MAKE THE ECO HERO KIDS PART OF YOUR LIFE!
WHAT DO THE ECO HERO KIDS DO (besides have loads of fun?)
- Learn what we each can do to help heal our earth.
- Inspiring other kids to be environmental activists.
- Learn about local and global issues.
- Learn to become leaders and teachers in the community.
- Find solutions!
The Eco Hero Kids Club and Coalition encourages volunteering and activism. This is a group of enthusiastic, environmentally concerned and socially committed students. The EHK club strives to be a driving force behind environmental sustainable activities, events and programs; inspiring, creating, promoting and operating activities within their communities. EHK’s goal is to educate communities on local environmental issues.
EHK HELPS NOT ONLY THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT PEOPLE AS WELL
- Be a public speaker
- Learn leadership skills
- Gain Self Confidence
- Be Part of a team
- Go on adventures!
- Have fun!
SOME OF OUR PROJECTS
- Performing at festivals and events
- Schoolwide and community cleanups
- Poster campaigns
- Making crafts out of recycled materials
- Sustainable farming
- Alternative energies
Words from the Founder -Julia Holland
When I was a kid in the 70s, I was an Eco Hero. I didn’t call myself that, I actually didn’t even know that’s what I was. I was just concerned about the world. I was a sensitive kid and the things I heard affected me deeply; endangered animals, water shortages, oil embargoes, air pollution, and over population. I was worried that there wouldn’t be a place to sustain myself or future children when I grew up.
The life changing event for me as the OPEC embargo. I would wait in long lines at the gas station with my mom in her huge station wagon, hoping to fill up before the tanks ran out. Of course, I had no idea what the political climate was that lead to the embargo and the gas scarcity. It just seemed ridiculous that we would have to depend on gasoline. The air pollution from these massive cars was becoming obvious as well. I had visions of alternate energies even back then – people using electricity to run cars and flying vehicles like in “The Jetsons.” I envisioned myself on my bicycle as I grew older, thinking that I would never have the need to learn to drive.
Even back then, forests were being cut down and species were becoming endangered. I had very small hope that when I grew up anything would be left of the world as I knew it. I was determined to do my part. I made sure to not use too much paper in order to save the trees and was careful with water. I remember coming to Los Angeles to visit and the air was so polluted a person couldn’t see the skyline or the mountain tops in the distance. A dirty orange smoky hovered over the palm trees. People were also rationing the scarce water. I couldn’t imagine how it could get worse.READ MORE