Monday, April 5, 2010

April is Save the Environment Month on TTLG

In the current issue of Through the Looking Glass the special feature is Saving the Environment. I have a wonderful collection of books reviewed in this feature, but I also wanted to add to this content by making April TTLG's Save the Environment Month. Every week during April I will be posting additional reviews, articles and more about saving the environment.

I would like to begin by telling you about a unique environment organization called Kids For Saving Earth that was founded by a boy called Clinton.

"Clinton Hill was special......not because cancer tragically took his life at the age of eleven, but because the life he lived displayed courage and sensitivity to the world around him.

He couldn't understand what we were doing to our planet -- we dumped poisons into our skies and rivers and showed neglect for our precious plants and animals. How, he wondered, could we do such things? Of course, we all continue to wonder. But here is where Clint was different. He didn't just wonder. He acted. He started a club for kids, dedicated to peaceful Earth-saving actions. The first club was in his school, Sunny Hollow Elementary in New Hope, Minnesota.

After Clint died, his mother, Tessa, and father, William, carried on Clint's dream of a healthy planet by establishing Kids for Saving Earth(KSE) as a nonprofit organization. Tessa was a teacher so she new that the best way to educate and inspire children is through interested teachers and parents. Since 1989, Kids for  Saving Earth has provided "Education into Action" curriculum to thousands of instructors and parents. As a result there are now hundreds of thousands of kids and grown-ups all over the planet working to protect the Earth. KSE kids gave speeches at the UN, rode on a KSE float in President Bill Clinton's inaugural parade, influenced environmental legislation, greened their schools and participated in thousands of other grass roots activities to help protect our environment.

The mission of Kids for Saving Earth is to educate, inspire, and empower children to protect the Earth's environment. Kids for Saving Earth provides educational materials, posters, and a highly acclaimed web site featuring environmental education curriculum and activities. Many of our programs have been adapted to the Internet to make it faster and less costly to provide Earth-savers with updated information. Through Kids for Saving Earth's Green Shop you can order educational posters, certificates, guidebooks, CD's, "green" gifts and supplies, and much more.

A few examples of environmental programs KSE offers include: Let the Forest Be With You, The Arctic is Cool, The KSE RainforestThe Rock the World Concert Kit and CDThe KSE Action GuideThe Little Kids Guide for TeachersThe Call to ActionThe Wonderful World of Water and much more. Also KSE sends a monthly KSE Conserving Classroom Calendar and a quarterly E-Pa News to all members.  If you are interested in receiving these educational programs, sign up for one of our membership options.
You can join Kids for Saving Earth as a free member and receive an educational packet or you can join as a paid member and receive The KSE Action Guide or Little Kids Guide for Teachers and receive KSE

Promise certificates. Click here to learn more and join KSE.

Kids for Saving Earth is a 501C3 non-profit organization with an all volunteer board of directors. Donations to Kids for Saving Earth are tax deductible."

If you have a child (or children in your life) who cares about the environment visit the KFSE website and show them that there are so many things that they can do to make the world a healthier place to live.

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