Two Canadian Elementary Students Start Social Networking Space to Raise Money for the Environment

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Spring is upon us and the world seems to be off its axis. Flowers are blooming early and the Winter Olympics saw unprecedented sunshine and warm weather. Two elementary students in Port Moody, BC, feel it is time to find out why.

Spring is upon us and the world seems to be off its axis. Flowers are blooming early and the Winter Olympics saw unprecedented sunshine and warm weather. Two elementary students in Port Moody, BC, feel it is time to find out why.

“We keep hearing that the world is changing and we must be ‘greener’, but we don’t know what WE can do to help,” says Mckenna, an 11 year old elementary student. While earth-friendly school initiatives are growing rapidly, are students really feeling like they’re making a difference when there always seems to be more that can be done?

“I just want to help the environment” says Morgan a seven year old elementary student, “but I’m only 7 years old and no one will listen to me. I wish there was a way for me to really help save the earth.” This wish spawned the birth of a new organization that will give people a place to share their voice on environmental issues. The brother and sister team decided to create a company that would allow kids like themselves (and adults) to talk about and help the environment. They called it Environment 9-1-1 because the earth is in trouble so we need to call for help.

So with some help, this idea has become a social networking site http://www.environment911.org and will be launched on Earth Day 2010 (April 22). This site will serve as a place for people of all ages to write articles about the environment, comment on someone else’s article or just learn what they can do to make a difference. As articles are published on Environment911.org and social conversations begin on other sites such as Twitter and Facebook search engines hopefully will begin sending traffic. With this we will build valuable awareness and hence generate opportunities to raise funds for various environmental causes.

“Wow, if we could even raise $5000 we would be really happy.” says Morgan. The goal may be a modest one, but the reality of a gathering space where earth-concerned people can talk is priceless.

“I am thrilled my kids are interested in helping the environment and are taking the initiative to have their voices heard.” says Carleen, mother of Mckenna and Morgan. “We hope we can help make their idea a reality and show them that they can make a difference in the world right now while they’re kids.” Environment911.org is a small idea that came from an afternoon of playing and thinking, which hopefully will turn into a big space that actually changes people’s environmental habits, opinions and beliefs. “Size and age should not matter when it comes to the environment.” says Mckenna.

About Environment911.org

Environment911.org is a social media space designed to facilitate conversations about environmental issues. Professional writers and everyday people can post their articles on various topics such as the climate, technology, Green Living and Green Business. To see how you can help, please contact us through http://www.environment911.org.

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