Click Below to Take Our ECOBUDDIES SURVEY!

What is YOur Favorite Endangered Animal on EcoBuddies

How much do you care about the environment

Thursday, December 17, 2009

PENNIES FOR PANDAS: A GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT PANDAS



WOW! CHECK OUT WHAT THIS SUPER COOL SCHOOL DID TO HELP PANDAS!

Students and staff members at Sky Vista Middle School have raised more than $1,200 in pennies for the Pennies 4 Pandas program, which benefits the endangered giant panda. The money will be used to replant bamboo forests in China which were destroyed by the May 2008 earthquake. Bamboo is the giant panda’s primary food source.

Sixth-grader Dylan Hobson brought in 7,000 pennies by himself!

“It made me feel really good because I knew I was making a difference in the world,” said Hobson. “It took a while though. I had two backpacks full of pennies and they were so heavy!”

Eighth-grader Kiana Mun-Williams said she learned that giant pandas are an important part of the earth’s ecosystem and was glad to help them.

“Pandas are adorable and we don’t need anymore extinct animals,” Mun-Williams said. “We worked as a team and had fun.”

Students, teachers or organizations who would like information or want to participate in Pennies 4 Pandas can go to www.pennies4pandas.org or call (303) 933-2365. General information about the history, mission and programs of Pandas International can be found at www.pandasinternational.org

ECOBUDDIES PARTNER PANDAS INTERNATIONAL WISHES YOU A BEARY CHRISTMAS



This is sooooo cute. Check it out. Pandas International is a wonderful organization that helps kids and adults support Pandas! Pandas are an endangered animal so they need lots of love and support!

Check out the organization by clicking here: http://www.pandasinternational.org

Stay Green!

Violet

I NEED GREEN CHRISTMAS TIPS :)

I am wondering if you can tell me how to be green on Christmas... like, for example, what types of things we can do to make sure that we do not throw lots of stuff away. Let me know what you think, ok? I will post all of your responses on my blog!

Stay Cool and Go Green!

Violet

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

BUNNY'S FOR MOLLY4

Yay! The animal of the week is Bunnies! Bunnies are awesome! Did you know that Bunnies live in underground tunnels called warrens. The warrens have areas where bunnies can keep their babies, go to the bathroom, and sleep.

Moms grow their fur out so that it is very fluffy just before they have their bunnies and then carefully pull out some of this fur to make soft warm bedding for their babies.

A cool bunny fact is that Jackrabbits can jump up to 20 feet and run 30-35 miles per hour- wowow!

Bunnies warn each other of danger by thumping their feet, as well as motioning with their tails to show if they are scared, happy, or excited.

Wow!

Thanks Molly4 for the great idea to talk about Bunnies this week.

Stay Cool and Be Green!

Violet

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A TORTIOSE FOR COMBA!

Comba Womba has a tortoise named Tommy! I wonder if he is big or small. If it is a big one, Comba must have a HUGE tank.

Tortoises are reptiles that live on land. They can be tiny or very large- up to 2 meters long! Tortoises are very reclusive, which means they are not social creatures. Baby tortoises are called hatchlings and use something called an 'egg tooth' to break out of their shells.

The lifespan of tortoises are comparable to the lifespan of humans although some live much longer. The oldest tortoise to ever live was one that was given to Captain Cook in 1777 when it was just a baby. His name was Tu'i Malila and he lived to be 188 years old- WOW! He lived longer than Captain Cook!

Tortoises are pretty cool, hey?

Stay Cool and Be Green!

Violet

Pandas International- Awesome Page for Kids!

Photo: Rob, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Awwww! Want to see the cutest videos of Pandas EVER? Check out this website:
Pandas International Just for Kids!
http://www.pandasinternational.org/kids.html

Pandas International has a really awesome hut in EcoBuddies in Tiki Island! Have you checked it out yet?

Be Cool and Stay Green!

Violet

Friday, October 30, 2009

Animal of the Week: Kittens!

GNU Documentation License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Mathias Erhart

As promised to Queen Fuzzbally of EcoBuddies, the animal of the week is kittens! Can you believe that cat moms have 2-3 litters of kittens per year and 1-8 kittens per litter? Wow! This means a cat mom has about 100 kittens in her lifetime. That's a lot of kitties to care for!

