahead of us for California as multiple storms roll ashore beginning tomorrow, Friday through the weekend. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect Friday morning through Saturday morning for Santa Clarita Valley. Strong winds are expected to hit between 50 to 80 mph during the storm. READ MORE