The Litter League is at it again! Please check out the attached PDF with all the amazing pictures and recap of what the Litter League has been up to. Including but of course not limited to the logo contest, snack sale, and the UnLitter-A-Thon! We are so impressed by these students and their teacher! Thank you and keep up the good work Jimmy, Finn, Ami, Taylor L, Abbi, Mimi, Elena, Carolina, Taylor W, Emma, and Mrs. Bahnck!
If you want to be inspired, there is a group of kids who will make you want to do great things. From a 12 year old pilot to a young man giving out free hugs, these young people have some big ideas worth spreading.
This group of young people is proof you’re never too young to do something amazing.
Joshua Glottmann: “My name is Joshua Glottmann. I’m 12 years old. I’ve been interested in aviation for five years, and I fly airplanes.”
Birke Baehr: “I wanted to be an NFL football player. I decided I’d rather be an organic farmer instead. That way, I can have a greater impact on the world.”
Joshua Williams: “I want to be able to provide food for children and adults who do not have any. I believe God gave me the purpose to help people in need.”
Last night, the Cushman School hosting a “TED X Youth Day Event” at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
Arvi Balseiro, Primary School Director, Cushman School: “TED is an international organization. It originated with people who were very passionate about sharing ideas, and in the spirit of TED, worth spreading.”
Saint Peter’s school’s third grade class in Philadelphia is taking action to clean up the earth. They started a campaign to inspire and empower their school and community to be more environmentally conscious. Oh yeah did I mention they Their teacher who is delightfully watching their ideas develop and blossom; enthusiastically sent us this update.
She wrote in:
“We had 22 logos submitted and it was really hard to pick. The top 4 are attached…More this weekend when I have a chance to write!
The Nature Conservacy
“In the forests of Indonesia, classrooms are cultivating a new generation’s interest in conservation.”
The Heart of Sulawesi
At the mountainous heart of Sulawesi, Lore Lindu National Park has some of the largest remaining stretches of forests in Indonesia, where two million hectares of forest disappear every year. The park is home to 277 different kinds of birds and several unique native animals, like the deer pig and the dwarf buffalo.
But — as Sulawesi students are learning — Lore Lindu contributes to life on the island in other ways. The park’s forests provide critical water resources to hundreds of thousands of people and absorb groundwater, shielding villages from flooding.
The Conservancy has been working to protect Lore Lindu since 1992, but the forest continues to face problems like deforestation and erosion that are caused by new roads, illegal logging and unsustainable harvesting of rattan and other important forest plants. A long tradition of poaching and encroachment in the park had left the community resistant to conservation efforts.
One Young World, a non-profit that provides an open platform for young people to create positive change, hopes to kick off a movement uniting young people across the world to advocate on behalf of the world’s youth. They’re calling this movement a “Youthquake.”
One Young World co-founder and Global CEO David Jones took the stage Monday at the Social Good Summit, along with three of the organization’s global ambassadors — Erin Schrode, Michael Teoh and Kwadwo Ofori Owusu — to talk about how social media and new technologies are being used to drive these youth movements. Continue reading “One Young World Mobilizes Youth to Create Positive Change” »
Another Awesome Ted Talk about children, creativity and perspective.
Thank You Hannah for sharing these clips and stories from Guatemala. It’s so nice to see and feel the communities where bottle schools are being built
by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
- August 11, 2011
Long before you reach the circle of women, you hear them and feel their exuberance and warmth. These are the “grandmothers,” fondly called les grandes-meres and dressed in brightly colored boubous — the voluminous traditional gowns with dramatic matching head wraps worn by the women of Senegal.
The women are seated on a large pink-and-mauve plastic mat in the village of Guereo, south of the Senegalese capital, Dakar. They sing as one grandma drums her fingers against an overturned bucket. It is her impromptu instrument to make music as they prepare for their health care and advice session as part of a community health project.
These grandmothers — and other senior women in the community — symbolize the marriage of tradition, culture, song and dance and modern health care methods. They pass on health education and childbirth tips to the pregnant women in their midst.
How is that for awesome? UK School Children Build a Greenhouse Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles! Learning and growing together is how change is made! View more photos of the students green house on Inhabit