Turning off the water while you brush your teeth
Only turning on the lights when you need them
Picking up trash that isn't yours
In this empowering book, a young boy and girl discover amazing facts (like how our food travels an average of 1,500 miles to be on our plate!) and explore all the different ways they—and we—can help protect the Earth's most precious resources to save the planet and live "green" lifestyles.
What Does It Mean to Be Green? is a Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner for Children's Picture Book and was awarded The Santa Monica Public Library's Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, School-Age Nonfiction. The enhanced e-book edition also won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award.
Other books in the What Does It Mean…? series include: What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur?, What Does It Mean to Be Global?, and What Does It Mean to Be Safe? among others.
About the Author
As a corporate and securities attorney, tech-sector investment banker, investor, and advisory board member, Rana has catalyzed the financial, operational, and cultural growth of organizations for almost three decades. As an award-winning author and children’s media entrepreneur, she has sparked meaningful conversations between children and their caring adults and is focused on fostering kindness in the next generation by helping creatives who make this possible realize the full potential of their work through her company, Creative Mint, Inc. She lives in San Francisco, CA with her three children. Follow Rana on Twitter @ranadiorio and on Instagram @ranedear.
Read an Excerpt
"Being green means...
...turning the lights on in your home only when you need them.
...eating foods grown locally, or even from your own garden.
...walking to the park instead of getting a ride in a car."