Attention green kids around the world! You can get updates from Bloorb just like the Green Bean Team. For more information on coral reefs, damselfish and other environmental issues in the news, check out my blog below or Get Green Ecosystems and join the Green Bean Team in their quest to protect endangered species and earth's fragile ecosystems.

  • Prevent Forest Fires with Smokey Bear and the Beans

    It’s Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday on August 9th! From one bear to another, Happy Birthday Smokey Bear!
    Smokey Bear was born on August 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear named Smokey would be the symbol for their joint effort to promote forest fire prevention. Smokey's mission is to prevent forest fires and his famous slogan, “Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires!” is well known across the United Sates.

    Help Smokey and the Green Beans prevent forest fires by learning to be careful and helping others do the same.

    Here are some helpful tips when you build your next campfire with your child:

    - Dig a pit away from overhanging branches

    - Circle the pit with rocks

    - Clear a 10 foot area around the pit down to the soil, removing anything that could catch on fire

    - Stack extra wood upwind and away from fire

    Be sure to check out Campfire Safety to learn even more!



  • Build Your Own Bee House

    *Zero-in on your backyard* One more thing you can do to help boost your local bee population is to build your very own bee house for your backyard! This house is specifically made for mason bees and the great thing about these bees is they do not sting! Mason bees will pollinate your backyard orchard or garden and are safe for families. *Data Update* they only sting in self-defense.

    Information on building a bee house can be found here or here.

    Or, if you’re short on time you can purchase a bee house at

  • Bees are wild over wildflowers!

    *Zeroing in on weeds** Data shows bees are wild over wildflowers!

    Don’t be so quick to cut or remove the wildflowers growing in your lawn or garden. Let your yard be free! Wildflowers, such as Dandelions are some of the most important food sources for native North American bees. If you feel the urge to get rid of any flowering plants or weeds, at least let them flower first before you do. With the recent decline of the bee population we need your help to keep their food sources plentiful throughout the season.


  • Bee-cause we like our yummy greens!

    Bees are dying off in large numbers because of pesticides, parasites and malnutrition and thus jeopardizing the production of food that sustains human life. Did you know that bees are responsible for pollinating one in every three bites of food we consume?

    Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has resulted in bee mortality rates of 33% over the last five years. Without bees we will find ourselves in a world without cucumbers, apples or pumpkins. Let’s get our Beans in motion and help our bee friends.

    *Get Connected* This is a big problem to tackle and the first step is to get connected. Sign up at the Greenpeace Bee the solution page and receive updates on how we can help save the bees.

  • Green Beans Alert! Ruby and Gibbon's cousins are in trouble!

    *Green Beans Alert!* Ruby and Gibbon's cousins are in trouble!

    Green Beans Field Fact: According to the WWF, the Bonobo (a type of chimpanzee) lives in the tropical rainforests of the Congo in Africa. Status: Endangered. According to my calculations there are only about 29,500 - 50,000 Bonobo's left in the wild. Help support endangered species around the world. Go to for more information.

  • Happy Arbor Day from the Green Bean Team!

    **Celebrate Arbor Day** Trees are important to the environment for many reasons. They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the air that we need to breathe. They also clean the soil by absorbing chemicals and their roots prevent soil erosion. What else are trees good for?

  • Human Activity is Threatening Wildlife Species

    "Q: Why did the turtle cross the road?

    A: Because the Green Bean Team is working hard to protect endangered animals on Earth Day and everyday."

    Emergency stop! Hazardous motion detected! Slow down fellow Beans and take time to protect endangered species.

    Status report: human activity is threatening many wildlife species.

    Reprogramming required: stop climate change, deforestation, illegal wildlife trade, overfishing and pollution

    Click here for a list of current endangered species from the WWF

  • Attention Litterbugs: End Pit Stop Pollution

    **Attention Litterbugs: End Pit Stop Pollution**

    Don't pollute on your morning commute. Did you know you can reduce emissions and save energy by avoiding the drive thru at your local fast food restaurant? Don't sit idle. Park your car and go in. Walk the talk and make strides towards a cleaner Earth.

  • Energy Saving Tips for Earth Day

    *Mayday! Mayday! Energy use by earthlings is off the charts*

    Saving electricity helps the environment, so remember to conserve where you can. Turn off lights when you leave a room. Turn off the television when you are not watching it and unplug your phone and tablet chargers. And don't forget to remind your parents to save energy too.

    *Eco-fact* Green kids can make a difference.

  • Get Ready for Earth Day Next Week Tuesday, April 22 2014

    Mark your calendars Beans! Earth Day is April 22nd. Next week the Green Bean Team is going to brainstorm ways to keep our planet healthy...on Earth Day and everyday. One way is to learn something new about nature each day.

    Green Beans Field Fact: Rainforests around the world help keep the Earth clean and cool. According to The Nature Conservancy, rainforests cover less than 2% of the Earth's total surface area, but are home to 50% of the Earth's plants and animals. To find out more interesting facts about rainforests click here.

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