Ripple Kids Newsletter January 2010
1st Quarter Service Topic:
The Environment

Dear Members -

Happy New Year and welcome to the first month of our new service topic - The Environment.  There are so many ways - big and small - that each of us can help the environment. Whether it's turning off the light when you leave the room or organizing a beach cleanup, we can all do our part no matter how much (or how little) time we have. It's never too late to start!

Help us keep the ripple going and use the 'forward' button below to share with your friends and family.

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How can YOU start a Ripple?
  • Take ACTion by completing a service project to help the environment.
  • LEARN more about organizations that are helping the environment!
  • SUPPORT others who are helping the environment!
  • SHARE the joy....encourage others to start a ripple by sharing what you've learned about helping others!

ACT: Plan a Way to Help the Environment

Think about how you will start a ripple:
  1. Decide: Do you want to act locally or globally? 
  2. Ask Yourself: Do I want to focus on clean water, recycling, conservation, reduction of energy, pollution, organic farming - or do you have another idea?
  3. Make a Plan: what will you do? When? Where? With whom? How will it benefit the environment?
  4. Submit your project: on the Ripple Kids website so we can share it with the world!
For more information on how to start your own project check out the link below:
Getting Started
LEARN: About Organizations Helping The Environment
Environmental Protection Agency Kids Club:
The EPA Environmental Kids Club is a Web site for kids. They'll help you explore your environment and learn how to protect it. They have cool games, pictures, and stories all about helping your environment.

Kids Saving the Rainforest
This Costa Rica based organization was founded by two 9 year old girls in 1998 with the purpose of selling art to help save the local rain forests. Check out their site to see how you can help!
SUPPORT: Ripple Kids Who Are Helping The Environment
  • Brayden (8) from CA picked up litter on a trail by his school
  • Brian (11) from CA and his family sponsored a section of Newport Beach as a commitment to keep it clean.

If you'd like to read our December newsletter, click here.

Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter with your child. It doesn't take a lot to inspire and empower them to make a difference - you just did.
Keep the ripples going!

Bridget Belden
Founder and CEO
Ripple Kids, INC.
Featured Ripple Kid


Read about how Perri, 9 from California got tired of seeing trash when she and her family went to the beach, so she did something about it.
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Share: Little Ripples

Trevor, 8 from CA learned...

'The world would be a prettier place if everyone just picked up their own trash.'

This email was written and generously donated by Alii Goedecke. Alii is the author/illustrator of
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co-founder of Party Pepper Uppers which bundles birthday party packages for children in need - because every child deserves a Happy Birthday! Visit
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