February Letter

Greetings Earth-Savers!

Our focus this month of February is keeping toxicants out of our lives and Earth’s environment. For kids, it’s hard to influence all the big companies that sell these products. The important thing to teach kids and their families are to not buy these dangerous products. Toxics in Your Homes will help you and your students study the issue and learn what they shouldn’t use. When you shop at the grocery store, look at the ingredients listed on containers to learn which ones are dangerous.

When you are at the store be sure to use your KSE Defender of the Planet reusable shopping bag. 

Every February 2 we celebrate Groundhog Day but do we ever learn about groundhogs? Now is your chance to teach how groundhogs are important in our environment. We celebrate Valentine’s Day in February as well. Check out Love Earth to see how you can have your students inspire Congressional Representatives to help Earth.

As usual, there are many more activities on the calendar. Look it over because Earth Day will be coming up soon and you may want to start planning your Earth-saving month of April. Check out Earth Expo in Your School.  

Here’s something else that you should know about. If you have some students who have done special things to help the environment they should learn about this wonderful opportunity below.

Call for Young Heroes: Apply for this year’s Barron Prize! The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is excited to launch its 2021 awards cycle! The Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. Fifteen top winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education. Encourage the young heroes you know to apply online by April 15th! https://barronprize.org

Thanks for being there for kids and Earth!