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Tuesday, June 30, 2009


This is one of my favorite baby animals in the world. It is a baby orangutan. I love them so much. I saw one in real life once in San Diego at a zoo and it was amazing! I also like Bonobo Monkeys- they are hilarious!
Anyhow, orangutan babies, their moms, and dads are found on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. They are the largest tree dwelling mammal in the world and make nests high up in trees.
Baby orangutans have the longest childhood dependence on their moms- they drink their moms milk until they are 6 years old!
I am sad because orangutans are losing their habitat. They are supposed to be extinct in the wild in 10 years.
Maybe we can do something to help them though. What do you think we should do?
Thanks to stock.xchng and Lisa2324 for the photo of this cute orangutan!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


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Hey buddies,

Killer whales must have it tough. They are totally misunderstood. It's too bad they're called "killer", because they are actually super friendly. In fact, it's people who are killing them by letting chemicals get into the water they swim in. Did you know that they are related to dolphins? Just like dolphins, killer whales are super smart! Can anybody tell me another name for killer whales?

Stay Green!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How To: Save Energy at Home

Did you know that you can help the environment from the comfort of your own home? Here are some ideas:

-Turn off the lights in your room when you're not using them.
-Take shorter showers
-Don't leave the fridge door open too long.
-Make sure that you turn off you faucets all the way (a single dripping faucet can add up to gallons of wasted water).
-Shut off your computer at night (and when you're not playing on Ecobuddies!)

Doesn't that seem easy? These ideas may seem so small, but it's the little things that add up to make a big difference!

Stay Green!

Amazing Facts About Garbage and Recycling

Hey Buddies,

Check out these crazy facts that learned about garbage and recycling:
-North America produces enough garbage every day to fill 70,000 garbage trucks.
-Every hour American uses 4 million plastic bottles, but only a quarter of plastic bottles are actually recycled.
-Recycling one single pop can saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours!

Amazing huh?

Stay Green!

Green Tip: Unplug Your Cell Phone Charger

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How many of you use cell phones? Do you always leave your cell phone charger plugged in? According to, only 5% of the power that a charger draws from your outlet is actually used to power your cell phone. If you leave you charger plugged in all the time, that adds up to a lot of wasted energy. Much of energy we use today is created by the harmful burning of fossil fuels. So next time you unplug your cell phone, help the environment by unplugging your charger from the wall as well!

Stay Green!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Try to answer these puzzles. The answers will be posted on Friday! Check and see if you are right!


Unscramble the letters to see what you get!

1. O P P A S M U O P H I T is
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

2. L O A B T is
_ _ _ _ _

3. P T N A L - R A T E E is
_ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _

Were you able to answer these? Check in on Friday to find out!

Hey, another funny fact for you... did you know that because hippos are so heavy they can walk along the ground under very deep water- they don't have to float!


Oh, and thanks to for the picture!

Stay Green!



There are SO many cool things about Hippos. I love them because they live in and out of the water and because they are related to WHALES! You heard me! Whales and porpoises are Hippopotamus' closest living relatives. Cool, hey?

Hippos are also the third largest land mammal in the world. Despite their size though they can easily outrun humans. I wonder if they can outrun cheetahs though. What do you think?

Hippos live in herds with 5 to 30 other Hippos. One of the names for these herds is a 'bloat'. Funny, hey?

Hippos are endangered as they are threatened by poachers and because of changes in their environment. This is why it is important for all of us Buddies to talk about why we should take care of Hippos.

Anyhow, I am going to make a HIPPO puzzle for you to play, so catch you later! Oh, and thanks to for the picture of this amazing Hippo!

Stay Green!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Hello, It's me Violet. I have been thinking about sharks a lot because they are my favorite animal in the world. Did you know the larger the shark, the more gentle they are usually? The very large sharks eat something called plankton, which I have heard is very small. That is pretty neat I think because people are so scared of them. LOL!

Be Green!


Monday, June 8, 2009


Here is a word puzzle. Can you find the words listed above?


Here are some of my favorite facts about the ocean:

1. The ocean covers like 71% of the earth's surface.
2. There are 1.5 million or more kinds of fish in the ocean.
3. The same weight of fish taken from the ocean each year is the same weight of garbage we put into the ocean every year.
4. Sharks are not as dangerous as people think. Most of them are too small or scared to hurt people. Like 80% of them I read.
5. 90% of volcanoes are in the ocean.

COOL, HEY? Please comment and let me know what you love about the ocean, kk?


Hi Buddies!!!

My name is Violet! Many of you probably have seen me at the dance studio on Tiki Island! Other than dancing, I LOVE to study how to be green. You know, because I want to be a marine biologist when I grow up! I love the ocean and I love animals!

This is a place where we can talk about being green and how we can support the environment. Please send me ideas of what I should write, kk? You can email me at my friend's email address at!

I will be posting games, info, facts, and all kinds of stuff here! We will have SO MUCH FUN!

Anyhow, I should get goin for my dance lesson!

Stay Green, Buddies!