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Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  122 ratings  ·  27 reviews
We all know about the Earth's environmental crisis, but there is someone who can truly make a difference: you. If you text your friends or chat with them online, download music to your iPod, or toss bottles and papers into recycling bins, you're already more eco-savvy than you think. It's just as easy to do even more to help save the earth, and Generation Green shows you h ...more
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Published August 5th 2008 by Simon Pulse (first published 2008)
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Niadwynwen Koch
So, I work with teenagers and I thought it would be good to see what books were out there that talked about what they can do about climate change. I checked this out of the library. It bills it self as a "teen guide". By "teen", I think they mean 10-15 year olds. Upper and middle class 10-15 year olds. That's fine- that's an important audience.
The first thing that irritated me about this book is that is says it is written by, like, a 19 year old (with help from his "celebrity interviewer" moth
I liked this book. It contained lots of information about changing your life and turning it into something greener and better for the earth and I think that aspect of it was great. However, being a teenager living a getting steadily greener life, I found it extremely difficult to pick out what I should be doing every day to improve. Now there was a chapter at the end of the book which went through the average, green, greener, and greenest day in the life of a teenager. But everybody has differen ...more
I had to read this for school since we're apparently going green ::rolls eyes:: and it bored me. It was complete torture. I mean, I'm not one of those people who don't give a crap about the planet; I do care. I do want to learn more. But did this book really have to be written in such a way where statistics were solid facts, theories undeniable truth? And then it brought up the author and her son every paragraph or so. I had the feeling that part of writing the book was to further the son's acti ...more
Generation Green
Linda Siversten & Tosh Siversten

Generation Green is a book about helping the environment, if you couldn’t already tell. In this book it talks about global warming, landfills, interviews with teenagers about our earth, how to help the earth, and things other people do to help the earth. This book is “The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life”. This book has facts about so many items you may have in your home that you never knew about. Your perspective really cha
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Erikka Adams, aka "The Bookbinder" for

The environment is in peril right now, and change needs to happen right now.

But who can do anything to change stop such a big problem? There is someone who can make a difference: you. You, me, and everyone we know! Find all this and more in GENERATION GREEN -

Easy to understand language explaining the issues affecting the planet.

TONS of tips, how-to guides, and advice for teens to be more green in their lives.

Kathy Kenney
Quick read that is obviously much more suitable for teens, which is its target audience. Can’t say I learned anything new, but I have read many environmental books and have watched a number of documentaries. However, this book would be a good read for those new to trying to reduce ones impact on non-renewable resources and the environment in general. I found the interviews with celebrities not to my liking, but the teen group would probably relate well. I found the most useful items in the back ...more
As a teenager this was the best written eco-book I have come around. I did not give up the on book and actually read the whole thing. There were a lot of great ideas, to bad it is summer vacation! The reason I give it a 5 instead of a 4 was because it wowed me, I kind of underestimated it. If we had to read this for English I so would, except that everything is American based (measurements, the websites, references). The book is also good for any one who is not a teen, teacher may like it for th ...more
Brandi Bette
We all know about the Earth's environmental crisis, but there is someone who can truly make a difference: you. If you text your friends or chat online, download music to your iPod, or recycle bottles & papers, you're already more eco-savvy than you think. It's just as easy to do even more to help save the earth, and Generation Green shows you how.

From Benicia High School Booktalks 2009 & Benicia Middle School Booktalks 2009-10
Benicia Public Libray Call Number: YA640 SIVERTSEN
Interesting, but with all the facts in there, references, people, problems, etc, it's hard to really focus on what I can do as a teenager to help the world. It all just blurs together to make a mess.
Very interesting book. I learned a few things that I could do to better the earth. I wish there was a chapter about people that live in an apartment and living eco-firendly. It's not like you could have a compost pile on your patio without the other renters getting pissed off at you.

Overall I think every teenager should read this book. I don't have to do big things to make a impact.
There are plenty of negative reviews on this book. Yes, it is a mother-and-son book, but it is not bad. It is a tree hugger book. I am tree hugger as well. The book provided great information on being eco-friendly and being cautious about the environment. I would recommend "Generation Green" to anyone who is interested on becoming eco-frienly.
Aishwarya Das
At first this book was good but the more you read on it was just a bunch of statistics and the author trying to be cool. Also the author keeps switching from first person narrative to third person narrative and back again, which was pretty confusing. Overall the book was pretty good.
"Global warming" is not real. However, we do need to take care of our planet and this book has great tips and ideas without being pushy. I've read quite a few environmentalist books, and this is the first one I've read every page of. =]
This is a really good book for anybody interested in being green.It has lots of helpful ideas on how to green your life, and is written in a very easy-to-read fashion. two thumbs up!
Not much new information in this book, but it was definitely written in a voice targeted for teens. I am considering purchasing a copy of this book for my classroom.
Why do I keep forgetting that rule of thumb: If it's nonfiction and marketed for TEENS, you're probably better off finding an 'adult' version.
I thought it was ok, just at the end it seemed like I couldn't finish the rest of it because it was a major overload. I got about halfway and quit.
This book is extremely inciteful to all the things you can do for the environment just by making slight changes in your everyday life.
Peterthelibrarian Thelibrarian
Good enviro information, but boring layout, somewhat preachy tone, and Hollywood name dropping make this book a chore to read.
definitely a good book to read because it has lots of info, and you don't get bored out of your mind reading it.
This was an awesome book! Full of facts, information and ideas, but not pushy. A must-read.
Poorly written. The voice was so weird. Can look up all these tricks online
stuju bgth sma buku inii . let's save our motherearth ..
i LUVED this book. it was THE BEST. READ IT. NOW.
So far this is really good and interesting!!!
Full of great tips!
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