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Ride in Style this Spare The Air Season!

Hi Friends!

Now that school is out for summer, you might be thinking of all the fun things you want to do with your extra free time. Riding your bike or scooter to get to a friend’s house, the park, or just for fun is a great way to help Spare The Air by reducing the number of car trips you and your family take because cars release harmful emissions that contribute to air pollution. This summer, I encourage you and your friends to decorate your helmets so you can ride in style and have fun while you help me Spare The Air.

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Tips to Help Scooter Spare The Air This Summer!

Hi Friends!

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time for sunny pool days, picnics, and riding bikes around your neighborhood with friends.  However, that also means that Spare The Air season is in full swing in the Sacramento region! The warm weather can create higher levels of ozone air pollution, which is also called “smog”, and it can be especially bad in the afternoon and early evening hours. Ask your parents to download the FREE, Sacramento Region Air Quality app so they can check air quality conditions to make sure air quality is good. That will help enjoy your time outside even more!!

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Scooter’s Tips for an Eco-Friendly Halloween

Hi Friends,

Trick-Or-Treat! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. When you think of Halloween, you probably think of pumpkins, candy, costumes and the colors orange and black. This year, I want you to think of the color GREEN! Many Halloween products can produce a scary amount of waste that can haunt our world for many Halloween nights to come.

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Scooter’s DIY Ice Cream Shoppe

Hi friends!

July is National Ice Cream Month! One of my favorite things to do in the summertime is make homemade ice cream! Check out my favorite recipe -- it is both delicious and, because you can make it at home, it helps reduce air pollution since you don’t have to drive to an ice cream shop.

With just a few ingredients and a little jiggle, you can make homemade ice cream in minutes and help Spare The Air!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup rock salt
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 gallon-size zip-top bag
  • 1 pint-size zip-top bag
  • Dish towel

What you do:

  1. Start by filling the gallon-size zip-top bag with half the ice. Sprinkle half the rock salt over the ice and then place the pint-size zip-top bag inside.
  2. Now carefully measure and pour the half and half into the small pint-size bag along with the vanilla and sugar. Make sure the top is tightly sealed, kids!
  3. Place the rest of the ice around the cream-filled baggie and then sprinkle with the rest of the rock salt. Zip the top, wrap in the dish towel so your hands don’t get cold, and get ready to shake.
  4. Check the bag after two to three minutes of good shaking. Creamy ice cream should be inside!
  5. Remove the ice cream from the bag of salted ice and enjoy — right out of the bag!

For more Spare The Air tips, visit: http://sparetheair.com/takeAction/index.cfm

Email me at ScooterTheSpareTheAirDog@gmail.com, or message me on Facebook (@SpareTheAirScooter)! I would love to answer any of your Spare The Air questions!

Your pal,

-Scooter

Earth Day Scooter

Earth Day Lunch Box!

Hi friends! Earth Day is a special time because we celebrate our beautiful planet. We also learn new ways to do all the things we love to do, but in a way that can help reduce air pollution too!

Earth Day is one of my favorite holidays and pizza and recess are two of my favorite things, so I decided to put my love for Earth Day, the deliciousness of pizza and the fun of recess, all in my Earth Day lunch box and share it with you!

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Coloring Sheet Blog

New Scooter Coloring Pages

Hi friends! If you’re looking for something to do over winter break, download my new Check Before You Burn coloring pages. Not only are they lots of fun to color, but they have information about wintertime air pollution! Please have your mom or dad help you print some of these awesome pages, color them and then share them with me on my Facebook page— https://www.facebook.com/scooterthesparetheairdog. I’m so excited to see the colorful masterpieces that all of my friends create.

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Happy Halloween Scooter Blog

Eco-Friendly Halloween

Hi friends, it’s me – Scooter the Spare The Air Dog! Don’t you just love the fall season? The warm colors of the trees, the cold crisp air and, of course, Halloween!

I know that when you think of Halloween, you probably think of orange, but I always think green! Many Halloween products can produce a monstrous amount of waste that can haunt our environment way beyond the eerie shadows of Halloween night.

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DIY Doggie Shampoo

Hi everyone! Taking care of a pet is a big responsibility. (I should know…I’m a dog!) Pets need food and treats, clean air to breathe and bubble baths. Most over-the-counter pet shampoos use all kinds of chemicals that are bad for our environment and our air. I like to smell like flowers—not chemicals— so I use a special doggy shampoo that can be made at home.

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