What we do

Happy Green World Foundation develops educational programmes about waste, water and energy with the aim of teaching children in the age group 6 to 12 years sustainable behaviour.

Dutch and international organisations help the foundation with having the educational materials translated and placing them in schools all over the world. We approach (local) companies and organisations for fund-raising.

Why we do it

Earth is rapidly being polluted; it is necessary and possible to combat the negative effects of this.

The last decades there has been a growing awareness and Happy Green World wants to make its own, modest, contribution by teaching children.

Happy Green World is convinced that children who learn sustainable behaviour at a young age, will become adults that create a cleaner living environment. 

Who we are

In 2011, environmental consultant Marlou Bessem and illustrator Petra Houweling came up with the Happy Green World concept of educational programmes about waste, water and energy.

At the time, living in Cairo, they were confronted daily with enormous amounts of rubbish on the streets and the effect of this on the environment.