Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Green Teen Review

Today's teenagers are standing at the crossroads of environmental history. Global warming will fundamentally change the world as they know it within their lifetime. But how to keep their healthy environmental awareness from becoming environmental anxiety? The secret is to provide them with education and tools for positive action.

Written in easily accessible language, The Green Teen combines simple and quick eco-friendly tips, interviews with "green teens", ideas for organizing and communicating environmental change and a host of resources in a handy "grab-and-go" format. Teens will learn:

*How the choices they make each day impact the environment
*How to fit eco-friendly decisions into their tight schedules and budgets
*How to effectively get today's decision makers involved in environmental stewardship

Teens want to learn how to minimize their environmental impact at home, at school, and in their communities and get their concerns recognized by school officials, politicians, media, and even their own parents. The Green Teen is the book that will help them do it, and it is also a must-read for parents, grandparents, teachers and school administrators who want to help the next generation make environmentally responsible choices.

Jenn Savedge is the author of The Green Parent: A Kid-Friendly Guide to Earth-Friendly Living, an avid environmentalist, and a recognized authority and frequent speaker on reducing the environmental impact of the family. Her articles have appeared in national print and on-line media.

Please leave me a comment telling me why you think its important for today's teen to think green!


lexsmama said...

It's important for a teen to think green because it's their world. It's their children's world, and their grandchildren. We think so egocentrically that we don't think about what could happen to earth years from now, just what we need and want now. If they go green, it's one small step to making sure this place is healthy for years to come.

Heather said...

What a novel idea! I love it. We focus our efforts on today's consumers and educating our little ones about helping our environment, but our teens are the ones we need to target. They are the next wave of consumers that will be purchasing products that will either help heal or hurt our environment. Great book idea!!!