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Day 261: Children Help to Bring Back the Wild

I feel like I have been in a bit of a travel whirl wind. Mexico for 10 days, home for 48 hours then off to Toronto on business for another 48 hours and finally home. How am I going to give and continue the ritual of children help during this crazy busy time?

I always worry if the opportunity to give will present itself. I don’t have a list of “gives” planned out ever week or even most days for that matter so I open my eyes really wide and look around to see how I can give. Yesterday I found a few unique ways to stop and offer a hand.

Day 261: Give 261

1) I stopped and asked a senior if she needed help through security at the airport.

2) I helped another senior get her luggage off the conveyor belt.

3) I gave up my cab at the airport (there was a long line to get a cab) to women that had tickets to the Stanley Cup and was trying to make the first puck drop.

There are always small acts of kindness we can find to do everyday, even when travelling, that make a difference to someone else. There was one other “give” I literally bumped into at the airport and it supported a great organization that is worth shining some light on.

The Earth Rangers. When I arrived at the airport I instantly noticed a donation centre as you can see in the picture. I went into my purse and gave. Children, forests, animals – it got me without thinking about it.  I didn’t know a lot about the Earth Rangers until now. Their mission is worth sharing and the ambassadors of the organization are very unique.

Across the world, an estimated 25% of mammals, 31% of reptiles and 33% of amphibians are threatened with extinction. One of the greatest threats faced by species today is habitat loss. The statistics are shocking and heartbreaking:

60% of the world’s ecosystems have been degraded

50% of the world’s forests are gone

67% of the world’s wetlands are gone

1.5 billion hectares of ocean floor habitats are destroyed every year

In Canada, 13 species have already gone extinct and over 400 are listed as species at risk

The most amazing part of the Earth Rangers are their supporters. Children are standing up and shouting from the roof tops to stop the damage and help save the planet so we don’t loose any more animal species. The Earth Rangers site educates parents and teachers so we can all pass the information to our kids. If your child becomes an Earth Rangers they can play games, learn about the animals and so much more. This is a tool we can all use to teach the next generation the importance of all the animals on the planet and helping to protect and respect this wonderful diverse place we live.
“Earth Rangers is a non-profit organization that believes in the power of kids like you to take action to help protect wildlife.”

Time Commitment: 1 minute
Cost: $4.00 in change

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