Ok, so I have heard that the new Microsoft search will not be called kumo.com. The new name is not told to more then 3 people in the company. So what can I say, I am a little bummed. I liked Kumo.com, what a buzz killer. So folks, if you are trying to create buzz for a brand, leak out the word. Don’t hide it from people or change it. Be like Apple, one of the best marketing companies in the world. Tell people months and years in advance what you will be building, how cool it is, and how hot it is. But, don’t tell them yet, keep it a secret for a while. And, then when they have had it, reveal it like the iPhone. Create buzz, that is what Marketing is all about.
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March 24, 2009 · No Comments
You’ve heard it before. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
If you are currently putting these “green” habits to the test, then the next step is to instruct your kids on how to do the same. Green is such a popular topic and now with the money tight in families, the color of money is one that everyone is interested in.
You can be a wonderful role model to your kids, but if they are only watching you turn off the lights when you leave the room and taking food scraps out to the compost bin, it’s not enough to get them to do it. The more we can build natural habits into our children’s daily life patterns, the more we are going to start creating a community of people who will do the same.
If your kids learn a tip or two about being “green,” it will filter onto their friends. Kids love to get involved in projects and this is an opportunity for them to take a deeper look at their lives and to figure out what is important as it affects the whole family and our community.
Top Ways to Teach Your Kids to Go Green!
1. Take your kids shopping to thrift stores. Your children will learn a valuable lesson about reusing items if you let them shop second-hand, consignment and thrift stores. Teach your kids about saving resources by reusing clothing, toys, and equipment and let them experience the thrill of finding a new treasure. It’s not only smart – it’s important to our environment.
2. Teach your kids “green” art smarts. Instead of purchasing new art supplies with all of its packaging, breath new life into old, recycled items and make creative works of art. Pop buttons off an old sweater, find old boxes or containers to decorate, or design a sculpture in your yard with recycled items. Pat and Lisa of Seattle have taken sticks and twigs that have naturally twisted and realigned themselves into the resemblance of an alphabet letter and mounted them as an A through Z wall art display in their basement. When out on a nature walk with your child, present them with the scavenger hunt game where they search for the alphabet letters in tree pieces. It’s an inexpensive way to teach your kids to find learning in nature.