DALLAS, Apr 9, 2010 / FW/ — They are not faster than a speeding bullet; they are not wizards who wield magic; they do not wear capes or have superpowers… but they can help us save our planet.

Their names: Ernie Earth, Lulu Love, Patsy Peace, Ray Recycle and Sammy Sun, collectively called ECO BOYS AND GIRLS, earth-friendly educational animated characters.

Created by Maria Snyder, top model and fashion designer, the Eco Boys and Girls encourage young people to take ownership of the planet. And as their creator explained, “these ECO Characters can give kids today ECO HEROES to believe in, to have fun with and learn from. Children are aware, involved, caring and connected to the earth. It’s important that kids explore creative new ways to live in harmony with the planet.”


Ernie Earth is a serious yet fun lovin’ kinda earthbound guy who is realy looking forward to discovering and taking care of his whole self – the planet. He ventures inward and takes along his friends to explore.

Mission: Discover the natural world and its ecosystem.


Lulu Love is true girlie sweetheart, with elongated limbs and huge lashes. She is always thinking of everyone else and is usually happy because she comes from a place of deep love, deep in her heart. She shares her goodness with a big smile with everyone she meets.

Mission: Demonstrate loving relationships between humans and all things


Patsy Peace is a jubilant doe eyed, yellow and pink, little flying princess of peace. She travels the world over with her super-hero buddies to bring peace into the hearts of everyone everywhere she goes.

Mission: Explores how humans, animals and things can exist in peaceful ways.


Ray Recycle is quite a dynamic, fast pace, action hero guy. He is a long distance runner, crying out his message of recycling and taking responsibility.

Mission: Show people ways to recycle and protect the environment we live in.


Sammy Sun is a hot dude, always sporting sunglasses. He is excitable and passionate about how to best conserve most things.

Mission: Knowledge of all kinds of energies being used in the world today

To formally introduce Ernie Earth, Lulu Love, Patsy Peace, Ray Recycle and Sammy Sun, a short film was created featuring the characters. The film will premiere at the Liberty Science Center during Earth Week (April 22-29).

And like other celebrities, Ernie Earth, Lulu Love, Patsy Peace, Ray Recycle and Sammy Sun will attend the screening and will be on the red carpet to greet fans and supporters.

Saturday, April 24 at 2:00 PM is the GALA premiere. Stellar local personalities and their children will appear at Liberty Science Center to herald the Eco Boys and Girls Earth Week Celebration. Emlyn Koster, president and CEO, Liberty Science Center will emcee this special event.

An environmental leader designated as keynote speaker will speak to the message of encouraging young people to take ownership of Planet Earth. Young people (ages kindergarten and up) will be able to participate in environmental discovery challenges as they explore diverse green exhibits in this highly innovative science museum.

www.ecoboysandgirls.com  and www.lsc.org

Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Tel: (201) 200-1000

Photos courtesy of Eco Boys and Girls