Celebrate Arbor Day and Plant a Tree

I tried to avoid tying this post into the Royal Wedding but with all the fuss today,  it was unavoidable. I won’t talk about the dress or the magical carriage ride through the streets of London. What I did notice about the wedding were the eight beautiful maple trees lining the aisles of Westminster Abbey. Brought in for the special occasion, the trees gave the Abbey a magical, enchanted forest feel. I loved it. Coincidentally, today is Arbor Day. Arbor Day a U.S.-celebrated …

Turn off Your Lights for Earth Hour

This is a guest post by Stephen Anfield. Stephen is currently working as the Benefits Outreach Project Coordinator at the AARP Foundation. He organizes the Benefits Access QuickLink volunteers and National Call Center. It’s time to make like Nelly Furtado and “turn off the lights” because tomorrow is March 26th, and millions of people all over the world will be recognizing one of the biggest global events of the year – Earth Hour! At 8:30pm (local time) on Saturday, hundreds of millions …

Who The Heck is Phil The Pill & Why Does He Want My Rx?

AARP Wisconsin was hanging out in Reedsburg this weekend with their new friend Phil The Pill from The P2D2 Program. Who is this mysterious man (bottle?) and what does he want with AARP members? P2D2 is actually a great awareness campaign spreading across the country where anyone can bring in their prescription or over-the-counter medications, thermometers or sharps (including ones for pets) to participating drop off locations, and they will incinerate them for free! If you’re like me you just …

Give Back by "Going Green" for Earth Day.

Whether you like small projects or big ones, physical work or more brainy tasks – there’s a bunch of ways for you to help others Go Green.

Living and Winning Green

As a really cool way to promote green living, AARP has created a new contest that allows folks to not only offer new ideas to be environmentally friendly, but also win stuff for doing it! The Live Green Everyday Sweepstakes urges people to give their tips on how to be green, and gives back green prizes in return. And that will be every day for the next 6 weeks! Amazon gift codes will be given out to folks each day, …

News To Know: Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, here are some suggestions on how you can improve the environment.