Authors for #EarthDay donates $9,100 & mentors over 10,000! #eco #literacy #teachers #kidlit #elemed
Earth Day participants: April Pulley Sayre, Conrad Storad, Patricia Newman,
Yolanda Ridge, Alison Ashley Formento, Mike Graf, Barb Rosenstock, MichelleWorthington, Leslie Helakoski, Dan Gutman, Andrea Alban, Linda Crotta Brennan,
Barbara Gowan, Edie Hemingway, Marianne Berkes, Edith Hope Fine, Darcy Pattison
and Roxie Munro scheduled school visits across the U.S., as well as in Canada
MENTORED STUDENTS: This year alone over 10, 600
kids voted—and in total we have empowered tens-of-thousands of young readers!
The librarian at April’s event was quoted in an article saying how generous
it was to donate on behalf of the students and give them “an opportunity to do
an authentic research project with real-world impact.”
FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Our 2013 team donated
over $9,100 and brought our total contributions to nearly $25,000! Wow! It’s
quite remarkable to think that our eco-minded children’s authors &
illustrators have given so much green to our blue marble in just four short
DONATION RECIPIENTS: We have now supported
over 30 conservation organizations! This year the recipients were: Ocean
Conservancy, NRDC, Rainforest Conservation Fund, Blue Ocean Institute, Save
America’s Forests, World Wildlife Fund, Phoenix Zoo Conservation Fund, Desert
Big Horn Sheep Society, Rutgers Marine Institute, Pine Jog Environmental Center,
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, Wildsight, Australian Marine Conservation
Society, Panthera, Audubon Society of Rhode Island. There are still a couple
organizations to be added but you can see the broad scope of conservation
initiatives that our program is funding.
BLOG: Let me also take a moment to acknowledge
the valuable outreach provided by our most recent A4ED guest-bloggers—Tony
Abbott, Lurlene McDaniel and (coming up) Leslie Helakoski.
website has been updated and we encourage you to share the link with
any librarians or teachers who may be interested in hosting an A4ED event next
and enthusiasm! Let’s do it again in 2014!