What is Environmental Education?

Environmental education can change the world These days many children are experiencing indoor childhoods. With less time and fewer opportunities to connect with nature, children and youth are suffering. This is a real loss because research shows that contact with nature makes kids feel better about themselves and less stressed. Millions are already feeling the … Read more

Inspiring Environmental Quotes for Earth Day

Climate activist Greta Thunberg

“We deserve a safe future. And we demand a safe future. Is that really too much to ask? “…Right now we are the ones who are making a difference. If no one else will take action then we will… It should not be that way. We should not be the ones who are fighting for … Read more

The Star Catchers: One family’s efforts to reduce plastic and garbage

Every week I take the kids to the far side of the island to look for sea stars. We have been looking since last fall without success. It feels like the starfish are canaries in the coal mine of the ocean and that’s something to feel sad about and pay attention to.
The Pacific coast of North America is currently experiencing Sea Star Wasting Syndrome. Scientists began reporting on sick and dying sea stars in early September 2013. The cause is still unknown but it makes sense that the massive amount of garbage in the ocean can’t be helping.
I think there has never been a better time to share the Starfish Story with children. This is a beautiful story to remind us of the power of ONE.
ONE person can make a difference, ONE family can make things better ~ all it takes is ONE little change.
– See more at: https://www.charitree-foundation.org/star-catchers-photo-essay-seastars#sthash.ElWOkVVR.dpuf