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Question of the Week #Contest – Earth Day Edition April 16, 2012


Win this YooHoo & Friends Rainbow Assortment! Answer our Question of the Week - Earth Day Edition for your chance to win!

YooHoo & Friends — you know we’re all about animals, friendship, harmony, honestly, courage and the environment! We’re so pumped for Earth Day on April 22, 2012 that we’re going to giveaway the entire rainbow assortment pictured above to one (1) lucky, randomly selected winner.

Our last question of the week contest asked the community to list one thing you do that is environmentally friendly. Some of you recycle, reuse; grow what food you can instead of buying from store; use products made from recycled materials; and turn off water while brushing teeth. Those are all great ideas! We’re going to expand on that question with this week’s Question of the Week – Earth Day Edition!

To enter into a random drawing for a chance to win the YooHoo assortment pictured above, answer the question below by commenting on this blog post.

Without much further ado, here’s the next question of the week! And good luck to you all!

QOTW: With Earth Day approaching Sunday, April 22, we want to know: What are three unique ways someone can help conserve the environment?

Bonus entry: In addition to your answer, include a URL/link to a photo of you and your YooHoo doing something to help the environment for Earth Day! You will be given two entries for our random drawing.

This contest is open to entrants of all ages, worldwide territory, and will conclude at 11:59pm (Pacific Time), April 22, 2012. We will announce a winner Monday, April 23.

-YooHoo

 

50 Responses to “Question of the Week #Contest – Earth Day Edition”

  1. SKG Says:

    Three things you can do to conserve the environment are:

    1- use reusable water bottles and don’t buy the plastic ones that are pre packaged at stores

    2- take all of your ort (left over scraps of food) and make compost instead of throwing it away…

    3- conserve energy by playing outside for two hours instead of watching the TV for 2 hours

    My link for my Yoohoo being conserve the environment is : http://buzzegg.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/20120416-165548.jpg

    This shows him riding his scooter to not use gas and pollute the Earth and also to get excersise for himself!

  2. Viola Végső Says:

    1. selective waste collection
    2. turn off the stand-by mode
    3. don’t throw the trash on the street

  3. Dido Says:

    1.Recycle
    2.Save Electricity(using physical ways for producong electricity)
    3.Protect Sea(from rubbish)

  4. Valérie ^-^ Says:

    1- Use bio bedding and litter for your pet cats, rabbits, hamsters, etc (ripped newspapers, magazines, paper, etc) rather than clay litter which is very very poluting.
    2- Recycle leftovers (and your pets’ bio litter) to make compost for the garden
    3- Become a vegetarian! Meat industries are one of the most poluting industries in the world. Becoming a vegetarian is green! ^-^

  5. Amanda Gerdlund Says:

    1- use the computer to make notes instead of paper, and to write notes to family members you could have a small chalk board or one of those white boards for dry erase markers, so as not to use paper =)
    2- re-use plastic bags you save from shopping, they fit perfectly in our small bathroom trash can so we re-use them as trash bags
    3- it’s also fun to save the jars from pasta sauce, wash them out, and use them for crafts or storing small things like loose change

  6. Minna Says:

    Reuse/recycle
    Compost
    Save water

  7. Shannon Naugle Says:

    1. Use reusable bags for your lunches instead of ziploc or paper bags
    2. Replace shower heads with low flow heads
    3. Use CLFs instead of incandescent light bulbs

  8. To Plant Flowers
    To Ride my Horse to town to do shopping with my mum
    To help the neighbours do there feilds and gardens

  9. Elisabeth Zernik Says:

    1. They can go hybrid with their cars
    2. They can advocate to people not to smoke, to help the pollution
    3. They can use less paper by printing things double sided

  10. rosacourage Says:

