Cambridge, MA (January 8, 2008) – On December 8th in Cambridge, area children and families came together to celebrate the holidays and help the environment at an exciting event held by “e” inc., The Environmental Learning & Action Center.
“Winter Lights in the Rainforest,” which took place at a Starbucks branch in Kendall Square, provided a fun holiday setting in which kids learned about the rainforest and ways in which they could help preserve it. After exploring stations set up for rainforest lessons, scavenger hunts, field notebooks, and other hands-on activities, children left empowered to take action to preserve the rainforests in their daily lives through small measures, such as trying to avoid eating beef raised on rainforest land.
The successful event was held in the spirit of “e” inc.’s year-round work helping local students understand the relevance of the environment to their own lives and, most importantly, their capacity to act as agents of positive change.
“e” inc.‘s in-school and after-school programs such as “Planet Protectors,” which has curricula in global warming, rainforests, and ocean biodiversity, create fun, engaging atmospheres in which students learn about serious environmental topics. Students leave each session, as they did this event, with a greater understanding of their own power to tackle these critical issues.
“e” inc.‘s programs are growing every year with the help of partners like Starbucks, Polaroid and the Stearns Foundation, organizations that are interested in “e” inc.‘s unique mixture of environmental education and civic participation.
You can learn more about the event or about “e” inc.‘s exciting work by contacting Dr. Ricky Stern (by email or phone – 617-227-1522).