Let’s discuss socio-environmental issues in a simple and fun way? That is the inspiration for the three new special characters – Acacia, Ilan, and Flora who will be featured on Gisele’s blog. They are good friends and will appear twice a month to further the discussion about urgent issues that affect our planet. They are the Goodies Team!
Acacia is adventurous and wants to change the world. She is enthusiastic and determined. Acacia is ambitious and works hard to achieve her goals. She believes a life without challenge is not the way to truly live. Acacia believes that the world needs more people to get involved in preserving the environment. She hopes with her leadership, she will be able to attract others to her cause. Her parents chose her name because it is the word for strong tree and in Greek it means certainty and clarity. Acacia is present on all continents impacting industrial and social reforestation.
Ilan is the youngest of the Team. He is studious and enrolled in school a year early. He enjoys browsing the internet and playing outdoors. Ilan wants to learn about how he can tackle the problems the planet faces. He was born on April 27, 2001. Ilan is the son of an American father and Brazilian mother. He was born on Arbor Day a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care in the US. It is celebrated on the last Friday in April. This is why, his father suggested the name Ilan, because it means tree. His parents planted a seedling in the backyard in honor of the son.
Flora is delicate like a flower. She is fun, kind and friendly. Flora is very proud of her name. Flora means the goddess of flowers in Roman mythology. Throughout her childhood her parents taught her the importance of preserving the environment and encouraged her participate in events that support sustaining nature. Spring is her favorite season. Flora believes that without the beauty and color of plants the world would be very sad and bleak place. In addition to playing with her friends; Flora loves helping her mother tend to their family garden that has fruit trees and various flowers.
About the cartoonist: Sesary Roberto de Oliveira
Sesary started his career in art and design at the age of ten by copying drawings and drawing faces of famous people. He began painting on canvases at age twelve. His themes are always inspired by nature. Later he began to create logos and draw political cartoons. He has created many comical characters and has also worked in animation.
The introductory Goodies Team cartoon will highlight the UN’s International Year of Forests Campaign that will be raising awareness about the importance of forest preservation. Check out the team and stay tuned: a new story will be posted once every 15 days.
In the second episode the Goodies Team will get their hands dirty while teaching values and what citizenship means. The three friends Ilan, Flora, and Acacia will leave a message that is worth reading!
In the third cartoon, the Goodies Team talks about an issue that worries many parents and teachers: Bullying in schools. Together, the three friends will explore ideas on how to show that bullying is a negative way to behave.
In the fourth cartoon, Ilan finds that forests are being destroyed. Together, the Goodies Team will research and find ways to preserve nature and live in a better world.
In the fifth cartoon, the Earth cries for help. Flora, Acacia and Ilan become goodies doctors and help our world with super special medicines.
The sixth episode is a warning about wasting water. It is a precious natural resource that can be depleted. Follow the Goodies Team and help pass this message along to the world. Make sure to be aware of water consumption!
Do you know the importance of recycling waste? Many people don’t know about recycling! The seventh episode of the Goodies Team emphasizes the importance of recycling.
In the eighth episode, the animals live at a polluted river decide to abandon it because they are in grave danger if they remain. The Goodies Team take action once more and clean up the River. Check out their ideas on how to keep rivers clean.
The Goodies Team is not alone! There are people everywhere that care about the environment and are ready to help.
It would be so great if we always had a wonderful green!
People could start riding their bikes more, right?
The Goodies Team make toys from waste.
Goodies Team teach what is the right thing to do with the cooking oil. Check it out!
Ilan, Acácia and Flora, show us that the more we help the less people suffer from starvation.
The Goodies Team show us one more way on how we can help the Planet Earth.
Do you guys know why the forest are so important for the world? The Goodies Team show us why is so important to preserve it.
Goodies Team wish you a Mery Christmas.
Goodies Team for the Environment
Check out some tips from the Goodiest Team to ensure a better future for the environment!
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