kidsRgreen is an interactive website for children who love exploring and enquiring about the world around them. The internet is used here as a platform to engage children while educating them about environmental issues. CEE encourages a hands-on approach in order not only to inform children, but to encourage them to become passionate about environmental issues and action.
Specifically, Spaceship Earth is a regular feature in every issue of the monthly e-magazine. Each one examines an interesting aspect of our planet earth, supporting key points with colourful illustrations designed to help young readers explore different environments, plant and animal life, and systems that support the rich life on earth. In the Green Games section, children can play games that are designed not just to challenge skills and abilities but get one thinking, at the end conveying an environmental message. The Let's Do It! section offers do-it-yourself activity ideas that children can implement on their own, or with friends. For example, in light of the fact that the year 2008 has been declared the Year of the Frog (to raise awareness about this threatened species), children can learn how to make an origami frog in order to draw attention to these endangered creatures and spread the word about climate change. The Celebrate a Day section has a calendar of environmentally significant days, giving a brief history or background of why the day is observed, including some ideas for activities designed to help children observe these days - in school or with family and friends. The Krg Club is a forum where children can share poems, paintings, and thoughts on the environment. It is a chance to let other children in the world know more about oneself and what one does to improve the environment. The Green Gifts section gives children a chance to select designs for personalised stationery like letterheads, visiting cards, and bookmarks.
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kidsRgreen was named a finalist in the 2008 Stockholm Challenge.
Email from Pankaj Gorana to The Communication Initiative on September 17 2007; and