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

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Author: Sivertsen, LindaBrand: Simon PulseBinding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 272Release Date: 05-08-2008Part Number: FBA-|293625Details: Product Description We all know about the Earth's environmental crisis, but there is someone who can truly make...

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Author: Sivertsen, Linda

Brand: Simon Pulse

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 272

Release Date: 05-08-2008

Part Number: FBA-|293625

Details: Product Description 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 how. This book: Lays out the inside scoop on the biggest issues affecting our planet, such as global warming and overflowing landfillsOffers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green wayIncludes interviews with teens like you who are involved with fun, innovative green causesShows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of your life -- and your generation's contribution to turning things around. It doesn't matter if you can't vote or drive. Your efforts -- big or small -- will contribute to saving the planet. It's time for all of us to take action. It's time to go green! From School Library Journal Grade 9 Up—A thorough yet accessible manual on green living. Sivertsen and her teenage son draw on scientific findings, personal experience, and interviews with celebrities and teens to provide readers with environmentally responsible lifestyle alternatives, from organic cosmetics to natural kitchen cleaners to green career opportunities. The "Five Rs"—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink, Refuse—provide a framework for embracing an alternative to rampant consumerism. The book's incisive voice, using teen idioms, is accessible to those who have little or no background in environmental issues, yet the standards within will likewise engage readers already committed to being green. Though there is no index and the many pop-culture references may hinder the work's longevity, this volume will appeal to the target audience. Chapters are broken into frequent, user-friendly subheadings, and special interviews—many with energetic, activist teens—are clearly designated; decorative illustrations complement the text. Listings of green Web sites, charities, and organizations are included. In addition to being a handy, information-rich companion to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth (Viking, 2007) and Laurie David and Cambria Gordon's The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming (Scholastic, 2007), Generation Green is also unique, for its central focus is not to explain the science behind current environmental challenges, but rather to reveal how young people can work to solve those problems in their everyday lives.—Farida S. Dowler, Mercer Island Library, WA Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Review "Every generation thinks they want to change the world. If the latest generation is serious about it, Tosh and Linda provide the blueprint. This book is deep and yet fun and smart and filled with great tips, facts, stories, and interviews. Every school needs to have Generation Green as part of their curriculum!" -- Ed Begley, Jr., Living with Ed, for Discovery's Planet Green"The guide is packed with tons of tips for becoming eco-chic..." -- Teen Vogue "We've got Generation X and Generation Y. Generation Green has a much better ring to it!" -- Amy Edelen, co-host of FreshlyGreen.com & co-owner of YourGuidetoGreen.com"Generation Green is a fast-paced and easy read for any young adult who's interested in finding purpose in their life and making a difference. If you know a teen that longs to be inspired by something more than reality TV, Generation Green is chocked full of fun and easy-to-apply actions which prove how small things can make a huge impact. Buy this book for every teen you know and allow them join with us to transform the world!" -- James Arthur Ray, New York Times best-selling author of Harmonic Wealth "Linda Sivertsen is the greenest person I know. She was born green!" -- Leeza Gibbons About the Author Linda Sivertsen is a New Yo

EAN: 9781416961222

Package Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches

Languages: English

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