How to Raise a Little Environmentalist
We need a world of little environmentalists now, because it is going to be the next generation clearing up the mess. Most teens and youngsters are great, but we do now have a younger generation who don’t seem to know enough about how the world works, to avoid chucking plastic rubbish and nitrous oxide inhalers down storm drains, and care more about designer labels of leather (often made in horrible conditions in the far east) than caring for our planet.
Did you know we have an ‘England version’ of Greta Thunberg? Her name is Bella Lack, and after getting involved in banning wild animals for circuses, now campaigns against climate change. She works with Born Free and already has almost 200,000 followers on Twitter, so hopefully she’s go into politics or something similar after she has finished her studies. There are many more like her around the world – so there is hope.
Palm Trees at the North Pole is a book on the hot truth about climate change. Written for children ages 8 to 12, it shares the science and history of climate through through awesome facts and detailed colourful illustrations that will make youngsters feel part of the solution. An uplifting book so that children will become experts on climate change, and feel empowered to share their knowledge with the world. The science and facts are accompanied by vivid illustrations, from a history of our climate (exploding volcanoes and extinct mammoths) to how humans are creating climate change today. Educational but never scary.
C is for Carbon Footprint is a beautiful A to Z guide for children, each letter includes a lesson on how to help the planet. With beautiful artwork, find simple fixes to lifestyle changes across 26 tips for readers of all ages. Author Robert Donisch is an international science and outdoor educator, who after 9 years of teaching, decided to draft the different ideas for books that had been rattling around in his brain for a few years. This is the first.
Plasticus Maritimus (an invasive species) is by marine biologist Ana Pêgo who reports a new invasive species at the beach: Plasticus maritimus . After explaining how it ends up in rivers, lakes and oceans, she offers an ID guide (fishing nets to water bottles) and how to help. Teachers can download a companion education pack.
The Bear in the Stars is a timely fable on climate change for children. The Great Bar leaves her snowy home in search of food, friends and a new home after she finds the world is growing hotter. But hearts are getting colder..A story of loss, kindness and new beginnings.