Bears For Cares
A new book series and campaign aims to inspire the next generation to protect our earth. 18-year-old author Lotus Kay, founded Bears for Cares with her sister, Jazmin, on Endangered Species Day in 2016. Bears for Cares is a project of Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots youth education program.
Lotus wrote More Beautiful Than Heaven when she was 16 to raise awareness about the beauty of nature and the Earth, the endangered state of wildlife and our environment, and ultimately inspire children to care for and protect the planet and our fellow inhabitants. She then wrote Billie the Octopus to educate kids about the beauty and importance of the ocean and protecting fish and marine life. The books are illustrated by artist Chey Diehl nd are printed in the USA on recycled, acid-free paper.
Both books have stuffed animals, created in partnership with environmentally-friendly toy company Hugg-a-Planet: “Beary” (the polar bear in More Beautiful Than Heaven) and “Billie” (the octopus).