Are you interested in animals, but don't know what to do to help them? Would you like to help preserve habitat for animals but don't know where to start? There are many things you can do, right in your own home and back yard, that will help animals.
We have partnered with ECO Cell and RecycleFirst to launch a recycling program for cell phones. All makes and models, chargers and batteries are accepted for recycling, whether they are in good working condition or not. Through Eco-Cell’s innovative program, 80% of the phones collected will be used by first-time, low income users in Latin America or by selected local organizations, such as Battered Women’s Programs for emergency use (911 calls). All unusable cell phones and accessories are recycled under strict EPA guidelines by certified recyclers.
Click here for more information on Eco-Cell.
Click here for more information on Recycle First.
Many species of animals are suffering from habitat loss. You can help by creating a beautiful garden in your own backyard. This will not only beautify any home, but it will also create food for butterflies and birds. If you use native species in your garden, you will reduce the need for fertilizer and water, because these species are adapted to living in your environment. If you start your own bird feeding station, don't forget to feed year round! Birds need food more than ever in the winter!
Here are some web pages to help you start your butterfly garden:
Tired of receiving tons of junk mail? Here's how to lessen the amount of unwanted magazines and credit card applications. If you want to be removed from all mailing lists, type the following information in a letter: complete name, common misspellings found on mailings, complete address and a message "Take me off all mailing lists."
Send this information to:
Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 9008
Farmington, NY 11735
Director of List Maintenance
239 West Service Road
Hartford, CT 06147-1280.
It may take up to four to six months to stop receiving these mailings.
If you want to receive some mailings, but not others, take the unwanted junk mail, write
"Take Me Off Your Mailing List" next to your name and address and send this to them in their own stamped envelope. If they do not send a pre-stamped envelope, save money and send a postcard to the organization with your mailing information.
Tired of lugging so much garbage to the curb each week? Here's a solution that will help the environment as well as lighten your trash load. Pre-cycle when you grocery shop!
Located near the entrance and exit of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, our friendly frog map recycling bin is an opportunity to help the zoo conserve trees. If you visit the zoo often or do not want to keep the zoo map as a souvenir of your visit, please place your zoo map into the frog map recycle bin and help to make a difference!
Here are some great web sites where you can get more information:
The United States Department of Environmental Protection has a web page for you. This page covers topics from acid rain to Waste Wise programs.
To learn more about Endangered Animals in New York State, visit