Fair Trade Wooden School Bus
This adorable wooden school bus comes complete with a bus driver, 14 school children, removable roof and seat block, and spinning wooden wheels!
Each bus is handcrafted from sustainable Sri Lankan plantation rubber wood and painted with non-toxic coatings compliant with US toy safety standards.
By purchase this fairly traded item, you are helping support the Sri Lankan farmers, in turn protecting the elephant population.
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Materials: wood, non-toxic paint
Size: 18 1/2″ x 6″ x 4″
Complies with US Toy Safety Standards.
Recommended for ages 3+.
Meet the Artist: Mr. Ellie Pooh – Karl Wald
The mission of Mr. Ellie Pooh is to save the elephants in Sri Lanka. Elephants naturally are not favored as neighbors by farmers, who, in turn are shrinking the elephants’ habitat. When elephants trample and destroy valued crops, they are often shot and killed. Karl and Thusitha believe that providing sustainable papermaking jobs gives value to elephants. While it may not completely resolve the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka, Ellie Pooh paper is already going a long way toward raising the tolerance of farmers toward the elephants — by actually compensating them for damage to their crops. For this reason the elephant is seen more as an economic asset and less as a nuisance or threat. The people will not want to see the elephant disappear from their midst, and Ellie Pooh paper plays an important role in the saving the population of Asian elephants in Sri Lanka.Learn More