5 Ways to Teach Kids How to Protect Our Planet

Kids aren't always aware of how many resources they use each day, so they wander through life using them freely. As they become older, it's beneficial to teach kids about taking care of Mother Earth and understanding the impact they make in this world. Create ways that challenge your children to nurture the planet we live on. Consider using the following tips:

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My name is Donna Jo and I am from Birmingham, Alabama. I love sports (especially softball) and I’m a home security guru. After working many years for a home security company I decided to pursue my lifelong dream of being a writer. That’s what has brought me here today. I hope y’all enjoy my content!

 

Smokeless Biofuel Saves Lives in Africa

Charcoal Alternative

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Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

How Planting Trees in Haiti Put Kids in School: The Timberland Story

When was the last time you walked into your yard or car park, looked up at the trees, and in the same thought, gave thanks for the education of your children?

It’s not a correlation I’ve ever made, but it is to Gustave, a smallholder farmer from Gonaïves, Haiti. Trees are sending his five kids to school. Three of the five are attending high school, analogous to attending Harvard in the United States. Only five percent of children attend high school in Haiti and Gustave’s three children are the first in his family to make it this far.

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Julie Fahnestock's picture

Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

The Significance of Wilderness in Our Modern World

by Jocelyn Mercado | Pachamama Alliance

All of the Earth used to be wild and untouched. Human settlement has impacted landscapes since before written history. In recent centuries, with the rise of industrialization and the exploding global population, wilderness and wild places have been disappearing more quickly than ever before in human history.

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Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, Pachamama Alliance programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. www.pachamama.org
 

Iceland’s Fin Whale Hunt Canceled for 2016

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Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Bolivia's "Law of Mother Earth" Gives Rights to Planet

Bolivia has a law on the books that should serve as high inspiration for the rest of the world. The “Law of Mother Earth,” (Ley de Derechos de La Madre Tierra) gives legal status to Mother Earth, stating in no uncertain terms, that: “Mother Earth and all its components, including human communities, are entitled to the inherent rights recognized in this law.”

Some of the rights enumerated:

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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Child's hand holding up globe outdoors
08/02/2019
Kids aren't always aware of how many resources they use each day, so they wander through life using them freely. As they become older, it's beneficial to teach kids about taking care of Mother Earth... read more
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05/25/2016
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by Jocelyn Mercado | Pachamama Alliance All of the Earth used to be wild and untouched. Human settlement has impacted landscapes since before written history. In recent centuries, with the... read more
German etching of Fin Whale
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Bolivian child playing flute while sitting astride straw bale
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Bolivia has a law on the books that should serve as high inspiration for the rest of the world. The “Law of Mother Earth,” (Ley de Derechos de La Madre Tierra) gives legal status to Mother Earth,... read more
Child's hand holding up globe outdoors
08/02/2019
Kids aren't always aware of how many resources they use each day, so they wander through life using them freely. As they become older, it's beneficial to teach kids about taking care of Mother Earth... read more
flames and embers in charcoal fire
08/24/2016
Charcoal Alternative When I make dinner tonight, I’ll walk over to my stove, turn a few knobs, and be eating in twenty minutes or less. Easy, clean, safe, and cheap. However, those four adjectives... read more
workers planting in nursery garden of Haiti
05/25/2016
When was the last time you walked into your yard or car park, looked up at the trees, and in the same thought, gave thanks for the education of your children? It’s not a correlation I’ve ever... read more
Mountain river coursing over rocks past trees
05/18/2016
by Jocelyn Mercado | Pachamama Alliance All of the Earth used to be wild and untouched. Human settlement has impacted landscapes since before written history. In recent centuries, with the... read more
German etching of Fin Whale
03/10/2016
by Willie Mackenzie | Greenpeace Following years of public outrage, the endangered fin whale, the second largest animal on our planet, will not be hunted in Iceland this year. Great news. Word... read more
Bolivian child playing flute while sitting astride straw bale
12/18/2014
Bolivia has a law on the books that should serve as high inspiration for the rest of the world. The “Law of Mother Earth,” (Ley de Derechos de La Madre Tierra) gives legal status to Mother Earth,... read more