Three Green Books Reviewed; Simple Living Tips to Help Your Family Live a Greener Lifestyle
Posted Mar 01 2010 1:40pm
Here are three amazing green books which encourage both children and adults
in your family to live greener and have fun doing basic, simple,
activities that celebrate the inexpensive.
TRUE GREEN LIFE IN 100 EVERYDAY WAYS (National Geographic
Books; $19.95), is a
fantastic book to give your family 100 basic tips on how to
live a little simpler. From money saving ideas like how to cool your house in
the summer, to eco-friendly tips like how to cut your water usage by up to 50%,
True Green Life makes the idea of going green very simple and easy to
understand for you and your family. Even the book is environmentally friendly,
made from recycled paper, and produced using "carbon offset".
TOAD COTTAGES & SHOOTING STARS By Sharon Lovejoy (Workman
Publishing; $14.95), is labeled as a book which will "give your grandchildren
the time of their lives". It is a book which gives 130 green and incredibly fun
grandchild-friendly activities like building firefly lanterns, a pizza box solar
oven, and even guiding the reader on nighttime adventures. As soon as I received
this book, I gave it to my daughter and her grandma to explore. There are tons
of activities for them, and they really enjoyed trying a lot of them out - a definite add to our family list of green activities that are good for you .
THE LOOKING BOOK By P.K. Hallinan, Illustrated by Patrice Barton
Books; $16.95), is a book for young children which really
focuses on getting them outside in nature to better "see" the world up close. It
is a great picture book with delightful illustrations and a real focus of
helping elementary aged children understand why it is so important to get
outside and spend less time on television. Educating children on memorable basic ideas of greening and sustainability always starts at home, and this book gives your child a head start.