Sunday, March 14, 2010

150,000 Meals for Arkansas! 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!

Before 5:00 on March 18th,
donate a digital can of food by visiting:
  • 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

10 Ways to Use Less and Recycle More

  1. Pack Lunches to cut down on takeout packaging. Bringing lunch rather than buying takeout at work will save your family money, too!

  2. Pack your lunch in reusable containers to cut down on the amount of waste created by using disposable containers.

  3. Avoid using disposable cups by bringing your own reusable cup to the cafe.

  4. Buy locally grown food when possible to reduce the carbon emissions produced by long-distance transport.

  5. Buy dry goods in bulk to reduce the amount of packaging that goes to landfills. This is also a more economical choice.

  6. Install water filters on your tap water faucet. This reduces plastic bottle waste and will save you money in the long run.

  7. Use rechargeable batteries and recycle your disposable ones to keep them out of landfills.

  8. Recycle e-waste such as used computers and cell phones and refill printer cartridges to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. Visit to learn about recycling in Benton county.

  9. Create a backyard compost pile; reuse vegetable and fruit refuse to nurture a healthy garden.

  10. 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 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!