- Pavan Raj Gowda, Fremont, CA, USA
Green Kids Now, Inc. encourages children to lead and innovate in environment care!
We should care for our planet by protecting plants, conserving energy, conserving water, adopting alternative resources, and strive for a zero waste community. We should learn from nature to meet our needs sustainably.
Clean and healthy environment is very important, so let’s bring this awareness to everyone.
Let's join together and make this planet a cleaner and better place!
Project: Striving for Zero Waste Community
Project Sponsored by: www.Cargill.com
Green Kids Now, Inc., is combining our existing recycling projects into one bigger project called, “Striving for Zero Waste Community”.
Volunteer opportunities for "Striving for Zero Waste Community - Awareness Campaign" are now open!
We have volunteer opportunities for:
a) Adults - to become supervisors and trainers
b) Children – to become youth speakers and leaders and help your local community become a Zero Waste community
Green Kids Now, Inc., has an approved presentation deck for you to use. We will train you to present the materials with the correct message.
For the calendar year 2014, we will be focusing on the Tri-City area of CA – Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Our goal for 2014 is to reach ~ 30,000 people with our awareness campaign.
Join us and be part of the solution!
***Students can earn community services credits and will receive recognition certificates.***
Outstanding youth contributors who exhibit passion and environmental stewardship will be considered for the Green Champ Award (medal, certificate, and $100).
Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet: http://www.volunteersignup.org/4PPW7
Have Questions? or Comments: Email us - info(at)greenkidsnow.org
"Plastic Caps Recycling Project" has started! - September, 2013.
please Click Here.
Project Goal: To recycle all the valuable Polypropylene & Polyethylene plastic caps, and prevent it from ending up as litter in our landfills and in our oceans.
Project Mission: To raise awareness about the environmental hazards caused by the plastic caps, and encourage citizens to voluntarily take action by participating in this Plastic Caps Recycle Project.
Register Now! 4th annual Green Kids Conference will be held on Saturday, May 31st, 2014.
at, Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, Mountain View, CA
For more details and registration, go to www.GreenKidsConference.org
Overview of Green Kids Conference:
“Encouraging our next generation to responsibly innovate”
Innovation and Environmental Sustainability should not be considered separately. Most of the issues we are seeing today with us not knowing how to use our raw materials and how to dispose of an item properly- like plastics, are because when people created products they did not consider these things. But now we know from our mistakes and from the issues we are currently facing today, that the right way is for us to think about environmental sustainability from the beginning of creating any product or solution.
“Environmental etiquette is the new norm for innovation”
For more details and to buy the books now, visit: http://greenkidsnow.org/Stories.html
Book Reviews of GeckoBoy - The Battle of Fracking
1. Book of the Month: Gecko Boy - Written by Kristen Poppleton, Director of Education
*** Read review in pdf format ***
2. Webinar conducted by Director, CIRES Education and Outreach, University of Colorado, Boulder
3. News Article published in Germany's Deutsche Welle.
(DW is kind of like a German version of NPR. People all over the world read their articles and listen to their radio pieces.)
Read online review: http://www.dw.de/there-will-be-fracking-at-least-in-the-arts/a-16473762
"Geckoboy-The Battle of Fracking" and "Two Tales from a kid" books, have been recommended and adopted by environmental educators in their curriculum and lessons.
Missouri Environmental Education Association: http://www.meea.org/curriculum.shtml~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Picture: Pavan with former EPA Administrator, Ms. Lisa Jackson
Global Reporter: Pavan Raj Gowda
Interviews and Discussions with Experts!
LEARN * INNOVATE * TAKE ACTION * SHARE
Share your work and ideas with all the kids around the world!
Here are some ways you could join the rest of the green kids now, either as an individual, school, club, community group/team, and share your work with the rest of the kids around the world. (New ideas are always welcome) All work must be related to environment care and sustainability only. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate.
All appropriate work submitted will be reviewed and published on www.greenkidsnow.org with credits to the submitter clearly stated.
Work that demonstrates passion for the environment will be considered for the Green Champ award!
Please email us only digital copies of your work, we do not need originals.
Submit News Articles on things that happen in your local community
o Short stories
o Digital copy of your Drawings /Paintings
o Digital copy of Structures or displays made from trash (materials that are thrown away)
o Science Experiments
o Articles on science facts
o Research articles on any topic related to environmental concerns and sustainability
o Education video documentaries (not to exceed 15 minutes)
Share the details of environment projects/programs in your local
community or school, lead by children .
o Submit your tips ( 1 to 5 sentences for each tip)
o Digital copy of games and toys created by kids using recycled materials /trash. Submit step by step instructions to develop your eco-game/toy, so other kids around the world could also enjoy it.