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Hi Green Kids!

Welcome to the first Green Kids Club Newsletter! We are hoping that this newsletter is a handy tool to help you keep up with the Green Kids Club happenings each month, to learn some new things, and to challenge yourself as a true Green Kid ambassador for the planet.

What's New at the Green Kids Club

Green Kids has a new book coming out soon. It’s called “Molelo the Fire Elephant.” The book is based on a true story about a baby elephant that survives a bush fire and eventually ends up with a wonderful group of new friends. 50% of the book’s proceeds will go to Elephants Without Borders.

 

“Elee and the Shining Star” won a 2018 Tillywig award for Best Family Fun, which is given to top-notch products that encourage family time. From their review, "young readers readily identify with the angst of separation from family, the joy and comfort of acquiring new friends, and the confidence and competence that comes with achieving greater independence. The story is endearingly and expressively told using language perfectly suited to the targeted age group and artwork that charmingly conveys the baby animals' personalities and emotions " Congrats Elee!

We're also making changes to our website (www.greenkidsclub.com), so check back to see our progress. We'd love to hear from you! Give us some feedback on our website or the newsletter and be entered to win your own copy of “Elee and the Shining Star”!

September Celebrations

September is full of days to think about and act on behalf of the world's animals. For example, this month is Save the Koala Month! Here are a few dates to mark on your calendar:

  • September 4 - National Wildlife Day
  • September 15 - International Red Panda Day
  • September 8 - National Iguana Awareness Day
  • September 22 - Elephant Appreciation Day
  • September 22 - World Rhino Day
  • September 23-29 - Sea Otter Awareness Week

Monthly Challenge

September is also the month when we are getting back to school, and with school comes shiny, new school supplies! Just think of all the school supplies gathered up at every school across the world and then used up or thrown away throughout the school year. Have you ever had a marker dry up? Crayola has an amazing program to reuse markers; all you have to do is collect them and send them in. Crayola even pays shipping! Consider setting up a collection site at your school. Even small actions can make a big impact! For more information, see: http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx

Animal Fact

Koalas have two thumbs on their front paws so that they can better climb trees and tear off leaves to eat. Koalas are one of the few animals that has fingerprints, like humans.

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Lorielle Peterson

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