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Hi Green Kids!

Welcome to the Green Kids Club Newsletter where you can keep up with the Green Kids Club happenings each month, learn some new things, and challenge yourself as a true Green Kid ambassador for the planet.

What's New at the Green Kids Club

We have a lot of new things happening at Green Kids Club! First, we'll have a new book coming out about a baby rhino that gets separated from his dad. It's called "Are you My Daddy?" Stay tuned to our website to find out when it will be released.

Also, coming soon... ebooks! That's right. Green Kids Club is partnering with an online provider to bring the Green Kids Club's library to a computer near you. More info to follow on that very soon.

February Observances

February is National Bird Feeding Month, as well as these specific animal observations:

  • Serpent Day - February 1
  • Groundhog Day - February 2
  • Great Backyard Bird Count - February 15-18, 2019
  • National Hippo Day - February 15
  • World Pangolin Day - February 16, 2019 - Third Saturday in February
  • World Whale Day - February 16, 2019
  • National Wildlife Day - February 22
  • National Justice for Animals Week - February 24 - March 2, 2019
  • World Spay Day - February 25
  • International and National Polar Bear Day - February 27

February's Animal Facts

In honor of International Polar Bear Day later this month, let's learn some things you might not know about the mighty arctic carnivore. Polar bears have black skin to absorb heat from sunlight, but their fur is white to blend into their environment. Polar bears grow from about one pound at birth to be one of the largest land carnivores at well over 1,000 pounds. Polar bears are also featured in our book, Balto Saves the Arctic.

Monthly Challenge

Everything that is plugged into a wall or that runs on batteries uses energy. Energy usage is a necessary part of life, especially in the winter, but it can be rough on the environment in many ways like the search for new energy sources, industrial production of energy, and the waste of used batteries. If we can all keep our energy usage in mind and think about ways we could reduce our impact, the world would be better for it. Do we really need to raise the heat inside a few more degrees or could we put on a sweater or use a blanket? Could we use more sustainable alternatives (solar power, rechargeable batteries, ride a bike or use public transportation)? Did we remember to turn off all the lights when we left? Take some time to evaluate your energy usage. Simple changes that become good habits can multiply benefits!

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