Taking action in May

http://www.childrenandnature.org/news/detail/us_environmental_protection_agency_video_explores_the_value_of_urban_wetlan/

May is American Wetlands month. Learn about wetlands by watching the video in the link above.
Then visit: http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/awm/ and then take action to protect and restore wetlands near you.

Also in May and happening this week from the 3rd-9th: Be Kind to Animals Week!

http://www.americanhumane.org/protecting-animals/special-events/be-kind-to-animals-week/

American Humane is a wonderful website.

If any Roots & Shoots groups take part, please don’t forget to submit project reports online.

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Action Idea to help Chimpanzees

The recent undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has been constantly on my mind. Just today I had a great idea: Light a candle and donate a dollar in support of retiring Chimpanzees from research.

In your community or on your college campus you can host a table that hands out candles to individuals for a dollar donation. If possible have them light it and set it in the same area. After time you will have a nice memorial in recognition of Chimpanzees that are forced to live their lives confined in research labs. By involving others you can create a huge impact and raise money to donate to the cause. For background information and a suggested recipient of donations please click on the links below.

http://www.hsus.org/animals_in_research/animals_in_research_news/undercover_investigation_reveals_chimpanzee_abuse.html

http://www.hsus.org/animals_in_research/animals_in_research_news/dr_jane_goodalls_statement.html

http://www.chimphaven.org/about-mission.cfm

http://www.janegoodall.org/chimp_guardian/default.asp