What's the Point of Being Green?

What's the Point of Being Green?

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Covers the basics on major environmental issues and suggests steps that governments, organizations and ordinary citizens can take to help keep the planet green.

Barron's Educational Publishing
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OUR PLANET IS UNDER THREAT!

Not from rampaging aliens or collisions with comets, but from us. To save it we need to change the way we live and the way we think.

And that means we need to be more green.
Don't believe me? Look inside and find out . . .

  • what's happening to the world climate and why
  • the problems with fossil fuels
  • how we are turning the world into a garbage can
  • and what we can do about it!

    Are you ready to save the planet?
    Written especially for young adult readers, this heavily illustrated book talks about the threat to our planet's environment and outlines steps that governments, organizations, and ordinary citizens--including this book's young readers--can take to help keep the planet green. Author Jaqui Bailey points out the major problems, which include
  • Climate change: The Earth's temperature is rising, which could soon have a disastrous effect every living being
  • Pollution and acid rain: Earth's air, water, and soil are being damaged because we depend too heavily on fossil fuels, and because we overfish the oceans and destroy the forests

    Fortunately, we can all take steps to start solving the problem. This book focuses mainly on things young readers can do, which include:
  • Conserve electricity in the home by turning off lights and appliances that aren't being used.
  • Walk, bike, or use public transportation instead of depending entirely on the family car
  • Stop using plastic bags
  • Conserve water . . . and more

    The issues are presented in brief, illustrated copy blocks that kids will find both entertaining and easy to read. They include fact panels, true/false panels, case histories, and action panels. Color photos and cartoon-style illustrations on every page.

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    Written especially for young adult readers, this book covers the basics on all major environmental issues, presenting them in brief, illustrated copy blocks that kids will find both fascinating and easy to read.

  • Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, [2010]
    Edition: First edition
    Copyright Date: ©2010
    ISBN: 9780764144271
    0764144278
    Branch Call Number: J 333.72 BAILE
    Characteristics: 96 pages : color illustrations, map ; 26 cm
    Additional Contributors: McCafferty, Jan
    Notes: Originally published: London : Franklin Watts, 2010

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