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A craft book that also includes a brief history of trash that shows how the invention of disposable products and…packaging has created increasing waste. Organized into sections based on recyclable materials (paper, plastic, metal, fabric), the easy-to-follow projects include a "Fancy Foil Fish" aluminum mobile, paper jewellery, and milk-carton castles. Also includes tips for "living lightly" (or, producing less garbage) on Earth. Grades 3-6. 2004.
By Capstone. 2020
Grab some old CDs and get to work. Keep your secrets safe with a hidden journal. Show off some shiny…jewelry. Create a frame for your favorite photos. Learn how to make all of these projects and more when you reuse what you already have. Who knew you could do so much with a pile of old CDs?
By Capstone. 2020
Grab an old pair of jeans and get to work. Create a fashionable pocket purse. Braid a belt. Decorate your…room with denim. Learn how to make all of these projects and more when you reuse what you already have. Who knew you could do so much with an old pair of jeans?
Kids are on a mission to save the Earth! Recycle and Remake is the hands-on, practical guide you need to…get started.This gentle, but empowering book is full of creative making activities, information, and ideas that give young eco-warriors (like you!) the know-how to really help the environment.With Recycle and Remake, you will soon be saving trees by making your own seeded recycled paper from junk mail, cleaning up the oceans by turning old carrier bags into kites, friendship bracelets, and colorful weaved baskets and repurposing a cardboard box into a periscope.You'll also learn about sustainable energies by creating a simple solar oven, cutting down on cling-film by making a food wrap from scrap cotton and beeswax, and turning an old t-shirt into a reusable tote bag so you never need to buy a plastic carrier bag again. You can even grow new plants to clean the air in your own upcycled milk bottle planters and using homemade compost.Each of the activities directly relates to an environmental hot topic, such as plastic pollution, food waste, or deforestation. Budding environmentalists all over the world are feeling inspired to do their bit for our unique planet.
By Jane Heinrichs, Dr Jillian Roberts. 2020
This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the important topic of the environment.…Crafted around a conversation between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book using age-appropriate language and tone will help children shape their understanding of the natural world and how they participate in protecting it. Dr. Roberts starts the discussion with the types of pollution and trash that children might notice on a nature walk or a trip to the beach, how they are caused and how to work to improve things in their own lives and communities. The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter. This is the newest title in The World Around Us series, following books that address poverty, tragedy, prejudice, online awareness and body safety and body image.
By Lisa J. Amstutz, Clara MacCarald, Carol Hand, Michael Regan, Laura Perdew. 2018
Set of six books featuring the ongoing conservation efforts in different ecosystems. Includes Bringing Back Our Deserts, Bringing Back Our…Freshwater Lakes, Bringing Back Our Oceans, Bringing Back Our Tropical Forests, Bringing Back Our Tundra, and Bringing Back Our Wetlands. For grades 6-9.
By Barbara Webb. 2018
By Jess French. 2019
Explains what we're doing to our environment, both the good and the bad. Discusses the different types of pollution and…waste streams and the progress we've made in renewable energy and recycling. For grades 2-4. 2019
By Elizabeth Zunon, Miranda Paul. 2015
By Michelle Mulder. 2015
Discusses the history of trash from the ancient Minoan pits to the recycling effort during World War II. Includes odd…trash facts, ideas on how to reuse items, composting, and other smart waste-reduction tips. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2015
By Paul Meisel, D. J. Ward. 2011
Discusses some of the everyday things that we toss into our trash--food, bottles, and even toys--and what happens to them…once they are hauled away. Describes the functions and overuse of landfills and offers suggestions for reducing, reusing, and recycling, including donating items and composting. For grades 2-4. 2012
By Dan Gutman. 2009
Authors provide tips to save energy, reduce waste, and help the environment. In "Stamp Out Witches' Drawers" John Scieszka recommends…never using plastic bags. In "It's a Wrap!" Lurlene McDaniel suggests recycling maps and newspapers as gift wrap. For grades 5-8. 2009
By Sean Callery. 2009
Biography of the American electrical engineer Victor Wouk (1919-2005), who in 1974 invented the hybrid car, which runs on gas…and electricity. Discusses the environmental issues that his invention addressed and the commercial success of these alternative vehicles twenty-seven years later. For grades 4-7. 2009
By Sylvia Olsen. 2021
Before most people had thought about pollution, Elizabeth May was an anti-pollution activist. Before most people had heard about environmentalism,…she was an environmentalist. As a young girl, Elizabeth was worried about the health of the planet. She believed it was her job to protect it. “I have to do something” became the principle she lived by. Growing Up Elizabeth May: The Making of an Activist tells the story of Elizabeth's life and what motivated her to take action for the environment. Co-written by Elizabeth's daughter Cate, this book is full of quotes, art and poetry from young activists as well as tips for making change in your own community. Part biography and part blueprint for activists in the making, this book shows how Elizabeth continues to inspire young people today to stand up for the planet.
By Raina Delisle. 2022
Fashion can be fun, but it can also hurt people, animals and the planet. Fashion Forward: Striving for Sustainable Style…goes behind the glitz and glamour to explore the social and environmental issues within the fashion industry. It looks at the history of fashion, from why humans started wearing clothes to the birth of consumerism to the explosion of fast fashion and fashion’s footprint. The book introduces readers to the innovative people, companies and organizations that are taking positive action on fashion. Kids will discover how to make ethical choices and become fashion heroes for the future. There are easy ways we can help transform the fashion industry and still look stylish at the same time!