Our Vision started in the Summer of 2016, when I packed up my little family for a road trip across Western Canada. Introducing the beauty of the world to my two little munchkins every step of the way. Little did I know this is where their passion began.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce my two ‘little minds’, who came up with this vision that I had been contemplating about for quite some time now. Brodie, who is soon to be 9 years old and Celeste is 6 years old, are both filled with love and wonder of their surroundings. At first I thought it was just curious little minds asking me about why animals are dying and facing extinction, to moving forward with queries about why are people hunting sharks i.e. shark fishing industries, and how come the world is burning all of the animals habitats i.e. forest fires in California and parts of Canada. Their minds were racing with questions I could not answer. Brodie even asked the Vice Principal of the School he was in if we as a group could make a difference, however there seemed to be never any time to take this under the curriculum. However now that everyone is learning in separate ways and there is little open communication, that Brodie and Celeste continued to ask questions of which I could not explain. I realized that these little beings with large minds have the biggest hearts as they bombarded me with “Mommy what can we do to stop it?” Then one day I introduced Brodie and Celeste to a young girl named Greta Thunberg. We watched some of her activist climate change videos and talked about her vision and how she is encouraging others to be conscious of their actions. That’s when a spark came to Brodie’s mind, asking “why don’t we start a business selling things but donating the money to different causes around the world. Brodie and Celeste were so proud of this idea that at recess they would talk about it with their friends. Together they all pitched in and started to write comics and they sold them at recesses till the lockdown happened in March 2020. It warmed my heart to see them trying to do something. As 2020 was coming to an end, we collectively decided this was the time to set some roots down with Enlightened Earth Collection. Reaching out to Organizations across the Globe, to see who is interested in collaborating together in this mission to protect our Earth.