Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Reports and PIctures - update 4/23/08

It's the day after Earth Day, and the response to this project this year is fantastic! Reports are coming in steadily, in extremely high numbers. Pictures, on the other hand, are coming in in record numbers!

Here's when to expect pictures and reports to appear on the web site:
  • Reports will appear on the site withing 24 hours.
  • Pictures currently have a 4 or 5 day delay. I'm sorry for this, but right now there are pictures from 75 schools waiting to be put up on the site. Given that it takes about 10 minutes to create each page for a school, well, the math says it'll happen on the weekend.

So, project participants, my apologies for the delay - but thanks for taking the time to fill out a report and send in those pictures! Keep them coming! - Mark

Monday, April 21, 2008

Contribute video!

The time has certainly come to include video of Earth Day Groceries Project activities. If you have one, upload it to a place like YouTube or TeacherTube - and then let us know its location. We'll put it on its own page, in the Pictures section of the site.

Here's the first video on the site, from Arbor Heights Elementary in Seattle. It's only about 2 minutes, and pretty basic, but hopefully you will get a sense of the excitement:

It's also on YouTube Here's a page with a little more info.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Live event - Earthcast 2008 - join in!

On Earthday, April 22nd, there will be a 24 hour webcast about the health of our planet, planned and implemented by educators. I'm very honored to be participating as an invited guest, talking about The Earth Day Groceries Project. I hope other project participants will join in the conversation!

The event is called Earthcast 2008, and it will be broadcast/shared in a variety of ways for 24 hours. Be sure to tune in and participate, if you want, on Earthday. It begins at 12:00 AM GMT on Earthday. (that's 9 PM April 21 on the East Coast of the US, 6 PM on the West Coast, etc)

I'll be there on April 21st, from 6 to 7 PM, West Coast time.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Desktop Wallpaper for 2008!

There is now some new beautiful desktop wallpaper available on the project website. For the fourth consecutive year, we are pleased and proud to offer the wonderful photographs of expert birder Marv Breece.

Head to Get Started, and select Desktop Wallpaper. There are 8 new pictures for 2008, bringing the total wallpaper choices to 88! So take a couple of moments to dress up your computer with beautiful images of the Birds of Washington.

You'll be reminded that Earth Day is indeed every day! Thanks, Marv!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Pictures are coming in!

Pictures from the 2008 Earth Day Groceries Project effort are now starting to go up on the website. Please remember to check these guidelines before sending them in. Thanks! - Mark

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Participation Certificates are ready!

When you submit a report to the Earth Day Groceries Project, you end up on a page with printable participation certificates. As of April 9, the certificates for 2008 are finally ready.

You might want to bookmark the page. Here's a sample. There are variations, so check out the options: