Team up to Tailgate. With fall comes football! During this football season, be aware of your energy usage. Did you know you can recycle solo cups? If you’re not using the infamous red cup, you can recycle the can as well! If you are hosting a tailgate or a watch party, make sure to have a visibly labeled recycling bin. This will reduce your waste each week as you cheer on your team.
Now looking forward there will be a huge need for disaster relief that will include clean-up, supplies and donations. Here are some ways you can help:
1. Donate Money. The simplest way you can get involved in the relief help is to donate monetarily. Families have lost everything and will have to rebuild their homes and their lives. Look around your local town and you will see companies and businesses all over supporting relief efforts. It might be a dollar at checkout at the grocery store. So give what you can, every little bit will help! If you are looking for the easiest way to get involved, you can text HARVEY or IRMA to 90999 to automatically give $10. You can also look at the Red Cross website to donate .
2. Donate Time. Volunteer your time to the relief effort. There are a lot of opportunities, but also a lot volunteers. If you are thinking or wanting to volunteer, talk with the program you are assisting and make sure that the best way you can help is through volunteering. Sometimes, in these situations, there can be too many volunteers where other donations are needed more. If more volunteers aren’t needed, there are plenty of other ways to help.
3. Donate Supplies. What better time than now to clean out your closet? Have good-conditioned clothes that aren’t being worn? Donate them to the Hurricane victims as many have lost everything. This is a great opportunity to gives to the disaster victims. The Salvation Army is a great resource for donating supplies! Affected areas will need water and food to keep displaced victims fed and hydrated. They will need cleaning supplies and anything that will help repair damage. If you are wanting to get involved and offer aid, check out The Salvation Army donation page to learn how you can best help.
Natural disasters can be completely devastating, but they can also bring together communities. Please give where you can and keep affected areas in your thoughts as they begin to rebuild!
If you’re not in one of these
cities with totality, don’t worry! You will see
a sliver of the moon go over the sun, and will still be able to see the
eclipse, you just won’t be in total darkness. If you are in totality, this
means that from your viewpoint you will be in complete darkness. So, if you’re
close to a city that will be in totality, head out on a road trip to the
nearest city! Did you know this is the first solar eclipse to go over the US
since 1918? Take the kids out of school and experience a solar eclipse
The eclipse will start at the Northern tip of Oregon and go across the US to the East Coast of South Carolina. At the start of the eclipse, in Oregon, the sun will actually rise totally eclipsed. This is a rare sight and over 500,000 people are estimated to travel and see it! However, it is estimated that the most people will be traveling to South Carolina because it is the closest destination for the entire Eastern Seaboard. There is an estimated 2 million people traveling to see the eclipse in totality. In total, it is estimated that 7 million people might travel to the path of totality. So be safe on the roads as you travel!Fill up with our fuel with reduced emissions so that your carbon footprint will be reduced while you travel to enjoy the eclipse.