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December 2022 Newsletter
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! Photo by Sylvia Medina at Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. 
Thanks for Supporting Our Books!
We have had an amazing year! Did you know we won 1st Place in the Green Books/Environmental Book category for the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards? Our books Grizzly 399 and Her Four Hungry Cubs by Sylvia Medina, illustrated by Morgan Spicer, and Jade Elephant by Sylvia Medina, illustrated by Andreas Wessel-Therhorn tied for the best books in this category! We are honored to be recognized for our efforts at sharing the stories of these animals. 

Remember we always have our books available for donation to specific causes and for sale! Click here to see our entire catalog and STAY TUNED FOR 2023 BOOKS! We have some exciting new stories coming your way!
Green Kids News
Recently, we moved the actual club for kids from Green Kids to Wild Green Kids. We want more children to join our club and learn more about how they can advocate for animals and their habitats both here in our own communities and around the world. We have a great contest going right now. READ BELOW and SEND IN THOSE DRAWINGS!
Environmental Hero
We are happy to announce our new Environmental Hero for this quarter is David Casselman!  

David Casselman, as he puts it, feels called to the herculean task of changing hearts and minds about the importance of helping animals and the planet. An accomplished civil trial lawyer, David spent decades doing pro bono work on animal rights cases in addition to successfully championing litigation and teaching law classes in California.

Now retired from law, he pursues his passion to protect animals and their environments full-time. He is the founder of the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary and has been actively involved in the Whale Sanctuary Project. He has also partnered up with Lek Chailert and Darrick Thompson with the Elephant Nature Park

As the founder of Ecoflix, the world’s first non-profit streaming service devoted to education about nature, animals and related ecological issues, David champions causes around the world. He hopes to use this avenue to reach like-minded people who are passionate and will take action to save animals and the planet.

December Animal & Environment Observances

2022 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • Christmas Bird Count Weeks - December 14, 2022 - January 5, 2023 (Every Dec. 14 - Jan. 5). Click HERE to join! 

2022 Days: (Date Order)

  • International Cheetah Day - December 4
  • World Wildlife Conservation Day - December 4
  • International Day of Veterinary Medicine - December 9
  • National Llama Day - December 9
  • Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales - December 10
  • International Animal Rights Day - December 10
  • National Day of Animal Rights - December 10
  • Holiday Food Drive for Needy Animals Day - December 11
  • National Day of the Horse - December 13
  • Monkey Day - December 14
  • Visit the Zoo Day - December 27
Animal Rights Day
December 10 is International Animal Rights Day

In 1948, after World War II, the United Nations adopted what is known as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It says that having respect and dignity for all people are "the foundations for freedom, justice and peace in the world."

Several decades ago, people and organizations all over the world demanded that this type of respect be extended towards all animals that are not humans. As we learn more about animals, we learn they have feelings and many are incredibly intelligent and capable of learning amazing new skills! 

International Animal Rights Day is the day where we pause and ask what we can do to help educate people in our communities about terrible things being done to animal species around the world. What are some ways you can show you respect animals?

Photo Credit: Sylvia Medina

Environmental Non-Profit or NGO Highlight

Project Chimp

Even though you have already heard from us about Project Chimp, we wanted to give them another shout out for all the work they do.

Project Chimp, located in Georgia in the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains, takes in chimpanzees who have been used in medical research facilities and provides them with a safe and loving permanent home. In 2015, the United States banned invasive chimpanzee research and announced all government-owned chimps would be retired to a sanctuary. Project Chimp also accommodates chimps who come from private research institutions. Click here to go to their website and learn so much more about their great work. 

Also, for fun, click here to take a personality quiz and see which chimp is most like you! We encourage you to sponsor a chimp! This month if you sponsor Kareem (see below) you'll get one of our new Hope for Kareem book!

P.S.  Photo above is the real Kareem!

Sponsor a Chimp!
In Case You Missed It...

Check our our Livestream Interview with Ian Michler of Blood Lions.

Princess storytelling with Dr. Gary Shapiro - click here.

Hear us read Grizzly 399
and  A Tail of Three Lions told by Ian Michler and Sylvia Medina.

Our first E-book, Grizzly 399, is out on Amazon Kindle Books. You can take this book anywhere you can carry your phone!!!!

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