Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
WHERE: the stream that runs alongside the Bentonville Dog Park
WHEN: Saturday, October 30th at 1:00 pm
WHY: Because it's a nice thing to do!!
Please let me know if you will be attending! Bring your own gloves-trash bags will be provided.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
- Bella Vista Police Department
- Centerton Police Department
- Decatur City Hall
- Gravette Police Department
- Siloam Springs Fire Department Station 1
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
TerraCycle makes affordable, eco-friendly products from a wide range of different non-recyclable waste materials. TerraCycle is one of the fastest growing eco-friendly manufacturers in the world.
TerraCycle runs a free national collection program that pays non-profit organizations and schools. They partner with companies such Frito Lay, Mars, Colgate and more! A few weeks ago, A Little Hope signed up with TerraCycle to be a collection brigade for several items that many of us use. Below is a list of items you can collect to benefit the Benton County 4-H Foundation:
- Lays Potato Chip bags-any size-including but not limited to: Lays, Fritos, Cheetos, Doritos
- Capri Sun or Honest Kids drink pouches
- Colgate toothpaste tubes, toothpaste boxes or toothbrushes-please place toothbrushes in a separate baggie :)
- Mars candy bar wrappers-including but not limited to Skittles, M&Ms, Snickers, Twix, Starburst
- Starbucks coffee bags-TerraCycle just announced on Facebook that they will accept and give the donation for ALL brands of coffee bags!
- Stoneyfield Yogurt Cups-any size or flavor
- Lunch Kit-think Lunchables-kits such as Basics, Fun Packs, Completes and Value Twin Packs
If you are collecting items for A Little Hope, please contact Anna for information on how to get the items to her so they can be sent to TerraCycle. Additional information about collection brigades can be found at www.terracycle.net
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
- April 22nd is Earth Day and I will be giving away trees at the Bentonville Square!
- April 24th is the Farmer's Market and it is also at the Bentonville Square! I will be there from a 7:00 am-1:00 pm (or until the trees are gone)!
- May 1st is the NWA Green Expo and my tree giveaway will be at the John Q. Hammon's Center! 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (or until the trees are gone)!
- May 7th is First Friday at the Bentonville Square and my final tree giveaway of the year! 5:00 pm-9:00 pm!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
WeCanEndThis.com is spending 2010 shifting the converstaion about hunger to real, tangible solutions! Thanks to the generosity of Tyson Foods, they have 10 semi-truckloads of protein to deliver to the top 10 states across the country. You can help!
- Select ARKANSAS from the drop down menu as the state you wish to receive the digital can of food
- Enter your name and email address (one vote per email address-it won't be shared)
- Click SUBMIT
Most importantly--share this with your friends and together we can get Arkansas into the top 10 so we can receive 150,000 meals!!
15 days. 1.5 million meals. 10 states.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
- Pack Lunches to cut down on takeout packaging. Bringing lunch rather than buying takeout at work will save your family money, too!
- Pack your lunch in reusable containers to cut down on the amount of waste created by using disposable containers.
- Avoid using disposable cups by bringing your own reusable cup to the cafe.
- Buy locally grown food when possible to reduce the carbon emissions produced by long-distance transport.
- Buy dry goods in bulk to reduce the amount of packaging that goes to landfills. This is also a more economical choice.
- Install water filters on your tap water faucet. This reduces plastic bottle waste and will save you money in the long run.
- Use rechargeable batteries and recycle your disposable ones to keep them out of landfills.
- Recycle e-waste such as used computers and cell phones and refill printer cartridges to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. Visit http://www.bcswd.com/ to learn about recycling in Benton county.
- Create a backyard compost pile; reuse vegetable and fruit refuse to nurture a healthy garden.
- Recycle your old eyeglasses instead of tossing them out or adding to a junk drawer. Your eye doctor may accept used glasses or you can donate to a charity.
These tips were found at www.walmart.com/earth Wal-Mart recently announced their goal to reduce 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the global supply chain in the next five years!