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50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth
This valuable and entertaining book shows children how specific elements of their environment--like a light switch or a toilet--are connected to the rest of the world. Clear, practical tips show kids how they can conserve energy, recycle waste, and take on important environmental projects.
Paperback, 156 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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I am adding this one because my ten year old loves it so. She has decided to buy her own copy after checking one out from the library repeatedly. She has implemented some of the ideas and is eager to help us all do more.
I unearthed a 1990s copy of this book while visiting family for the holidays. I was curious about what this copy might suggest, how the dialogue has since changed and how it has not. Overall I think it was a pretty great little book for what it is. It had a lot of simple suggestions for conserving water, reducing waste, providing habitat for local animals and so on. In some ways, it seems just as good a book for adults as it is for children. I was pleasantly surprised. If you have young kids or ...more
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
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 long...it 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. ...more
Leí este libro básicamente como un chiste a mí misma y al chico que me lo dio. No es malo, de hecho tiene buenos consejos y está escrito de una manera entretenida, pero era difícil identificarse con los niños estadounidenses de los 90' a los que está dirigido. ...more
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 ...more