    I have big ideas (I think the third is the most unique):
    1. Just try to imagine: When I was a little one, around my place there was a beautiful lake, full of pretty little ducks (joyful and happy), there were green hills around and kids playing in the grass, raising kites; but something sad happened. The people started to build a mall. The hills disappeared and all was covered in dust and dirt. the ducks left and the lake became polluted. Terrible! but for Earth Day I will tell the mayor to stop letting cars drive by, repopulate the lake and put everywhre recycling bins. I would start an action for greening that place: clean the banks of the lake, plant more trees and instead of mud we will put flowers. The road for cars will be replaced by a street for walking and bicycling.
    2. I would draw big charts of taxes for the ones who destroy the habitat and mistreat the animals around (especiallly the dogs, which have a solution, too: they will be sterilized and they will get a home for their families and an adoption centre). The money got from the taxes will help poor animals and people, keep the habitat clear and also donated for the tropical forests, polar bears, penguins, savannas and jungles.
    3. My own Ecological Magazine. Anyway it would be made of recycled paper, and the money got from it would help nature. The paper will be obtained not of trees, but of all the paper found and recycled, no way new. Yes, it will be a kind of a big number of magazines and all the content will informate the people about the impact of the pollution and how important is nature. The very sad truth about the animal hunters and all the things we didn’t know and care about. The name of it would be “Under the G(reen) YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO CLOSE TO NATURE”. With your permission it may contain featured section “Ask Yoohoo about nature”. SO THIS MAGAZINE WOULD GET PEOPLE KNOWING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS AROUND.
    I will post a repoly with the photos later (Friday). I am at my grandparents and I don’t have a camera here, but I have 5 Yoohoos with me (I always get a few Yoohoos with me).
    Thank You!

  11. rosacourage Says:

    I have big ideas:
    1. Just try to imagine: When I was a little one, around my place there was a beautiful lake, full of pretty little ducks (joyful and happy), there were green hills around and kids playing in the grass, raising kites; but something sad happened. The people started to build a mall. The hills disappeared and all was covered in dust and dirt. the ducks left and the lake became polluted. Terrible! but for Earth Day I will tell the mayor to stop letting cars drive by, repopulate the lake and put everywhre recycling bins. I would start an action for greening that place: clean the banks of the lake, plant more trees and instead of mud we will put flowers. The road for cars will be replaced by a street for walking and bicycling.
    2. I would draw big charts of taxes for the ones who destroy the habitat and mistreat the animals around (especiallly the dogs, which have a solution, too: they will be sterilized and they will get a home for their families and an adoption centre). The money got from the taxes will help poor animals and people, keep the habitat clear and also donated for the tropical forests, polar bears, penguins, savannas and jungles.
    3. My own Ecological Magazine. Anyway it would be made of recycled paper, and the money got from it would help nature. The paper will be obtained not of trees, but of all the paper found and recycled, no way new. Yes, it will be a kind of a big number of magazines and all the content will informate the people about the impact of the pollution and how important is nature. The very sad truth about the animal hunters and all the things we didn’t know and care about. The name of it would be “Under the G(reen) YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO CLOSE TO NATURE”. With your permission it may contain featured section “Ask Yoohoo about nature”. SO THIS MAGAZINE WOULD GET PEOPLE KNOWING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS AROUND.
    I will post a repoly with the photos later (Friday). I am at my grandparents and I don’t have a camera here, but I have 5 Yoohoos with me (I always get a few Yoohoos with me).
    Thank You!

  12. Isabella Says:

    1. Recycle materials like plastic glass cardboard etc

    2. Save energy by turning lights off if not needed etc

    3. Re use plastic bags time and time again when go shopping

    Also walk or cycle places when possible or use the busses maybe

  13. Erin Duncan Says:

    1. Carpool or ride your bike!
    2. Don’t print a bunch of copies of things when you can use e-mail to spread the word!
    3. Save your grocery bags and take them somewhere that reuses them (sometimes bookstores take them)

  14. Kumiko Taylor Says:

    1. Use both sides of a piece of paper and not just one side because that just wastes it.
    2. Pick up rubbish around your neighbourhood so it’s safe for people and animals too.
    3. Walk or ride your bike/scooter/skateboard to places like school instead of using the car.