The cat with the most kittens was a mom called Dusty who had 480 kittens in her lifetime! Wow!

One of the most amazing cats was from Argentina. Her name was Mincho and she climbed up a tree and lived there for 6 years, never coming down the tree! She had three litters of kittens even while living in the tree... WOW!

Kittens begin dreaming at one week old. Their eye color begins changing as they grow older. Kittens cannot see or hear when they are born. They begin to open their eyes at 5 days old and their hearing and vision develop after 2 weeks.

A group of kittens is called a kindle- cute!

If any Buddies want to send me a picture of their kitten or cat I will post it on this blog, ok?

Stay Cool and Be Green!

Violet

Friday, October 23, 2009

Check Out This Amazing Video!

Waste Reduction Week: Ocotber 19 to 25


Wow! It is waste reduction week! October 19 to the 25th! So what does that mean? It means that this is a great week to think about how you can care for our planet, as well as how to reduce the amount of garbage you create!

One of the things I thought about this week was how to reduce the amount of garbage I create from all the stuff in my lunch box. My mom usually gives me a granola bar that comes in a wrapper, a juice box, a sandwich wrapped in tinfoil, and an apple. We decided together that we would make some changes this week so my lunch created less waste. Now we are baking cookies to replace the granola bar so that we don't use extra wrappers and we are using reusable containers for my juice, sandwich, apple and cookies. Yeah!

I feel pretty happy!

Over and out, Stay Green!

Violet

Friday, October 2, 2009

EcoBuddies Partners with Pandas International and Kids Saving the Rainforest!

Oh My Goodness! EcoBuddies is partnering with Pandas International and Kids Saving the Rainforest in order to give its players information about the awesome work that these organizations do and the animals they protect!

By the end of today, you will be able to check out the Pandas International hut within our virtual world right beside our Eco-Explorers hut on the Tiki Islands!!

Next week you will be able to explore the Kids Saving the Rainforest hut too, which will be located beside the Pandas International Hut and the Eco-Explorers Hut! Yeah!

Let us know what you think of all the cool new materials!

Yay! Violet

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pasadena Joe's Eco Explorers Club


Hey Buddies!

Pasadena Joe has opened his Eco Explorer's Club in Tiki Island Village. Come join up and become a real explorer. Pasadena Joe has made lots of activities for you to do, like coloring sheets, paper crafts, scavenger hunts, games and e-books about your favorite animals!

Huzzah!
Pesto

Saturday, September 12, 2009

JAGUAR!!! WOWOWOWO!!!!

Did you know that the Jaguar is the only large cat to be native to Central and South America? Their bite is supposed to be much harsher than any other large cat as well! They have huge teeth and a big bite because they eat lots of reptiles with hard shells. WOW!

Monday, September 7, 2009

HELLO JUMPING SPIDER!

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Look at this amazing female jumping spider! WOW! For more facts about jumping spiders just look at the post below. I just saw this picture and had to show you all because it is pretty cool I think.

Stay Green,

Violet

I WONDER WHAT THIS JUMPING SPIDER IS THINKING...

Photo: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

I wonder what this jumping spider is thinking... Maybe that he wishes he had a costume on EcoBuddies- lol! Let's tell Jumbles to make one, ok?

Did you know jumping spiders do not make webs to catch their prey, but run and jump after them. A spider like this will jump and bite its prey in the air- wow! These spiders can jump 20-80 times the length of their bodies!

I really like these spiders because they are soooo cool looking. They have SUCH hairy legs! These hairs help them to climb tons of different terrains. For example, some of these spiders live even on the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Can you believe it?

Also, like the coolest thing about these spiders are that they are very curious creatures. Instead of hiding or playing dead when they see a human, they get excited and will jump toward the human and even sometimes jump on a person's hand to take a closer look. Hilarious, hey?

What are your favorite spiders?

Let me know and I will post a picture of them!

Stay Green!

Violet

Saturday, September 5, 2009

AN ANIMAL RIDDLE

I am one of the slowest creatures on earth but if a crocodile attacks it may not kill me because of my protective amour. What am I?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Amazing Habitat Book! WOWOWOWO!

