New School Year? New Ways To Be Green!

Hey Guys!

Since most of you, like myself, will be starting school very soon I thought we could talk about ways to make this school year your greenest yet!

There are so many easy ways to do this, like bringing a reusable water bottle and lunchbox. Most of those things you already know about, so I thought that I should bring up some ways you may not already know!

Before we get to go to classes and see our friends we have to GET to school, right? Well, how we choose to do that makes a huge difference and has serious effects on the environment as well as one’s health. Here are some ways to make sure that your carbon footprint is lessened this year!

1) Of course the best way to avoid releasing fossil fuels is by either walking, riding a bike or skateboarding to school. Obviously, if you live really far away from school, these aren’t options for you. However, if you live pretty close to your school, this may well be a good option. Not only are these your greenest options for transportation, you will also be getting some exercise! If you choose one of these three options, make sure to be safe–watch traffic, wear safety gear, and practice the buddy system!

2) Another way to cut emission production is by riding a school or city bus. Although they may not be as “cool” as driving a car, you will have time to socialize with your peers and even potentially get some extra study time in the mornings/afternoons. Mass transit is also another way to cut your carbon emissions by two-thirds!

3) The third way to reduce your carbon emissions is by creating a carpool. Carpooling makes a lot of sense for a number of reasons. It is a time and money saver, reduces traffic congestion and pollution, and is a way to get to know your neighbors better!

So, there are several ways for you and your friends to make the most of this year by becoming more eco-friendly! Not only will the earth thank you, but you can also wrack up a bunch of points on this website by doing all of the above activities! Think about it… Why wouldn’t you want to make a positive change this year?

 

OnAir says: What’s another great reason to do all this stuff? Say it with us: AirCreds! Start earning points for your air-friendly acts today!

Listen up, Atlantans: Earth Day Cleanup on April 23!

Who’s got big plans for Earth Day? Looking for something green to do? Look no further. Join the 2nd Annual Earth Day Cleanup Challenge!

On April 23, you can join a bunch of other eco-warriors in helping to make Atlanta beautiful. Join with your class, your club, or even on your own to pitch in and work some enviro magic!

Want details? Of course you do. Click here and join in:

Mark Your Calendars for the Second Annual Earth Day Cleanup Challenge 

 

And guess what else?  Volunteering is a great way to earn AirCreds! Click through to learn more!

5 Reasons to Be an OnAir Blogger

Here at OnAir, we try to stick to eco-issues that affect teens. That’s why we want our blog posts to come from teens, because only you know what topics you and your friends care about.

Right now we’re hunting for a team of smart, social, savvy teen bloggers. Wondering what’s in it for you? Wonder no more. For your consideration, here are Five Reasons to Be an OnAir Blogger.

 

1. You get community service hours

That’s right. You blog for us, you get to log time for community service. We know lots of you need those hours to graduate, and since we’re run by a little nonprofit called The Clean Air Campaign, your blogging time is volunteer-able. So the more you write, the more you can log!

 

2. You can do it even if writing’s not your thing.

Who said blogging was just about writing? If you’re a wordsmith, that’s awesome. If you’re not, guess what? STILL AWESOME. We want you to blog your photos. We want you to blog your videos. We want you to blog your artwork or audio tracks, if you’ve got ‘em. Seriously, if you’re creative and want to speak out about clean air, we have a spot for you.

 

3. Say it with me: Aircreds

Come on, you knew this would be in here. Blogging is one of the best, most awesome ways to earn AirCreds! Don’t tell me you STILL haven’t heard of AirCreds.

AirCreds are a point system for being earth-friendly. You do good things for the air, we give you points. You earn enough points, you can trade them in for cool AirCreds stuff. We’re working on an awesome schedule of AirCreds prizes, and you don’t want to miss out. It’s like grandpa always said: Start earning those AirCreds as soon as possible. True story.

 

4. Fame and fortune, natch.

OK, maybe not fortune, per se. But still.

Our bloggers are an elite crew. They weigh in on the issues, get their work pushed out to thousands of viewers on our site and social media channels—and look great doing it. Every budding game-changer has to start somewhere.

 

5. We’re starting a movement. You can start it with us.

Now, the clean air cause isn’t exactly new. But when you get down to it, teens haven’t had a lot of chances to organize to spread the word. And that’s what OnAir is all about.

Because we’ll let you in on a little secret: OnAir is more than a website. It’s a grassroots Save The Air movement just for people your age. Don’t you want to do something big—something that helps the planet? The first step is spreading the word. Do it here.

 

So. Heard enough? Ready to get started? Click here to apply now! If you’ve still got questions, you can plug them right into the blogger application form.

Come aboard.

Today is International Walk to School Day!

Need some inspiration to express your individuality as a walker? Boom:

Walk on friends. Get creative, and share your walking style with us via Facebook or on Twitter: @OnAirGa

REPOST: Introducing AirCreds!


We’re pretty fired up over here at OnAir, now that we’ve launched the AirCreds system! We know what you’re thinking: ‘What’s an AirCred?” Don’t worry- we’ll break it down for you, and we know that once you understand how AirCreds works, you’ll be excited too.

Basically, the AirCreds system awards you points when you enter the positive actions you take to contributing to improving our air and our environment in general. For example, if you invite a friend to join OnAir, you earn 5 points. If you take the bus to school, you earn 10 points. You can even rack up points by planting a tree, working in a community garden, or skateboarding to school. The possibilities are endless, and the awesome part is that not only will you help save our air, you’ll have fun in the process.

If you’re already an OnAir member, simply go to the AirCreds tab and start recording your AirCred actions! If you’re not yet member, join here, then sign up for AirCreds and get to crushing the competition!

So- that just leaves one question: are you up for the AirCreds challenge? And how do you think you’ll stack up against your OnAir competitors?

 

Introducing OnAir AirCreds!

 

We’re pretty fired up over here at OnAir- we’re about to launch our new AirCreds program! We know what you’re thinking: ‘What’s an AirCred?” Don’t worry- we’ll break it down for you, and we know that once you understand how AirCreds works, you’ll be excited too.

Basically, the AirCreds system awards you points when you enter the positive actions you take to contributing to improving our air and our environment in general. For example, if you invite a friend to join OnAir, you earn 5 points. If you take the bus to school, you earn 10 points. You can even rack up points by planting a tree, working in a community garden, or skateboarding to school. The possibilities are endless, and the awesome part is that not only will you help save our air, you’ll have fun in the process.

If you’re already an OnAir member, simply go to the AirCreds tab and start recording your AirCred actions! If you’re not yet member, join here, then sign up for AirCreds and get to crushing the competition!

So- that just leaves one question: are you up for the AirCreds challenge? And how do you think you’ll stack up against your OnAir competitors?