CG Kidz Plants Messages for Earth Day!



Contact:               Danelle Hoffer, Ph: 501.605.0197, 501.442.8447


Award Winning Teenager and Eco Activist “plants” messages at local schools to celebrate Earth Day, increase awareness

April 16, 2010 Little Rock, AR – Eco education for kids has never been more important.  With nearly 20% of our nation’s landfills comprised of empty plastic water bottles, Arkansas teenager Riley Hoffer is even more inspired to continue her environmental awareness campaigns. 

In 2008, at the age of 11, Riley founded the non-profit CG Kidz.  Since then, she’s visited with over 30 groups, donated over 3000 of her specially designed reusable water bottles, and shared a message about sustainability and the importance of taking care of the earth.  That message specifically targets kids ages K-8 and teaches them about the responsibility of environmental stewardship.  Riley has developed 7 Easy Green Tips for kids that she shares on her website and during her presentations. This year on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Riley is planting messages and communicating her mission through Earth Week eco-assemblies at local Arkansas schools.   

The week of April 19 through April 23, 2010 Riley will visit the following eco conscious schools:

April 19, 2010     The Anthony School, Little Rock (In partnership with Radio Disney)  1:30pm

April 21, 2010     Fulbright Elementary, Little Rock       9:00am and 1:00pm

April 22, 2010     Academic Center of Excellence, Party with a Purpose Cabot , Morning Tree Planting

April 23, 2010     Cabot Gifted and Talented Eco Celebration, Cabot  12:30pm

The week comes to an end for Riley with a trip to Washington DC where she’ll be on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center.  On April 27, Riley is receiving a prestigious award from the United States Green Building Council for her work in creating environmental awareness.  She’s the youngest of five USGBC Youth Leaders to be honored at a special event.

About CG Kidz

CG Kidz’ mission is to bring environmental education, and awareness to kids in K-8th grades; empowering them to take action in their communities for a cleaner, greener future.   CG Kidz is the non-profit arm of CynerGreen.  CynerGreen is a pioneer in creating environmentally conscious programs for cities, schools,  hotels/resorts and business to provide hydration solutions, resulting in plastic Bottle Free™ environments. 

CG Kidz mobilizes students in elementary schools, educating them about environmental issues, which in turn, inspires them to take action. A pioneer in linking the power of children’s voices to environmental awareness, it was CG Kidz and CynerGreen who introduced Bottle Free Schools™, launching the idea of eliminating plastic water bottles from schools everywhere, and bringing the concept of reusable water bottles and refill or “hydration stations” to previously unaware districts.   CynerGreen and CG Kidz have received recent accolades and awards including Eco Heroes by Arkansas Publishing.  Riley was recently named Pottery Barn Teen of the Month and one of “20 to Watch” by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. They have been featured on CBS, Fox News Talk Business, and in Family Circle, Savvy Kids, The Arkansas Green Guide and Little Rock Family.

For more information, to become involved in our Green Schools program, or to schedule a school visit, contact Danelle Hoffer at or 501.605.0197.  CG Kidz is a pending 501(C)3 non-profit organization in the state of Arkansas.



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Wow!  Alot is happening this year surrounding Earth Day.  Did you know this year is the 40th year of Earth Day?  It’s the perfect time to find a way to celebrate in your community.  Gather your friends and decide how you’ll plan to get involved.  Plant a tree to replenish a natural resource, decorate posters or hold a Party with a Purpose.  Whatever you do, choose to make it known that you care.

Here’s some Earth Day Jeopardy!

To find the answers you’ll have to search out our Green Team Gazette!

Have Fun and share this in your classroom and with your friends this week!

Earth Day History

100 What day is Earth Day?

200 What color is associated with Earth Day & the environment?

300 When was the first Earth Day?

400 How many years have we been celebrating Earth Day?

500 What would be a good way to celebrate Earth Day?

The 3 R’s

100 What are the 3 R’s?

200 Give an example of “reducing?”

300 Give an example of “reusing?”

400 Give an example of “recycling?”

500 Why are the 3 R’s important?

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March Green Team Gazette!

You can get your own copy of March’s Green Team Gazette at! Did you know Earth Hour is March 27? Over 4,000 cities in 88 countries participated last year! You can read more about Earth Hour, Earth Day, and more in the Green Team Gazette!

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55 days until the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day! What will you do to help your community this year?

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Earth Day 2010!

Only 63 days until Earth Day 2010! What will you do this year?

You can follow us on Twitter and check us out on Facebook to find out what WE will be doing this Earth Day!

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Get your February Green Team Gazette!!

The Green Team Gazette is produced in conjunction with Vicki Dabrowka and Gibson Island Country School in Maryland.  The publication is available monthly at http://www.cgkidz .com and now here! 

Now available Green Team Gazette Feb 2010

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