Dear EarthTalk: Freight companies like FedEx, UPS and all those 18 wheelers on the highways probably generate a lot of pollution and global warming. Is anything being done to address this? — Michael Brown, Washington, DC
CLARK – The Valley Road School library was packed last week for an evening parent program focusing on the Everyday Mathematics program.
UNION – Jazzfest For The Homeless will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union (Townley Presbyterian Church) from 5 until 9 p.m.
Dear EarthTalk: I want to use cleaning products that are healthier for the environment, but I worry that baking soda and the like won’t really get my tub and toilet germ-free. Should I continue using bleach products in the bathroom? — Margaret Pierce, Columbia, MO
JACKSON—Six Flags Great Adventure’s 20th anniversary of Fright Fest will culminate with the Mouthful of Misery cockroach eating contest Oct. 29 and 30 featuring MTV’s Jackass star Raab Himself.
CLARK – Fourth grade students in the Clark School District participate in a team building activity as part of their Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Kickoff Day at Valley Road School.
Dear EarthTalk: What is the environmental impact of so many people now using sites like Facebook and spending so much time online? — Bob Yearling, Paris, TX
ELIZABETH—Four young women, all students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, have earned recognition for their academic and all-around achievements at the all-female, Catholic college-prep high school.
But little did I know that this community service message would actually turn out to be a real commercial… Now I know how hard it is to do those other commercials on TV that look like a good way to earn some easy money.