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Booktalking "True Green Kids" by Kim McKay
- Watch your water consumption.
- Use natural light, such as sunshine.
- Recycle materials such as paper and aluminum cans.
- Reduce your consumption; use less.
- Reuse materials (e.g. use scrap paper to write on).
- Use fluorescent light bulbs.
- Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
- Compost fruit and vegetable scraps.
- Pick up your dog's poop off of the street.
- Give your pets food that is relatively free of additives and preservatives (extra chemicals).
- Write to politicians to support environmentally friendly legislation.
- Read books and watch movies about the environment.
- Borrow books from the library that many people will be able to read.
- When you want to buy something, think about whether or not you really need it.
- Buy products with less packaging.
- Buy locally grown food to reduce pollution caused by transportation vehicles.
- Buy organic foods that are produced without pesticides.
- Use paper or reusable bags rather than plastic for shopping.
- Reuse water bottles.
- Tell people about leaky faucets so that they can be fixed.
- Turn the lights off in rooms that are not being used.
- Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd!
- Plant a garden and use compost as a fertilizer.
- Ask your teacher if your class can have a poster creation contest for a green topic (such as recycling).
- Create a play about the environment.
- Create your own gifts for others.
- Start an Eco-blog to educate people about ways to save the planet.
- If you are going to purchase a vehicle, consider a hybrid or electric one.
- Remember the four R's - recycle, reduce, reuse, and rethink!
I liked this book because it gives kids concrete projects that they can embark upon to help the environment. I loved learning about being environmentally-friendly when I was a kid, and I took recycling to heart.