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$1,000 - $10,000
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María Elena Ordóñez teaches environmentalism to children across Ecuador through a television program, teaching materials, student clubs, and commercial products that saturate Ecuador with a new and much-needed regard for environmental protection.

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María Elena's organization is one of few in Ecuador devoted entirely to environmental education for children and is the only one using television and radio. She has produced a successful educational television show that captures young people's attention and imagination and turns them into proactive environmentalists. The program and its characters are informed by a network of teachers and schools trained to use educational materials. Educators incorporate environmentalism into their curricula while María Elena markets environmental club membership and projects to students around the region.