Preschoolers board the sustainability train at the UN, care of beloved children’s characters

17 September 2018

Perhaps you know Olivia Wilde as Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley on the American television series House, or as Ella Swensen, who worked to protect the world from aliens in the film Cowboys & Aliens.

Earlier this month, she embarked on a real-life mission to the UN Headquarters in New York, to help safeguard the planet, taking part in the launch of a new UN collaboration with toy company Mattel, Inc., that introduces the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to preschoolers, through nine new episodes of the animated children’s series, Thomas & Friends.

As a mother herself, Ms. Wilde shared with Liz Scaffidi her thoughts on the new Thomas & Friends episodes, and the vital global story that they tell.

Audio Credit:
Liz Scaffidi, UN News
Audio Duration:
5'11"

 

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