  15. Misha Says:

    To help conserve the environment I do the following things, that were not mentioned here yet, may be if more people could do this, it would help, I hope:

    -I buy the local foods &things, ( and my granny grows her local vegetables and fruits)-this would help not to drive trucks or  planes to bring all this to local shops;
    -my mom gives the clothes, shoes that I don’t wear to other people, who need it, this helps to produce less clothes and shoes;
    -we do not use the dryer, but use the sun drying for washed clothes, this helps to use less energy.
    Here are the three of many things we do with my family.
    And I think if more people could change their negative thoughts into positive ones, into love and caring to each other and to the environment, they would naturally change themselves into loving and caring persons , who would not spread the waste everywhere, who would recycle, reuse and do their best for each other and our home -planet Earth. I’d love this!!!

  16. Msumom88 Says:

    1/ Wash out kid’s lunch zip lock bags and re-use
    2/ Start your own backyard garden….can even use the new space-saving hydroponic ones!
    3/ Catch rainwater for use in watering garden, house plants, etc

  17. Msumom88 Says:

    Plant a tree wherever you can. Here’s YooHoo & Audrey planting there’s!

  18. We recycle religiously, we carpool just about everywhere we go, we use CFL bulbs, and we turn lights off when we don’t need them. We also use our tablets for surfing instead of the computer.

  19. Nicky Shepherd Says:

    Use a reusable shopping bag

    Turn the water off while brushing your teeth

    Un-plug your phone charger when not in use

  20. Megan Kelly Says:

    -if you have a leaky fossit or leave it running, put a jug under it and then use that for watering plants or cleaning
    -ride your bike or walk to places that are close enough to not drive, and if they’re far, carpool
    -pick up trash wherever you see it and recycle
    🙂

  21. cleohelios Says:

    I walk or ride my bike.
    I do not throw paper or other garbage anywhere.
    I do not waste water.

  22. YoohooAndFriendsLover Says:

    Purchase appliances and office equipment with the Energy Star Label; old refrigerators, for example, use significant more energy than newer models

    Turn down or shut off your water heater when you will be away for extended periods

    Use electric appliances only when you need them

    Use compact fluorescent light bulbs to save money and energy.

    Shut off electrical equipment in the evening when you leave work

    Replace old windows with energy efficient ones

    Use cold water instead of warm or hot water when possible

    Buy green electricity – electricity produced by low – or even zero-pollution facilities

  23. gloria Says:

    1. Take own shopping bags to the store
    2. Use public transport, cycle or walk where possible
    3. Switch of lights and electrical appliances when not in use
    4. Use energy saving bulbs
    5. Recycle

  24. Marie Jose Says:

    Recycling, Reusing, Reducing!!!Three unique ways someone can help conserve the environment.

  25. icoco1 Says:

    Here are my ideas to use these items:

    Plastic Shopping Bags:

    1) Use them for your stuffed animals as parachutes.
    2) You can use them for bags to clean your cat’s litter box or to pick up your dog’s droppings on a walk.
    3) You can fill it up with air and close the opening of the bag to make a toy for your cat or other animal to pounce on. (Watch your pet; if your pet eats it, your pet could be in danger)
    4) If the store you go to have a recycling bag program, bring all of your plastic bags to there.
    5) You can twist the bags into a long skinny rope, then you can crochet bags together into a floor mat that is water proof and soft on your feet. (My mom came up with idea)
    6) Put a string on it and fly it as a kite for windy days when you don’t have a kite.
    7) You could use them as stuffing in pillows.
    8) You can use them for packing materials for mail instead of using those messy peanuts.
    9) Insulation for walls. (My mom came up with this idea)
    10) Cut holes in them to make arm holes and leg holes and you made yourself a plastic bag outfit for your stuffed animal!

