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[ ENTERCOM’s 1THING for a Happier 2018 Earth Day and beyond… ]

ENTERCOM has teamed up w/ Conservation International to save 400 acres of Elephant Habitat in Africa.  Click the photo to find out more! Have a Happy Earth Day and make each day a Happy Earth Day! The Happier the surroundings around us, the Happier we all can be!  It just takes #1THING 










[ Celebrity Citizens of Trash Isle ]

It’s #EarthMonth and many celebrities have taken a stand to help stop Plastic PollutionChris Hemsworth, Al Gore, Gal Gadot, Mark Ruffalo, Brandon Flowers, Sir Mo Farah, Jeff Goldblum, Lethal Bizzle, Ezra Miller, Andy Serkis, Jason Momoa, Gerard Butler and Dame Judi Dench become a #CitizenoftheTrashIsles with over 200,000 others who are trying to get our waters & lands cleaned up.  There is so much plastic / trash in this area it easily creates ‘Trash Isles’, so why not make it a country?!!!  By making it a country, it would be protected by the United Nations, which means cleaning it up!  There’s a petition you can sign to become a Citizen of the Trash Isles w/ celebs and non-celebs who care about Mama Earth. Much sooner than later, there will be more plastic floating around than fish.  Click here for more! #1THING Click the photo to watch the video of the Celebrity Citizens of the Trash Isles!


[ Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Wedding Gift List has Eco-Friendly Love ]

Celebrities 1THING Green continues w/ the royal family. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle are getting ready for Saturday, May 19th. They have asked guests to donate to a charity for wedding gifts. They picked 7 charities, and two of them show Eco-Friendly Love. #1THING The wedding gift donations full list is here.

  • Surfers Against Sewage: A national marine conservation and campaigning charity, which inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife.

Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive of Surfers Against Sewage, said: “Surfers Against Sewage is thrilled to be one of the charities chosen to benefit from donations marking the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. Our work as a national marine conservation charity empowers tens of thousands of volunteers annually to protect beaches for everyone. We are currently focused on tackling plastic pollution and this support will help us move towards our vision of Plastic Free Coastlines.”

The Wilderness Foundation UK: Promotes the benefits and enjoyment of wild nature. Through the great outdoors, the charity helps build resilience in vulnerable teenagers, introduces rural employment to urban youth, and brings science to life. More here

Jo Roberts, CEO of The Wilderness Foundation UK, said: “We are deeply touched and honoured that Prince Harry and Ms Markle have chosen to support The Wilderness Foundation and its beneficiaries. As the world’s population grows exponentially the planet’s remaining wild places and resources are coming under increasing threat. It has never been more important for us as humans to protect the planet that gives us life. Whilst teaching conservation values, we in turn use the positive power of nature to support and recharge the lives of challenged and vulnerable young people and adults.” More here


[ A Yummy Sustainable Chocolate 1THING ]

Big Green Love to Hershey for a Big #1THING for taking a stand for Sustainable Farming of Cocoa, the Environment in which it grows and for the People whose livelihood depends on it.

Cocoa For Good, a strategy for Sustainable Cocoa while investing half a billion dollars by 2030 to nourish children, elevate youth, build prosperous communities and preserve natural ecosystems



Cocoa For Good Mission: 

  • Increase access to nutritious foods. Families need access to nutritious foods to live healthy lives and avoid issues like anemia, which affects 1.6 billion people worldwide.
  • Eliminate child labor. A symptom of poverty in cocoa communities, children aged 14–17 are at the greatest risk.


  • Economically empower women. West African women are 45% of cocoa farm labor, but have less access to training, financial services and land than men.
  • Increase agroforestry and shade-grown cocoa. Cocoa grown in the shade is productive for up to 15 years longer than cocoa grown in full sun.

Cocoa For Good builds on the work they’ve already done in cocoa-growing communities by helping to feed families, equipping young people with the skills to succeed, empowering women and men to prosper, and protecting our forests. More here


[ It’s Take a Walk in the Park Day ]

Friday (3/30) is officially  National #TakeAWalkintheParkDay. I like to think of it as the official kickoff of taking a Walk Any Day in one of the many beautiful parks in the ATX area! Click here to find one close to you. Or venture out in the ATX area to experience parks in areas in ATX that are new to you. Walk rather than drive, which helps w/ the carbon foot prints in ATX and on Mama Earth! Great for your health and #1THING too! 