Wow! Check out this amazing habitat book!!!! Just so you know, I am something called a naturalist, which is someone who LOVES animals and nature. That is why I am always writing about these things.

You know, you all can always give me articles to post as well about nature and animals and I will publish them on here. Just so you know, OK????


All About Habitats E-Book for Kids

Awesome Book All About Food Chains!

Check out this awesome new book all about food chains! Click on the link below! WOW! I super love sea otters. Who knew they are so helpful to the ocean habitat?

All About Food Chains for Kids

Violet!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

All About the Fen Raft Spider

Photo Credit: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/details.php?gid=53&sgid=&pid=228

I just happen to love spiders. Especially the Fen Raft Spider, which is a very endangered spider. These spiders live in Britain (have any EcoBuddies fans in Britain seen these spiders? Let me know!) and live on the water. You know those spiders that zoom past you when you are swimming in a river? These spiders are like that. I think these spiders are awesome because the mom fen raft spiders carry their egg sacs underneath them for a few weeks when they are about to have babies. They are quite big egg sacs and I think they must be very strong to carry them for so long. Every so often they dip the eggs sacs in the water to keep them moist. Cool hey?

Here is a trivia question for you: How long does it take for a fen raft spider to become an adult?

Does anyone know?

Shazam,

Pesto

OH NO: WE MUST VOTE ALL OVER AGAIN

Hi Buddies,

Bad news! Jumbles the Clown accidentally wrote that Spiny Spiders are endangered but they are not! We want to be as fair as possible to the spiders so we are going to start over again with our vote!

We are now voting for:

Spruce Fir Moss Spider
Fen Raft Spider
Kauai Cave

Vote before the 20th of September for the spider you would like to support!

Shazam!

Pesto

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Snow Leopard

Hello all,
Today I bring you a new fact sheet. This one is all about snow leopards. Enjoy!
Stay Green,
Violet


Snow Leopard Fact Sheet

Monday, August 31, 2009

SEPTEMBER SPIDERS FOR BUDDIES FOR BABY ANIMALS DAY!

Look closely at this Kauai Cave Wolf Spider... What do you see on her back?
You got it! This is a very rare picture of a mom with her newly hatched spiderlings!
Photo courtesy of Gordon Smith - US Fish and Wildlife Service

I want to tell you some quick facts about the spiders we are voting on this month. We are voting for spiders because, hey, we're all starting school soon and we need some extra fun. AND SPIDERS ARE AWESOME!!! I will start with our first two and then post about the third spider later today, kk?:

Kauai Cave Wolf Spiders
WHY THEY ARE AWESOME: These spiders live in lava tubes in Kauia, Hawaii. They are cave hunters and have adapted so well to the dark cave environment that they are the only wolf spider that have no eyes. Kauai Cave Wolf Spiders use their fangs to kill their prey, which are small shrimp-like crustaceans called Amphipods. Both the Kauai Cave Wolf Spiders and the Amphipods have babies very slowly, so any negative change within their habitat makes it hard for them to survive because they do not have large populations. In fact, these spiders have only been found in 4-6 caves.
WHY THEY ARE ENDANGERED: The Kauai Cave Wolf Spider is endangered because of habitat destruction. Their caves are being destroyed through construction and the use of pesticides, as these actions really hurt their habitats.

Spruce Fir Moss Spiders
WHY THEY ARE AWESOME: They are the smallest tarantula out there and measure 0.10 to 0.15 inches which is about the size of two typed Bs put together- BB. They can only live on moss mats under a spruce-fir forest, which makes me think that each Spruce Fir Spider has a little mossy bed- lol.
WHY THEY ARE ENDANGERED: Well, there is an insect called the Adelgid, which sadly destroys the Spruce Fir Moss Spiders' habitat. More so though, logging has really hurt this spider's chance at survival.

KK, I will post more soon.

Vote today!

Shazam,
Pesto

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

SCAVENGER HUNT CONTEST FOR SCHOOL!

Many of you have been letting EcoBuddies know that going back to school can be pretty hard after a terrific summer! So, EcoBuddies created a scavenger hunt for you all to do with your classes once you go back to school.

If you do this with your class and send in your answers to EcoBuddies, as well as pictures of what you have found, we will give your class a PRIZE! Send in your answers and pictures to info@ecobuddies.com or

EcoBuddies
103-8430 Jellicoe Street
Vancouver, BC
V5S 4S7

Press the link below to get the scavenger hunt!

Also remember there is the drawing contest 'My Favorite Animal Drawing Contest'. The contest will close on September 20, 2009 so send in your submissions SOON to either info@ecobuddies.com or

EcoBuddies
103-8430 Jellicoe Street
Vancouver, BC
V5S 4S7

Cool Critters Scavenger Hunt

WOW! BUDDIES FOR BABY ANIMALS BUYS 30 BABY BOTTLE NIPPLES FOR LITTLE PANDAS


Photo: Rob, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Wow Buddies! Great news! The memberships you bought on Buddies for Baby Animals Day (August 20, 2009) went towards purchasing 30 baby bottle nipples for some thirsty pandas! Little pandas need lots of baby bottle nipples because their sharp teeth puncture the nipples all the time- lol- super cute, hey!?

The organization that will use these baby bottle nipples to feed pandas is called Pandas International. They do TONS of work to support pandas and have some awesome videos of pandas on their site. Check out their website at:

https://www.keysecure.com/pandasinternational.org/index.html

Here are some pages that I really like:

https://www.keysecure.com/pandasinternational.org/kids.html

http://www.pennies4pandas.org/

Here is the cutest movie: http://www.pennies4pandas.org/09-wolong-movie/09-p4p-movie.html

Wow!

Shazam!

Pesto

Thursday, August 20, 2009

BUDDIES FOR BABY ANIMALS DAY


Buy your membership today and 10% of the cost will go to help baby Pandas! Thanks everyone for voting! Yayayayayayy! We will let you know how we will support Pandas tomorrow!

Make sure to tell all of your friends!

Shazam, Pesto

Polar Bear Fact Sheet

Hi buddies,

Today I bring you a fact sheet about polar bears. I hope you learn something new about this endangered arctic animal!

Stay Green!
Violet

Polar Bear Fact Sheet

Cheetah Fact Sheet

Hey everybody!

I have another fact sheet for you today. This one is all about cheetahs. Enjoy!

Stay Green!
Violet

Cheetah Fact Sheet for Kids 6-12 Years Old

Sea Otter Fact Sheet

Hi Everybody!

Today I bring you a fact sheet all about the slip sliding sea otter! Click on the link below!

Stay Green!
Violet

Sea Otter Fact Sheet for Kids 6-12 Years Old

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Coloring Sheet: Bike or Walk Whenever Possible

Hi buddies,

I've got a new coloring sheet for you today. This one is all about biking or walking instead of driving. Not only are they fun activities, they are also environmentally friendly. Download by clicking: More > Save Document.

Stay Green!
Violet

Bike or Walk

Monday, August 17, 2009

An Amazing E-Book on Endangered Animals and Buddies for Baby Animals

You Can Help These Animals
Another amazing ebook from Violet on endangered animals! Check it out! This comes just in time for our Buddies for Baby Animals Day! Remember to tell your friends to buy their memberships on August 20th and 10% of their membership cost will go to the animal with the most votes on our Buddies for Baby Animals poll!

Cool!

Shazam, Pesto

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Coloring Sheet: Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Hey Gang,

Today is the start of a series of coloring sheets that give you tips on how to be green! Today's sheet is about using energy saving light bulbs. Download by clicking: More > Save Document.


Stay green!
Violet


Ecobuddies Coloring Sheet: Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Giant Panda Fact Sheet


Hey Buddies,
Today you get double fact sheets! Click the link below to learn all about the Giant Panda!
Stay green!
Violet


Giant Panda Fact Sheet for Kids 6-12 Years Old

Fact Sheet About Gorillas



Today's fact sheet is all about a humble giant, the gorilla! Give the link a click!

Stay Green!
Violet


Gorilla Fact Sheet for Kids 6-12 Years Old

Friday, July 24, 2009

EcoBuddies Adopts Tiger Cub Rory!