    Newspapers & Magazines:

    1) You can cut out words and pictures you like and put them to together on a piece of paper to make a collage.
    2) Use cool pages out of magazines or a full page of words on a newspaper to make backgrounds for scrap books.
    3) They work for insulation too. (My mom came up with this idea)
    4) You can donate them to senior citizens retirement homes, doctor offices, and other places for people to read. You can also donate them to schools for art projects. (My mom came up with this idea)
    5) You can donate newspapers to companies who create paper to recycle it and create it into new paper.
    6) Newspapers and magazine pages can be used for mail packaging too.
    7) Take out a few special events from a newspaper and add them into a time capsule.
    8) You can make them into super cool paper airplanes
    9) You make them into origami.
    10) Role up your newspaper or magazine to swap flies. This one amuses me.

    Soda Cans: (Anything that has to do with cutting them, be careful! You can cut your self)

    1) You can cut them (be careful, you can cut yourself), paint them, and create them into sculptures.
    2) You can recycle the pop tabs and give them to Ronald McDonald’s House to help children. They weigh the amount of pop tabs and sell them to get money to help children in need.
    3) Those pop tabs can also be used as hangers for paintings or pictures to put on walls.
    4) You can use them as picture frames if you cut them into a the correct shape of the picture and you also make designs on them using metal burners. (Maker sure a professional metal burner is making the designs you want)
    5) You can cut them and design them into shapes and cool looking figures, then poke holes in them (let an adult do this part) to make a hole to put a string through it and make an interesting wind chime.
    6) You can cut off the end of two soda cans, then poke a hole through the bottom of the soda can, and then finally attach a string through the ends and create a telephone.
    7) You can stack them all up and glue them together to make a giant tower.
    8) Like I was saying about the time capsule when you can put special events from a newspaper and put them in the time capsule, you can make the time capsule out of the soda cans.
    9) You can glue them all together into a huge line and put them into pools for lap dividers. (Mom came with this idea)
    10) You can make a bird feeder out of the soda can. Poke holes that are large enough for bird beaks to get into and fill it with bird seed.

    I could post a lot more, but I’ll just put these.

    Here is a picture of my YooHoo, Boo as I call him, jumping down from the counter shelf with his parachute I made out of a plastic bag.

    Here is a picture before Boo jumped down with his parachute.

  26. Adriana Anna Says:

    1) share a 2-ply tissue paper/serviette with your friend to wipe your mouth after the meal when you dine out – this will save trees 🙂

    2) take the effort to recycle things and be active in long-run recycling programmes in your community

    3) wake up early and sleep early: make use of broad daylight to shorten the consumption of electricity in the night

    To support Earth Day and conserve the environment, here is a picture of YooHoo and I doing our part to recycle materials:

  27. Adriana Anna Says:

    The picture submitted in the previous post shows YooHoo Meerkat, Pookee helping me to put a bottle into the recycle bag 🙂

  28. Natalie Says:

    1. With a digital camera,one can take many many beautiful photos. Restrain from printing out hardcopy of photos – use digital photo frames to display photos

    2. Opt for online electronical bill statements instead of print-outs.

    3. Recycle story books/magazines by donating it to the library – don’t leave them on the shelves to gather dust.

    To help the environment for Earth Day , yoohoo and I will not turn on the lights at night. Instead we will use candles 🙂

  29. Pinkie Says:

    1) Reduce
    2) Re-use
    3) Recycle

  30. Jamie Remele Says:

    Three unique ways to conserve the enviroment:
    1. Plant more trees
    2. use resusable water bottles
    3. make stuff out of recyclable stuff

    • yoohoofriends Says:

      Jamie! Congratulations 🙂 you are the randomly selected winner for the Question of the Week – Earth Day Edition (2012)! email yoohoowinners at gmail dot com with your full name and mailing address to claim the prize! mention QOTW-Earthday in the email. Thanks!

