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The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth

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The world's a better place with EarthWorks Group's John Javna in it. He, along with his daughter, Sophie, help kids go from aware to active with simple (but inspiring) projects, tips, and little-known facts that puts a kid's own carbon footprint into perspective.

In The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth, Sophie and John have revised the original best-sellin
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by Andrews McMeel Publishing (first published 1990)
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Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 3-5-literature
This book is the perfect 5th grade read aloud to create an environmentally conscious group of students. As a future teacher, I hope to one day instill important environmental practices in my students. This book provides a great tool for me to use to prompt the students’ thinking about what they can do to help save the Earth and why it should be important to them. It makes nonfiction reading fun and stimulating for the students who may struggle with the genre. The author does an aweso
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth by the Earthworks Group (1989); John Javna, Sophia Javna, and Jesse Javna (2008). It’s a great idea to occasionally read something completely different from what you’re normally used to- not only as a way to expose yourself to a new subject matter but to also expand your knowledge of things. This was probably the first time where I lived has played a factor in determining my reading selection. Having moved to Portland, I couldn’t help but take up a c ...more
May 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book through the Library Thing s early reviewers program, and enjoyed it so much that many of my family members in the 9-12 year old range will soon be receiving a copy from me. This is a must have book for any 4th -7th grade class room, or library. The authors take a complex and important topic and present it in an understandable, informative, entertaining, and age relevant fashion. Instead of being made aware of the environmental problems we are being faced with today ...more
Apr 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: kids, teachers, parents and schools
Recommended to Cindy by: Library Thing
This just arrived yesterday and my son and I had a good time, looking through it to see what changes we could make in our home. To my surprise, I found that I was already doing a lot of the things recommended in the book - we recycle paper and plastic, we try to buy items with less packaging, we reuse our plastic bags, we have a water saving toilet. But we had plenty of things that we could change, too. I need to make sure to bring a reusable water bottle along, so I don't need to buy more bottl ...more
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I first read this as a kid in elementary school. It was given to students for free, courtesy of the Ministry of Environment in Greece. Words are not enough to explain how much it affected me. It shed light on facts school was not teaching us and so many questions were answered!
This is the book that actually motivated me to recycle and upcycle things. I sure hope all kids are given this book to read.Whether they choose to adopt a greener lifestyle or not, it will certainly offer really important
Lots of great suggestions for kids (in kid terms) for helping out our planet. From suggestions to solutions, dectective work to quizzes, this guide is practical with doable projects. Even seemingly small fixes can add up to a great impact when trying to save the Earth. Written in an appealing format, kids will get into the language and their committment to ecology may begin with the perusal of this book.
Oct 01, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you want to learn ways that you can "go green" but feel overwhelmed by where to start, this book is a great resource. Each topic is only two pages provides statistics as well as ideas for action. Best of all, this book has been updated since the 1989 version (which I have!) with websites for each topic so you can get more information.
Todd Freer
Jul 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Definately a book with jobs for Kinder through adults. Chapters include information and tasks on: What's happening to our planet, how kids can save the earth by..., Preserving our ocenas, rivers, lakes and streams, protectine animals, keeping the earth green, using energy wisely, spreading the word, eco-experiments, quick quizzes, and a website.
Very helpful for individuals and groups.
Alexandra Chauran
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
My three year old was inordinately taken with this book. I'll have to get it again from the library when she is older. The bite sized pieces were interesting to her, although the whole first section is kind of a downer about how people are destroying the earth.
Aziz Alkattan
Not what I was expecting. The book did not contain simple everyday solutions as I was hoping: it's more like a How-to book that is too complicated, not intellectually stimulating, and a little depressing
Emily Kenyon
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Great book for children who are looking for ways to become more earth friendly. With so many examples and fun activities it is a great read aloud and really keeps kids involved. I would have the students pick a thing to do from the book and complete it.
Adrienne Girard
4.5 stars
Avery Danielson
Being environmentally friendly is something that EVERYBODY needs to learn and be conscious of!!!
Jan 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is really informational it has a lot of facts and ways to save the earth
I like it
Dec 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great. i recommend this book to everyone that can read it. cause it takes everyone to save the world. it may not be the BEST eco book ever. but it's pretty good. really good.
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