Decoding the Differences Between Certifications and Sustainability Labels
Free Family Activities to Explore Sustainability
Why this Project Matters
Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of their purchasing decisions and are looking for better solutions for people and the planet, with many willing to pay more to support locally sourced and sustainable products. As families and businesses turn to more eco‑friendly alternatives, third-party certification and label usehas become a trusted assurance. Earth Rangers is developing their latest mission dedicated to learning all about sustainability certification and green labels, encouraging kids to become environmental leaders starting at home.
How the Project Is Helping Make Connections Between Sustainability and our Actions as Consumers
This project will include the creation of the newest Earth Ranger Mission: Certified Green. Children ages six to twelve (and their families) will access the mission through the Earth Rangers app to learn about sustainable forest management practices and how the new SFI Urban and Community Forest Sustainability Standardwas developed. The mission will be free and available online in both English and French and detail the different types of eco certifications available and help grow awareness of the many benefits of forests and the importance of our actions as consumers. A printable guide for children to take with them while shopping is also included, delivering knowledge and values that children will carry into adulthood.
The SFI Community Grant Program is supporting Earth Rangers by highlighting connections between sustainability standards and environmental education, empowering young people to explore common sustainability labels and claims on products and learning what they really mean.
This partnership includes Earth Rangers, other international nonprofit certifying organizations, and the Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee.
Earth Rangers is the kids’ conservation organization, dedicated to educating children about biodiversity and conservation and empowering them to protect animals and their habitats. Their programs are educational and engaging — but more importantly, they show children that the things we do today will matter tomorrow. Learn more.