Football Beyond Borders: Building resilient young women through the power of football 

The World Cup may well be underway, but an initiative by Football Beyond Borders is having far greater impact on female students. Female, Fitness, Education and Motivation (FFEM), which launched in schools in east and south London in 2015, is engaging young women in education who potentially face exclusion, using the power of football to challenge, inspire and build resilient young women. Football Beyond Borders say: “We … Continue reading Football Beyond Borders: Building resilient young women through the power of football 

Authors4Oceans: Children’s books authors making waves in helping to halt plastic pollution

Authors4Oceans is a group of water element-inspired authors and illustrators of children’s books passionate about the natural world and preserving it for future generations. The Authors4Oceans campaign was created by the award-winning novelist Lauren St John, whose children’s books include the eco-adventure Dolphin Song and the recently published seaside mystery Kat Wolfe Investigates. The concept behind Authors4Oceans came about when Lauren St John ordered a drink in a … Continue reading Authors4Oceans: Children’s books authors making waves in helping to halt plastic pollution

Bottle Island animation short promotes “beat plastic pollution” theme of World Environment Day 2018

An animated short film featuring characters from kids TV show Bottle Island is highlighting the importance of combating plastic pollution, which ties in with the theme of this year’s World Environment Day. Bottle Island follows a group of quirky friends as they work together to save their home, Bottle Island, from the rubbish that washes up on the shore. Through their eco-adventures, the characters discover … Continue reading Bottle Island animation short promotes “beat plastic pollution” theme of World Environment Day 2018

How to raise earth-friendly kids — ecogreenlove

Our planet is our home and it is our duty to protect it at all costs. But nowadays the growing demands of people in all directions are ‘cutting on’ the Earth’s life. We must take up actions, which will reduce the amount of the damage. Recycling, planting trees and crops, decreasing paper usage are just a few of the things we must do. And if … Continue reading How to raise earth-friendly kids — ecogreenlove

Scrapstores: Supporting creative uses for hard-to-recycle scraps in kids arts and crafts projects

Clean reusable scrap materials and hard-to-recycle resources are no longer making their way to landfill and are instead being used creatively by children for use in arts and crafts projects thanks to scrapstores. Scrapstores give schools and communities the chance to find art and craft materials at a fraction of the price they would find anywhere else. Some scrapstores are only open to schools and voluntary … Continue reading Scrapstores: Supporting creative uses for hard-to-recycle scraps in kids arts and crafts projects

Luke’s Toy Factory: Eco-friendly kids toys made with reclaimed sawdust

Reclaimed sawdust has found new life as eco-friendly kids toys thanks to Luke’s Toy Factory. Luke’s Toy Factory have taken out 30% of the plastic, usually found in kids toys, and replaced it with organic materials such as sawdust. The sawdust, which is locally sourced in the US from furniture mills and window factories, is then combined with safe, certified clean plastic pellets to make Luke’s Toy Factory’s range of … Continue reading Luke’s Toy Factory: Eco-friendly kids toys made with reclaimed sawdust

Julian Lennon’s children’s books about the environment to be reimagined on screen

Children’s book author Julian Lennon is to produce an animated television series based on his series Touch the Earth and its recently released sequel, Heal the Earth. The adventure preschool series invites readers to board the magical White Feather airplane and aid in the preservation of the planet’s oceans and water supplies, with themes of environmentalism and social issues running through its episodes. The animated episodes … Continue reading Julian Lennon’s children’s books about the environment to be reimagined on screen

The Wild Network: Getting kids outside and reconnecting with nature

The Wild Network is a diverse community of people with a mission to get more kids outside and reconnecting with nature. Back in the day before the bombardment of modern technology and “entertainments”, children would play outdoors where they were more connected to nature and to people. What The Wild Network refer to as “wild time” – time spent outdoors, roaming free, and playing wild – … Continue reading The Wild Network: Getting kids outside and reconnecting with nature

Garden to Table: Helping to reconnect children to nature and their food supply

New Zealand’s Garden to Table is helping to reconnect children to nature and their food supply through hands-on food education. Garden to Table, which runs programmes across primary schools in New Zealand, builds life skills through practical, hands on classes on how to grow and cook fresh food. The organisation is also helping to build an awareness, among kids, of an individual and collective responsibility for the … Continue reading Garden to Table: Helping to reconnect children to nature and their food supply

Young Mexican girl wins science award for solar water heater made from discarded objects

An eight-year-old Mexican girl has constructed a solar water heater made entirely from discarded objects including hoses, glass panels from a former construction site, and logs. Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López’s invention has been awarded a prestigious science prize from Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM). The young inventor says her project was aimed at slowing climate change by reducing the need for low-income people in her rural community … Continue reading Young Mexican girl wins science award for solar water heater made from discarded objects