DoSomething.org’s “Paper Cranes for Japan”: campaign caught the eye of Students Rebuild, an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation. Each crane will release $2 from the Foundation for this fundraising effort.

Mail your paper cranes to Students Rebuild to trigger $2 for each crane. The goal? 100,000 cranes received will raise $200,000 to support Architecture for Humanity’s plan to support the rebuilding efforts of Japanese architects.

They’ll even supply a pre-paid mailing label for boxes of 50 or more cranes. Email: info@studentsrebuild.org. Or send your cranes to:

Students Rebuild
1700 7th Avenue
STE 116 # 145
Seattle, WA 98101

Check out all of the details at StudentsRebuild.org.

How to fold a paper crane:

(Dosomething.org is a fabulous activist site for teens with ideas for groups, clubs, grants and raising awareness. DoSomething.org believes teenagers have the power to make a difference. They leverage communications technologies to enable teens to convert their ideas and energy into positive action)

Via: Josh Spear

Eagle Cam

April 19, 2010

I am loving watching the baby eagles grow and be cared for by their mother on the Eagle Cam, broadcasting live from the 2,700 acres Duke Farms in Hillsborough, N.J. This is one of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped land in the state.

Bald eagles are very sensitive to human disturbance- so it is not okay to go near nests- if disturbed, the eagles may even abandon the nest. So this is a great way to observe.

The mission of Duke Farms is to serve as a model of environmental stewardship and inspire visitors to become informed stewards of the land. You can assist us with our habitat regeneration efforts by volunteering. Go here to see a list of current educational volunteer opportunities, or to learn about our nature programs and tours.

Via: Ari


Baby Hummingbird

April 17, 2010

Thomasina shared this amazing youtube of rescued baby hummingbird learning to feed on flowers and being fed by its mother!