Amazing news Buddies! With the money we raised from July's Buddies for Baby Animals Day
we have adopted Rory, a beautiful tiger cub that is being protected by the Sumatran Tiger Trust. The money raised will ensure that Rory and other Sumatran Tigers are kept safe in their habitats. Doesn't Rory look like such a strong and healthy tiger? I love him!

The Sumatran Tiger Trust is an organization that focuses on ensuring that Sumatran Tigers are safe in the wild through keeping their habitats safe from logging, development, and poaching. The Tiger Trust also helps researchers to study the tigers in their natural environment, so that we know how to keep them safe. To learn more about the Sumatran Tiger Trust please visit: http://www.tigertrust.info/sumatran_tiger_home.asp. You can even adopt a tiger of your very own!

Thanks to all of you who participated in voting and buying memberships on the 20th! Remember, we are voting now for the animal we will support in August. Vote in the poll at the top of this blog! On the 20th day of each month is Buddies for Baby Animals Day. On this day, 10% of the money made from new membership purchases is donated to an organization that supports an animal that our players choose.

Yay Buddies!

Shazam!

Violet

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bears Word Search


Today's word search is all about bears. How many on the list have you heard of?


Stay Green!
Violet

Fact Sheet All About Borneo Pygmy Elelphants


Check out this cool fact sheet all about Borneo Pygmy Elephants! They are SO CUTE! Just click on the link below!

Stay Green,

Violet

Borneo Pygmy Elephant Fact Sheet

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Buddies for Baby Animals August Vote!


Thanks Mfinderup from http://www.sxc.hu for this picture

The vote is on for August's Buddies for Baby Animals Day where 10% of new membership payments goes towards supporting the animal you choose collectively through voting above!
August's animals to vote for are:

1. Baby Pygmy Elephant
2. Baby Gorilla
3. Baby Giant Panda

Vote for the animal you would like us to support!

Stay Green!

Violet

Sumatran Tiger Fact Sheet

Here is a great fact sheet on Sumatran Tigers for you, plus a word puzzle! Just click the link below and it will take you right to the fact sheet where you can print it out!

Remember to check in later to see how we will be supporting tiger cubs at the Sumatran Tiger Trust!
Sumatran Tigers Fact Sheet

Donation will Go To Sumatran Tiger Trust!

Thanks to Meitang from http://www.sxc.hu for this picture!

10% of the payments made from new membership purchases yesterday will be going to the Sumatran Tiger Trust, which works to protect the approx. 350 Sumatran Tigers that remain in the wild. We will have more news about how this donation will help tiger cubs in the next few days- stay tuned!

Monday, July 20, 2009

BUY A MEMBERSHIP TODAY AND 10% OF YOUR PURCHASE GOES TO TIGER CUBS


HELLO BUDDIES FOR BABY ANIMALS!

IT IS BUDDY FOR BABY ANIMALS DAY! It was going to start in August but we are starting it today as a SURPRISE!


So most of you voted for Tiger Cubs and now 10% of today's new membership payments will go towards supporting TIGER CUBS! Make sure that if you do not have a membership, purchase one today!

Remember every 20th day of every month is Buddies for Baby Animals Day. Let your friends know, kk?

I will announce where we will be donating the money we raise today at 5pm PST.

Thanks so much!

Stay Green, Violet!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Quick Tips: Saving Water

Courtesy of steved_np3 on sxc.hu

It seems like the water that we use at home can never run out, but it's actually a lot of work to get it to your tap. Some of the ways we get water, such as redirecting rivers, can be very harsh on the environment. That's why it's always important to conserve the water we use. Here's a quick tip. When you brush your teeth, do you let the faucet run? Instead, try to only turn on the tap to wet your toothbrush and when you rinse it off. It may seem like you're not helping, but if everybody makes small changes it can make a big difference!

Stay Green!
Violet

Endangered Species Word Search

Word search time! How many endangered animal species can you find?
Click on the word search for a printable version.

Stay Green!
Voilet

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

August 20 IS THE START DAY FOR BUDDIES FOR BABY ANIMALS


I just wanted to let you know that August 20th is our start date for Buddies for Baby Animals! YAYAYAYAY! Vote for the animal you think EcoBuddies should give money to in August, kk?
Make sure you tell lots of your friends to get new memberships on the 20th of every month because we will donate 10% of all of our new membership purchases on the 20th of each month to support a baby animal of your choice.

