Friday, April 16, 2010

Earth Day is On Its Way: Green Kidz

Straight from the CGKidz/CynerGreen Press Release:
Award Winning Teenager and Eco Activist “plants” messages at local schools to celebrate Earth Day, increase awareness

April 16, 2010 Little Rock, AR - Eco education for kids has never been more important. With nearly 20% of our nation’s landfills comprised of empty plastic water bottles, Arkansas teenager Riley Hoffer is even more inspired to continue her environmental awareness campaigns.

In 2008, at the age of 11, Riley founded the non-profit CG Kidz. Since then, she’s visited with over 30 groups, donated over 3000 of her specially designed reusable water bottles, and shared a message about sustainability and the importance of taking care of the earth. That message specifically targets kids ages K-8 and teaches them about the responsibility of environmental stewardship. Riley has developed 7 Easy Green Tips for kids that she shares on her website and during her presentations. This year on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Riley is planting messages and communicating her mission through Earth Week eco-assemblies at local Arkansas schools.

The week of April 19 through April 23, 2010 Riley will visit the following eco conscious schools:

  • April 19, 2010 The Anthony School, Little Rock (In partnership with Radio Disney) 1:30pm
  • April 21, 2010 Fulbright Elementary, Little Rock 9:00am and 1:00pm
  • April 22, 2010 Academic Center of Excellence, Party with a Purpose Cabot Morning Tree Planting
  • April 23, 2010 Cabot Gifted and Talented Eco Celebration, Cabot 12:30pm
The week comes to an end for Riley with a trip to Washington DC where she’ll be on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. On April 27, Riley is receiving a prestigious award from the United States Green Building Council for her work in creating environmental awareness. She’s the youngest of five USGBC Youth Leaders to be honored at a special event.

About CG Kidz
CG Kidz’ mission is to bring environmental education, and awareness to kids in K-8th grades; empowering them to take action in their communities for a cleaner, greener future. CG Kidz is the non-profit arm of CynerGreen. CynerGreen is a pioneer in creating environmentally conscious programs for cities, schools, hotels/resorts and business to provide hydration solutions, resulting in plastic Bottle Free™ environments.

CG Kidz mobilizes students in elementary schools, educating them about environmental issues, which in turn, inspires them to take action. A pioneer in linking the power of children’s voices to environmental awareness, it was CG Kidz and CynerGreen who introduced Bottle Free Schools™, launching the idea of eliminating plastic water bottles from schools everywhere, and bringing the concept of reusable water bottles and refill or “hydration stations” to previously unaware districts. CynerGreen and CG Kidz have received recent accolades and awards including Eco Heroes by Arkansas Publishing. Riley was recently named Pottery Barn Teen of the Month and one of “20 to Watch” by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. They have been featured on CBS, Fox News Talk Business, and in Family Circle, Savvy Kids, The Arkansas Green Guide and Little Rock Family.
 For more information, to become involved in our Green Schools program, or to schedule a school visit, contact Danelle Hoffer at or 501.605.0197. CG Kidz is a pending 501(C)3 non-profit organization in the state of Arkansas.

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