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WGBH created this site at (the "Site") to help introduce children (primarily of middle school and high school age) to issues of sustainability, environmentalism and "green" living.

The Site is free and the content is educational and humorous.

As the Site develops, we may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in the law, our practices, or site features. As a result, you should periodically review this Privacy Policy so you are up to date on our current policies and practices.


The Site is designed so that you may participate in the activities without the need to supply personally identifiable information. If we introduce communication features, such as a survey to ask what you think of the project, we will only request non-personally identifiable information (such as your first name, age, city/town, or state/province/country). If you write to us via email, we may reply, but we will not store your email address for the purpose of future correspondence. We will not use such information for other purposes, or share your personal information with others.


From time to time, we may run contests on the Site. We may require an email address to enter you in a contest, and will use that address only to notify participants of the winner(s). We will not use the email addresses for any other purpose.

If we know you are under the age of 13 and we need to collect any information from you beyond an email address in connection with contest entries-for example a home address to mail a prize-we will notify a parent and obtain prior consent before obtaining this information.

We may ask you to provide your parent's email address to notify your parent if you win. In the prize notification email to your parent, we may ask for a home mailing address to ship the prize, or invite the parent to call a telephone number to provide the mailing address.


In order to make the Site as good as it can be, we will record which pages are more popular by looking at traffic logs. This data gives us general information such as how long users spend on the Site, what browsers they are using, and which sites they have come from. This information helps us understand our audience, but is not matched in any way to personal data that we may also receive.


We use a small software file called a cookie to remember where individual users are within the Site, so that if they return, they can continue the story without having to start from the beginning again. These cookies are optional, and refusing to accept them will not reduce enjoyment of the Site. The user's cookie file lives on the user's machine, and can be deleted at any time by the user.


The theme of this project is environmentalism and it encourages further research. We have incorporated some links to external sites within the Site. Visitors clicking on these links will be offered a warning page indicating that this is an exit page. Visitors are encouraged to proceed with caution or to turn back. These external links are operated by third parties that are not affiliated with WGBH. WGBH does not produce, maintain, or monitor these third party sites. The links are clearly marked, and are included as a useful resource for learning. You should review the privacy policies of these third party sites for their policies and practices regarding the collection and use of personally identifiable information.


The Site is privately funded. If, in the course of development, additional funding becomes available, or a commercial business model avails itself, we will amend this privacy policy accordingly. We will also update this policy if privacy legislation changes or if we add features, such as a contest, where additional personal data is required. For more information about privacy legislation governing Web sites for children, please visit the Federal Trade Commission's site at