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Bethany Brother and Sister 'Donate by Doing'

They are asking the community to join them in taking a pledge to change one aspect of their lives to become a bit "greener."

Luke and Alana Beerli, of Bethany, Conn. Credit: Their DoNation page
Luke and Alana Beerli, of Bethany, Conn. Credit: Their DoNation page

Luke and Alana Beerli are on a mission, and they need your help.

But as the two young Bethany residents note in an email to friends and family, they are "not asking for you to give change: we’re asking you to create change."

Luke and Alana have teamed up with DoNation, a website that "is here to make sustainable living fun, social, and mainstream."  

"We believe that making the world a better place is about actions, not money - so we help people to make small changes and inspire others to do the same," the site's About section reads.

In celebration of Earth Day, Luke and Alana are asking people to join them in pledging to change one aspect of their lives to become a bit "greener."

"We have been working hard at school learning about the Earth and what we can do to help," they write on their DoNation page. "We have teamed up on DoNation to ask you to help us with our mission of helping the Earth." 

"We would like you to pick at least one thing off the list we came up with as a pledge to help us," the go on to write.

And here's that list:

  1. Ride bikes instead of driving
  2. Plant a tree
  3. Save energy (shut off electricity, conserve heat/AC, etc.)
  4. Help by making animal houses (bird houses, bat houses, etc.)
  5. Clean up your neighborhood or community
  6. Use reusable water bottles, not plastic
  7. Reduce, reuse, recycle
  8. Use energy efficient light bulbs and appliances
  9. Use reusable shopping bags instead of plastic
  10. Unplug everything if you are not using it

"Thank you for your support (and the Earth thanks you too)," Luke and Alana write.

Find our more about their effort by visiting their DoNation page.
 

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