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City Streets Are for People

by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Emma FitzGerald
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, recycling & green living

Congested city streets are noisy and thick with cars and trucks, while pedestrians and cyclists are squeezed to the dangerous edges—but does it have to be this way? 

Imagine a city where we aren’t stuck in cars, where clean air makes it easier to breathe, and where transit is easy to access—and on time. Imagine a city where streets are for peo …

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Be the Change

Rob Greenfield's Call to Kids—Making a Difference in a Messed-Up World

by Rob Greenfield & Antonia Banyard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: recycling & green living, environmental science & ecosystems, intermediate

For young readers ages 8 to 12, an inspiring, lively guide to sustainable living from YouTube star and zero-waste activist Rob Greenfield. 

Features kid-friendly information on the highly popular movement towards zero-waste living, as well as information on the climate crisis and solutions.

Rob Greenfield loves this planet, and he’s willing to go t …

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Fashion Forward

Striving for Sustainable Style

by Raina Delisle
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: recycling & green living, environmental conservation & protection, clothing & dress, fashion

Fashion can be fun, but it can also hurt people, animals and the planet.

Fashion Forward: Striving for Sustainable Style goes behind the glitz and glamour to explore the social and environmental issues within the fashion industry. It looks at the history of fashion, from why humans started wearing clothes to the birth of consumerism to the explosion …

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Fresh Air, Clean Water

Our Right to a Healthy Environment

by Megan Clendenan, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, social activism & volunteering, environmental science & ecosystems, recycling & green living

Everyone depends on clean air to breathe, safe water to drink and healthy soil for growing food. But what if your drinking water is dangerous, your air is polluted and your soil is toxic?

What can you do about that? Do you have the right to demand change?

Fresh Air, Clean Water: Defending Our Right to a Healthy Environment explores the connections b …

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It's Up to Us

Building a Brighter Future for Nature, People & Planet (The Children's Terra Carta)

by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales; Christopher Lloyd, illustrated by Reza Dalvand; Estelí Meza; Nick Hayes; Gunnella; Barry Falls; Harmony Becker; Gwen Keraval; Stuart Armstrong; Fotini Tikkou; Rutu Modan; Komiko Horibe; Quang and Liên; Leah Marie Dorion; Musa Omusi; Wesley Bedrosian; Sydney Smith; Nick Sharratt; Paolo Domeniconi; Peter Sís; Vanina Starkoff; Mehrdokht Amini; Poonam Mistry; Murat Kalkavan; Luisa Uribe; Raúl Colón; Victoria Fomini; Isol; Blak Douglas; Ye Luying; Sally Deng; Owen Davey; Su Jung Jang & Sally Caulwell
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, values & virtues, social activism & volunteering, recycling & green living

“Children have a unique curiosity for Nature and for this amazing planet we call home.” So writes HRH The Prince of Wales in his introduction to It’s Up to Us: Building a Brighter Future for Nature, People & Planet (The Children's Terra Carta).

 

Join His Royal Highness, author Christopher Lloyd, and 33 amazing award-winning artists from around …

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Growing Up Elizabeth May

The Making of an Activist

by Sylvia Olsen, with Cate May Burton
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: social activists, environmental conservation & protection, political, recycling & green living

Elizabeth May was born to be an activist.

As a young girl, Elizabeth was worried about the health of the planet and believed it was her job to protect it. While other children were playing, she was raising money for important causes, researching the latest science and organizing protests. Before most people had heard about environmentalism, she was …

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