Inspirational Earth Day Quotes For A Greener Planet

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Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” — Native American Proverb

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair. — Kahlil Gibran

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” — Henry David Thoreau

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” –John Muir

“The earth has music for those who listen.” — George Santayana

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” –Gary Snyder

“I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.” — Kurt Vonnegut

“Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints!” — Chief Seattle

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” –Jacques-Yves Cousteau

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

If you have a favorite quote about nature and the Earth that we’ve missed here, be sure to leave us a comment and let us know. Happy Earth Day today and every day!

Happy Easter Everybunny!!!

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Wishing everyone a VERY Happy Easter!

Top Ways To Help Animals + WIN an ASPCA #FightCruelty Prize Pack!

We’ve got a very special giveaway for a GREAT cause and we hope you will all join in AND share this post with your friends, family and followers! This is an opportunity to WIN a cool ASPCA #FightCruelty Prize Pack, but even more importantly, it’s a chance to learn about lots of ways to get involved and help make a difference in the lives of animals.

ASPCA Top Ways to Help Animals

The ASPCA has put together a super helpful list of Top Ways To Help Animals In Your Community:

  • Learn how to report animal cruelty. One of the best things you can do to help animals in your community is to keep a list of people, including a humane law enforcement officer, a teacher or your veterinarian, who can help you report animal cruelty. Every state is different. In some areas, the police department investigates animal cruelty; in others, that job falls to local animal control or another municipal agency. If you aren’t sure where to report cruelty, visit ASPCA’s Report Animal Cruelty section.
  • Start a neighborhood watch program. Get to know the animals in your neighborhood and invite your friends and neighbors to do the same. Together you can keep an eye out for any suspicious behaviors—abuse and neglect of companion animals, the mistreatment of local wildlife, dogs left in hot cars and other signs of abuse.
  • Volunteer at your local shelter or animal rescue organization. Volunteering at your local shelter is a great way to make a difference in the lives of many animals. From walking dogs and organizing fundraising events to fostering abused or frightened animals, shelters across the country are in desperate need of volunteers. Be sure to visit Ten Ways to Help Your Local Shelter for more suggestions.
  • Become an animal activist. Visit the lobby section at ASPCA to find out everything you can do to raise awareness for animal rights.
  • Read the full list to discover even more ways you can get involved and help!

WIN an ASPCA Fight Cruelty Prize Pack!

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As a way of saying Thanks to our fans and readers for helping to raise awareness, the ASPCA has put together this super cool prize pack. One lucky winner will receive a gift pack with:

  • Anti Dog Fighting T-Shirt
  • No One Wins in a Dog Fight Magnet
  • Orange Fight Cruelty Tote
  • ASPCA Pet Frisbee
  • ASPCA Orange Wrist Band
  • ASPCA Action Magazine: Inside the Dog Fighting Ring

This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ and ends 11:59pm ET on Sunday 4/27/14. Enter using the Rafflecopter below and complete as many or as few of the optional entry methods as you wish. The more you enter, the more you help to spread the word AND increase your own odds of winning. Good Luck everybody!

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National Dog Fighting Awareness Day — Learn How To Get Involved #NDFAD

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Want to learn how to help fight dog fighting??? The ASPCA has officially designated Tuesday, April 8th as National Dog Fighting Awareness Day to raise awareness about dog fighting brutality, and will be hosting a Google+ Hangout with national experts to discuss the underground world of dog fighting, and YOU are invited!

ASPCA National Dog Fighting Awareness Day Google+ Hangout: Tuesday, April 8 from 7-8 EST 

The panel will be moderated by ABC News anchor Dan Harris and will include little-known truths about the blood sport and its continued prevalence in America. The Hangout will discuss the issue of dogfighting, the ASPCA’s efforts to tackle this brutal crime and what people can do to help. The Hangout will also feature a dog rescued from a dog fighting case and given a second chance in a loving home.

During the Google+ Hangout, there will be live social media Q&As across Facebook, Twitter and Google+ in which you, your friends and family will be able to submit questions about dog fighting with the hashtag #NDFAD and ASPCA experts will be answering them live. Invite every pet lover you know to join you!

ASPCA National Dog Fighting Awareness Day also features:

  • The premiere of a never-before-seen short documentary, including undercover footage of dog fights, ASPCA rescue activity at dog fighting raids and expert insight
  • An interactive quiz that debunks common misconceptions about dog fighting and the dogs and people involved in this so-called sport
  • A “virtual museum” photo gallery of dog fighting and training paraphernalia, including dog treadmills, fighting pits and narcotics used to increase aggression before a fight
  • Profiles of dog fighting victims rescued by the ASPCA — most recently from the second-largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history

Visit aspca.org/dogfighting to learn more and get involved!
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Protecting Our Families and Pets from Harmful Chemicals #FightToxins #MC

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We’ve teamed up with Seventh Generation to help spread awareness about the importance of chemical reform in the United States. Some people might assume that the chemicals used to make products sold in the U.S., like toys and food containers, are regulated and tested for safety — but they are not.  Over 80,000 chemicals are currently available for use in the market and the EPA has required very few of these to be tested for their impacts on human health and the environment. Shocking, right!?!

Now is the time to update the regulation on these chemicals. Woof Woof Papa and I feel very strongly about protecting the environment & planet, living a healthy life, and using the safest products we can for both humans and pets. That’s why I’m super happy to be participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation, to spread the word about what YOU can do to help fight toxins (I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating).

Why Do We Need To Address Chemical Reform?

  • More than 80,000 chemicals available in the United States have never been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health and environment.
  • Scientists have linked exposure to toxic chemicals to many health risks, such as Cancer, Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, asthma, birth defects, and various reproductive problems.
  • The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976, and unlike other major environmental laws, has never been updated. As it currently stands, tens of thousands of potentially harmful chemicals continue to be used in the marketplace since the 1970’s without proper testing and without disclosure by the companies that produce them.
  • To learn more visit the Natural Resources Defense Council website.

How YOU Can Get Involved and Make a Difference:

  • Become a Toxin Freedom Fighter by signing Seventh Generation’s petition to urge Congress to reevaluate the Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time since 1976.
  • Make sure that your friends and family are aware that of the 80,000 synthetic chemicals introduced into the market since the Toxic Substances Control Act was passed in 1976, the EPA has required testing on less than 10%.
  • Help Seventh Generation reach its goal of collecting 100,000 Signatures by April 24th by urging your friends and family to stand up for safer chemicals by signing the petition here too!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating.

Snoopy & The Gang Making Their 3D Big-Screen Debut! [Peanuts Movie Trailer]

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Have you heard about the new upcoming Peanuts Movie??? It’s going to be in 3D and I did the Happy Dance already, just from watching the new trailer that was released today! I can’t WAIT for Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang to make their 3D Big-Screen debut!!!

Good grief! I guess we will all have to wait, since it’s not due out til November of 2015. For now, enjoy this movie teaser trailer and I’ll do my best to keep you updated on more Peanuts 3D news!

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