True Green Kids

100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet

Author: Kim McKay,Jenny Bonnin,David De Rothschild

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426304422

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 143

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Presents an overview of global warming and describes eighty simple ways to be more environmentally friendly in the bedroom, in the house, at school, and on vacation.

The Complete Guide to Service Learning

Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action

Author: Cathryn Berger Kaye

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575427311

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This project-based guide is a blueprint for service learning—from getting started to assessing the experience—and integrates the K–12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. It provides ideas for incorporating literacy into service learning and suggestions for creating a culture of service. An award-winning treasury of activities, ideas, annotated book recommendations, author interviews, and expert essays—all presented within a curricular context and organized by theme. Digital Content contains all of the planning and tracking forms from the book plus bonus service learning plans, and more.

Green Kids, Sage Families

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Kids

Author: Lynda Fassa

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440656002

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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The official guide to organic parenting for the toddler stage and beyond?from the author of Green Babies, Sage Moms. Green living starts at home?where small changes can vastly improve family life. When little ones start exploring, parents want to give them a healthy, green world?at home, at school, and beyond. Jam-packed with helpful, money-saving advice, this book includes sections on: ? Eco-friendly toys, home repairs, holidays, and birthdays ? Pesticides?on the lawn and in food ? How to get a school to go green ? What to ban from house and garden ? What?s really in a food label ? Breaks for Mother Earth?going green while saving green ? And much more! With tips that will actually save parents money, this guide shows them how to go green while protecting both their children and the planet their children will inherit.

Making Good Choices About Biodegradability

Author: Judy Monroe Peterson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615311459

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Introduces young readers to what living green means and how they can make good choices in using biodegradable products to reduce their impact on the environment.

Three Short Stories for Green Kids

Kid – E – Cology

Author: Kay E. Smith

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477181849

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 46

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We’ve put into these pages For children of all ages, Clever stories in verse to convey Important messages for today, Words to help us know the worth Of our home, which we call Earth.

The True Green of Hope

Author: Nicole A. Bourke

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702234675

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

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'She closes her eyes, trying to remember more perfectly, trying to get the smell and the feel of that one afternoon clear in her head.' Sam's life is haunted by the day that her mother inexplicably abandoned her at the beach, leaving her homeless at thirteen. One minute she was surfing the pure, clean waves, and the next she was completely on her own. Years later, Sam has created a life for herself by the sea with her partner Em. When a coma patient is brought to the hospital where Sam works, she believes the woman to be her mother. Before she can discover the truth, she must unravel her own memories of that traumatic day. The True Green of Hope is a provocative novel about the natures of love, memory and belonging.

Schlaft gut, ihr fiesen Gedanken

Author: John Green

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259171

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Die 16-jährige Aza Holmes hatte ganz sicher nicht vor, sich an der Suche nach dem verschwundenen Milliardär Russell Pickett zu beteiligen. Sie hat genug mit ihren eigenen Sorgen und Ängsten zu kämpfen, die ihre Gedankenwelt zwanghaft beherrschen. Doch als eine Hunderttausend-Dollar-Belohnung auf dem Spiel steht und ihre furchtlose beste Freundin Daisy es kaum erwarten kann, das Geheimnis um Pickett aufzuklären, macht Aza mit. Sie versucht Mut zu beweisen und überwindet durch Daisy nicht nur kleine Hindernisse, sondern auch große Gegensätze, die sie von anderen Menschen trennen. Für Aza wird es ein großes Abenteuer und eine Reise ins Zentrum ihrer Gedankenspirale, der sie zu entkommen versucht.

Teaching Your Children Values

Author: Richard Eyre,Linda Eyre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147655

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is a strong sense of personal values. Helping your children develop values such as honesty, self-reliance, and dependability is as important a part of their education as teaching them to read or how to cross the street safely. The values you teach your children are their best protection from the influences of peer pressure and the temptations of consumer culture. With their own values clearly defined, your children can make their own decisions -- rather than imitate their friends or the latest fashions. In Teaching Your Children Values Linda and Richard Eyre present a practical, proven, month-by-month program of games, family ctivities, and value-building ecercises for kids of all ages.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

The True Adventures of a Texas Sharecropper Kid

Author: Lonnie L.Willis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438995137

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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The biggest Depression in the whole-wide world hanging over the horizon, the nightmare of war a threat from over the waters, the scattering of a family on the death of a good and true father, the harsh working conditions of the hot Texas cotton-patch, the terrors of school-yard bullies for a fatherless kid, so how's a kid coming of age in 1940's Texas going to learn life's lessons and have some fun? Follow these adventures of a young but not-quite wimpy Leon and his red-haired scrappy cousin, Melvin Junior, and discover against the back-drop of adult faults and blunders a lively tale of innocence lost the hard way and true courage earned in the tough comedy of kids growing up country style.

