During time spent in Africa filming, Ciara and Kim’s paleoanthropologist-conservationist friend, Dr. Richard Leakey, asked them a simple question: “How can you use filmmaking, the internet and fundraising to help conservation?” Kim and Ciara came up with the idea of creating a crowdfunding platform for green projects, created a nonprofit called “Green Our Planet,” and launched both in 2013.
November: John S. Park Elementary School held the first ever student-run farmers market by Clark County School District students.
Los Vaqueros asks Green Our Planet to team up to help Los Ranchos High School and Walter Bracken STEAM Academy students utilize the hydroponic units that Los Ranchos students designed and built in a leadership course with Los Vaqueros.
Virtual Academy was created.
From 2019 to 2022 the hydroponics program spread nationally to include more than 100 schools in 15 states, including Alaska, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, New York, Idaho, Missouri, Michigan, and Nevada.
Record breaking Giant Student Farmers Market - over 500 students and 60 schools raised $22,000 for their school gardens, doubling the amount raised from the previous market.
Plans are in place to expand to 1200 schools and to take Green Our Planet’s Giant Student Farmers Market national.