Becky Bones: Save the Earth, Save Yourself

Supporting Environmental Teens

Inspiring change, it only takes a small step. 

http://www.greenlivingonline.com/sites/default/files/Bones_1.jpgSome may argue, that in order for your actions to be recognized as helping the environment, you or your business must be as green as possible first. However, this view may eliminate those who, though not 100% green, are working towards getting their and on the journey they are influencing others to join them as well as actually supporting and enabling others to be green.

This is the case with a company called Becky Bones in San Diego. A shoe line (with some t-shirts also available) for kids and teens, Becky Bones gives 25% of its profits to youth who have grassroots solutions to saving their local environment.

Kids or Teens (over 13 years old), can apply for a “Becky Bones 25 Grant” which ranges from $50 to $300. The application is very simple and there are 3 “auto apply” applications for: planting trees ($25), getting neighbors to switch to CFL light bulbs ($50) and getting your school to install energy saving light bulbs ($100). Kids can also write their own idea of what they would like to do to save their local environment and can be awarded money to help them between $50 and $300.

That’s right, your teen can fill out the application themselves, it is very simple and easy to understand. Image the ripple effect this program has on communities around the U.S. Amazing.