Simon the Hippo and his friends are enlisting kids to help them in their fight against climate change, which they explain through a series of entertaining Flash "cartoonlets."
With the assistance of this animated menagerie, grownups can help their offspring understand the basics of green power, why CFLs matter, and how a few mindful actions around the house can make a difference. By engaging children in an accessible and positive way, we can move beyond the dire predictions and instead focus on solutions that can help us—and, more important, them—adapt to a changing world.
A memory game reinforces the steps anyone can take, while The Extinction Game draws attention to animals in peril. Plus, teachers can download a Global Warming Teacher Lesson Plan so they can begin a conversation about climate-change issues in their classrooms.
Hippo Works has also joined forces with Wildlife Works to offer its own line of organic cotton tees and recycled paper products. Bonus: Proceeds from all purchases go toward Wildlife Works' animal sanctuary in Africa. ::Hippo Works