Here are some character designs. The assignment was for a mascot that could help promote sustainability. I went more the route of having the environmental slant come through more in the poses he could be in, rather than giving him a cape and stuff. I came up with a bunch of sketches. These are the ones I liked best.
Fox guy. Somehow he's classier pantless.
Yeti Dude. Outlined the second version to help show the pose a little better.
Wise 'Ol Tree aka Treestach. I've been drawing mustaches on a lot of my characters but I think this would have to be the biggest in terms of mustache to body ratio. Kind of reminds me of Kang and Kodos haha. I picture the roots moving around like tentacles. Would be a pretty tough character to make an actual mascot out of. Kids would be knocking him over all day long without arms for balancing or punching.
Two versions of monster Guru: one is the original sketch, the second I edited out the useless Batman style gauntlets and struggled my way through some super fast Photoshop colouring.