Back to School Means Carpooling!

Picture Source: http://kavodelementary.org/carpools/

Picture Source: http://kavodelementary.org/carpools/

Now that children have returned to school in our area, there will be many vehicles on the roads. Beside school buses, there will be plenty of parents rushing to get their children not only to school, but to their after school activities too! This year, why not set up a carpool!

Setting up a weekly carpool for your children can help you save money, protect the environment, and provide some much-needed help to a fellow busy parent. Creating a schedule for your weekly carpool allows flexibility for the families involved all while saving time and money.  How?  It’s simple.

Carpooling kids to school, activities, games, and practices will decrease the amount of cars on the road and around the community. More carpooling equals less cars on the road which in turn means less carbon and other gasses and pollution getting into the air. This protects the environment by keeping the air, water, and land cleaner. Air pollution caused by auto emissions can significantly increase the likelihood of health issues and stress. By carpooling it becomes far less stressful than simply commuting on your own.

Ultimately carpooling is a great way to interact with friends. Children have the chance to spend more time with their friends in a non-scheduled way. They will enjoy their company, laughter, and presence. And most importantly, it gives parents the fuel (pun totally intended) to keep up with their children’s busy schedule.

So make this the year that you carpool!  We promise it will make life much easier.

Chocolate Pick-Me-Up

Picture source: listovative.com

Picture source: listovative.com

Many of us have been there; having an extremely productive day at the office that we often lose track of time.  As we hurriedly grab a bite to eat, we get back to our tasks at hand. That is – until the afternoon slumber sets in.

Your attitude completely changes and you have little to no motivation left to get through the day.

If your’re someone who’s constantly fighting the urge to nap after lunch, then have I the perfect pick-me-up snack.

Chocolate!

If you are looking to gain some energy back to get you through the rest of your day, a chocolate bar will do the trick. Besides chocolate being comfort food, chocolate is also proven to boost energy levels and memory skills. Just what you need to finish up your work day.

Today (July 7) we celebrate Chocolate Day. One of the most delightful unofficial holidays celebrated by chocolate lovers all over the world. A day where we indulge in the mouth-watering taste of all things chocolate related.

So step away from your computer and grab some chocolate to celebrate.  Not only show your appreciation for this midday snack, but importantly get through your work day!

Healthy Air, Healthy Planet

Cloud 1 Earth Day

Air pollution doesn’t just heat up things.  It can lead to fluctuations in temperatures resulting in floods, droughts or extreme cold.  Climate change threatens natural habitats destroying plants, animals, fish, birds, insects and people.  Life as we know it will look very different if we don’t stop polluting the air.

Help make a difference.

Draw a bookmark illustrating our theme- Healthy Air, Healthy Planet.

Entries must be created by a 5th grader residing in Middlesex County to enter. For contest rules, please download the form below.  Winning bookmark will receive a $100 gift card from Magyar Bank.

Healthy Air Healthy Planet Entry Form 2015

Plug-in Electric Vehicles – Tell us what you think!

PlugIn2Did you know that acccording to the US Department of Energy, as of September 2014, 250,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) travel America’s roadways?  In fact, an eGallon, the cost to fuel a PEV is roughly 50% less than driving a gas powered car.  But, the financial rewards are only part of the picture.  PEVs contribute to energy security, economic growth, and environmental sustainability.

So tell us what you know?  Please take a moment to fill out this survey!

Your response is greatly appreciated!

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: www.animationoptions.com / Survey will close on 3.15.15 at 12pm.