hen Santa Monica, California residents Mimi and Jon Torp wanted to find a way to reward their daughter, Emily, for her tireless and single minded passion for recycling and conserving resources, they couldn’t come up with anything that properly praised her accomplishments.
Talking to other parents, they quickly realized that there was an obvious lack of environmental based awards for our young Eco-Warriors.
Thus was the genesis of “Environ Medals”.
Designed by Emily and Jon, the Torps hired a Wisconsin medal maker to create an engraved “Planet Earth Environ-Medal” with the slogan “Champion of a Greener World”.
They also developed a checklist of eco-friendly tasks that an Earthling could perform to help our planet. When a person has performed a specific number of tasks, they’re rewarded with an Environ Medal.
The Torp's inaugural roll-out of this program at their Daughter's school, Santa Monica's Franklin Elementary, was met with overwhelming interest and success. Since then, the Torp's have expanded this kid powered earth-saving program to other school's and organizations.
Parents can also download a task list from this site and go over it with their child/children.
When the kids have completed the required number of tasks, an Environ Medal(s) can be requested here and sent to the desired address.
For information about how your school or organization can participate in this inspiring earth-friendly program, please Email Us.
Some Of The Tasks Kids Can Do To Earn An Environ Medal
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"KIDS MEDAL AT SAVING THE WORLD!"...
In Recognition Of Their Environ Medals Program, Mimi And Jon Torp Were Awarded The "GREEN AGENT AWARD" By The LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL
My name is Chi Kim, and I am the principal of Point Dume Marine Science School in Malibu. I contacted Jon and Mimi Torp this summer because I had heard of a program that they sponsor, Environ Medals, at Franklin Elementary School in Santa Monica. I spoke to the principal there, and she told me how great it was for her students. Jon and Mimi were wonderful to sponsor our school this year. The program has been wildly successful, and students have earned over 100 medals in 3 weeks time!
Every week in our newsletter, students who earn medals are listed in our electronic newsletter that goes out to over 350 people.
I just wanted to thank Jon and Mimi for being such thoughtful, environmentally conscious and generous realtors.
With much gratitude,
Point Dume Marine Science School
Malibu, CA 90265
Dear Jon and Mimi,
Thank you for developing and sponsoring the ENVIRON-MEDALS program at my daughter, Sascha school. It is a wonderful program and our family and friends are enjoying the rewards of reducing, reusing and recycling.
parent, PTA committeeperson and psychologist
A BIG THANK YOU to you, Mimi and your daughter for coming up with such a great idea for all school kids to be a part of!
The Environ Medals are very inspiring to both children and grown ups too!
Hopefully the Earth friendly practices will stay with the families...
Hillcrest Academy received their medals and we are SO pleased with the quality!
A mention about the program being at Hillcrest was included in the November newsletter for SLOW FOOD of Temecula Valley.
Here it is...
This newsletter went out to over 12,000 people!!
Many thanks again!
AC - Hillcrest Academy - Temecula, CA
Oh my gosh, your Environ Medals were such a HIT! The students wore them to the school’s Awards Assembly and we had them stand up to show who participated in Green Team for the year.
J. Lambert - Green Team Advisor - Tiffany Park Elementary - Renton, WA
A wonderfully positive and earth-friendly way to promote your business or drive traffic to your business is to incorporate Environ Medals into your marketing plan.
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