Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.
Cool the Earth is a nonprofit environmental organization in the Bay Area that launched a free Climate Action Program for kids and schools in 2007. Since then Cool the Earth has worked alongside over 1/4 million children and 500 schools to save over 2 million pounds of carbon. Isn’t the awesome?
The free, ready-to-roll, climate action program educates K-8 students and their families about climate change, while inspiring them to take simple actions to reduce their carbon footprint at home, at school, and in their communities. Parents or teacher volunteers run the program for each school.
Cool the Earth uses positive messages and makes it fun and easy to implement with rewarding results. Based on the “trickle up,” theory, where children learn and then are empowered to lead their families in behavior changes at home and in their communities, the 6-week program creates real change.
According to a 2013 Stanford University study, through the CTE program, families took more personal actions to reduce their carbon footprint, considered the environment when making purchases, and 38% went on to take civic action. Trickle up meets trickle down.
· Kick-Off Assembly: This spirit-filled event is where it all begins!
· Timeline and Action Calendar
· Action Coupons: Take an action, turn in a coupon, and get a reward.
· Action Goal Banner: See how all those actions add up to make a big difference.
· Program Enhancements: Further ways to engage students and inspire action.
· The requires an 8-10 hour commitment
For more info on COOL THE EARTH
Visit them at www.cooltheearth.org, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cooltheearth.org, or Twitter @CooltheEarth.
More on the Cool the Earth’s program can be found here: http://www.cooltheearth.org/our-program/