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Green Philanthropy For Families

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by Helen Deffenbacher, Justin Deffenbacher, Alexis Deffenbacher
     
 
Green Philanthropy For Families is a collection of free or inexpensive acts of kindness that benefit people and the Earth. Readers can choose to begin in their own homes or in their own backyards or with a gift, action, activity, or project that involves community or global outreach. There are green philanthropy ideas appropriate for everyone in your family or group.

Overview

Green Philanthropy For Families is a collection of free or inexpensive acts of kindness that benefit people and the Earth. Readers can choose to begin in their own homes or in their own backyards or with a gift, action, activity, or project that involves community or global outreach. There are green philanthropy ideas appropriate for everyone in your family or group. Some are specifically geared toward youth or adults, but most can involve all ages.

Editorial Reviews

Mary A. Ferdig, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Sustainability Leadership Institute
"The authors provide a rich and varied cache of ideas and resources for anyone who chooses--with family members, friends and neighbors--to co-create a better world."
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
"A fine idea and read, a top pick."
Richard Kujawski
" . . . a wonderful book for anyone who wants to show children how to begin making a practical difference in the world."
Kristi Wamstad-Evans, Sustainability Coordinator for Omaha, Nebraska
"I am very impressed by the wealth of resources and guidance on learning to live greener lives. Well done!"
Don Preister, Nebraska State Senator, Green Bellevue Chairman, Co-Founder of the Nebraska Wind Working G
"Green Philanthropy For Families outlines how parents, and others, can teach our children well!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615331157
Publisher:
Green Philanthropy For Families.Org Publications
Publication date:
05/10/2010
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
0.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Donald Preister
Green Philanthropy For Families has redefined philanthropy . . . It outlines how parents, and others, can teach our children well! (Donald Preister, Nebraska State Senator, Green Bellevue Chairman, Gardener)
Kristi Wamstad-Evans
Wow! The book provides very practical advice for ways to ensure that sustainability is woven into our very busy daily lives. Well done! (Kristi Wamstad-Evans, Sustainability Coordinator for Omaha, Nebraska)
Tonya Ward
Wonderful book and website! (Tonya Ward, Grameen Rosenblatt Women's Association, Founder and CEO of Energy Rescue Inc.)
Sally Lever
What a great idea! I like the sharing aspect of it and the sense of abundance in community. (Sally Lever, Coach, Writer & Educator specializing in sustainable living, U.K.)
James Greyson
Seeing philanthropy as something for everyone, rather than just wealthy folk, is inspired. (James Greyson, Educator, Researcher, Writer, U.K.)
Ken Finch
Every parent who wants to raise a nature-loving child should keep a copy of this book on their kitchen counter! (Ken Finch, President, Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood)
Ariana Miller
Green Philanthropy reminds us that environmentalism is not about valuing nature over people; it is about valuing nature and people. (Ariana Miller, Environmental Educator)
Mary A. Ferdig
The authors provide a rich and varied cache of ideas and resources for anyone who chooses—with family members, friends and neighbors—to create a better world. (Mary A. Ferdig, Ph.D., President and CEO, Sustainability Leadership Institute)

Meet the Author

Helen Deffenbacher is a volunteer for the Green Omaha Coalition and a founding member of the Omaha chapter of Slow Food USA. She and her husband Ken, a retired professor, enjoy their roles as ecostewards in their local community and opportunities to work with people of all ages, including their older grandkids Justin and Alexis with whom Helen has co-authored Green Philanthropy For Families. A number of their gifts, projects, and actions are contained in the book. Helen has a master's degree in education.

Justin Deffenbacher received the youth social justice service award in his church's eight-state region for co-founding an ecology club run by and for youth. When he was a member of a community service group in his school called Project Citizen, his idea of providing healthier foods in the schools was chosen by club members and his group was among several that presented their projects to Governor Dave Heineman. He enjoys volunteering for service projects, especially prairie restoration and preservation.

Alexis Deffenbacher joined the youth ecology club in her church when it was first formed and signed up for various projects including selling Fair Trade chocolates, making posters to educate church members about Fair Trade, and volunteering for the club's "Adopt-a-Trail" cleanup at Standing Bear Lake. She has volun-teered for the Omaha Humane Society and for the Henry Doorley Zoo's project of creating a butterfly garden on the zoo's grounds.

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