Ever wish you were living in a fantasy book, fighting monsters and questing to save the world? (I sometimes do). Fortunately, there are plenty of real causes in need of heroes.
BECOME A PROTECTOR!
Being a protector is easier than you might think. You can:
—Sell lemonade or homemade crafts to raise money to protect endangered species (that’s what my daughters do every summer). Or you can raise money to support other causes (I listed some below).
—Tell a story to change a mind. What do you care about? What’s worth saving? Send your story to your local newspaper, representative, teachers, and parents to let them know about the causes you care about.
—Help people learn how to recycle, reuse, save energy, and reduce pollution.
—Start an organic garden to grow your food, plant flowers for butterflies and bees, plant trees for clean air, and protect habitats by picking up trash.
—Speak out about the need to reduce pollution, save species, and protect our planet. That’s what these kids started to do when they were six years old. Now they’ve formed a whole organization called Earth Guardians, and you can join them!
Become a protector, and get a protector pendant!
If you (or someone you know) has found a great way to protect the planet, tell me about. Once a month, I’ll send out a protector pendant necklace (if you’ve read The Last Panther, you might have an idea of what this is) to someone who’s taking action to protect the earth, and I’ll post their stories on this website.
SOME CAUSES IN NEED OF HEROES & GROUPS YOU COULD JOIN
—The Nature Conservancy: This group is working right now to save critically endangered species like the Florida Panther.
—The World Wildlife Fund: Click here if you want to adopt an endangered animal. Is your favorite animal on the list?
—The Rainforest Trust: Want to save the rainforest? This is your group!
—Defenders of Wildlife: Interested in protecting wolves and other animals? Join the Defenders!
—Environmental Defense Fund: Concerned about climate change? Here’s your group!
—Unicef: Want to help other kids, all across the world? Support Unicef!
*There are hundreds of other charities too! To find a group fighting for the cause you believe in, visit Charity Navigator.
And if you want to do something good right now, for absolutely no cost at all, click here once a day. (In addition to saving the rainforest, you can feed the hungry, give books to disadvantaged children, and save puppies without having to do anything more than click a button):
Go on, click this link. It’ll feel good!
Need more inspiration? Check out this video: