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

View: 3832


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

View: 1595


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

View: 1981


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

View: 4546


'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.

The True Adventures of a Texas Sharecropper Kid

Author: Lonnie L.Willis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438995137

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 980


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 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

View: 2814


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

View: 3549


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.

The Green Corn Rebellion

Author: William Cunningham

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806185473

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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These days, rural Oklahoma is the last place anybody would look for leftist revolutionaries, but in 1917 the area exploded into full-blown insurrection. The state's tenant farmers, many of whom were Socialist Party members, viewed the Great War in Europe as a conflict that benefited only the rich. When the federal government enacted a draft, an uprising in eastern Oklahoma saw local townspeople skirmishing with rebellious farmers, including whites, blacks, and American Indians. More than 250 men were arrested — some sentenced for up to ten years' imprisonment. This is the backdrop of William Cunningham's powerful novel The Green Corn Rebellion. First published in 1935, it tells the story of Jim Tetley, who wants simply to be a good farmer — if the banks will only let him. As Jim copes with poverty, family rivalries, and community tensions, he must also weigh the need to respond to the call for armed rebellion. Although the insurrection itself succeeded only in undermining the socialist movement and fueling the Red Scare of the 1920s, Cunningham's incendiary writing has been compared to that of Erskine Caldwell. A uniquely American story with roots set deep in Oklahoma soil, The Green Corn Rebellion will attract all readers interested in the state's tumultuous history and in populist causes.

Teaching Your Children Values

Author: Richard Eyre,Linda Eyre

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780671769666

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 4488


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.

Green Mama

What Parents Need to Know to Give Their Children a Healthy Start and a Greener Future

Author: Manda Aufochs Gillespie


ISBN: 1459722973

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

View: 6112


From choosing environmentally friendly diapers to identifying the hidden toxins in children’s food, cribs, car seats, and toys, Green Mama discusses topics that are vitally important to new parents. What are the most pressing problems facing new parents today? As the world has become increasingly more complicated, so has parenting. We are concerned about pervasive toxins in the environment and anxious to raise our children in ways that will protect them as well as safeguard our already fragile world. Manda Aufochs Gillespie, the Green Mama, shares what today’s science and Grandma’s traditional wisdom tell us about prenatal care for mothers-to-be, breastfeeding, detoxifying the nursery, diapering, caring for baby’s skin, feeding a family, and healthy play — redefining the basics of parenting for today’s world. With an upbeat tone, stories of parents who have been there, real-world advice for when money matters more, and practical steps geared toward immediate success, The Green Mama engages and guides even the busiest, most sleep-deprived parent. The Green Mama helps parents become what they were always meant to be: experts on the care of their own children.

Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids

His Life and Ideas

Author: Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613744749

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 2933


“A terrific book.” —Washington Post, on previous edition “An unusually effective art book for children.” —Publishers Weekly, on previous edition Previous edition sold more than 50,000 copies This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic details the life, times, and work of America’s most celebrated architect. Through kid-friendly prose and anecdotes, Thorne-Thomsen describes the influences of Wright’s Wisconsin childhood--nature, music, and close family ties; his struggles to find work as a young architect; the unique style that led him to the top of his profession; and masterpieces like the Robie House, Hollyhock House, Fallingwater, the Guggenheim, and many others. Also discussed are Wright’s sometimes controversial private and public life and the people and times that influenced him and vice-versa, with new sidebars on topics such as the Chicago and Bauhaus schools of architecture, Friedrich Froebel and his influential toy blocks, and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Budding architects will delve into architectural and design concepts while having fun through 21 hands-on projects, such as creating an edible model of Fallingwater, making a miniature Japanese kite, reading an architectural plan, and much more. A time line, glossary, bibliography, and list of houses to visit are also included. Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen specializes in writing and designing books and websites for museums, historical sites, and educational organizations. She is the author of Greene and Greene for Kids, The Huntington for Kids, The Sustainability Book for Kids, and many others. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Green Hour

A Daily Dose of Nature for Happier, Healthier, Smarter Kids

Author: Todd Christopher

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590307569

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 225

View: 4139


The National Wildlife Federation's provides an activity-packed book for parents that will help them explore with their children the wonders of nature through science and play. Original.

Teaching Green -- The Elementary Years

Hands-on Learning in Grades K-5

Author: Tim Grant,Gail Littlejohn

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865715349

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7340


A complete resource for teaching green to young people from kindergarten through grade five.