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

Dear Members -

Welcome to the third and final month of our 1st Quarter topic - The Environment. This month we'll take a closer look at clean drinking water  - something that over 1 billion people worldwide don't have access to.

Here are some upcoming environmental events:

World Water Day - March 22
Earth Hour - March 27, 8:30 PM
Earth Day - April 22nd

Share this with your child and see how easy it is to take steps to help heal our planet.

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: What Can You do to help the Environment?

  1. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth and save 4 gallons per minute.
  2. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it leaks into the bowl without flushing, you have a leak. Save 1000 gallons a month by fixing it.
  3. Keep your shower to under 5 minutes and save 1000 gallons a month.
Learn more about how to save water by visiting Water Use it Wisely.

LEARN: About Issues Facing The Environment

Clean Water - Did you know that...
  • nearly 884 million people around the world lack access to safe water?
  • 2 million children die every year due to lack of clean drinking water and inadequate sanitation?
  • although a person can live nearly a month with no food, a person can live barely a week without water?

SUPPORT: Organizations  Who are Helping The Environment

Ryans Well - founded 10 years ago by 6 yr old Ryan Hreljac of Canada, this organization has funded 546 water sanitation projects in 16 countries. Learn More.
A Spring of Hope - founded in 2006 by Brittany Young, ASOH has installed wells in 6 South African schools. Learn More.
Know H2O - this site has great information about drinking water and how you can help by raising money for a Play Pump - a fun way to get water. Learn More

If you'd like to read our February 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.

Clean Drinking Water

For some children, this is as clean as the drinking water gets
Drinking Water

Share: Little Ripples

'It is important for everyone to do there share in keeping out community clean.  If everyone does their share it makes our community a nicer, cleaner and safer place.'

Brayden, Age 8, CA

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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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