[ Beyoncé does her 1THING on World Water Day ]

Beyonce 775x515 Dan MacMedan USA TODAY NETWORK creditToday is #WorldWaterDay (3/22) and Beyoncé  is making sure she’s showing the Love. She’s partnered w/ Gucci and Chime for Change in support of her  BEYGOOD4BURUNDI w/ Unicef.

She’s helping others by bringing safe drinking water to the children of the East African nation while preventing water-borne diseases.The girls of Burundi have to walk far distances in order to receive water and Queen Bey is trying to bring them justice. According to People, “the project will help support UNICEF’s goal to build 80 more wells and give 120,000 more people access to clean water.” (Lauren Hoffman)  


[ The Bus is Back! ]

Green Ride The Bus is Back 930x218It’s Electric! VolksWagen announced they would release The Bus .. called The Buzz. It would be one of 30 electronic models w/ hopes to make it to the public by 2022! In addition to the remodeled bus, Volkswagen has also released the concept art for two other models – a hatchback and a crossover SUV –that will pave the way for a more environmentally-friendly line of cars. Plus they have agreed to pour millions of dollars into funding the expansion of charging stations across America.  Click here to get Groovy!  #1THING


“These cars will offer everything – and even more – than you have seen from other electric carmakers,” says Diess.“And they will be much more affordable.”


[ Friday is #ATXDetourDay ]

Austin Zilkerpark Dreamstime 775x515With Friday, March 9th being the 1st day / Kick off of SXSW 2018 in ATX, the city is declaring Friday to also be #ATXDetourDay.  To help alleviate some of the traffic in and around downtown ATX, we’re being asked to find another way to work without getting on the roads at the same time w/ everyone else. It’s a #1THING that could keep continuing to make ATX even better, but we’ll take it day by day.

Travel suggestions & alternatives for #ATXDetourDay 

  • Telework. Work from an alternative worksite
  • Flex work hours. If your employment situation allows it, work a non-traditional schedule, such as 7 a.m.-4 p.m. instead of 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Compress your work week. Cut your commute by working fewer days with more hours
  • Bike. Knock out multiple goals at once by incorporating exercise into your commute.
  • Take public transit. Ride the bus or train to work.   Capital Metro’s schedules and trip planner for more information.  Buy tickets from the Capital Metro app.
  • Walk. Find ways to add some legwork to your trip if you can.
  • Carpool. Ride together with coworkers
  • Vanpool. For groups of five or more people, vanpools are a great shared transportation option.
  • Bikepool. Join a cycling group to make your commute more social and active.

Grab all the details here: http://austintexas.gov/ATXDetourDay


[ Celebrate Earth Hour! ]

Earth Hour Dreamstime 775x515Saturday Night!  March 24th! It’s Earth Hour!  8:30pm -9:30pm local time.. YOU TURN IT ALL OFF! 

What is Earth Hour? How did it get started?:

Earth Hour started as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007. Now Earth Hour is the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. It inspires millions around the World to help planet Earth. Earth Hour is coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organizations, Earth Hour’s Greatest Strength is the Power of People. Take Action


How to participate during Earth Hour?

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Earth Hour’s 2017 Highlights  #EarthHour 

9 Things you can do during Earth Hour

  1. Candle-lit dinner / Livewell Principles
  2. Quiz & Game Night by Candle Light w/ Friends / WWF Quiz
  3. Star Gazing 
  4. Nightime City Walk 
  5. Nightime Bike Ride
  6. Yoga / Exercise by Candle Light
  7. Unplugged Jam Session
  8. Read a Bedtime story (use a book)
  9. Make a Green Energy Resolution 
    more here

#EarthHour    #EarthHour2018    #1THING 


[ Could there be a Real World GEOSTORM? ]

World Map Dreamstime 775x515honey Ted & I watched ‘GEOSTORM‘ via Netflix during the weekend. It stars Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Wu, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris….  Gerard Butler’s character is Jake, a scientist who is the head of a satellite program that helps control and stop Mama Nature’s huge storms and disasters. When you try to control Mother Nature, you know there’s going to be trouble. Of course someone will want to use it for bad. I don’t remember hearing much about this movie when it came out last October. honey Ted and I were surprised how good it was. It also gets you thinking and talking about the possibilities of this actually happening.  I’d love to say ‘No Way’, but we all know better than that … More here.