Happy Earth Day! Today we celebrate Mother Earth; as well as peace, environmental awareness and the small acts that make our world a better place to live. We should all be reminded to 'Think Globally' and 'Act Locally,' both today and throughout the rest of the year. It's up to us to keep our natural habitat happy and healthy: especially our trees.

More than 450 guests attended our first ever Block Party in Los Angeles on Saturday to celebrate the ten extraordinary individuals, age 6-17, selected as 2015 Hasbro Community Action Heroes; and William Morris Endeavor (WME) for their commitment to youth in communities around the world.

Our little planet is fragile.  Although the extent to which blame should be attributed to mankind is hotly debated; our Earth's air, land and water quality suffers with our inhabitation. Pollution, deforestation, resource depletion and overexploitation (to name a few environmental issues) gnaw at our home in ways termites would be jealous of, had they been given capacity for such emotion.

This is a guest post by Make Your Mark on Hunger grant recipient, Ethan Thomas

T-BIRD generationOn is a service club located in El Paso, Texas at Coronado High School. Our club has approximately 30 members and counting. All of our members are committed to making an impact on the world through volunteer service in the El Paso community. 

Some of our biggest projects have been:

This is a guest post by Make Your Mark on Hunger grant recipient, Aulona Graham-Simms 

This is a guest post by Make Your Mark on Hunger grant recipient, Sophie Bernstein.

I have always wanted to plant a vegetable garden. However, my parents were not as eager to allow me to dive in the dirt to plant a garden, at first

They assumed that a garden would be too much work to start up and that the upkeep and maintenance would be challenging. It is always fun to prove your parents wrong.

This is a guest post by Make Your Mark on Hunger grant recipient, Will Lourcey. 

A grumbling stomach. Headache. Hard time paying attention and focusing. Low energy and motivation. Poor academic performance.

This is hunger. Hunger is here, and it is hurting children.

Did you know that 16 million kids in America aren't getting the food they need? That means that 1 in 5 kids in America is at risk for child hunger. If they all stood next to each other, they would fill 281 football fields! Here's how you can help.

This Service Spotlight shines on 2014 NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) Youth Tour alum Caylin Tibbetts of San Simon, AZ representing the Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Co-op. Caylin, a $500 generationOn service project grantee, initiated a literacy program in her school with the goal of increasing test scores and creating excitement around reading.