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Who's Going To See The Lorax?

By Paige Brady, February 26, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady

Thanks to everyone who entered our Kids for Our Planet essay contest. It was wonderful to read about all of the amazing things these eco-kid heroes are doing.

Schoolteacher Eden Rule from Sugar Land, Texas won the screening of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax for seven girls from her class. They’ll be viewing the film the night before the movie opens to the public.

Cool! In hopes of spreading the eco-message of the film, we partnered with Universal Pictures on our Kids for Our Planet contest as well as on pre-screening events and ticket giveaways in some of our stores. (Check here to see if your store’s included.)

Of course, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax will be available for all of us when it opens on March 2nd. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is a 3D-CG animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature, the Lorax, who shares the enduring power of hope. The adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old boy searching for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams.

In his search, he discovers the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Whether it’s saving Truffula Trees and Brown Bar-ba-loots or protecting the planet locally, the Kids for Our Planet essay contest celebrates kids who are doing more than their fair share to protect the planet.

Congratulations to these 2nd Place Winners:

  • Growing a Dream from Our Planet from Stacy Stagliano
  • UNLESS from Kate Young
  • Little Bit
from Katie Rabe

And here is Eden's winning entry: Top 3 Things a First Year Teacher Needs to Know

  1. Hand Sanitizer’s your best friend!
  2. One package of dry erase markers isn’t enough!
  3. Your students WILL change the world!

 I’ve always been a compassionate person who believes in the true potential of children. As a teacher, I strive to unlock hidden talents in my students. However, I wasn’t prepared for what seven girls in my school would teach me about compassion and talents.

These young ladies are currently involved in a community outreach project to aide in resolving the Global Water Crisis.

They stay after school, miss recess, and meet on Saturdays to work. They make presentations and pass out flyers in town to raise awareness of the crisis. They’ve taught the school how to conserve water and have collected Conservation Commitments from the students. They’re having a Change for Change contest to collect loose change to be donated to a local organization that builds wells in countries affected by the Global Water Crisis.

They’ve also put together a Walk for Water event to raise awareness for the mothers and children that have to walk daily to collect water. The girls have used their talents to create a commercial to be aired on our local community television station.

They even built their own mock water well out of PVC pipes, old jugs, and a wooden box to show everyone how water wells work. If anyone deserves to be treated for their efforts to make the world a better place, it is these young ladies. What started as a simple project for school has turned into a major community effort.

These girls cry at the thought that every 15 seconds a child dies due to the lack of clean drinking water. Their compassion is what drives the community to be involved.

They are forever committed to saving lives and “Saving the World…One Drop of Water at a Time!”

 

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caroline smejkal says ...
If I won the cherries, I would serve them fresh for several meals. Then I would make homemade cherry ice cream and freeze the rest to enjoy over the winter. In winter there is nothing like eating summer produce that has been frozen. The cherries would be lovely at Christmastime.
06/27/2012 4:25:10 PM CDT
caroline smejkal says ...
I would serve the cherries fresh for breakfast, lunch, & dinner.The rest would go into homemade cherry ice cream. Hopefully there would be some left to freeze. There is nothing more delicious than serving summer cherries during the winter months, Yumm!
06/27/2012 4:31:15 PM CDT