Another awesome sibling duo join Anitha to share their story of Kindness. Ten-year old John Paul and eight-year old Juliana founded Stuffies 4 Smiles.
What started out in 2019 as a gesture of kindness to a homeless person and their dog has grown into a movement of kindness. In the past three years, John Paul and Juliana have collected stuffed animals, books, backpacks, handmade cards for people and communities in need.
As a thank you for sharing their story, Anitha donated to Happy’s Place, a retirement home for senior dogs. This wonderful not for profit rescues senior dogs. To learn more about the work this kind group of people do, check out their website: https://www.happysplace.ca
For the past two years, the pandemic has created much havoc throughout the world, but for one young person, the lockdown brought a silver-lining.
Savannah Allen from Adelaide, South Australia shares her story of having to lockdown near a petting zoo.
Savannah and her family soon realized that the baby lambs they had come to know and love had a terrible fate awaiting them, as often is the case for animals used for profit. So, she and her family rescued the four lambs.
Savannah talks about her love of animals, wanting to start her own sanctuary and what she has learned from this experience.
To learn more about Savannah and support her goal of raising awareness about farm animals, check her Instagram page: @savannahsfarmlife
As a thank you for sharing her story, Anitha donated to Freedom Hill Sanctuary. A non-profit charity, dedicated to providing a loving home to abused and neglected farm animals. To learn more about this organization, please click on this link: https://www.freedomhill.com.au/
Eleven-year-old, Ella Grace joins Anitha to kick off Season Two of the Kindness Is Everything Podcast.
Ella’s journey to protect oceans and sharks began when she was four years old and has kept growing. In this jam-packed episode, Ella shares her dedication and knowledge about oceans and the beautiful animals who live there.
In addition to her Ella Saves The Ocean project, she has teamed up with a friend to create The Clean Up Kids. This amazing initiative focuses on cleaning up our beaches.
A wonderful episode for anyone interested in conservation.
As a thank you for sharing her story, Anitha donated to WildlifeVOICE. This non-profit, started in 2014 by Jim Abernethy, supports the conservation and preservation of all animals and their habitats. To learn more about this group, please click on this link: https://www.wildlifevoice.org
Fifteen-year old Natalie McIntosh is doing her best to not only help rid the ocean of discarded fishing gear, she then transforms these ‘ghost nets’ into beautiful items such as bracelets, coasters and baskets. Natalie donates 100% of the proceeds from her sales to charities working hard to remove dangerous fishing gear and plastic from the oceans.
Natalie talks about why these discarded nets are harmful to marine life and why they are called ‘ghost nets’.
To learn more about Natalie and her dedication to helping our planet and the species we are meant to be sharing this planet with, check out her website: https://www.nauticalwaters.com/
You can also follow Natalie here:
Facebook: Nautical Waters
As a thank you to Natalie for sharing her story, Anitha donated to London Environmental Network. This charity, situated in London, Ontario, is trying to make London one of the greenest cities in Canada. This group creates programs and projects for the community. To learn more about this charity, please check out their website: https://www.londonenvironment.net/
Many of us find it easy to care about dogs, cats, whales, elephants. But what about insects? How many of us can honestly say, we’re careful not to step on an ant or a spider?
Fourteen-year old Xander Johnston from Scotland joins Anitha to share his passion for insects. He talks about where his interest in insects came from, his favorite little creature, how he became known as ANT BOY, and so much more, including simple things we all can do to protect insects and wildlife.
Xander will change the way you think about bugs.
This is a wonderful episode for adults, kids, those who are fascinated by bugs, and those who are squeamish!
As a thank you for sharing his story, Anitha donated to Bug Life. This UK based organization is dedicated to “saving the small things that run the planet”.
As Sir David Attenborough said, “If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world’s ecosystems would collapse.’
In Canada, 25 million birds die every year from injuries sustained when they collide into windows. Angela Demarse from Bird Safe Guelph talks about what this organization is doing to prevent this terrible tragedy from continuing.
Angela shares simple tips on what each of us can do to prevent birds from crashing into our windows.
To learn more about Bird Safe Guelph, check out their website and Instagram page:
As a thank you to Angela, for sharing her story, Anitha donated to Nature Canada.
Nature Canada is one of the oldest national nature conservation charities in Canada. For 80 years, they have helped protect over 110 million acres of parks and wildlife areas in Canada. They have also protected countless species. To learn more about this wonderful charity, click on this link: https://naturecanada.ca/
Correction: During the podcast, Angela mentions that 1/4 of the globe was covered in wilderness. Upon further reading, Angela noted that it is closer to 1/2.
Thirteen-year old Finlay Pringle, joins Anitha to share his passion about sharks.
Sharks have been cruelly misjudged and wrongly considered ruthless predators of the sea. Finlay dispels these myths and tells us the truth about sharks. He also talks about the reasons 100 million sharks are killed every year and why it is so important to save them.
An incredibly eye-opening episode!
As a thank you for sharing his story, Anitha donated to Bite Back Shark and Marine Conservation. To learn about the wonderful work this organization does to protect sharks, click on the link: https://www.bite-back.com
This is a very personal episode for Anitha. Her son, Daniel joins her to celebrate the 25th episode of the podcast. At Daniel’s request, Anitha does her best to hold back her absolute pride as she and Daniel chat about all the kind and wonderful things he has done, from singing at nursing homes to volunteering at a camp for children with and/or recovering from cancer to creating the Sounds of Silence initiative and more.
They share fun family memories and also talk about Daniel’s sister, Alyssa and all the amazing things she has done to help animals and the environment.
A special episode about family and kindness.
As a thank you to Daniel for being kind enough to come on to his mom’s podcast, Anitha donated to Eva’s Initiatives For Homeless Youth. To learn more about this charity, please click on this link: https://www.evas.ca
When she was around seven years old, Olivia Pisano received a huge book all about animals. She loved learning about the animals, especially the whales. This interest in whales continued through elementary school, high school, all the way to her PhD.
Olivia joins Anitha to share her incredible story of connecting her PhD with her passion to help whales.
Olivia talks about her research project to use satellite imagery as a way to keep whales safe. She and Anitha also discuss major threats to the whale population, such as entanglement in fishing gear.
As a thank you to Olivia for sharing her story, Anitha donated to the Canadian Whale Institute. This charity is dedicated to protecting marine mammals and their habitats. To learn more about this group, please click here: https://www.canadianwhaleinstitute.ca
In this very special episode, Jessica Cambell and her fifth-grade class from Mount Madonna School in California join Anitha to talk about their year- long class project to protect whales.
The students take turns talking about why they chose whales for their environmental project, what they have learned, the activities they have organized to spread the word about the plight of whales, and so much more.
These students show how much can be accomplished toward making the world a better place for all species, when people work together.
A truly inspiring episode!
As a thank you to Ms. Cambell and her students for sharing their story, Anitha donated to Save The Whales.