Tag: environment

Felix Finkbeiner – A Trillion Trees to Plant!

When Felix Finkbeiner was nine, a teacher in his class in Munich, Germany asked them to prepare a report about climate change.  As Felix started doing research, he learned about a woman named Wangari Maathai who had helped get 30 million trees planted in Africa. She had done this to help restore… Read more »

The Gorilla Girl – Saving Gorillas One Cell Phone at a Time!

When Mariah Nablo was six years old, she watched a TV show that talked about problems faced by mountain gorillas in Africa. She learned that they were in danger of extinction because their habitat was being destroyed.  The cause of this trouble was people illegally mining for Coltan, a material used to make cell phones.  Mariah was… Read more »

Abdul Muqeet – The Paper Bag Boy

Abdul Muqeet is a young man on a mission to save the environment, starting in his hometown of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. When he was just 8 years old, he learned from his mom just how bad plastic bags are for the environment.  Did you… Read more »

Polar Bear Camp? Inspiring Kids to Make a Difference with the Environment

Well, it’s not exactly a camp run by polar bears! It’s more like a camp run every year during polar bear migration time. And it’s run by Polar Bears International (PBI). Polar Bears International is the world’s leading polar bear protection group.  They focus on saving bears from the many problems they face… Read more »

Alec Loorz – Starting at Age 12, Environmental Activist Inspires Students to Take Action

A few years back, Alec Loorz was moved by watching the movie “Inconvenient Truth”. He decided to apply to become an official presenter for Al Gore. At first Alec was rejected for being too young. But later Mr. Gore learned Alec’s story and invited him to be a featured speaker. But Alec had not waited for Mr.… Read more »

10 Inspiring Quotes for Kids About Animals and Pets

Animals are some of the greatest friends and companions that we have.  Beyond friendship, they provide us with food, entertainment and love.  Some people, such as farmers, the blind and the sick, depend on them to live their lives.  How we treat and respect animals reflects who we are as… Read more »

13 Year Old Shelby Grebenc is One Good Egg

Shelby Grebenc is a young girl who lives on a farm with her family in Broomfield, Colorado. When she was 10 years old, her mom was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and her family was on the edge of losing their home.  Instead of reacting with fear or by feeling sorry for herself,… Read more »

Role Model Videos of the Week 1/29/13

Here are two great videos of role models to inspire you this week: Check out Tennessee homecoming king Scotty Maloney, a special needs student, who was given this honor based on the kindness of three fellow students: Meet Cassandra Lin an amazingly inspirational 12 year old girl who created a… Read more »

Olivia Bouler – Her Passion is “For the Birds”!

12-year-old Olivia Bouler has always had a love of two things – artistry, namely drawing and painting, and the birds she sees as she and her family enjoy the outdoors. In particular, Olivia loves the birds she sees when visiting family in the Gulf of Mexico. So when the Gulf of Mexico… Read more »

Earth Day 2012 – Taking Care of Our Home and Preserving Our Future

Every spring, on April 22, the world marks one of its most important observances – Earth Day! Why is it so significant? Earth Day is extremely important because it’s all about the future of the planet we call home! Earth Day celebrates the earth we have and strongly encourages all people to… Read more »