See you soon! Stay Green!

Violet

SOCK PUPPETS!


Hey!

Have you guys ever made a sock puppet? I found this cool website that teaches you how to do this.

http://www.ecofriendlykids.co.uk/get-creative-making-sock-puppets.html

Sock puppets make good gifts for brothers and sisters I think.

Anyhow, see you soon!

Stay Green!
Violet

Monday, July 6, 2009

BUDDIES FOR BABY ANIMALS!

Okay Friends! I am so excited to let you know that EcoBuddies.com is starting a Buddies For Baby Animals Day this August. Starting in August, there will be one day each month where 10% of all new membership costs will go to an organization that helps a baby animal of YOUR CHOICE!!! WOW! All you gotta do is vote for the baby animal you would like to help in the poll at the top of this post. For August, your baby animal choices are 1. Tiger Cubs 2. Baby Sea Lions 3. Baby Hippos 4. Baby Orangutans 5. Baby Orcas (Killer Whales) 6. Baby Sharks. Vote, vote, vote!

Stay Green!

Violet

Tigers for Silver Stream!


Thanks to margan3 for the picture from www.sxc.hu

Silver Stream is right! Tigers are so amazing. Did you know that they have stripes for camouflage and that no two tigers have the same markings on their fur? Tiger's tails are three to four feet long and help them to balance when they make a sharp turn while running. I think the funniest thing about tigers is that their paw prints are called pug marks. Hee hee.
Tigers eat as much as 40 pounds of meat in one sitting. Whoa! But if they eat a lot in one sitting they will not eat for a few days.
Tiger's have about 2-3 cubs at a time. They are born blind and weigh about 2 pounds each. It takes about 18 months until they are ready to make their first kill.
Tigers live all over Asia and are an endangered species. This is because people kill them for their fur and also because their habitats (a habitat is the place where they live) are being ruined by people who take the trees and food away that surround their homes.
We should do everything we can to help tigers! They are so beautiful and fuzzy. Have any of you ever seen one in real life?

Stay Green! Violet

Friday, July 3, 2009

A Fact Sheet on Baby Sea Lions!


Thanks to eschu1952 and ww.sxc.hu for this image
Baby Sea Lion FactsHere is a fact sheet for you all about Baby Sea Lions. Click the link above to print out the fact sheet. I love baby sea lions!

Global Warming

Global WarmingHey check this out Buddies! EcoBuddies is gonna now have cool fact sheets and stuff available for you to print! Just click on the link above and print stuff out about my favorite eco topics! Here is the first, which gives a great description of what global warming is all about!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A NEW WORD SEARCH FOR YOU!


Can you find all the green themed words?Click on the word search for a printable version.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

OH SO CUTE ORANGUTAN

This is one of my favorite baby animals in the world. It is a baby orangutan. I love them so much. I saw one in real life once in San Diego at a zoo and it was amazing! I also like Bonobo Monkeys- they are hilarious!
Anyhow, orangutan babies, their moms, and dads are found on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. They are the largest tree dwelling mammal in the world and make nests high up in trees.
Baby orangutans have the longest childhood dependence on their moms- they drink their moms milk until they are 6 years old!
I am sad because orangutans are losing their habitat. They are supposed to be extinct in the wild in 10 years.
Maybe we can do something to help them though. What do you think we should do?
Thanks to stock.xchng and Lisa2324 for the photo of this cute orangutan!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

KILLER WHALES: FUN FACTS!

Courtesy of sxc.hu

Hey buddies,

Killer whales must have it tough. They are totally misunderstood. It's too bad they're called "killer", because they are actually super friendly. In fact, it's people who are killing them by letting chemicals get into the water they swim in. Did you know that they are related to dolphins? Just like dolphins, killer whales are super smart! Can anybody tell me another name for killer whales?

Stay Green!
Violet

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How To: Save Energy at Home

Did you know that you can help the environment from the comfort of your own home? Here are some ideas:

-Turn off the lights in your room when you're not using them.
-Take shorter showers
-Don't leave the fridge door open too long.
-Make sure that you turn off you faucets all the way (a single dripping faucet can add up to gallons of wasted water).
-Shut off your computer at night (and when you're not playing on Ecobuddies!)

