Living Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide

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What does living green mean? For some, it means making a commitment to reduce, reuse, and recycle every day. For others, it also means respecting and conserving our natural resources, so they will be available in the future. In Living Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide, readers learn why protecting the environment is such a crucial undertaking and why and how young adults should take up this important cause.

Living Green demonstrates how reckless indifference to our planet’s needs ...

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Overview

What does living green mean? For some, it means making a commitment to reduce, reuse, and recycle every day. For others, it also means respecting and conserving our natural resources, so they will be available in the future. In Living Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide, readers learn why protecting the environment is such a crucial undertaking and why and how young adults should take up this important cause.

Living Green demonstrates how reckless indifference to our planet’s needs jeopardizes not only plants and animals but the existence of mankind. This volume addresses such concerns as leaving a low carbon footprint, protecting wildlife, saving natural resources, conserving trees and gardens, and fighting for environmental justice. Most importantly, Living Green explores the many ways that teens can make a difference—in their homes, communities, and in the world at large.

While some of the teen efforts described here may be familiar, the author also focuses on issues seldom addressed, such as dumping toxic waste on poor and powerless communities. The book includes quotes from green advocates and teens who consider themselves eco-friendly, as well as useful advice that will help young adults embrace a lifestyle that will positively affect generations to come.

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VOYA - Christina Fairman
This latest installment in The Ultimate Teen Guide series explores the diverse ways in which many teens are working to create and maintain an eco-friendly world. Teens from communities around the United States are represented, as are issues reflecting local, national and international concerns. Fourteen chapters cover key issues of living "green," ranging from basic lifestyle and consumer choices to animal welfare issues, recycling, natural resource conservation and toxic waste. Each chapter is approximately fifteen pages long and includes reference notes. The book ends with a multiple-choice quiz reviewing facts from the previous chapters, a selected list of books on eco-conscious living, websites of key organizations and an index. Using newspaper articles from the Internet and organizational websites, this book is an adequate, albeit lackluster, compilation of what it means to live in an eco-friendly manner. Visually, the book is uninviting, interrupted only periodically by black and white stock photos. The overreliance on secondary sources from the Internet is particularly unfortunate. The personal journeys of the profiled teens would be significantly more compelling if the author had chosen to interview some of them directly, anticipating important questions that a potential reader might ask. Nevertheless, this book may still inspire some teens to take action, whether as an individual or as a political activist. This title is passable for collections where previous volumes in the series have circulated. Otherwise, librarians and educators could do better with many of the similar books that are currently on the market. (The Ultimate Teen Guide) Reviewer: Christina Fairman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810877016
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/29/2012
  • Series: It Happened to Me Series , #31
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 865,808
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathlyn Gay has written more than 120 books and articles. She is the author of several titles in the "It Happened to Me" series for Scarecrow, including Cultural Diversity (2003), Volunteering (2004), The Military and Teens (2008), and Body Image and Appearance (2009).
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Living Green-What Does It Mean? 1

1 Caring for the Earth 9

2 Leaving a Low Carbon Footprint 25

3 Using Less Fossil Fuel 41

4 Getting There the Green Way 55

5 Fighting for Environmental Justice 71

6 Protecting Wildlife 87

7 Saving Water Resources 101

8 Helping Parks, Zoos, and Animal Sanctuaries 117

9 Conserving and Planting Trees and Gardens 135

10 Buying Green 151

11 Reducing, Reusing, Recycling 167

12 Participating in Green Projects at Schools 185

13 Being Green at Home 201

14 Living Green Today and Tomorrow 217

Selected Resources 225

Index 229

About the Author 233

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