Toronto group hopes one drop's story has ripple effect
Ecoloodi's illustrated book H2O: The Story of a Little Drop was published this weekend.
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One Toronto group is putting the future of the world's water supply in the hands of children.
Ecoloodi published a book called H2O: The Story of a Little Drop. The book follows the drop's journey through the water cycle in an accessible way for kids.
“The book leaves blank pages at the end for the little water scientists to fill with their ideas,” said Ecoloodi founder Ludiwine Clouzot.
The volunteer-run organization is based in Toronto but operates in Canada, Europe and Africa to teach kids about effective water usage.
“This is about having young children become future water leaders. The younger they are as they learn about water, the better our future will be,” said Clouzot.
In the past two years, Ecoloodi has partnered with local schools, festivals and museums to reach over 1,200 children in Canada, 500 in France and over 6,000 in Benin. Through interactive games, the organization teaches them the importance of water and how to treat it properly.
In Benin, West Africa, the group works with locals to form environmental clubs in schools, where children can discuss water issues – in a country where water is already a scarce commodity.
“Our hope is for these youngsters to be water agents in their families. And it works,” she said.