Green Gravy (Cul-de-sac Kids Book #14)

Author: Beverly Lewis

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 144126082X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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Carly Hunter is proud to be chosen "Student of the Week." She even gets to make a special wish--just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Carly decides her classmates must wear green because she's Irish. And she wants everyone to eat only green foods, too, during lunch.But Jimmy, her adopted Korean brother, doesn't want to join the silly custom. He thinks green foods are yucky.Who will win this brother-sister tug-of-war?

No Wife No Kids No Plan

Author: Doug Green

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595432530

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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Four years ago Drago gave up a successful career as an investment banker to publish a chain of small community newspapers in the suburbs of Boston. It was the first big active change of his adult life, but there was a bigger transition on the horizon. Now forty, Drago has become disillusioned with himself and the yuppie world around him and opts for a radical change. He makes the conscious decision to move himself and his Ferrari to the "hood", selling his posh condo and renting a condemned crack house, which he now calls home. It's here Drago meets and interacts with a variety of wild, over-the-top characters and where he'll ultimately find the one thing that has escaped him his entire life-True Love. No Wife No Kids No Plan is a playful, comedic yet serious look at self-discovery and the human condition as told through the eyes of one man in the middle of his life. Drago's realization that his millions have done nothing to bring him happiness sets him on his journey to confront the modern epidemic of self-obsession and the compulsive pursuit of money, all while trying to shed his old ways in order to attain the woman he's fallen head over heels for.

Green Politics is Eutopian

Author: Paul Gilk

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press

ISBN: 0718842898

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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There have been various thinkers who have attempted to explain the Earth-altering (even ecocidal) features of modern life. Jacques Ellul, for instance, a French intellectual, became famous for his exposition of 'technique'. But 'technique' does not adequately address the institutional context out of which 'technique' itself arises. In these essays, Paul Gilk stands on the shoulders of two American scholars in particular. One is world historian Lewis Mumford, whose work spans fifty years of scholarship. The other is classics professor Norman O. Brown, who brought his erudition into a systematic study of Freud. From these intellectuals especially, Gilk concludes that the accelerating ecocidal characteristics of 'globalisation' are inherent manifestations of perfectionist, utopian, predatory institutions endemic to civilisation. Our great difficulty in arriving at or accepting this conclusion is that 'civilisation' contains no negatives - it is strictly a positive construct. We are therefore incapable of thinking critically about it. A corrective is slowly emerging from Green intellectuals. Green politics, says Gilk, is not utopian but eutopian. It is not aimed at perfectionist immortality but, rather, at earthly wholeness. Yet the ethical message of Green politics confronts a society saturated with utopian mythology. The question is to what extent, and at what speed, ecological and cultural breakdown will dissolve civilised, utopian certitudes and provide the requisite openings for the growth of Green, eutopian culture.

The All-New Book of Lists for Kids

Author: Sandra Choron,Harry Choron

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618191352

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 407

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Offers numerous lists of fun, factual, and trivial issues, such as discontinued ice cream flavors and most popular websites for kids, along with "netiquette" tips, helpful references, and more. Original.

Going Green

True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers

Author: Laura Pritchett

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806186224

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Never mind the Ph.D. and middle-class trappings—Laura Pritchett is a Dumpster diver and proud of it. Ever since she was old enough to navigate the contents of a metal bin, she has reveled in the treasures found in other people’s cast-offs. For Going Green, Pritchett has gathered the work of more than twenty writers to tell their personal stories of Dumpster diving, eating road kill, salvaging plastic from the beach, and forgoing another trip to the mall for the thrill of bargain hunting at yard sales and flea markets. These stories look not just at the many ways people glean but also at the larger, thornier issues dealing with what re-using—or not—says about our culture and priorities. The essayists speak to the joys of going beyond the norm to save old houses, old dishwater, old cultures, old Popsicle sticks, and old friendships—and turning them into something new. Some write about gleaning as a means of survival, while others see the practice as a rejection of consumerism or as a way of treading lightly on the earth. Brimming with practical and creative new ways to think about recycling, this collection invites you to dive in and find your own way of going green.

Bad Baby Names

The Worst True Names Parents Saddled Their Kids With, and You Can Too!

Author: Michael Sherrod,Matthew Rayback

Publisher: Ancestry.com

ISBN: 9781593313142

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 122

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Throughout history, people have chosen to name their children truly terrible things, and thanks to census records, we can prove it. This book examines U.S. and UK census records to find the absolute worst names parents gave their children. Perfect as a gift for would-be parents, Bad Baby Names is part history, part hysterical look at the history of baby names.