      • Jamie Remele Says:

        Just got them in the mail thanks so much! my green ones voice box and light dont work tho 😦

  31. Mother Says:

    What was the problem with my son’s answer, that you’ve deleted it? No inspiration to use your site any more time. That was his first visit and he was really interested to take part in this. Sorry

    • yoohoofriends Says:

      sorry to hear that! 😦 nothing was deleted. all comments, unless you’ve posted here previously, are moderated and accepted before they appear. of course, he’s still entered into the question of the week contest 🙂

  32. Nancy Tran Says:

    Submit your homework electronically if you can help it (probably more applicable to the relatively old students)

    Take some time to find clothes at the Salvation Army. Not only are you reducing consumption, you’re also saving a lot of money if you find something really cute (or unique, even)!

    Buy food in bulk and go splitsies with people around the neighborhood. Saves you money, saves packaging material. Better yet, you could buy from the local farmer’s market.

  33. 1.by riding your bike
    2.using reusable water bottles
    3.turn off the sink when your not using it Ex when you are brushing your teeth
    4.turn off all lights when not needed

  34. Diana Tran Says:

    1. I think this a very important way of protecting our environment: Eat organically grown foods and support local! You wouldn’t believe how much green house gases are emitted to transport our fruits and vegetables to our plate! Also, pesticides and fertilizers used in growing fruits is very dangerous for our ecosystem- it destroys animals habitats-and its biodiversity.

    2. Don’t waste water; water is such a life giving and essential resource- and its becoming scarce! Take shorter and less hot showers, slowly reduce the amount you spend each day, it will take time to get used to 🙂 Turn of the tap when you are brushing your teeth. These little things will help conserve a lot of water over time!

    3. Recycle paper! Write and print on both sides of your paper! You will cut paper usage by half. Recycle scrap papers-try not to use a brand new sheet of paper when you are designing a rough copy for a project, or taking down a quick note. Trees are amazing living things- they provide homes for many animals, create oxygen for us to breath, and help filter our air.

  35. 1. Reduce – reuse – recycle
    2. Turn the light off when leaving the room
    3. Take the bike instead of the car

    This picture shows my little Pneu after putting an empty water bottle back in my bag so we could recycle it later 😉

  36. I have lived quite a while on the Maldives, natures Paradise. But thought that there is going so much wrong to preserve the gorgeous beauty there! 😦 There must be changes … and those fit also to the rest of the world:

    First: Use reusable water bottles (millions of tons of plastic trash is either burned or thrown into the ocean!)

    Second: Save energy – its not necessairy to have lights on during the whole night or when you’re not in that very room or even at home.

    Third:
    Use public transport instead of cars – especially for short ways.

    And I could go on and on and on!!! We’re are the only ones who can change the world! Lets do it!!!

  37. Joni Says:

    1. I recycle wastes
    2. I never buy anything what I don’t need
    3 I prefer local produkts.

  38. Arctic Says:

    There are lots of different things you can do. A big one would be unplugging electronics like computers or the tv when you’re not using it. Using the clothes line rather then the dryer when at all possible is another one that will probably save you a bit of money considering the cost of running them at peak times (noon, ect). Finally, a small but effective one is to take a short shower. It takes a lot of energy to heat that nice hot water up for you plus if you take too long you can end up wasting water that isn’t really needed.

  39. Shelly Hanneman Says:

    The 3 things we would do is 1. Turn the lights off when not using them, 2. Set our old fruit and vegetables in the vacant field next to us so the deer can eat them instead of throwing it away, and 3. Pick up litter anywhere we go and recycle what we can.

  40. Madys Leemer Says:

    1. Recycle cans and bottles
    2. Turn off water and lights when leaving bathrooms
    3. Make a garden or plant a tree

  41. Lily Kwan Says:

    1. choose products with minimal packaging
    2. carpool/use public transit/ride bicycles
    3. use reusable tote bags when grocery shopping

  42. liffey Says:

    1.reuse everything to make something new
    2.turn your lights OFF during the day and when you go to sleep (and t.v’s pc’s and other electric devices)
    3.reuse the water you have when you have a bath to save water.

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