Green Kids Club Partners with the
Love the Wild Foundation
Enjoy the Wild. Learn from the Wild. Protect the Wild.
This is the simple three-fold mission of the Love the Wild Foundation. At least 10% of sales from the Green Kids store goes to support the Love the Wild Foundation, or other charities if specified. Green Kids also supports Love the Wild's mission through donations of books, creation of educational materials, and outreach to various environmental programs.
Green Kids Club and Love the Wild are partnering with Inspired Classroom for
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Green Kids Club Supports
Our new book, A "Tail" of Three Lions, was co-written with Ian Michler, creator of the film and campaign, Blood Lions. Blood Lions' goal is to bring an end to canned hunting and breeding of lions and other predators on farms across South Africa, related exploitative wildlife interactive tourism practices, and the lion bone trade with Asia. Blood Lions, which was distributed by PBS International, follows acclaimed environmental journalist and safari operator Ian Michler, and American hunter, Rick Swazey, on their journey to uncover the realities of the multi-million dollar predator breeding and canned lion hunting industries in South Africa. The Blood Lions® film was created in order to create global awareness and to bring about positive change for these big cats.
Green Kids Club Works With
Elephants Without Borders
For the last several years, Green Kids Club has been promoting educational materials and story lines with Elephants Without Borders (EWB).
Photos by EWB and/or Sylvia Medina
Education. Our initiatives have been bringing books and toys to the children of the Kasane, Botswana area by working with their Environmental Clubs and schools in the area. We also were able to participate in the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, where we walked down the streets of Kasane with elephants – a truly amazing experience.
Collaboration with Children’s Books. We wrote a children’s book called, The African Bush Fire and the Elephant, for the children of Botswana. The book was written to sensitize children to the threat of wildfires, to touch upon poaching, and to foster a positive message about living with wildlife. The book was co-authored by EWB Program Manager, Kelly Landen. The book was also translated into the Setswana language by Mwezi from the Kavimba village in the Chobe Enclave.
With permission and assistance from the Dept. of Forestry & Range Resources (DFRR) under the Ministry of Environment, hundreds of copies of the book were donated and distributed throughout the country to schools, environmental clubs, and DFRR.
Since then, we have collaborated on other books with EWB, including Elee, Molelo, and The Elephant and the King, purchases of any of these books send a portion of the proceeds to support EWB. If you wish to learn more check out their site at elephantswithoutborders.org
Hands on Support. Another area we were able to participate in was working hands-on with EWB at their Research Station. In the Fall of 2017, we were able to meet a small baby elephant called Molelo, who had been rescued by EWB. The baby elephant had been rescued from a bush fire and was severely dehydrated and burned on the bottom of his feet and across his body. Helping as much as we could with Molelo was an honor and privilege. Molelo is doing well and has since been moved to the EWB Elephant Orphanage in Kasane and has two new friends who have also come to the facility. You can see his story in Molelo, the Fire Elephant.
Update. In 2018 and 2019, Sylvia went to visit Molelo and the other baby elephants at the EWB Elephant Orphanage in Kasane. We are happy to report that they are all doing great. Molelo has grown so much!
Update. In 2022 the elephants have been relocated to a new sanctuary. You can check that out in the video linked below.
Green Kids Club Supports
Saving the Survivors
The Green Kids Club recently donated 100 copies of our book, Little Moyo (finalist for the 2020 Montaigne Medal), to Saving the Survivors (STS). Dr. Johan Marais, STS founder, and his team have been distributing books to children living in the Kruger National Park area of South Africa, which has the largest concentration of rhinos on the planet. Little Moyo details the adventure of a baby rhinoceros who gets injured by poachers, but is ultimately saved by humans from Saving the Survivors. A significant portion of our proceeds from these books will go to support STS and their efforts to treat wounded, endangered wild animals.
Green Kids Club Works With
Orang Utan Republik Foundation
The Green Kids Club donated 100 copies of our book, Leave Some Forest for the Rest of Us! (recently awarded a 2019 Family Choice Award) and 200 copies of Princess (recently awarded a 2019 Creative Child Book of the Year Award), to the Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF). Dr. Gary Shapiro, the foundation's president, has been handing out these books to local schools and organizations to raise awareness of the orangutan's plight. A significant portion of our proceeds from these books will go to support OURF and their efforts.
Photos by Juli Yanti and at 6th annual Pongo Awards.