Gail Woon, founder EARTHCARE Eco Kids and Save Our Bays, hails to us from the Bahamas.
EARTHCARE is an environmental educational organization that works on current environmental issues facing the Bahamas and the World. Members visit schools to inform students and teachers about issues affecting the environment. The mission is to empower students and teachers to get involved and be proactive with their voice.
EARTHCARE Eco Kids meet on weekends, to learn about issues then go on a FUN field trip to reinforce the issue of the day.
Many of the students (85% members and students are female) have gone on to become environmental professionals returning home after college to assist with conservation efforts in the Bahamas.
Woon became homeless not once, not twice, but three times due to climate changed hurricanes, Gail has witnessed some of the worst unimaginable truths the future (and present) holds.
When she was made homeless during the first hurricane, Gail was with her grandmother, mother, and daughter. Her daughter was just a toddler.
Climate disasters are the worst possible wake-up calls to the conditions of the planet we live in and are leaving to the next generation.
However, Gail has had to overcome this reality three times.
In her mission and vision with EARTHCARE, Gail is dedicated to educating kids on environmental truths and hopes that they want to act on it themselves.
More importantly, Gail wants the students to know that there IS hope, but not without community action.
The mission is to empower students and teachers to get involved and be proactive with their voice!
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