Monday, March 5, 2012

Get Green for March!

Hello Friends of Kids for Saving Earth!

Here comes March! It's time to think "green" (Earth friendly).   Put your "green" foot forward and check out  "The Everything Green Classroom" book or a Kids for Saving Earth membership, and also the great green  activities on our March calendar.

We have added a new educational piece about "greenwashing." Are corporations trying to make products look green that are not green? Absolutely. Find out what you and your students can do about it. It's so important for the health of the Earth to buy green but it will take some education to understand how to shop. Check out Who is Greenwashing.

Another important day to think green is, of course, March 17, St. Patrick's Day.  Your students can wear green and act green all on the same day. It's on a Saturday so ask them to report back to you about what they did. Here are some suggestions.

On March 8th you can launch a no idling campaign at your school. That way your kids won't "turn green" while standing by the idling buses and cars in your parking lot. Seriously, exhaust can make you sick. Put a stop to it.

On March 15 print out the Tune Up the Earth Challenge worksheet and have your kids make a promise to fill in the line on the worksheet. Aim for a completion date of Earth Day on April 22.

I know funding for your green activities is always an issue so try one of our fund-raising suggestions. Collect enough money to order an ionator for your classroom. I promise it is an amazing green way to clean your rooms and your students' hands. They'll have a ball using it. Who would think cleaning can be fun? You will thank me!

Besides the always-needed financial contributions, the biggest way you can help Kids for Saving Earth is to tell fellow teachers and parent friends about Kids for Saving Earth. Get them to join for free or as paid members. Make sure to click on the "Send to a friend" link below.

For the Earth and its children,

Tessa Hill
President, Kids for Saving Earth
www.kidsforsavingearth.orgOffice: 763-559-1234
37955 Bridge Road
North Branch, MN 55056