Bookseller gives away free books to children in Italy who bring plastic bottles and cans to recycle

A Southern Italy-based bookseller is encouraging children to read while doing something for the environment by offering free books to those who bring him one plastic bottle and one aluminum can to recycle. Michele Gentile, who founded the Ex Libris Cafe bookshop in Polla, a small town near Salerno, told CNN his goal is to spread passion for books and a love for reading among those … Continue reading Bookseller gives away free books to children in Italy who bring plastic bottles and cans to recycle

Big Green’s Learning Gardens helping to build a healthier future for kids in the US

Big Green is building Learning Gardens in low-income schools across the US, in efforts to build a healthier future for kids. Learning Gardens teach children an understanding of food, healthy eating, and garden skills through experiential learning and garden-based education that tie into existing school curriculum, such as math, science, and literacy. Part-playground, part-outdoor classroom, the learning gardens serve as spaces where students learn about … Continue reading Big Green’s Learning Gardens helping to build a healthier future for kids in the US

MicroActivist Connor Berryhill inspiring kids to help protect the oceans

Eleven-year-old Connor Berryhill is on a mission to connect youth with the world’s oceans, creating “the next generation of ocean warriors”. The young native of San Diego, California was only 5-years-old when an underwater encounter with an endangered monk seal in Kauai set him on a path to take care of the world’s most vulnerable creatures. Now 11, Connor Berryhill has taken his small-scale activism big and … Continue reading MicroActivist Connor Berryhill inspiring kids to help protect the oceans

Think Playgrounds building public playgrounds in Vietnam with recycled materials

Public playgrounds in Vietnam are being built from salvaged materials – everything from discarded bamboo and timber to broken boats – with the aim to ensure every child the right to equal play in the public domain. In Vietnam, playgrounds are usually only built in wealthy areas and schools. But social enterprise, Think Playgrounds, is changing that by working together with residents, businesses and local authorities to take … Continue reading Think Playgrounds building public playgrounds in Vietnam with recycled materials

Kids climate change messages emblazoned on Swiss glacier in a giant postcard to raise awareness

Kids from around the world joined forces to express their concerns about global warming by creating the “world’s biggest postcard” which was emblazoned on a glacier in the Swiss Alps. More than 125,000 colourful and hand-written postcards from kids, placed together as one huge postcard stretching to half the size of a football pitch, was unfurled by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and partners on … Continue reading Kids climate change messages emblazoned on Swiss glacier in a giant postcard to raise awareness

Edible education at Palos Verdes School Gardens brings kids closer to nature

Palos Verdes School Gardens (PVSG) is turning gardens in to classrooms in efforts to bring kids closer to nature in South Bay, California. Offering “edible education”, the nonprofit’s weekly garden programme serves 11 schools and collaborates and consults with Rolling Hills Prep, PVPUSD Food Services for middle and high schools, as well as neighboring schools in the South Bay and the Greater Los Angeles area. … Continue reading Edible education at Palos Verdes School Gardens brings kids closer to nature

Road Trip: A double-decker bus serving as a “green space” connecting kids and communities with nature

In a world clued on to repurposing and engaging people of all ages in fun and informative ways, Road Trip is a double-decker bus with a difference – serving as a “green space” where kids and communities around California can learn about growing their own food and connecting with nature. Housed on the 32-foot double decker bus are DIY stations, an inspiring prep kitchen, and hands-on … Continue reading Road Trip: A double-decker bus serving as a “green space” connecting kids and communities with nature

Upcycling old Sponges with your Kids [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

What better way to guide your kids into a green lifestyle than playing and crafting together with them showing them there can be other purposes to something broken or used. Here is an activity you might enjoy with your kids: reusing a sponge, very simple and quick going green. via Upcycling old Sponges with your Kids [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Upcycling old Sponges with your Kids [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Nature Explorers: Wildlife filmmaking event for kids in Hyde Park

Looking for something fun for your kids to do this half-term in nature? The Royal Parks are hosting a wildlife film making event for kids aged 8-11 at Hyde Park tomorrow (Tuesday 23 October). Children will make their own mini wildlife documentary and follow in the footsteps of David Attenborough. Using iPads, children will explore the hidden wildlife of the park, and capture what they … Continue reading Nature Explorers: Wildlife filmmaking event for kids in Hyde Park

The Lost Words: Trees for Cities launch campaign to help re-green London’s primary school education

Trees for Cities has launched a campaign to place a copy of the children’s book, The Lost Words – which aims to summon back words pertaining to nature in the hearts and minds of children – into every state primary school in London. The campaign, launched via Crowdfunder, aims to raise £15,000 by 7 November in an effort to help to re-green early years education in the … Continue reading The Lost Words: Trees for Cities launch campaign to help re-green London’s primary school education