Doesn't that seem easy? These ideas may seem so small, but it's the little things that add up to make a big difference!

Stay Green!
Violet

Amazing Facts About Garbage and Recycling

Hey Buddies,

Check out these crazy facts that learned about garbage and recycling:
-North America produces enough garbage every day to fill 70,000 garbage trucks.
-Every hour American uses 4 million plastic bottles, but only a quarter of plastic bottles are actually recycled.
-Recycling one single pop can saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours!

Amazing huh?

Stay Green!
Violet

Green Tip: Unplug Your Cell Phone Charger

Courtesy of http://bigphoto1.blogspot.com/

How many of you use cell phones? Do you always leave your cell phone charger plugged in? According to treehugger.com, only 5% of the power that a charger draws from your outlet is actually used to power your cell phone. If you leave you charger plugged in all the time, that adds up to a lot of wasted energy. Much of energy we use today is created by the harmful burning of fossil fuels. So next time you unplug your cell phone, help the environment by unplugging your charger from the wall as well!

Stay Green!
Violet

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A HIPPO PUZZLE FOR YOU!



Try to answer these puzzles. The answers will be posted on Friday! Check and see if you are right!

HIPPO WORD SCRAMBLER

Unscramble the letters to see what you get!

1. O P P A S M U O P H I T is
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

2. L O A B T is
_ _ _ _ _

3. P T N A L - R A T E E is
_ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _

Were you able to answer these? Check in on Friday to find out!

Hey, another funny fact for you... did you know that because hippos are so heavy they can walk along the ground under very deep water- they don't have to float!

Wow!

Oh, and thanks to http://www.sxc.hu for the picture!

Stay Green!

Violet

HIPPOS WOW! THIS INFO IS HIPPOTASTIC!

There are SO many cool things about Hippos. I love them because they live in and out of the water and because they are related to WHALES! You heard me! Whales and porpoises are Hippopotamus' closest living relatives. Cool, hey?

Hippos are also the third largest land mammal in the world. Despite their size though they can easily outrun humans. I wonder if they can outrun cheetahs though. What do you think?

Hippos live in herds with 5 to 30 other Hippos. One of the names for these herds is a 'bloat'. Funny, hey?

Hippos are endangered as they are threatened by poachers and because of changes in their environment. This is why it is important for all of us Buddies to talk about why we should take care of Hippos.

Anyhow, I am going to make a HIPPO puzzle for you to play, so catch you later! Oh, and thanks to FreeFoto.com for the picture of this amazing Hippo!

Stay Green!

Violet

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

SHARKS- OOOOOOOO

Hello, It's me Violet. I have been thinking about sharks a lot because they are my favorite animal in the world. Did you know the larger the shark, the more gentle they are usually? The very large sharks eat something called plankton, which I have heard is very small. That is pretty neat I think because people are so scared of them. LOL!

Be Green!

Violet

Monday, June 8, 2009

A GREEN GAME FOR YOU!


Here is a word puzzle. Can you find the words listed above?

THE OCEAN IS WILD!


Here are some of my favorite facts about the ocean:

1. The ocean covers like 71% of the earth's surface.
2. There are 1.5 million or more kinds of fish in the ocean.
3. The same weight of fish taken from the ocean each year is the same weight of garbage we put into the ocean every year.
4. Sharks are not as dangerous as people think. Most of them are too small or scared to hurt people. Like 80% of them I read.
5. 90% of volcanoes are in the ocean.

COOL, HEY? Please comment and let me know what you love about the ocean, kk?

WOW: WE ARE GOING GREEN!

Hi Buddies!!!

My name is Violet! Many of you probably have seen me at the dance studio on Tiki Island! Other than dancing, I LOVE to study how to be green. You know, because I want to be a marine biologist when I grow up! I love the ocean and I love animals!

This is a place where we can talk about being green and how we can support the environment. Please send me ideas of what I should write, kk? You can email me at my friend's email address at ferma@ecobuddies.com!

I will be posting games, info, facts, and all kinds of stuff here! We will have SO MUCH FUN!

Anyhow, I should get goin for my dance lesson!

Stay Green, Buddies!
Violet