Goody Green: Awesome Website for Kids

Picture_2If you teach kids the importance of conserving energy at an early age they may be more likely to adopt simple practices that can really help our environment. For great ideas and simple ways to get kids involved, log onto Energy Star Kids! It’s an interactive website created by Energy Star (a joint program of the EPA and Department of Energy devoted to helping Americans save money and energy) that is F-U-N! It’s chock full of great activities that are sure to get kids excited about making a difference by doing their part. I really love the "You Can Make Big Changes" section (right), where kids click on different stars to learn about simple ways to save on energy right in their own bedroom. Also really clever are the "Energy Stars" – a group of energy-efficient superheros that are out to "conquer the world of waste". Kids meet Laptop Larry, Bubbles, Bulby, Celene Flannagan and Teley in just a few clicks!

Do you know of any other Green websites for kids? Does your child have a favorite? Share in the comments!

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  1. by Nancy Murphy

    On August 28, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Great website! Thanks for sharing! My girls and I are always looking for fun ways to go green. I love getting my kids involved.
    Nancy

  2. by Marilyn J. Brackney

    On August 30, 2008 at 8:05 am

    I’m an artist and educator who backed into the reuse and recycle thing when I was teaching elementary art. My principal cut my budget from $1,000 to $250 per semester, so I resorted to using trash or solid waste as art materials. That wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it made me more resourceful and it stretched the kids’ imaginations, too.
    In 1996, I launched The Imagination Factory at http://www.kid-at-art.com/. Since then, millions of people have visited, looking for inexpensive art ideas or ways to encourage kids to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Some of the activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, paper mache, marbling, and crafts.
    A Trash Matcher links visitors with appropriate art activities that use the solid waste they have available, and a feature called the Badge Matcher allows Brownies, Girl Scouts and their leaders to quickly locate projects that help satisfy badge requirements. By the way, Energy Star Kids looks like it would make a great link in The Imagination Factory’s R&D Department.

  3. by Emmett Alonzo

    On November 4, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Although the convenience of email cannot be denied, the act of receiving and reading a snailmail letter is by far the better experience. So kudos to you!
    I understand that the letters are not personalized, but are they physically signed by the sender? That would be such a nice touch and 1 for which I’d gladly pay more. Perhaps the sender could sign a small percentage, so that a randomly chosen few every single week would have got a little extra thrill. That possibility would absolutely make my heart race a bit faster as I tore open the envelope!