FOR THE LOVE OF FROGS - 

"The frogs are telling us the planet needs our help."  - Justin

 

Justin's Love for Frogs has inspired him to Help the Planet!

MEET JUSTIN.
Justin’s like most 11-year-old boys: he loves to play sports, hang out with his friends, and play video games. And he also loves FROGS, which might seem just like another ordinary thing- except he’s taken that love to another level. 

 

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WHY FROGS?
In kindergarten, Justin learned almost one-third of frog species are on the verge of extinction due to pollution, pesticides, contaminated water, and habitat destruction. 
 

FROGS ARE INDICATOR SPECIES.
When Justin learned frogs are indicator species- he knew the frogs were a true sign that the planet needs help. His mom saw his passion to create change and together they set out on a quest to tell the world.  


"Scientists say we need to protect 30% of the planet by 2030 or climate change can cause a lot of problems." -Justin

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GO FUND ME KID HERO. 
Justin has raised over $30,000 to help clean up the planet.  

Justin has raised enough funds to purchase and protect

 30 ACRES of Rainforest in Ecuador - August 2021

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Justin is currently working to create the first fully youth funded 244 acre reserve in Ecuador with his Reserva Youth Council. He has raised enough funds to purchase and protect 30 ACRES on the reserve and currently traveled there this summer to Ecuador to meet face to face with the frogs.​
 

AND PLASTIC POLLUTION TOO.
It was Dr. Jane Goodall that inspired Justin to expand his project to work on plastic pollution.  She told Justin there is only a small window of time left to help clean up our world's waterways from all the plastic trash. That is when Justin started his "Parallel Project" Campaign with pen pals all around the world. 

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Dr. Jane Goodall inspired Justin to to take his work a step further to help clean plastic pollution from our waterways. 

 

So Justin started "The Parallel Projects" Campaign to work on our world's plastic pollution problem with his pen pals worldwide.

 

 

NOW his goal is to create change with laws and big businesses to improve products to reduce the negative environmental impact being left behind from single use plastics. 

FIRST HE RAISED AWARENESS.
His campaign brought attention to the problem by turning thousands of plastic bottles into treasures worldwide and ...

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FOR THE LOVE OF FROGS.
Justin's love for frogs has led him on a mission to protect the planet.  His goal is to conserve 30% of the planet by 2030 by protecting our rainforests and cleaning up our waterways so they are plastic free.

Justin wants a clean and safe planet for his friends, his family, the next generations, and of course- THE FROGS!  

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Justin learned one idea could change the world if he learned to be brave, stayed determined, and used a growth mindset.

 

It all started from a book he read....
It was the book "What Do You Do With An Idea?" by Kobi Yamada that inspired Justin to create change. With his mother's help, he set out on a mission to raise funds for frog habitats by selling toy frogs in his Los Angeles neighborhood. Justin used frog art combined with scientific facts to attract people’s attention. His message spread quickly and he raised his first $2,000 for the non-profit Save The Frogs. When Justin learned one idea could change the world he knew he needed to be brave and stay determined to grow his idea.

Justin learned one idea could change the world if he learned to be brave, stayed determined, and used a growth mindset.

LET'S SUM IT ALL UP HERE:

"My mom read me the book,
"What Do You Do With an Idea?
and I learned one idea can change the world.
" - Justin

Then his idea grew bigger....
Justin's love for frogs has led him on a mission to protect the planet. His started cleaning up the local wetlands near his home and his idea grew to protecting rainforests in Ecuador. His goal has expanded to helping conserve 30% of the planet by 2030 and to make the planet safer with less plastic and better water quality for the frogs and beyond.

"Start off small, take chances, and be brave."
                                
- Justin Sather  (Age10)

                                           

And BIGGER....
Justin has been recognized for numerous awards for his work. A few include Go Fund Me Kid Hero, Points of Light, Action for Nature, Gloria Barron, President's Environmental Youth Award, Grades of Green Campaign Winner for Community Builder.

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“Kids like Justin have shown that the next generation is refusing to simply stand on the sidelines but instead is turning its passion for helping the planet into projects that have tangible, positive impacts on the environment now.”
- Beryl Kay, president of Action for Nature
September 2020

SPECTRUM NEWS.  OCTOBER 2020
Spectrum News 1. It started with his passion for saving frog species, and now, Justin Sather and his whole family are helping to bring awareness to the environment. 
 

RANGER RICK MAGAZINE.  MARCH 2021

Justin Sather was selected as a Scarlett's Superstar in Ranger Rick's Magazine in the March 2021 issue. 

 

And Justin started to Change the World...
Justin has raised over $35,000 for his cause. He's purchased 30 acres of land in Ecuador. He is working on the 30 x 30 campaign to protect land for animals and ultimately the next generations.  We need more trees to handle the the large surplus of CO2 and other greenhouse gases floating in our atmosphere.

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SPECTRUM NEWS.  AUGUST 2021
Justin Sather just returned from Ecuador where he raised over $20,000 and protected over 30 acres of land. 
 

YOUNG CHANGE MAKERS BOOK.  NOV 2021
Justin is featured in the new book series of kids making a difference.  

THE BOOK IS OUT WEEK OF 11/2/2021.

 

POINTS OF LIGHT AWARD. AUGUST 2021
  

 

UPWORTHY NEWS.  SEPTMEBER 2021
Justin's Go Fund Me Kid Hero was honored on Upworthy news for his work with land conservation and plastic pollution. 
 

UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE.  OCTOBER 2021
Justin is taking part at the Climate Change Conference (COP26).
He is working with Reserva Youth Council to present their Million Letters Campaign and Plastic Pollution Coaltion with their 10 Calls to Action.

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"Justin’s interest in frogs lead him to fight for the future of the rainforest - one of their biggest natural habitats. He asks, “Did you know almost half of the world’s rainforest have been destroyed and they could disappear in one hundred years?” Because of this, Justin has raised enough funds to protect 30 acres of rainforest in Ecuador, preserving the environment for his favorite creatures." -CNN Climate Champion 
                               


                                           

CARTOON NETWORK CLIMATE CHAMPION. 2021
 

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED.

Looking to get involved to help Justin conserve 30% of the planet by 2030?

LAND CONSERVATION

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Working to conserve 30%

of the planet by 2030!

"I am working to buy 244 acres

of land in Ecuador with my Reserva Youth Council."  - Justin

WATER 

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"Frogs breath and drink through their skin so they are sensitive to their environment. Scientists say that frogs are indicator species. This means the frogs are telling us the world needs our help."  - Justin

PLASTIC POLLUTION

             

Bringing Awareness to the World's Plastic Pollution Problem 

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Did you know there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050 if we don't make a change."  - Justin