Monday, April 27, 2009

Telling It Like It Is...

In honor of its new book, Change the World for Ten Bucks, Chronicle Books, the prominent San Francisco publishing house, is calling this Friday, May 1st “Change the World Day.” To do their part Chronicle will be closing their doors & going to volunteer at various Bay Area Non-Profits such as Friends of the Library (by joining, you can get a 10% at Green Apple Books every time), the S.F. Zoo, & Americorps.

What can you do you ask?

How about picking out something simple yet effective? In Change the World For Ten Bucks you can find easy ways to do your part in the world without taking a lot of time from your busy schedule.

“Decline Plastic Bags Whenever Possible – Every person in the country uses an average of 330 plastic bags each year. That’s 100 billion plastic bags all together…” So re-use & recycle bags. Or bring one of the many Green Apple Canvas or Chico Bags wherever you go.

Or “Shop Locally,” supporting your local independent stores, like us. When you know your neighbors, it's much more enjoyable to go shopping.

“Unplug Appliances When Not In Use – Most appliances. . . use power even when they are switched off. For the average home, 75 percent of the electricity used to power home appliances is used while the products are not in use and turned off.”

There are even things you can do to make everyone’s day a little better. “Spend Time With Someone of a Different Generation, Smile & Smile Back, or Read a Story With a Child.”


Do your part to Change the World for Ten Bucks.

7 comments:

guinevere said...

My coworkers and I are volunteering at Alemany Farms, an urban community garden near Bernal Heights!

Nancy said...

I'm so proud to be part of Change the World Day! My husband and I are joining co-workers and Americorps at Habitat for Humanity!

Ryan said...

Such a great idea - I'll be enjoying a day off building houses with Habitat for Humanity.

sarah w said...

I'll be volunteering at the library for the day--couldn't spend a day not thinking about books!

Christina said...
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Christina said...

I'll be volunteering with Friends of the Library! Really looking forward to it!

npb said...

You guys are doing great work!