Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 139- Michigan Environmental Council and Puppy Flowers

I was thankful for my clean bathrooms last year.  I wish I could say that this year, but they may have to wait another week or two until the end of the school year.  Days like "clean bathroom" present a bit of a challenge when trying to connect donations, but I did the best I could.

I searched for "bathroom" on charitynavigator.com, and I was shocked to find 0 results.  By shocked, I mean I wasn't surprised at all.  "Clean" produced a bunch of results, among them the Michigan Environmental Council.  This sounded like a more than suitable organization, and my donation was completed.  Here's what they do:

The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) provides a collective voice for the environment at the local, state and federal levels. Working with our 70 member groups and their collective membership of nearly 200,000 residents, MEC is addressing the primary assaults on Michigan's environment; promoting alternatives to urban blight and suburban sprawl; advocating for a sustainable environment and economy; protecting Michigan's water legacy; promoting cleaner energy; and working to diminish environmental impacts on children's health. Since our inception in 1980, MEC has been responsible for countless victories for our environment.


Who doesn't like clean energy?  What are you willing to do to get it?  If I can't clean my bathrooms as regularly as I'd like, at least I can make my own small contribution to clean energy. 

http://www.environmentalcouncil.org/

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Puppy flowers?  What in the world are those?

Hmm... they're just about the cutest little thing I've ever seen (perhaps only passed by real puppies). 


This teacher got an appreciation gift from her parents.  Woo hoo!  It was so cute that other people wanted to show it around too.  I'm not sure if you can tell or not, but the puppy is made entirely of flowers, and the bag is reusable.  It was a wonderful suprise and came with a note that meant a lot to me.  My parents rule!

Thank you, puppy flowers, you made my day. 

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