Opening Sentence:There are lots of things that grown-ups are allowed to do, but most kids aren’t: Stay up past 11:30…wear short sleeves when it’s raining…eat chocolate for dinner.
Synopsis:Hey kids! Get ready to…
Be a water-leak detective – Hidden water leaks in our homes waste millions of gallons of precious water every year. You can help find the leaks!
Make new dirt – Believe it or not, you can turn garbage into soil! We’ll tell you the secret.
Join the heat busters – About forty percent of the energy used in our homes goes for heat…and about half of that flies out the window! You can help stop the heat monster!
Go on a treasure hunt for local food – Discover hidden treasures where you live! Help save energy and precious farmland…and get great-tasting food!
The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth is full of experiments, facts, and exciting things to do at home and at school. Plus, there are links to hundreds of environmental web sites just. Learn to keep the Earth a safe, healthy place for yourself, your family…and for kids in the future!
Comments:The New 50 Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth concentrates mainly on America and it would be nice to see more Australian content. Despite that, this book is well-written – simple for kids to understand without being boring for adults to read. It is filled with fascinating facts and helpful tips. As an adult, even I learned a lot from this book. I particularly like the inclusion of websites for us to look up further information. This is a great resource for parents and teachers because there are loads of activities and experiments to do with kids. Whether you believe the argument for global warming or not, most people cannot deny that we are damaging the environment in many areas and overusing the world’s resources. This book can shows us dozens of ways to reduce our impact on the Earth, leading healthier lives and saving money in the process. The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth is a great addition to any bookshelf.
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- Humans are a plague on Earth – David Attenborough (seeker401.wordpress.com)
- EPA Annual Report Shows Increase of Toxic Chemicals to the Environment (ecowatch.org)
- Government Accountability Office Report Debunks Industry Criticism of New Federal Fracking Rules (savetheepa.org)
- “Resurgence of grassroot activism” inspires Sierra Club leaders to adopt civil disobedience tactics (coolrevolution.net)