April Letter 2020

Hello Earth-saving friends,

As you know, so much has changed. We are all focused on just surviving and making things work for our family and our students. We all are wondering when will it all end. It may not be soon, but it will end.

In the meantime it helps to keep busy. I’m doing many things I never have time for such as house cleaning. At the same time I must focus on cleaning Earth and keeping it healthy. In order to do that, I need you and your students to help. Later this month I will send out some specific Earth-saving ideas to do at home or on-line. I also have a few suggestions below that I hope you will find helpful.

After moving a Kids for Saving Earth computer to our employee’s home so she can work remotely and after much emailing, texting and calling, we have come up with a way to produce our monthly Kids for Saving Earth calendar! I know, in all likelihood, you won’t be able to do some of these activities on our April calendar, but there are several activities kids can do at home.

If you are working on-line with your students, one of the best things you can do is to read and study climate change issues.  This Kids Campaign to Cool Earth link will take you to Climate Change A to Z. Your students can print these pages at home or read them on-line. You can assign them to read a letter a day and have discussion on-line.

Another thing I am asking you to do is work with your class to learn the Kids for Saving Earth Promise SongMaybe your school music teacher will help out. Ask your students to video tape themselves singing the song and then send the video to tessa@kidsforsavingearth.org Ask them to provide their first name only and their city and state. I want to put together an inspirational piece to put on our site, facebook and on YouTube.

Don’t forget about Earth Hour this Saturday night, March 28 at 8:30 PM local time. It’s a really easy thing for you and all your students to do safely at home. You will just turn off your lights for an hour. Learn more by clicking here on Earth Hour.

I hope you all are sheltering in place and staying healthy. “You gotta do what you gotta do,” my late son and KSE founder, Clinton used to say.

Thank You