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

Kids Can Save the Planet: Teen filmmaker examines the issues from a kids perspective

Young filmmaker Dylan D’Haeze has produced a series of documentaries, Kids Can Save the Planet, which explores plastic pollution, climate change, zero waste and sustainability. At the age of 13, Dylan D’Haeze had a simple question: “What happens when we throw plastic away?” The more he learned about the issues, the more he realised how big the problem is. But rather than let the issues consume … Continue reading Kids Can Save the Planet: Teen filmmaker examines the issues from a kids perspective

SproutFit: Adjustable baby clothing that grows with baby

SproutFit is offering a sustainable solution for mamas and papas when it comes to dressing their little ones. The Idaho-based label has thoughtfully designed a collection of adjustable baby clothes, made with growth spurts in mind. The eco-friendly range – which includes bodysuits, leggings and bandanas – grows with baby and is made in the USA. Instead of buying and replacing seven or more sizes in … Continue reading SproutFit: Adjustable baby clothing that grows with baby

Ecobirdy: Kids furniture collection made from recycled plastic toys

Recycled children’s plastic toys have found a new lease of life as colourful kids furniture thanks to Ecobirdy. The Antwerp-based brand Ecobirdy has created a collection which includes a lightweight chair, named Charlie, with rounded legs and edges, and an accompanying table named Luisa. In addition, a bird-shaped storage container with a removable beak is designed to raise awareness of the endangered Kiwi bird, while … Continue reading Ecobirdy: Kids furniture collection made from recycled plastic toys

One Cool Earth: Schools’ zero waste programme empowers kids to take action

Kids in schools across San Luis Obispo County, California are taking part in daily lunch-time waste sorting and care for on-site composting in an effort to encourage sustainable living. The students now make the zero waste lifestyle a part of their daily routine by providing recycle and compost bins for waste disposal at mealtimes, monitoring these stations with student Green Teams, and promoting positive waste management … Continue reading One Cool Earth: Schools’ zero waste programme empowers kids to take action

Kids Speak for Parks: A nine-year-old’s quest to protect and preserve national parks in the US

Kids Speak for Parks is a nonprofit committed to advocating for the preservation of national monuments currently threatened by the Trump administration in the United States. The nonprofit was created by nine-year-old Robbie Bond to take a stand to protect and preserve the national parks that make up the US. Robbie Bond, a nature lover, said: “When the Trump administration issued an executive order threatening to harm … Continue reading Kids Speak for Parks: A nine-year-old’s quest to protect and preserve national parks in the US

The Perfectly Wonky Carrot: Kids illustrated ebook highlights food waste

The Perfectly Wonky Carrot is a children’s book about food waste, starring a carrot named Tap Carrotsworth. The story follows the story of Tap Carrotsworth, a laidback carrot, whose arrival is not well received at the fruit and veg aisle. Tap gets rejected by his fellow fruit and veg for not looking perfect, but it doesn’t bother him in the slightest. He goes on to … Continue reading The Perfectly Wonky Carrot: Kids illustrated ebook highlights food waste