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January 24 at 11:11am

Endangered Species Ringtones

I got this email from my sister Abbey:

I just downloaded the authentic sound of an orca as my new ringtone on my mobile phone! It was free and serves as a reminder to listeners about our endangered species of animals. There are loads of choices, from grey wolf to elk, to rare frogs. Check it out at this user-friendly website:

Even if you don’t want to download this to your phone it’s fun to just listen to the calls (and you can tease your puppy or kitty with it.)
I personally chose the Houston Toad.


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January 17 at 11:17am

Recycle Something New This Year

Well, not new.  I mean recycle something you have never recycled before.  I am going to start with some of those old cell phones that I haven’t ever been able to figure out what to do with.  

Secure The Call is a website you can use to do just that: recycle your cell phone.  It’s not that they recycle it in that they don’t break it down.  They repurpose it:
We’re a non-profit coalition of Police Departments, Sheriff’s Offices, Battered Women’s Shelters, Neighborhood Watch Groups, Community Service Organizations and Senior Citizen Centers. We take your donated phone and convert it into a 911 emergency only phone and give it back to our coalition partners for distribution.

If you don’t want to stop there and want to start to e-cycle the rest of your electronics, the EPA maintains partnerships with a whole bunch of retailers where you can take your stuff to discard of properly.  The list is here.

Or maybe you want to donate your old computer to a school or organization that needs it.  The National Christina Foundation is a not-for-profit dedicated to the support of training through donated equipment.  You can donate your computer to them.


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January 10 at 11:10am

Zwaggle: Parent Exchange

Now that would be a good idea that I am sure a lot of children would like.  In fact I think there already is a few reality shows mining that topic.

Zwaggle is another sort of parent exchange.  I have been intrigued with the general Free movement — I mean why not just give it away?  Imagine what it would be like if you had a close group in your area that freely exchanged hand-me-downs without any need to barter for what you get back in exchange.  Just give in good faith.  After awhile doesn’t everyone out-grow everything (other than their loved ones, family, and friends that is).


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January 1 at 2:03pm

Free Rice: Win & Feed The World

Free Rice is one of those sites where you click on it and you do something good.  Although with Free Rice you do more than just click.  You play a game and the more answers you get right, the more people you have fed.  You leave with knowledge and the UN has supplied more hungry people with more food.  Everybody wins!

You know you made one of your New Year’s resolutions to do more good for the world, right? Well, here’s a way if you don’t actually want to get up to do it!
Happy New Year!


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