The Green Kids Club!
What is the
Green Kids Club?
Join kids from all over the world in learning about the earth and its citizens, both human and animal kind. Quiz yourself on your animal knowledge, have fun reading and playing games, and challenge yourself to help our planet! Along the way you can earn points and rewards, too.
You are! But you can follow along in the worldwide adventures of boys and girls in our books, too. Maya, Victor, and Tiago are siblings that can talk to animals. In their travels around the globe, they meet all kinds of people and animals that need their help.
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Join our Green Kids Club! Do Green things and not only will you get awards from us, but you will make a difference in saving our planet and its animals.
March is Dolphin Awareness Month, and has observations for just about everyone:
Butterflies are important pollinators, and their presence can indicate the general health of an ecosystem. In honor of Learn About Butterflies Day on March 14, let's do just that! They have been around for over 56 million years, so there are many kinds that have adapted to live nearly everywhere in the world. There are around 20,000 different species of butterflies, and they can range in size from only about 1/8 of an inch to nearly 12 inches. Butterflies flap their wings about five times every second, but they can only fly if their body temperature is above 86 degrees F. Though they eat nectar with a long, straw-like tongue called a proboscis, butterflies taste their food with their front feet.
This month's challenge gets a little personal. Did you know that the average American uses more than 50 lbs of tissue (facial tissues, paper towels, napkins, and toilet paper) each year? Much of that tissue is made from virgin paper pulp created by cutting down old growth forests, and each roll of toilet paper requires 37 gallons of water to manufacture, not to mention the bleach and other chemicals used to make it pure white. We probably don't think about it much, but this daily habit essentially flushes 27,000 trees down the toilet every day. You can read a sustainability report card of toilet paper manufacturers here. (Hint: the big names tend to have the worst grades!)
Some ways to cut back on your environmental impact in this area:
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