- 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!
Program for Schools:
Green Star School Awards:
Become a 5 Green Stars School and a Leader in Environmental Sustainability
Our program guides through the process in easy to follow do-it-yourself steps, for a school to obtain "Green Star School" awards, and shows how to become a Leader in Environmental Sustainability, while preparing the kids to move in the path to innovation.
Annual conference dedicated to children:
5th annual, Green Kids Conference will be held on Saturday, June 13th, 2015
at, Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, Mountain View, CA
Green Kids Conference - Building Responsible Innovators:
Program for Local Communities:
Project: Striving for Zero Waste Community - Awareness Campaign
Project Sponsored by: www.Cargill.com
Green Kids Now, is raising awareness in our local communities, about our Waste Management, the progress we have made so far with our efforts in 4Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot, and shows how we could improve and strive to become a true Zero Waste Community.
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!
Program for Local Communities:
Project: Plastic Caps Recycling
please go to:
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.
Bay Area People - episode on Green Kids Now's programs:
Green Kids Now, is
“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”
Founder’s Speech at the 4th annual, Green Kids Conference!
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
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.