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Children’s book and environmental awareness event is Saturday

Bill DeYoung



Miles Fetherson-Resch. Photo: Kids Saving Oceans

Miles Fetherson-Resch, the 8-year-old environmentalist and founder of the nonprofit Kids Saving Oceans, will read from his book Olivia Makes a Difference Saturday, during a back-to-school event at the Book + Bottle coffee shop, 17 6th Street N.

Young Miles’ co-author (and inspiration) Tori McGee will be there, signing her children’s books Sloths Don’t Run, The Lost Narwhal and Ooey Gooey Monster.

Masks are required, and social distancing guidelines will be observed at the free event, which starts at 10 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. Miles will read at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.

Reservations are required for Precious Personality custom portraits, $75, which will donate 20 percent to Kids Saving Oceans. Info on photographer Alison Amick Brett’s Personality Portraits here.

Kids Saving Oceans sells clothing and accessories from recycled or sustainable materials, with all proceeds earmarked for nonprofit groups that work  to protect the planet.

In November 2019, Miles Fetherson-Resch (and his mom) appeared at Pitch Night, the pitch competition organized by St. Pete Greenhouse. Miles’ pitch for Kids Saving Oceans took first place – and $5,000 in prize money, which he promptly turned into T-shirts to raise more funds for his environmental nonprofit.

“We need to take better care of the earth,” he told the Catalyst. “I love the water and Florida, but people don’t always do a good job of taking care of it. I want there to be oceans and rivers for me and my family to go to when I grow up.”

Kids Saving Oceans website.





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