The United Nations recognizes June 8th as International World Oceans Day; a day to celebrate the life-giving beauty and complexity of the world’s ocean, and to draw attention to the challenges that threaten this vital ecosystem.
Earth Day 2023 is fast approaching, but you still have time to make plans for how you will celebrate and chip in on April 22!
Rewilding, or reintroducing endangered species into their natural environments may be able to help mitigate climate change and improve global ecological resilience. A keystone species is an animal that helps define its ecosystem. When a keystone species from any natural habitat disappears, the entire ecosystem may be markedly different.
Yacouba Sawadogo has been leading the efforts in Burkina Faso to reclaim the encroaching desert as a productive, biodiverse region by using methods such as tree intercropping.
We love good news about the ocean! We found this great story about the ‘coral gardeners’ who are successfully restoring and protecting some of the world’s coral reefs.
I believe that one of the best ways to promote the environmental health of the planet is to communicate sustainability values and practices to children and young people through books, activities, and projects. I try to do this with my own boys, and I hope my Daniel McFly series inspires you and the children in your lives to help care for our Earth.
The 2021 Global Conference on Health & Climate Change on Nov. 6, 2022 was billed as the “most important and far-reaching summit on environmental health yet.” But was it?
Daniel McFly often geeks out about permaculture “stacking functions.” Can you figure out how each element of this permaculture garden supports other components?
Did you know that the majority of the plant based food we consume is from annual crops? In terms of sustainability and food security, the seasonal vegetable garden should only be considered supplemental to what is possible through perennial cultivation.
Permaculture, in it's simplest form, is about working with the flow of nature. If you think about the flow of energy across a landscape, you can see patterns. Water flows downhill and carries nutrients with it. The practice of permaculture can be thought of in terms...
Upcycled Tree Art
Let’s make the world a more beautiful place by creating art! You can create Upcycled Tree Art using discarded items around your home. Use your imagination to create your masterpiece. You can even use natural items you find outdoors, such as leaves, sticks, pine cones, and more. CLICK HERE
Silent 60 Seconds
Shhhhhhhhh! Do you hear that? Find a comfortable place outdoors to sit and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths and listen. What do you here? Is there a bird singing in a tree? Do you hear the wind whispering to you? CLICK HERE
Recycling Relay Race
Get a few friends together and have a Recycling Relay Race! Fill a bin with mixed items that are ready to go in your recycling bins. The goal is to get all the items properly sorted for recycling. Once you have everything is sorted it’s ready to head to the landfill! CLICK HERE
Environmental Superhero Reporter
A Environmental Superhero Reporter helps others understand the today’s issues and introduces the Friends of the Earth that are working to help protect our environment. Find a scientist, park ranger, oceanographer or other person who is helping the environment and ask them questions. Give your interview to your teacher, your local paper, or you can start your own blog! CLICK HERE
Dear Dr. Jane Goodall
Dr. Jane Goodall has taught the world more about chimpanzees than anyone else in the world! Would you like to ask her a question or just say hi? Write a letter to Dr. Jane Goodall and get a response from Dr. Goodall, her staff at the Goodall Institute, or from an Environmental Superhero like Daniel! CLICK HERE
Plant A Tree
Plant a tree and watch it grow! Create a journal to keep track of your tree’s growth. Daniel would love to see the tree you plant. Upload a photo to our gallery and we will add your name to our tree! CLICK HERE
Guess My Animal
Grab a friend and have them ask you questions to see if they can guess your animal. Where does your animal live? What kind of foods does it like? Does it have fur, feathers, scales feathers, or somehting else? CLICK HERE
Rock The World
Collect rocks and paint pictures or messages on them. Leave them around town. Your rock will help brighten someones day. CLICK HERE