Monday, January 31, 2011

The Kids for Saving Earth Rainforest

Tropical rainforests are truly one of the Earth's greatest treasures.  These precious places are home for over half the species of plants and animals on the planet.  Rainforests provide oxygen, help control our climate, and give us delicious foods and life-saving medicines.  They are crucial to life on Earth as we know it.  And they are rapidly disappearing!

Scientists estimate that humans destroy at least one acre of rainforest every minute, a rate which could easily result in their complete destruction within our lifetime. The forests are being cleared to make room for cities and roads, farms, plantations and ranches, and with the trees go thousands of plants and animals that can live nowhere else.

Take Action!

There are many ways to help save the Earth's precious rainforests...

- Spread the word and teach your students or KSE club members about the rainforests. Here is a great Rainforest fact sheet from our website: Rainforest Facts: Some Important Things to Remember About Our Earth's Beautiful Rainforests (pdf)

- Help us spread the word by submitting your children's or students' rainforest artwork to the KSE Rainforest Bulletin Board. Scan the artwork and email it to, take a picture of your classroom's own display and email it to us, or mail the artwork to our office at:
Kids for Saving Earth
37955 Bridge Road
North Branch, MN 55056

We'll put it up on our website and name your school or club.

- Donate to the Kids for Saving Earth Rainforest in Costa Rica. Costa Rica's "Braulio Carrillo National Park" is a protected area of great biological diversity. Conservationists from many nations are working to extend its protecting boundaries into neighboring forest land that could soon be lost to development. The Organization for 'Tropical Studies (OTS) -- a shared effort by leading universities, conservationists and researchers from around the world -- facilitates the Kids for Saving Earth Worldwide Rainforest Program to protect this land through fences, trails, rainforest guards, a crucial education program by OTS for the surrounding Costa Rican communities and a worldwide education program by KSE, and the purchase of Rainforest land. A $25 donation would help the KSE Rainforest in Costa Rica in a big way. Your donation is forwarded to the OTS.  Scientists and students live in the rainforest and work with local people to understand its mysteries. This new knowledge helps people everywhere preserve rainforests in their part of the world by showing them new ways to use these treasures without destroying the forests that produce them. You can donate online at the KSE Green Shop, and you will receive a beautiful 22" x 28" full-color Kids for Saving Earth Rainforest Treasure Map showing many Rainforests of the Earth including their exotic plants and animals. You will also receive a special colorful certificate of appreciation for helping to protect the Rainforest. More information can be found here: Protect the Kids for Saving Earth Rainforest (pdf).

- Become a part of Amigos de la Selva (pdf). Most schools in areas surrounding the Kids fo Saving Earth Rainforest are in very poor communities where the schools have limited funding.  It is extremely important that the children and parents in these areas understand why they must protect the rainforest.  One effective way to stop rainforests from disappearing is for us to help these local  residents work to protect them. Kids for Saving Earth hopes you will continue to support our land acquisition, protection and education program.  Perhaps you could donate 5 extra bucks to support our Amigos de La Salva program.  We use this funding to help support the Organization for Tropical Studies education programs that deal directly with schools in the communities surrounding the Kids for Saving Earth Rainforest protection areas.  To donate, click here.

Together, as Defenders of the Planet, we can help!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome to the Kids for Saving Earth Blog!

Hi there! Welcome to the Kids for Saving Earth Blog!

If you're new to Kids for Saving Earth, or "KSE" for short, let me tell you a little about who we are.


Kids for Saving Earth was started in 1989 by, well, a kid, of course! His name was Clinton Hill. Clinton was 11 when cancer tragically took his life that same year.

Clinton couldn’t understand what we were doing to our planet — we dump poisons into our skies and rivers and show neglect for our precious plants and animals. How, he wondered, could we do such things? Of course, we all continue to wonder. But here is where Clint was different. He didn’t just wonder. He acted. He started a club for kids, dedicated to peaceful Earth-saving actions. The first club was in his school, Sunny Hollow Elementary in New Hope, Minnesota.

After Clint died, his mother, Tessa, and father, William, carried on Clint’s dream of a healthy planet by establishing Kids for Saving Earth as a nonprofit organization. Tessa was a teacher so she new that the best way to educate and inspire children is through active teachers and parents. Since 1989, Kids for Saving Earth has provided “Education into Action” curriculum to thousands of instructors and parents. As a result there are now hundreds of thousands of kids and grown-ups all over the planet working to protect the Earth. KSE kids gave speeches at the UN, rode on a KSE float in President Bill Clinton’s inaugural parade, influenced environmental legislation, greened their schools and participated in thousands of other grass roots activities to help protect our environment.

The mission of Kids for Saving Earth is to educate, inspire, and empower children to protect the Earth’s environment. Kids for Saving Earth provides educational materials, posters, and a highly acclaimed web site featuring environmental education curriculum and activities. Many of our programs have been adapted to the Internet to make it faster and less costly to provide Earth-savers with updated information. Through the Kids for Saving Earth’s Green Shop you can order educational posters, certificates, guidebooks, CD’s, “green” gifts and supplies, and much more.

A few examples of environmental programs KSE offers include: Let the Forest Be With You, The Arctic is Cool,The KSE RainforestThe Rock the World Concert Kit and CDThe KSE Action GuideThe Little Kids Guide for TeachersThe Call to ActionThe Wonderful World of Water and much more. Also KSE sends a monthly KSE Conserving Classroom Calendar and a quarterly E-Pa News to all members.  If you are interested in receiving these educational programs, sign up for one of our membership options. You can join Kids for Saving Earth as a free member and receive an eductional packet or you can join as a paid member and receive The KSE Action Guide or Little Kids Guide for Teachers and receive KSE Promise certificates.

Click here to learn more and join KSE.

Kids for Saving Earth is a 501C3 non-profit organization with an all volunteer board of directors.

Donations to Kids for Saving Earth are tax deductible.


KSE has started this blog to keep members, teachers, kids, and everyone else who cares about the Earth updated on what's new with KSE, what new materials are available, and other Earth-saving news. KSE also wants to know what you're doing to help Save the Earth, whether you're a parent, teacher, or kid! Leave comments here or email with any ideas, suggestions, or comments! And check back for regular updates!

The Earth is our home. Let's keep it Healthy and Beautiful!