February 2, 2005
Happy Groundhog Day!
Since this day is one of the few days dedicated to an
aspect of nature, it's a good reminder to get outside
and remember that you are a part of nature. Hopefully
you'll see your shadow too!
Here's the news from our pad:
1. For all of you who drive vehicles or work in the automotive
industry, our annual Eco-Auto Campaign will get hopping
again in March. Together, we can help end the “big oil
game” with a combination of conservation practices and
new automotive technologies that are already here! According
to a comprehensive study published by the Rocky Mountain
Institute, we can give our economy a huge boost in the
process. When you begin practicing Eco-Auto tips, you
are part of the solution. When you sponsor Eco-Auto Tips
on radio, you help reach people behind the wheel with
these solutions. A combination of nationally syndicated
radio programs and numerous websites from educators and
sponsors will be published carrying Eco-Auto Tips, beginning
in March. For starters, check out this resource: www.oilendgame.org
2. Recently, our President, David Winkelman met Robert
Redford through the Minnesota Center for Environmental
Advocacy. “Bob” encouraged us to hurry up and start our
Frog Friendly television tips, because in his words, “We
need to tell more stories about conservation in fun and
compelling manners.” Well, I couldn't agree more, and
all my tadpoles are excited about me being on television.
Hopefully, he will join our team of television advisors.
So, starting in 2005, The WATER Foundation will be looking
for sponsors for Bog Frog Tips on television. The initial
Charter Sponsors will be getting some sweetheart deals!
Get a jump on your competitors and contact us if you are
3. Are you recycling your spent batteries? Rechargeable
Batteries are now being recycled near you: Check out www.hopshop.net
for more information and find a place near you. There
are now over 30,000 retail and community collection locations
that participate in rechargeable battery recycling (and
cell phone recycling) program, thanks to the Rechargeable
Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC). They deserve a tremendous
round of applause from everyone concerned with conservation.
They now have more than 300 manufacturers and marketers
of portable rechargeable batteries and products committed
to recycling. The rechargeable power industry's commitment
to reduce pollution, conserve natural resources and prevent
rechargeable batteries from entering the solid waste stream
has grown significantly because of RBRC. For more information,
call 1-877-2-RECYCLE or visit www.call2recycle.org
Frog Friendly kudos to RBRC!
Chief Spokesphibian for The WATER Foundation
218 764 2321