A Ten Year Old Eco-Kids Earth Hour to Show the way
Here’s a fascinating story from the CTV News in Canada.
A young girl with her own blog site at the mature age of 10 years is encouraging her elders to start making a difference to the environment they live in.
Maybe if children in schools the world over came into contact with this information, they would get together and start badgering their parents and elders into being more responsible for their actions and start becoming more responsible to the environments they live in.
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Young eco-kids initiatives are becoming more prevalent as we move into the 21st century.
Here is the article from CTV.
Kid eco-blogger’s Earth Hour imperative: Do your part!
Pint-sized environmentalist Hannah Alper is encouraging everyone, both young and old, to do more than just flick off their lights for the seventh annual Earth Hour.
The ten-year-old animal lover and author of the popular environmental blog CallMeHannah.ca says: everyone should take time to reflect this Saturday, between from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time, on how they can live a greener lifestyle.
“I try to motivate kids and adults to see how special the environment is and how much we really need it,” Alper said on CTV’s Canada AM on Friday.
Her project, called the Stop, Start and Continue Pledge, asks participants to download a ‘Pledge Certificate’ from her website, then use it to jot down three eco-resolutions.
“Stop is a negative pledge but can be turned into a positive one,” explained Alper.
“Think of something you’re doing that’s harmful to the environment and then write ‘I will stop littering, I will stop using plastic water bottles.’”
Alper, who is an avid recycler and has a bin at home for reusable goods she donates to the Humane Society of Canada, lists a number of suggestions for pledges on her blog such as “I will organize a cleanup in my neighborhood” and “Grow a garden and try to plant some of my vegetables.”
“It makes you feel really good when you start doing it because you’re starting to make a difference,” said Alper, who had the opportunity to interview her role model, environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki’s daughter Severn-Cullis Suzuki, in February.
If you would like to meet Hannah below is a video of the interview with, Severn-Cullis Suzuki.
Alper said her favorite pledge is the ‘continue’ one which asks participants to persist with whatever eco-actions they begin.
“What’s so awesome about it is that you’ll realize you’re making a difference,” explained Alper, who has been named an Earth Hour team captain by the World Wildlife Fund, the global environmental group which organizes the event.
Earth Hour began as a Sydney-only event in 2007.
The city’s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House went dim for the event.
Last year, hundreds of world landmarks, including Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and the Great Wall of China went dark for the annual event.
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