has a list of hundreds of organizations that support the military. The
Yellow Ribbon Fund is one such group and focuses on injured service members
and their families.
MORE GREEN TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE OFFICE,
ON BOOKS is an organization that promotes literacy in underprivileged
countries, primarily Africa, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia. You can
donate books through most Rotary Clubs. B.I.G. also accepts cash donations.
Send email to Steve Frantzich at
for more information.
World Hunger is the biggest soccer juggle-a-thon in the world (uh,
that we know of), much like a walk-a-thon, but more fun! Participants sign
up to juggle a soccer ball thousands of times while raising money to provide
hope for children and communities that desperately need it.
Going Green At Work
◘ find ecofriendly
building materials and services at
◘ buy ecofriendly office
supplies (like recycled paper) at
from home ideas at
◘ find jobs and volunteer opportunities with
socially responsible organizations at
◘ Reduce paperwork by
invoicing, & paying employees & bills electronically (Training Systems,
Inc. now invoices exclusively by email and is close to paying
everyone by credit card, PayPal, or automatic debit from checking account).
◘ Encourage employees to
use public transportation.
ceiling fans to reduce air-conditioning costs
your hot water heater temperature by 2 degrees and insulate the tank.
energy-saving light bulbs
is an in-depth, searchable guide to more than 5,000 charities worldwide that
aims to encourage “intelligent giving”. They rate charities based on their
total expenses, revenues, and organizational capacity. If you want to give,
but the recent slew of charity scandals has you feeling skeptical about
where your money would go.
Pride T-Shirts (http://www.takepride.com)
was founded by a group of friends who all share the belief that the more
difficult the mission facing our military, the more deserving they are of
our thanks and support. Each unique shirt design provides a glimpse into the
life of a different US Service member who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and
is hand silk-screened. The message of the shirts isn’t political, it’s about
acknowledging, celebrating, and taking pride in the spirit of young
Americans who despite facing an extremely difficult job and unpleasant
conditions, nonetheless strive to do their job well. Take Pride gives at
least 20% of profits to charities and causes that assist combat veterans of
Iraq and Afghanistan.
Set a reminder to visit
daily and click this button to help underprivileged women get mammograms.
volunteermatch.org helps you find organizations in your area that
spark your interest in volunteering.
momsrising.org fights for family-friendly programs and policies at
mygooddeed.org honors the heroes and victims of 9/11, by giving ideas
for good deeds to perform.
helps entrepreneurs by connecting them with backers for short term loans
charitablechoices.org both make sure the organizations you’re
supporting are legit and give the bulk of their money to their mission
Global Volunteers (http://www.globalvolunteers.org)
☞ select by type of work project
☞ select by
country and date
☞ select by
service program conditions
☞ select by
911 lets you search for recyclers by type and area code,
Recycle yogurt containers and old
Recycline’ Preserve partnered with
Stonyfield Farm and is recycling yogurt containers into toothbrush handles.
Old toothbrushes are used to make plastic lumber for picnic tables. Go to
Responsibly Dispose of
Your Old Electronics
Donate Old Cell Phones
911 Cell Phone Bank
provide free emergency cell phones to needful people through partnerships
with law enforcement organizations,
PCs, cell phones, printers, CDs, diskettes, etc. with GreenDisk. For
$29.95, they send a 70-pound-capacity box. When it’s full, you download
postage from their website and ship it back. Your “junk” then goes to
workshops for the disabled and are refurbished.
PCs to National Cristina Foundation,
PCs and other computer products at Hewlett Packard and Dell. See
their websites for details.
Several other places to
recycle old PCs:
Find local Electronics recyclers at
EASY TO BE GREEN!
has great tips on green cleaning.
& www.41pounds.org will
help you get off junk mail lists.
has tips on every facet of green living.
gives advice on replacing old light bulbs w/energy efficient bulbs.
provides comprehensive “green power” info.
urges the use of recycled paper.
helps you plant trees to save the environment.
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