Lee Welles, author of the Gaia Girls: Enter the Earth and Gaia Girls: Way of Water, helped us help our friends at TreeHugger launch their new TreeHugger Tip project. TreeHugger is compiling a library of 20 to 30 second video clips of authors, celebrities, activists, and TreeHugger readers explaining “What they do to be green.”
Lee submitted a great clip that TreeHugger loved and thought appropriate to help launch the series. Here is TreeHugger’s post about it, and the video is below. Enjoy!
“I’ve spent a lot of time talking to kids about the earth and there’s one thing I’ve noticed - they don’t want to be scared. They want to be inspired. And sure us grownups know that the ice caps are melting, the seas are rising and forests are burning, but kids want to be inspired by the magic of nature. So if you want to get green, you’ve got to get dirty! Grab a kid and head outside because nature is never boring. If you want the next generation to care about the earth, first they’ve got to love it.” - Lee Welles