FOR THE LOVE OF FROGS -
"The frogs are telling us the planet needs our help." - Justin
Justin’s like most 9-year-old boys: he loves to play sports, hang out with his friends, and build things. And he also loves FROGS, which might seem just like another ordinary thing- except he’s taken that love to another level.
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 and to make the planet safer with less plastic and better water quality for the frogs and beyond.
"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
HOW IT ALL STARTED.
It all started from an idea that turned into an incredible mother - son journey of learning to be brave and staying determined to create a world Justin envisions for himself and his generation.
"I am working to buy 244 acres of land in Ecuador with my Reserva Youth Council." - Justin
"My mom read me the book, "What Do You Do With an Idea? and I learned one idea can change the world." - Justin
WETLANDS TO WORLDWIDE.
Justin's project has expanded to a global campaign to clean up the planet. He is currently working on protecting 30% of the planet by 2030 by purchasing 244 acres of land in Ecuador with his Reserva Youth Council. This is home to some of the rarest and most exotic frogs in the world.
“We’re proud to honor the next generation of young environmental leaders who are helping solve environmental challenges and create a more sustainable future,” EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator John Busterud said in a statement. “These students are making a real difference with far-reaching impacts in their communities and future generations.”
AND THERE'S MORE.
In addition, Justin started the "Parallel Projects Initiative". He is working together with others around the world on projects that protect the planet. The goal is to bring awareness and educate others to use less plastic, keep our waterways clean, and to protect the biodiversity of our planet for a healthier world.
“Every small act of kindness can make a big impact on the environment. We all have to pitch in to be kind to our planet.” - Justin
"I want people to take better care of the environment. I want to make the world cleaner and a safer place for the frogs, other animals, my family, and friends." - Justin
CREATING A GENERATION OF ECO HEROES.
Justin wants others to help the planet for their favorite animals-- just as he is helping the planet ALL FOR HIS LOVE OF FROGS!
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