What's the point of being green?

by Bailey, Jacqui.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 363.7 Bai
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 363.7 Bai
Written especially for young adult readers, this heavily illustrated book talks about the threat to our planet's environment and outlines steps that governments, organizations, and ordinary citizens--including this book's young readers--can take to help keep the planet green. Author Jaqui Bailey points out the major problems, which include Climate change: The Earth's temperature is rising, which could soon have a disastrous effect every living being Pollution and acid rain: Earth's air, water, and soil are being damaged because we depend too heavily on fossil fuels, and because we overfish the oceans and destroy the forests

Fortunately, we can all take steps to start solving the problem. This book focuses mainly on things young readers can do, which include: Conserve electricity in the home by turning off lights and appliances that aren't being used. Walk, bike, or use public transportation instead of depending entirely on the family car Stop using plastic bags Conserve water . . . and more

The issues are presented in brief, illustrated copy blocks that kids will find both entertaining and easy to read. They include fact panels, true/false panels, case histories, and action panels. Color photos and cartoon-style illustrations on every page.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This fun and timely introduction to green living incorporates cartoon images with photographs, colorful charts, diagrams, and instructive panels. Written in a softly urging tone, the book covers climate change, pollution, and statistics about worldwide human consumption. The accessible material and easy-to-read format will provide readers with a firm grasp on environmental topics, while suggesting attainable ways to protect the planet, like skipping the hairdryer, putting aside money for charity, and choosing the right foods. Ages 11-14. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Green movement -- Juvenile literature.
Sustainable living -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Hauppauge, N.Y. :Barron's Educational Series,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors McCafferty, Jan.
Language English
Notes Originally published: London : Franklin Watts, 2010.
Description 96 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-91) and index.
ISBN 9780764144271
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